Merlin – Marketing Coordinator – Contract (US)

Marketing Coordinator – Contract: The Opportunity

We are looking for a talented self-starter to join our marketing team as a Marketing Coordinator, supporting our day-to-day marketing operations.
The successful candidate will be a digital marketer with a strong understanding of the music industry and social media trends. The primary focus of this role will be helping our marketing team adapt high-level strategies into social media content (including short-form video) and tracking Merlin member and partner news, with additional marketing projects assigned as needed.

Position Status, Location, and Reporting

This is a contract role based in the United States (preferably New York) and reporting to our Marketing team leads. This role will work approximately 30 hours per week.

Key Responsibilities
  • Generating social media and web content from high-level marketing strategies, including both asset design and copywriting for a variety of platforms (Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn, TikTok, YouTube Shorts, Website)
  • Taking ownership in developing our presence on TikTok and YouTube Shorts
  • Tracking social media analytics in Airtable for team review
  • Assist in monitoring and tracking Merlin member and partner news (award nominations, key signings, sustainability initiatives, new features, etc.)
  • Helping to maintain Merlin’s brand style and voice across a range of marketing materials.
  • Organizing Merlin’s marketing assets and collection of member and partner assets
  • Supporting the marketing team on a variety of one-off projects

Required Experience
  • Ability to create content for social media and our website (including both design-based and video-based assets) using tools such as Canva, Photoshop, InDesign, and/or Illustrator.
  • Comfortable working in a fast paced environment requiring both great attention to detail and working across multiple projects.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills with a disciplined adherence to commercial awareness and confidentiality.
  • Must be a team player willing to ask questions, take ownership of their responsibilities, and meet deadlines.
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience working with music labels, distributors, artist services companies, music rights organizations, or digital music companies in a similar capacity (internships included).
  • Working knowledge of the music industry and social media trends.

Desired Experience
  • An understanding and passion for the independent music sector.
  • Proficiency with Airtable, G Suite, Hootsuite, and Meta Business Suite.


The hourly range for this position is $25-$40 an hour, commensurate with the role and the relevant experience of the final hire.
Equal Opportunity and Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

Merlin is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, age, or any other status protected by law.
Further, the company strives to create a diverse, welcoming, equitable and inclusive environment for all applicants, employees, member companies and partners.

The Company

Merlin provides independents the means to own their future. Merlin is a member led, music focused organization providing digital music licensing for independents across the globe. Members benefit from Merlin’s premium deals, but work directly with key digital partners. Our membership consists of independent labels, distributors, and other rights-holders, representing tens of thousands of labels and hundreds of thousands of artists from every country in the world. Merlin works collaboratively with our digital partners, delivers value back to those digital partners, and seeks to drive other incremental benefits to our members.

Merlin’s approach has enabled our membership to grow to represent 15% of the global market share. Merlin’s membership includes independents such as Altafonte, Amuse, Armada Music, AudioSalad, AVL Group (including CD Baby, DashGo and FUGA), Beggars Group, Cinq Music Group, Dim Mak, DistroKid, Domino, Epitaph Records, Foundation Media, Freeme Digital, IDOL, Kontor New Media, Mad Decent, MNRK Music Group, Monstercat, Mushroom Music, Ninja Tune, ONErpm, [PIAS], Pony Canyon, Redeye, Secret City, Secretly, Symphonic Distribution, Sub Pop, Vydia, and hundreds more.

Merlin has deals with nearly 40 digital services, including partners like Adaptr, Apple, AWA, Boomplay, Deezer, FLO, JioSaavn, JOOX, KKBox, Meta, NetEase, Pandora, Peloton, Snap, SoundCloud, Spotify, Tencent, TikTok, TREBEL, Twitch, YouTube Music, and many other global, regional and strategic partners, as well as being in conversations with dozens more.

Merlin has resources in the United Kingdom, United States, Japan and Thailand Find out more at If you are interested in this position, please use this form to submit a cover letter (including links to social media accounts you’ve previously contributed to) and a CV.

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