Metal Blade Records – Product Manager (US)

Metal Blade Records is looking for an organized individual with expertise in project coordination to join us as a Product Manager.

This is an opportunity to work with independent heavy bands while guiding them through best practices and help them get their content to the fans.

  • Work with the production department in the preparation and editing of label copy and approving packaging/ delivery of final audio and meta data to meet release deadlines
  • Oversee the development and execution of innovative digital marketing and advertising campaigns
  • Implement, organize and execute creative marketing including the management of project budgets
  • Collaborate with internal teams including: sales, publicity, product managers, and content creators
  • Provide account management teams with key marketing & sales information on new releases
  • Organize/lead set-up meetings for key releases including managing follow-up/action items
  • Analyze sales data with an effort to identify and optimize opportunity
  • Liaise with our team and artist/label partners regarding release schedules and marketing plans
  • Foster strong relationships with key individuals at our distributor, artist management companies and directly with artists
  • Support Marketing in the creation and execution of marketing plans and strategy
  • Maintain updated marketing decks, timelines, one sheet – marketing document assets
  • Collect and organize all artist assets (photos, artwork, music, video, bio, etc.)
  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned

About You
  • Outstanding organizational and communication skills (both written and verbal)
  • Able to excel in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment.
  • Able to work on tight timeframes and move projects forward
  • Problem-solving attitude to meet deadlines
  • Understanding of music streaming, trends, data analysis and reporting tools preferred
  • Teamwork skills including adaptability and collaboration
  • Computer proficiency and experience using all standard software (Word, Excel, Outlook etc.)

We’d Love It If You Also Had:

  • 3+ years of label / distribution experience with an emphasis on Product Management and Digital Commerce/Marketing.
  • Passion for and knowledge of heavy music with relationships with artist managers • Strong knowledge of sales and production/metadata.
  • Experience with Photoshop, basic HTML and social media publishing tools.
  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred or equivalent business experience

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