Early Career Program, Associate Music Editorial Coordinator Japan



Tokyo, Japan
Posted on Thursday, April 11, 2024

Early Career Program
Associate Music Coordinator Japan

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Spotify is looking for a team member to join the Japan music team under the Early Career Program. This program is an immersive 18-month program that brings early career talent in Japan to Spotify to learn about the audio business.


  • Tokyo

Job type

Early Career Program

The role is about assisting team members with day-to-day tasks, mainly supporting the Editors identify and curate first rate music - and help program experiences for a multitude of our moods, moments, and genres, demonstrate a passion for analytics, and will have your ear to the ground in the music community, focusing mainly on Japanese audience. Above all, your work will impact the way the world experiences music.

What You’ll Do

  • Understand and gain insight of consumer behaviors by analyzing data and analytics
  • Support the Editors identify and substantiate playlist hypothesis for Japan (i.e. the perfect music for Hanami, the best songs for concentration or the hottest new pop tracks).
  • Support Editors curate and maintain a large number of playlists in a variety of genres for different audiences, moods and moments – for Japan.
  • Support the daily content programming and curation for Music within Spotify.

Who You Are

  • With a minimum of 2+ years’ of experience of working in music related field in Japan market
  • You are a passionate expert when it comes to knowledge of Japanese artists, festivals, history, newcomers, influencers – basically, everything to do with the lifestyle and pop culture in Japan including Anime, Vocaloid, gaming music to name a few.
  • You possess a business level of written and spoken Japanese and English.
  • You have a keen sense of what makes music appropriate for different situations, and an ability to identify great songs/shows to fit.
  • Ability to work with and respond to data and analytics.
  • Having strong passion for, and deep understanding of music from across all genres and styles.
  • Strong propensity to take initiative and thrive on change.
  • You care about attention to detail and organization, have a team spirit, strong work ethic, and a friendly, warm attitude.

Where You'll Be

  • This position will be based in Tokyo office

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Our global benefits

Extensive learning opportunities, through our dedicated team, GreenHouse.

Flexible share incentives letting you choose how you share in our success.

Global parental leave, six months off - fully paid - for all new parents.

All The Feels, our employee assistance program and self-care hub.

Flexible public holidays, swap days off according to your values and beliefs.

Learn about life at Spotify

We are proud to foster a workplace free from discrimination. We truly believe that diversity of experience, perspectives, and background will lead to a better environment for our employees and a better product for our users and our creators. This is something we value deeply and we encourage everyone to come be a part of changing the way the world listens to music.
Spotify is an equal opportunity employer. You are welcome at Spotify for who you are, no matter where you come from, what you look like, or what’s playing in your headphones. Our platform is for everyone, and so is our workplace. The more voices we have represented and amplified in our business, the more we will all thrive, contribute, and be forward-thinking! So bring us your personal experience, your perspectives, and your background. It’s in our differences that we will find the power to keep revolutionizing the way the world listens.
Spotify transformed music listening forever when we launched in 2008. Our mission is to unlock the potential of human creativity by giving a million creative artists the opportunity to live off their art and billions of fans the chance to enjoy and be passionate about these creators. Everything we do is driven by our love for music and podcasting. Today, we are the world’s most popular audio streaming subscription service.