Apple Begins Recruiting Lyrics Curators For Apple Music

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Apple has begun hiring a Lyrics Curation Manager to lead a team of lyrics curators for Apple Music’s new lyrics feature coming in iOS 10’s Music app.

The job posting, which was posted on Apple’s job board less than a week ago, was first spotted by MusicBusinessWorldwide. The position requires someone with excellent writing skills, knowledge of music, and a high attention to detail. Apple is also requiring the manager to have experiencing writing lyrics, a passion for technology, and experience with manager complex teams.

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Here is the full job posting:

The Content Curation team is responsible for maintaining the very best user experience possible around content. We are responsible for filtering out the content our users don’t want, organizing the content they do want so it’s easy to find, and fixing, or sending back to our partners to fix when appropriate, anything that doesn’t match our style guide, resulting in immaculate media and metadata. We’re data driven and automation minded.

Key Qualifications

  • Experience managing complex teams
  • Minimum 5 years of relevant work experience.
  • Must be self-motivated, flexible individual with strong communication and leadership skills.
  • Strong analytical skills, including extensive knowledge of Excel and/or Numbers
  • Must be resourceful, adaptable, creative and results-oriented with high energy and a positive attitude.
  • Must be willing and able to learn new and complicated tools and processes, while simultaneously contributing to the constant evolution and streamlining of those processes.
  • Big plus for experience with lyrics

Description

We’re looking for a manager to lead a team of lyrics curators with excellent writing skills, music knowledge, and attention to detail. Passion for technology and a will to question the current workflows with the mindset to improve tools and processes. General understanding, love, and ideally, experience in writing lyrics.

For those who are running the iOS 10 beta, the Lyrics feature can be accessed from within the Music app’s ‘…’ menu while a song is playing. Currently the feature is only available for select tracks, however the company is presumably planning to expand this feature across the Apple Music catalog.

A software engineer with a passion for creation and innovation using technology. To learn more about me, check out my personal website, which contains links to my projects. Email: nick@iphoneincanada.ca