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Pop Lifestyle Programmer (LA)

Posted: Dec 17, 2018



Pop Lifestyle Programmer

The people here at Apple don’t just create products — they create the kind of wonder that’s revolutionized entire industries. It’s the diversity of those people and their ideas that inspires the innovation that runs through everything we do, from amazing technology to industry-leading environmental efforts. Join Apple, and help us leave the world better than we found it. We're growing and urge you to apply. We believe the role would place you in a highly-energized environment with some of the most talented creative individuals in the industry where you would be inspired to share your years of experience along with providing extraordinary support for the team.

Apple revolutionized personal technology with the introduction of the Macintosh in 1984. Today, Apple leads the world in innovation with iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch and Apple TV. Apple’s software platforms provide seamless experiences across all Apple devices and empower people with breakthrough services including the App Store, Apple Music, iTunes, iBooks, Apple Pay and iCloud. Apple’s employees are dedicated to making the best products on earth, and to leaving the world better than we found it.

Apple’s fast-growing global Apple Music business seeks a creatively-minded programmer to join its global Editorial team. The successful applicant will work with company leadership to ensure that overall editorial objectives and initiatives are fulfilled. The candidate must have a deep passion for music, is driven and ambitious, highly organized and detail-oriented. This person helps provide the editorial and curatorial voice and vision of iTunes and Apple Music to ensure that our content meets the needs of our audience and our business.


Key Qualifications

You have a thorough understanding of the digital content space

You have the ability to help build and execute editorial plans, while also tracking projects across multiple divisions with great attention to detail, commitment to delivery and also deadlines

You have experience in implementing overall an editorial mission to support business objectives across content initiatives

You have a deep passion and proven understanding of mainstream music. The right candidate eats, breathes and sleeps music - whether it’s yesterday’s hits or music from the 80s - and is passionate about create memorable music experiences for a targeted audience

You have professional experience in working with artists, managers and label professionals. The position requires a self-motivated individual; extraordinarily driven, highly adaptable with outstanding communication and organizational skills, who is also able to work under pressure

You have the ability to make qualitative and data-driven assessments of all inputs, assumptions and results of personalization assignments

You have a proven track record in working on complex, large-scale, and time-critical projects

You have a strong understanding of, and empathy with, the Apple brand and products

You have a proven ability to manage workflow around multiple projects and tight deadlines.

Finally, you have to be passionate about digital technology and possess a “get it done” attitude

You have a love for pop music that reaches far and wide. From late 70s disco to early 2000s TRL hits, and from Michael Bublé to Taylor Swift.

You have a passion for hot AC, easy listening and great catalog content to create music experience for customers that surprise and delight. 


You will work to develop and implement overall editorial mission and implement new editorial products to engage listeners, expand audience and support business objectives You will program relevant content across the Apple Music and iTunes ecosystem You will ensure stated deadlines are met and that playlists and radio stations are created, merchandised and displayed with the highest possible quality You will provide knowledge and expertise as necessary for the input and programming of all Apple Music algorithms You will research genre-relevant partners to ensure the publication of high-quality content You will program multiple genre-focused radio stations You will help the implementation of new editorial products to engage listeners, expand audience and support business objectives You will establish a positive presence in the music community and represent the organization in a knowledgeable, professional manner

Education & Experience

A university degree is preferable. MBA or Post-Graduate is a plus. 7 to 10 years relevant experience.


Consumer Electronics

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