Have you ever dreamt working within the electronic music industry?
Last March 2019, Resident Advisor, the historical electronic music content media has released… a job board! Its name is Doors Open. Yes they were looking for a way to advertise their job vacancies to their 40 million readers, so they published a job board only dedicated to electronic music companies’ job offers.
Today, after a first semester rolling live, what can you get out of it?
164 & 54.
This is the total number of job offers (164) & featured companies (54) that they got so far. Worldwide and before filtering. So let’s say it straight: Doors Open is nothing comparable with any major job board. Linkedin can match you with hundreds of new positions every week.
But even before playing with the search engine, you already know that this website is much more about quality than quantity.
For music companies, you can find major listening platforms such as Spotify, Deezer or MixCloud ; hard and software companies such as Ableton or the revolutionary Roli ; crazy London venue Ministry Of Sound ; or right management company BMG.
For positions as well, a bit of everything: logistics, public relations, design, data analyzing, front-end development, digital marketing or content management…
Also note that Doors Open suits all profiles: students looking for an internship, freelancers looking for a mission or regular workers searching the permanent position of their dream.
Signing up is very easy. Even without social connect. Even too easy I thought. The platform only asks for email and password. « Okay, I love music, and that’s why I’m here ; but what about my skills here? » Wouldn’t it be convenient that I tell a bit about my expertise or even passions before digging jobs? This way the board could showcase even more relevant offers.
Well for now, out of 164 offers to be honest, the filtering goes quite fast anyway :p
The good thing is that you can subscribe to a specific company. Meaning you’ll get every new position that they publish. You can also subscribe with an « expertise » approach by ticking your field of skills ; and then the platform will let you know about all offers matching.
If you feel a little down in your job search, Doors Open has also a content section called « Behind the scene ». It stars some professionals that tell their story. They say how they got into the electronic music industry, how they like it now, and also some advices to you as a future candidate. Very interesting and inspiring.
Inspiration & passion for electronic music culture, that’s what companies that post job offers there are looking for when they seek the ideal candidate. As far as I know, Resident Advisor are the first ones to try to gather their entertained community around a job board. And their community is built with purists, millions of them. So it is really worth trying for any music company to publish a job offer there and see what type of candidates they get.
Doors Open offers three free months to post unlimited job offers. Even with a plug to your applicant tracking system. That is really worth trying then.
Please reach out if you’ve already used Doors Open!