Hiring: Digital Content Specialist

Cordoba Music Group is a leading manufacturer and distributor of acoustic and electric guitars, ukuleles, basses and musical instrument accessories. Some of CMG’s brands include Cordoba Guitars®, Guild Guitars®, DeArmond® and HumiCase®, which are internationally distributed and played by a wide range of musicians. Cordoba is the largest supplier of nylon string guitars and ukuleles in U.S. retail chains, online retailers, and independent dealers across the USA. Guild is an iconic brand of acoustic and electric instruments with roots going back to the early 50’s. Other CMG brands include Savarez®, and Aquila®, of which CMG is the largest importer and U.S. distributor.

We are looking for a Digital Content Specialist to create, coordinate, and execute cross-platform media to support the CMG brands. He/She will need to collaborate with various departments within the company in order to fulfill the content needs. This individual will need to understand the business and culture of the organization in order to communicate in an effective and exciting way, will be expected to work independently when necessary, as well as be able to work well under tight deadlines.

Essential Job Functions

  • Coordinate and manage the creation of digital content such as photo, video, graphics, website pages, blogs, press releases, social media content, etc.
  • Collaborate with internal/external teams on creative development and production of all assigned projects.
  • Maintain proper organization of all physical and digital projects, files and assets.
  • Understanding and maintaining production workflow processes.
  • Effectively communicate ongoing project status with leadership and marketing managers.
  • Stay updated on new trends in content and technology in photography, video production, editing, motion graphics and content communities to suggest and share new ways to implement these trends/technologies.

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree, applicable training certification, or equivalent work experience.
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience in photography, video production/post-production or in a related field.
  • Ability to coordinate in-house shoots and production needs
  • Proficiency in Non-Linear Editing Systems (Adobe Premiere Pro, total Creative Cloud a plus)
  • Proficient understanding of high-definition camcorder equipment, shot composition, lighting fundamentals, and audio recording/mixing.
  • Experience with Adobe CC suite and Adobe Photoshop is preferred.
  • Must be organized, able to multitask and manage competing priorities while maintaining a professional and courteous demeanor with all levels of the organization.
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills.
  • Attention to detail, accuracy, ability to prioritize/multi-task and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
  • An enthusiastic team player with a strong drive to create a positive work environment, and desire develop their direct reports’ skills and competencies (where applicable).
  • Strong internal customer focus, along with a desire to learn all aspects of the business.
  • Highly motivated self-starter with a desire to always improve skills and who can work independently with limited supervision.
  • Integrity, professionalism, discretion and ability to maintain confidentiality essential.
  • In-depth knowledge of OSX operating systems and Apple computers.
  • Basic computer skills and proficiency with Microsoft Office programs (Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, etc.)
  • Ability to travel as needed.
  • Ideally, can submit a portfolio or reel showcasing production proficiency.
  • Knowledge of acoustic and electric guitar definitions and terminology a plus but not required

This position is based in our Oxnard, CA office. Compensation commensurate with experience, and includes medical, dental, vision, 401K with company match. Please send cover letter, resume, and compensation requirements to mbyrd@cordobamusicgroup.com with “Digital Content Specialist” followed by your name as the subject. No phone calls please.

Please note that this job specification is not intended to be a complete list of duties, and additional responsibilities may be assigned as needed.


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