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Associate Manager - Telugu Programming




Saavn is the world’s largest South Asian focused music streaming service with millions of monthly active users. We are 150 entrepreneurs, across New York, California, Mumbai, Gurgaon, and Bangalore, who help music lovers access, discover, and listen to their favorite music across all languages and genres. We blend digital technology, data analysis (which we have affectionately coined Music Science), and a strong, fearless business acumen to reach all corners of the globe.

Through partnerships with Apple, Google, Facebook, Twitter, and Shazam - to name a few - Saavn reaches more music fans than any other South Asian service. Our award-winning mobile products, partnerships, and thought leadership have been featured in some of the world’s leading publications, such as The New York Times, Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, The Economic Times, The Times of India, CNBC, and many more. We are well-funded by some of the world’s most successful institutional investors and global media companies, including Tiger Global Management, Bertelsmann, Steadview Capital, Liberty Media, Mousse Partners, Quilvest, and a number of strategic individuals. Beyond investing, these are advisors and supporters of our vision, our passion, and our collective ability to deliver a revolutionary music experience as the leader in India.


At Saavn, we ignite passion and performance to work towards a collective goal: building a mobile entertainment ecosystem and the best possible music experience for hundreds of millions of people. From in-office performances by some of the world’s most beloved musicians to opportunities for international travel, Saavn offers a dynamic and unconventional work environment. We believe creativity and technology blend together like sweet melodies. When you choose Saavn, you join a diverse world of high-caliber techies, artists, and inventors, hailing from companies like Yahoo!, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google, Qualcomm, HBO, Microsoft, Flipkart, Amazon, Paytm, Quikr, MSN, and NDTV. We are amongst the few digital companies that provide tremendous opportunities for high-tech work in Mumbai, that one would have to otherwise seek in Silicon Valley.  Our value-based, people-first work culture is about empowering every individual on our global team to be a catalyst for change in this dynamic digital world. Every day is an opportunity to bring your thinking to life, and to expand, learn, and grow. No idea is left unconsidered. No voice is left unheard.


Saavn is seeking a highly motivated Associate Manager to join our dynamic Programming team.  You will work closely with the Programming Head and provide support on content programming and curation. You will be responsible for identifying and curating excellent music listening and programming experiences for a wide array of moods and genres. In this role, you will also get the opportunity to demonstrate a keen understanding of performance-oriented analytics and have your finger on the music pulse.


  • Assist in managing the daily Telugu programming and curation strategy. Working knowledge of Kannada +Malayalam is a big plus..
  • Work with Global Programming Teams as well as other cross-functional teams to achieve various organizational objectives
  • Act as a liaison between various departments to ensure the on time and orderly flow of work
  • Curate and maintain a substantial number of varied playlists and stay on top of new music programming.
  • Help find ways to organize, facilitate, and improve general programming processes
  • Create and update departmental calendar and project status.
  • Keep entire team informed on the current status of all jobs in progress via status meetings
  • Keep abreast of all work in the Programming Department and follow up on due dates that were established for copy, artwork, playlists and other deliverables


  • Bachelor’s / Master’s degree 
  • 3-5 years experience in the music industry, ideally programming for music services, working with a broad range of music content
  • Passionate about music and have deep knowledge of music culture (Telugu). 
  • Highly organized, creative self-starter with experience working on multiple projects at the same time
  • Care about attention to detail and organization, have a team spirit, strong work ethic, and a sense of humor
  • Exceptional time management and prioritization skills 
  • Out-of-the-box thinking and ideas that can significantly contribute to Saavn’s success.


At Saavn, we blur work and play, and you get all the perks of a global company.  You will get to work with a dynamic group of entrepreneurs, who are delivering results and working zealously across time zones to make a difference in the way the world experiences music.  We love what we do, and we think you will too.

  • Group Medical
  • Fun Fridays
  • Flexible vacation policies
  • Free healthy (and unhealthy) lunches & snacks
  • Saavn-sponsored team outings
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