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Associate / Sr. Associate – Telugu Lyrics & Annotations

JOB TITLE: ASSOCIATE / SR. ASSOCIATE – TELUGU LYRICS & ANNOTATIONS

LOCATION: MUMBAI, INDIA

OUR STORY:

JioSaavn is South Asia’s leading music streaming service. We are over 200 entrepreneurs, across New York, California, Mumbai, Gurgaon, and Bangalore, who help music lovers access, discover, and listen to their favorite songs across languages and genres. In early 2018, a merger between JioMusic and Saavn was announced; creating a combined entity valued at over $1 billion. 

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, Amazon, Facebook, Twitter and Shazam - to name a few - JioSaavn reaches more music fans across the world. Our award-winning mobile products, partnerships, innovations and thought leadership have been featured in some of the world’s leading publications, from The New York Times, to The Wall Street Journal, The Economic Times to Forbes, and many more. We are well-funded by some of the world’s most successful institutional investors and global media companies as well as a number of strategic individuals. Beyond investing, they are advisors and supporters of our vision, our passion, and our collective ability to deliver a revolutionary music experience as the leader in India.

OUR CULTURE:

At JioSaavn, we ignite passion and performance to work towards a collective goal: creating the perfect mobile entertainment ecosystem that delivers the best possible music experience to millions of listeners around the world. Our default mode is that of perpetual innovation. Together, we form a concerted rhythm that goes beyond borders. We don't just go with the flow, we create it.

JioSaavn offers a dynamic and unconventional work environment, full of fun wholesome experiences – from in-office performances by some of the world’s most beloved musicians to opportunities for international travel. We believe creativity and technology blend together like sweet melodies. When you choose JioSaavn, you join a diverse world of high-calibre techies, artists, and inventors hailing from companies like Yahoo!, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google, Qualcomm, HBO, Microsoft, Flipkart, Amazon, Paytm, Quikr, MSN, and NDTV. We are one of the few digital companies to provide employment opportunities that meet the Silicon Valley benchmark – right here in Mumbai! Figures, since we’ve got Silicon Valley covered, too.

Our value-based, people-first work culture is about empowering every individual in our global team to be catalysts for change in this dynamic digital world. Every day is an opportunity to bring your vision to life, and to expand, learn and grow. No idea is left unconsidered. No voice is left unheard.

With listeners speaking multiple languages in almost every country in the world, we like to think we have the most diverse user base on the planet. This has only been made possible because of the value we place on radical inclusivity in our offices across the globe. We believe different is wonderful, and what sets us apart is also what brings us closer. JioSaavn prides itself on being an equal opportunity employer. We have committed ourselves to creating a safe environment with fair and equal access and opportunities, sans discrimination. We encourage everyone to be open to experiences and perspectives beyond their normal; divergent thinkers create differentiated products, and even better music.

If our vibe matches with yours, we'd love to hear from you.

ROLE:


JioSaavn is looking for an enthusiastic and self-motivated lyrics expert with strong collaborative skills to do extensive music research! A successful candidate will be someone who consumes a lot of music, is willing to dive deep into the lyrics of a Telugu song and is adept at carrying out primary and secondary research on music and lyrics. We’re looking for someone who deeply understands the nuances of Telugu lyrics and music. Someone who can dig deep and capture the essence of a song by decoding the verses, in depth.
 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Annotate/Explain Telugu lyrics on a daily basis
  • Translation and transliteration of Telugu lyrics in English
  • Generate interesting trivia related to the music
  • Transcribe lyrics as well as correct them wherever applicable
  • Proofread to make sure content generated is accurate and appropriate
  • Create weekly list of songs to annotate 
  • Escalate issues to the team manager when appropriate
  • Assist team manager and JioSaavn management with special projects when necessary
  • Maintain a professional working relationship with colleagues
  • Work effectively to achieve individual, team and company objectives
  • Provide flexible support for team members and other JioSaavn teams and foster a positive and motivating environment

 

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Extremely fluent in both Telugu & English. (spoken and written)
  • Experience in music journalism/literature background would be ideal
  • Fluency in a language apart from Telugu and English would be an advantage
  • Acute attention to detail
  • Impeccable internet research skills
  • Familiarity with the digital music space
  • Ability to multitask and meet deadlines
  • Passionate and takes pride in quality of output
  • Openness when it comes to annotating different styles of songs
  • Excellent communications skills
  • Excellent listening skills, inquisitive, positive, team-oriented, enthusiastic approach
  • Must be able to handle multiple projects in an organized manner
  • Friendly, polite and tactful nature
  • Ability to think on one’s feet, cope with multiple projects and deadlines
  • High energy and an entrepreneurial spirit
  • Ability to work effectively both as an individual and in a team environment
  • Work well in a team and with a range of creative people.
  • Be able to work under pressure and manage workloads effectively.
  • Be highly self-motivated and well organized.
  • Be able to see other people’s points of view and take on board feedback.

BENEFITS AND PERKS:

At JioSaavn, 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 Mediclaim
  • Flexible vacation policies
  • Free healthy (and unhealthy) lunches & snacks

 

 

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