The Job

TuneCore is in search of a motivated and skilled professional to join our organization as a Graphic Designer. The ideal candidate will play a vital role in developing and executing compelling digital and print graphics that engage our audience and support our mission of empowering independent artists. This role is based in Brooklyn, with a focus on supporting teams across the US, France, Germany, LATAM, and more; while collaborating with the Brand Marketing team. The Graphic Designer will report to the Design Director and collaborate closely with Product, Communications, Growth Marketing, and Artist Relation Teams to ensure consistency in messaging and brand representation. You will work with our central and international team members to develop graphics in various languages and formats. 

Salary: $59,700-67,000k 

The tasks and responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to: 

  • Design Creation: Assist in creating various design materials, including social media graphics, email campaigns, print material, website elements, event assets, and other marketing collateral. 

  • Assist in the development of international designs and ensuring brand consistency across languages & markets. 

  • Work closely with the design & brand team to brainstorm, iterate and develop creative solutions that align with the TuneCore brand and creative brief. 

  • Collaborate with the design team to make necessary modifications and revisions to existing designs based on feedback and requirements. 

  • Attention to detail when developing visual designs in a variety of languages. 

  • Project Management: Manage multiple projects simultaneously, from concept to completion, while adhering to deadlines and project timelines. Communicating clearly with the team and stakeholders to identify any blockers or delays. 

  • Brand Consistency: Develop creative concepts and execute design solutions that align with TuneCore’s brand identity. Contribute to the evolution of TuneCore’s visual brand guidelines and design standards. 

  • Design Principles: Apply principles of design, layout & composition, typography, and color theory to create visually compelling and aesthetically pleasing designs within the scope of TuneCore’s brand guidelines.  

  • Collaboration: Collaborate with the design team and related stakeholders to understand project requirements and objectives, translating them into impactful and high-quality designs within established deadlines. 

  • File Management: Organize and maintain design files, ensuring proper version control and accessibility for the team. 

  • Research and Inspiration: Stay up to date with industry trends and best practices in graphic design, music marketing, digital media, and emerging technologies to continually enhance the quality and relevance of our visual content. 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design, Visual Communication, or a related field. 
  • 2+ years of professional experience in graphic design, preferably in the music industry or a related creative field. 

  • Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign) and other design software/tools. 

  • Strong portfolio highlighting your design skills and creativity, with an emphasis on digital and marketing materials. 

  • Excellent understanding of design principles including typography, layout, color theory, and visual hierarchy. 

  • Ability to communicate ideas effectively and collaborate with cross-functional teams in a fast-paced environment. 

  • Passion for music and a deep understanding of music culture and trends. 

  • Effective organizational and time management skills to handle multiple projects simultaneously and meet deadlines. 

  • Plus: Ability to create basic motion/animated graphics and/or videos for social media. 

 

Education: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design, Visual Communication, or a related field. (Not required, nice to have) 

Desired Skills, Knowledge & Experience: 

  • 2+ years of professional experience in graphic design, preferably in the music industry or a related creative field. 

  • Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign) and other design software/tools. 

  • Strong portfolio showcasing your design skills and creativity, with an emphasis on digital and marketing materials. 

  • Excellent understanding of typography, layout, color theory, and visual hierarchy. 

  • Ability to communicate ideas effectively and collaborate with cross-functional teams in a fast-paced environment. 

  • Passion for music and a deep understanding of music culture and trends. 

  • Effective organizational and time management skills to handle multiple projects simultaneously and meet deadlines 

  • Plus: Ability to create basic motion/animated graphics and/or videos for social media. 

 

Where you’ll be 

 

This role will be based out of our Brooklyn office. TuneCore operates on an in-office and remote hybrid model giving our teams flexibility and choice of how they work. When our employees return to the office post COVID they will have the option to work predominantly remotely and work from the office 7 days per month on a flexible schedule organized at the department level. 

Other Duties 

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive list of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.  

 

Additional Information

Working At TuneCore 

Our Values:  

TuneCore is a team of creators, for creators. Our mission is to support our artists and labels at every stage of their careers. Our driving forces are respect, expertise, fairness, and transparency and our values include collaboration and innovation. As global citizens, we believe that if we build more diverse, equitable and inclusive teams across our company, we will collectively create and offer more innovative solutions and better serve our artists, labels, partners, and employees.  

 

We strive to build a company that reflects the communities we serve and embraces the diversity of the world we live in, where each person’s unique perspective is valued, and where everyone has the same opportunities and is supported in their personal and professional growth. From our hiring practices to the culture we create and nurture, we are committed to listening, learning and evolving. Our goal is to make TuneCore an inspirational place that feels comfortable and familiar no matter how you look, where you call home, who you love, what you believe, or what’s on your playlist. 

 

CSR Strategy: Shaping Music for Good 

 

Our core values are put into action through Shaping Music for Good, Believe and TuneCore’s global corporate social responsibility strategy, integrated at all levels of the company and at the heart of our business model.   

  

We strive to shape the music industry for good by building trusting relationships with artists and partners, investing in the growth and talent development of our local markets, and empowering our community to positively impact society. We work to achieve progress on our core priorities: gender equity, diversity, equity & inclusion, environmental sustainability, and wellness for our employees, artists, and industry partners.  

 

Shapers Program 
 

Employees have the opportunity to join the Shapers Program, a resource group made up of teammates who want to dedicate their time and skills to Shaping Music For Good initiatives.  Shapers develop action plans, educate teammates, support the implementation of programs, and inspire action within the organization on causes and issues that align with TuneCore and Believe’s SMFG priorities.  

 

BE THE CHANGE 

 

As part of our commitment to gender equity in the industry, TuneCore and Believe partnered with leading entertainment and media analysis research firm MIDiA Research in 2021 for a groundbreaking study on the underrepresentation of female creators in the music industry.  

 

For the third annual study, BE THE CHANGE: Gender Equality in Music, Believe and TuneCore engaged entertainment data and insights company Luminate to lead the research for the study and expand its scope. With data from more than 4,100 women, men, and gender expansive industry professionals and music creators from 133 countries, the fourth annual BE THE CHANGE aims to expose the reasons behind the gender inequities in the industry and create tangible solutions to combat them. 

 

Our intent for this study is to inspire meaningful change in the industry. 

 

Recognition and Awards: 

 

2024: 

  • Fast Company’s 10 Most Innovative Companies in Music list (#3, Music Category) 

2023: 

  • Fast Company’s 10 Most Innovative Companies in Music list (#3, Music Category) 

  • Billboard Women in Music List: Andreea Gleeson, CEO 

  • Billboard Indie Power Players List: Andreea Gleeson, CEO 

  • Billboard’s International Power Players List, Andreea Gleeson, CEO 

  

2022: 

  • Top 50 Crain’s Best Places to Work in NYC 

  • Music Week’s International Woman of the Year: Andreea Gleeson, CEO 

  • Variety’s New York Women’s Impact Report: Andreea Gleeson, CEO 

  • Billboard Indie Power Players List: Andreea Gleeson, CEO 

  • Billboard’s International Power Players List, Andreea Gleeson, CEO 

 

2021: 

  • Billboard 2021 International Power Players List: Andreea Gleeson, CEO 

  • Billboard 2021 Indie Power Players List: Andreea Gleeson, CEO and Matt Barrington, Chief Financial & Strategy Officer 

 

Benefits & Perks: At TuneCore we’re committed to the well-being of our employees and aim to create a workplace that fosters both personal and professional growth. Our inclusive benefits include, but are not limited to: 

 

  • Paid Time Off including vacation, holidays, paid bereavement, and unlimited paid sick days, “Wellness Fridays” year-round (close at 1pm on Fridays), week-long company-wide week off between Christmas and New Years – every employee needs time to take care of themselves and their family. 

  • Universal Paid Parental Leave for both parents – because we know your newest family member(s) deserve your undivided attention. 

  • Comprehensive health, vision, dental, FSA and dependent care from day 1 of employment – Your health comes first. 

  • 401k match – an investment in your future. 

  • Student loan repayment program 

  • Company wide events, outings and volunteer days – we have team spirit and know how to have fun! 

  • Hybrid Work – employees have the option to work predominantly remotely and work from the office 7 days per month on a flexible schedule organized at the department level, in accordance with Company policies. 

  • Learning and development opportunities and career development trainings – We believe in promoting and growing our leadership from within the company and proactively invest in our people. 

  • Exclusive employee free distribution subscription – to ensure you experience the magic of releasing music worldwide (and give us valued feedback!). 

  • Free concert tickets to TuneCore artist’s shows – Giving our teams a front row seat to the music we distribute worldwide and support our incredible artists while we’re at it. 

 

TuneCore and Believe are Equal Opportunity Employers. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive work environment. We encourage applicants of all backgrounds to apply. All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines. 

 

  

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