May 27, 2017 update — The position has been filled! Thank you to everyone who expressed interest.
May 8, 2017 update—We received over 900 applications (wow!). We haven’t filled the position yet but we’re a little backlogged. So if you haven’t heard back yet, hold tight!
DistroKid has a famously small team.
There are only four of us! Two engineers, and two in artist relations.
No investors, no board of directors.
Just four folks who love what we do.
Despite our small team and relative newness (we launched in 2013), DistroKid has become one of the largest music distributors in the world.
- We work with over 100,000 artists
- We release hundreds of new albums every day
- We pay millions of dollars to artists every month
Ask anyone who knows what’s up and they’ll tell you DistroKid is the best distributor they ever used. We’ve dominated over our competitors — many of which raised millions and/or have hundreds of employees.
And we’re just getting started.
We’re growing fast and about to launch some new, mind-blowing products for artists.
Here’s how the office works:
- There is no office. Everyone works from home. Maybe it’s not for everyone. But I like working in a bathrobe & slippers.
- One meeting per week. Most companies have a lot of meetings. We only have one. It’s a team videoconference every Friday afternoon. It’s fun and productive. Other than that, we chat on Slack. We meet in person about once per quarter, somewhere fun. Sometimes we throw events (like this). Next month we’ll be in Nashville at the MusicBiz convention — say hi if you’re there!
- No set hours. Got an errand to run? Doctors appointment? Sleep in til noon? All good. I became an entrepreneur because I hate alarm clocks. I still do.
- Don’t work too hard. Startups pride themselves on working employees to the bone. Not here. My goal is for there to be less than 7 hours of work per day per person. We’re above that now, which is one of the reasons we’re hiring.
We’d like to hire one more person. This person will have two roles:
- Customer service. Help with questions that artists email us. Our goal is to always “surprise & delight” — which sometimes means giving free upgrades, refunds, and other unexpected perks. Thrill DistroKid artists until they love us so badly that they never want to leave.
- Assistant to the CEO. Help with scheduling, make sure I follow up on things, and anything else that helps keep me (and the team) stay organized & focused on DistroKid. This is both an executive assistant and personal assistant role. You won’t have to pick up my dry cleaning (I’m a t-shirt kinda guy), but you wouldn’t be opposed to it.
This is a full-time role (first 90-days contract, then full-time if we like each other). Greatly prefer someone in (or near) New York City. We do not discriminate on gender, race, physical disability, gender identity, etc.
There are two main qualifications:
- Be organized. I am not organized. So I need someone who is.
- Be a great writer. Most of our communication (with customers, and amongst the team) is written — via email, Slack, and text.
How to apply:
Send an email to email@example.com. Tell me how to change the photo (avatar) on our Twitter account (so we can get a sense of your writing). Also include your location, contact info, a paragraph or two about you, and your resume if you have one.
Founder & CEO
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