Sure, there’s no jobs in newspapers any more and the ranks of unemployed, direction-less writers shuffling the streets shaking a coffee cup and not even finding newspapers in trash cans to help them stay warm is starting to outnumber the number of people enrolled in j-school. But fear not: KidzBop is hiring!
Vice President, Marketing Publication or Company Kidz Bop Industry
Children’s Media, Entertainment, Marketing
Benefits 401K/403B, Bonuses, Dental, Health
Job Duration Full Time Job Location New York, NY USA
Job Requirements Kidz Bop LLC seeks an experienced V.P. Marketing. Candidates should be highly-motivated and creative, with established contacts. Reports to the General Manager of KIDZ BOP, and is a key team member in brainstorming, strategy, creative decision-making, and timely execution of projects and programs. Responsible for all platforms of the brand including audio products, website, consumer products, live events, brand extensions, licensees and more. Exciting opportunity for a self-starter who is up for the challenge of developing KIDZ BOP into a ‘must have’ component of every media plan targeted to older kids and tweens. Experience required in kids’ market and music.
About Our Company KIDZ BOP is the most-popular and most-recognized music product in the U.S. for kids aged 5-12, selling 11 Million CDs in seven years. Featuring today’s most popular songs, sung by kids for kids, KIDZ BOP CD titles have earned nine Gold® certifications since their debut in 2001. The KIDZ BOP brand celebrates the unique, authentic voice of every kid, on its CDs, through the Kid Bop Live tour, and on http://www.kidzbop.com, which features kid-created content and social networking. Kidz Bop LLC is a division of New York-based independent entertainment company Razor & Tie Entertainment, a vertically-integrated company that encompasses a music company with major label distribution, a home video company, a media buying company, a music publishing business, a direct marketing operation and a growing database of entertainment consumers.
KidzBop has sold 11 million CDs in five years?!? I suppose it’s only appropriate that in the age where other media thrive by piggy backing off real journalism, and music is suffering continuing declines of its own, that a product such as Kidz Bop that only exists on the coattails of actual musicians should be thriving. So does the question everyone is contemplating about newspapers apply here too? What happens when there are no more papers (or, hit-making major label artists) to provide the fodder for the ever hungry gaping maw of the blogosphere (boposphere)?
More importantly: how can we recruit an army of adorable children to do the reporting work for us?