City Manager - San Francisco/Oakland

  • Resident Advisor
  • San Francisco, CA, USA
  • Sep 14, 2022
Freelancer Content

Job Description

Job description:
Resident Advisor is the world’s foremost platform for discovering electronic music, artists and events. Described by the NY Times as “the most influential electronic music site in the world”, every month RA reaches more than 5m people across its web, mobile and app properties.

The City Manager's primary focus is to support the local electronic music scene in San Francisco/Oakland through content and editorial as part of the RA Contributor Network, which aims to support local scenes around the world. They will be responsible for keeping club and event listings updated and accurate, adding missing events, clubs, artists, labels and promoters to the site and helping users and readers discover the best events and music San Francisco/Oakland has to offer. They will be responsible for pitching local news, reviews, mixes and feature ideas from San Francisco/Oakland to the News Team and selecting and contributing RA Picks for events in the city. The City Manager will act as a link between RA and our readers and users from the local electronic music community in San Francisco/Oakland and is responsible for sharing ideas and feedback with the wider company.

RA welcomes applicants from all abilities, backgrounds, ethnicities, experiences, expressions, and orientations. We aim for the staffing at RA to be a reflection of the communities we cover, amplify and participate within. We actively promote equality, diversity, and inclusion in the workplace, this is reflected in our internal operations and the treatment of our staff.

Key responsibilities:

  • Adding local content (events, artists, labels, promoters)

  • Maintaining the club database: updating them with pics, logos, addresses & links 

  • Delivering interesting local stories, artists, labels, releases and mixes for editorial 

  • Selecting and writing RA Picks

  • Pitch local community events and execute them with the help of RA’s community team

  • Assist the revenue team with local ads and ticketing leads

  • Assist with IRL events


This is a freelance role (5 hours a week) preferably spread out across the week. Being based in San Francisco/Oakland is a requirement for this role.

Who we're looking for…

  • Embedded within local scene with wide existing network

  • Outgoing personality who builds networks quickly

  • Track record of effective communication, both personal and digital

  • A passion and understanding of electronic music culture is fundamental

  • Willingness to live RA’s values


We care about… 

  • Providing a healthy company culture with strong internal communication and transparency

  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion with a dedicated team leading our company commitments

  • Supporting community projects across the industry: 

  • Electronic music and the values of acceptance that underpin the culture 


Our  values…

  • Electronic music is art.

  • We celebrate the progressive values that underpin electronic music.

  • We advocate for a more inclusive and equitable electronic music community. We honour the past, present and future of electronic music.

  • We use innovation to empower the community.

  • We choose honesty over gain and purpose over profit.

  • We’re always front left.

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