City Manager - Detroit, USA

  • Resident Advisor
  • Remote (Detroit, MI, USA)
  • Jul 05, 2024

Job Description

Founded in 2001, Resident Advisor (RA) is one of the world's longest-running music media brands and a cornerstone of the dance, electronic and DJ ecosystem. The site's audience of over 6 million monthly users is drawn in by a combination of news, editorial, club listings and ticketing, RA-branded events at venues and festivals worldwide, original films and a weekly mix series that has run for 18 years.

The City Manager's primary focus is to support the local electronic music scene in Detroit 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 Detroit has to offer. They will be responsible for pitching local news, reviews, mixes and feature ideas from Detroit 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 Detroit and is responsible for sharing ideas and feedback with the wider company. As part of RA’s representation in Detroit the City Manager is responsible for communicating RA’s offering to local promoters, clubs and artists, onboarding them to RA Pro and assisting with developing relationships.

Key responsibilities

  • Adding local content (events, artists, labels, promoters) to RA
  • Communicating frequently and effectively with your manager and other RA staff
  • Maintaining the club database: updating them with pics, logos, addresses & links 
  • Pitching interesting local news, features, artists, labels, releases and mixes for editorial consideration
  • Selecting and writing RA Picks
  • Assisting the revenue team with developing ticketing and advertising relationships
  • Having conversations with promoters, explaining RA’s offering and features  
  • Onboarding local promoters, venues and artists to RA Pro
  • Pitching local community events and execute them with the help of RA’s community team
  • Assisting with IRL events

This is a freelance role (5 hours a week) preferably spread out across the week. Being based in Detroit is a requirement for this role. Please upload an English CV and Cover Letter.

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

More about RA
As an independent company run by devoted dance music enthusiasts, our mission is to bring together the world's electronic music communities. Our Global Contributor Network (GCN) and international teams help us establish connections with hyper-niche local scenes.

We became B-Corp certified earlier this year, which counts us among businesses leading a global movement for an inclusive, equitable, and regenerative economy; and part of a community that meets high social and environmental impact standards.

We especially welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds, abilities, ethnicities, experiences, gender identities, and sexual orientations. We aim for our team to reflect the communities we engage with. We ensure everyone is valued and respected by actively promoting equality, diversity, and inclusion in our workplace.

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.

This role is a freelance contract and the expected monthly rate is $375. If you have questions about the role, please contact This listing will be open for a minimum of two weeks from July 1, 2024. Please be sure to add to your contacts and check your junk/spam folder for emails from us.

Salary Range

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