About the Job

UnitedMasters + Translation is looking for a highly motivated and experienced Strategic Partnerships Lead to drive forward and oversee our most key strategic partners. As Strategic Partnerships Lead, you will spearhead and accelerate the growth of opportunities we have with our most important partners, source new initiatives, build out a pipeline of opportunities and execute on best ones that will drive new artists to the platform as well as best service our existing artists.  

In this role, you will report to the Chief Strategy Officer and collaborate deeply with teams across our enterprise,  from product to sales and Sync team, in addition to building and managing relationships with external counterparts.

A successful candidate will demonstrate a balance of strategic thinking, analytical rigor, creativity and ability to lead, collaborate and drive results. We operate in a high-growth fast paced environment that requires prioritization and a building mindset, and are deeply rooted in culture and committed to creating positive impact in our space.


  • Develop, negotiate and execute agreements with our most strategic partners on Sync and distribution deals which will result in and drive long-term partnership growth. 
  • Create and lead high-impact programs to ignite growth, and deepen relationships across audiences with an ROI-driven approach.
  • Drive special projects across our business working cross functionally with our content, product, engineering and sales teams to maximize our relationship with our key strategic partners and be the advocate internally for our partners
  • Be the UnitedMasters + Translation relationship holder as the account manager and representative for our key external partners.


  • 8+ years of professional experience in partnerships, business development or related field
  • Highly strategic and capable of structuring complex deals 
  • Ability to work in fast paced start-up environment and prioritize and execute at a high level, mult-disciplinary role 
  • Experience in technology, music and / or advertising is a plus, but not required
  • Ability to work cross collaboratively with various business teams and external parties
  • Bachelor’s Degree


Company Overview

UnitedMasters + Translation is a two-sided marketplace for the creation and exchange of cultural capital.

Cultural capital is the value that artists create when connecting with their audiences, and the force that drives a brand when it aligns deeply with its customers. For artists, we’ve built UnitedMasters, a record company in your pocket providing premium distribution services and unique tools & opportunities to over 1.1M independent artists. For brands, Translation drives results by connecting our partners with UnitedMasters artists and with young, diverse culture at large. 

Our lead investors are tech and media giants Apple, Google, Andreesseen Horowitz and Disney, and we partner with top brands and platforms such as Apple Music, Beats by Dre, the NBA and TikTok.

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