Employment Opportunities

Roland Corporation U.S.

One of the leading music products companies in the industry, Roland Corporation U.S. has employment opportunities for dynamic, resourceful, results-driven individuals determined to make a difference in contributing to our success.

We are an organization of dedicated people committed to creating and distributing superior musical products. Our core values are focused on our customer service, innovation and creativity, quality and the contagious enthusiasm among our employees.

We have an excellent benefit package, as part of our total compensation, which includes Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance Plans, Disability Plans, Vacation and Holiday pay and a great 401(k) plan.

Roland Corporation U.S. is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, please contact the Human Resources Department if at any time during the interview process you feel a reasonable accommodation is required to facilitate the interview or job functionality.

Roland does not accept unsolicited resumes from any sources other than from the candidates themselves.

Please send all resumes to employment@rolandus.com.

Current Openings

Local Marketing Specialist

Roland Corporation U.S., a major distributor of electronic musical equipment, is looking for a Local Marketing Specialist. IF YOU LIVE IN THE LOS ANGELES AREA, THIS MAY BE THE POSITION FOR YOU. Under the direction of the Marketing Account Manager, this position will be responsible for selling in, implementing, and seeing through to positive results marketing and promotional content supporting the full line of Roland and BOSS Musical Instrument products into the Roland Corporation U.S. and BOSS U.S. retail network. This position will serve as liaison between the Roland MarCom department, Roland Sales department, and dealers. The goal of this position is to increase sales by encouraging general marketing and promotional activities of authorized Roland and BOSS dealers. In addition to any general support to the marketing communications team, the Specialist will work directly with authorized dealers who have opted in to participate in the local marketing support program and have been assigned to the Specialist by the Marketing Account Manager.

This position will require an understanding of and ability to support Roland’s sales and marketing policies, procedures, objectives, and strategies. The position will also require a familiarity with current social media practices and an ability to maintain relationships with the allocated authorized dealers or their representatives such as outside web master or other marketing representatives.

Through direct communication with assigned accounts or follow-up to opportunities proposed by sales and product staff, the Specialist will be responsible for the identification of opportunities to implement local marketing activity through the designated accounts. This includes making proposals to assigned accounts, following up on all aspects of implementation both internally and externally, and supporting review of results.

Success in the Local Marketing Specialist position would be measured by an increase in the total local marketing promotion efforts of participating dealers. The related tasks will require strong sales, communication, writing, and project management skills, including an ability to work with spreadsheets. Familiarity with the company’s products and the business needs of participating dealers will be valuable. Other characteristics of a successful Specialist will include a comfort in working in a multi-tasking environment and ability to work to deadlines, budgets, or cost estimates.

This position is based in Los Angeles, CA and does not support telecommuting.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Sell in and implement marketing and promotional content into the retail sales channel.
  • Cultivate relationships with assigned dealer accounts, focusing on creating productive marketing-to-marketing relationships.
  • Source new opportunities to reach customers through partnerships with dealers.
  • Strategize, then implement customized promotional, event, and social media content through dealer channels.
  • Oversee the execution of all proposed marketing deliverables associated with assigned accounts.
  • Guide the development of dealers’ marketing capabilities by sharing best practices then analyzing and replicating successful activities.
  • Manage marketing budgets for assigned accounts.
  • Develop successful strategies to support Roland sales efforts at assigned dealer accounts with a goal of increasing product sell-through.

Employment Standards

Education/Experience: High School Diploma. College degree preferred. Experience in a similar capacity or role. Experience in marketing or sales department/agency a plus.

Skills: Must demonstrate knowledge of new and current marketing, advertising, promotional, event, and social media practices and techniques. Strong oral and written communication skills, ability to apply strong analytical and problem solving skills required. Computer skills are required. Exceptional organizational skills and the ability to meet deadlines and multi-task. Must be able to function well in a creative team.

Knowledge: Familiarity with project management and customer relationship management software a plus. Familiarity with the traditional content/advertising production process a plus. Familiarity with contemporary musical instruments and music production extremely valuable.

Work Environment Ability: The work environment characteristics described below are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Physical Qualifications

This position requires the ability to sit 50% of the day, walk 30% and stand 20%. Having reliable transportation is required to drive to the Roland office and potentially dealer locations. This position may require additional travel to be arranged by the employer. Requires constant use of hands, arms, and wrist movement for PC work. Requires the ability to write memos, and possess good spelling skills and/or the ability to use a dictionary. Must be able to read and comprehend what is read.

Basic math skills are required. Must have good eyesight for reading, writing and use of PC must be fluent in MS Office suite (Word and Excel). Knowledge and usage of Apple computer system. Must have good hearing and be able to speak clearly, for phone work and interaction with other employees, vendors and other outside callers.

This is an exempt position. Pay periods are bi-weekly. Company offers excellent salary and benefit package which includes medical, dental, vision, 401(k), and much more. If interested, please send resume with salary history to employment@rolandus.comNO AGENCY PHONE CALLS PLEASE.



Social Media and Content Specialist

Roland Corporation U.S., a major distributor of electronic musical equipment, is looking for a Social Media and Content Specialist. IF YOU LIVE IN THE LOS ANGELES AREA, THIS MAY BE THE POSITION FOR YOU. Under the direction of the Marketing Communications Manager, this position serves as a full-time community manager for two brands, including monitoring all social properties, creating unique, engaging content, and engaging with the social media community on behalf of the brands. This includes creating and posting content and coordinating production deadlines for social media marketing efforts. The Social Media and Content Specialist must have strong creative and professional writing skills, and will work with the Director of Marketing Communications and other key Marketing Communications team members to brainstorm and create social initiatives that grow the assigned communities. The Social Media and Content Specialist will work with internal Product Management teams on a weekly basis to derive direction on key issues and monthly to report on activity and results.

The Social Media and Content Specialist will manage Roland Corporation U.S. and BOSS U.S. presence in social media outlets in order to increase favorable brand awareness and product sales. In this role, the specialist builds social media engagement among current/prospective consumers and current/potential retail outlets, promotes usage of Roland and BOSS products and services, facilitates new customer acquisition, monitors social media traffic pertaining to Roland and BOSS, and responds in a manner that exemplifies Roland’ and BOSS’ renowned customer service.

This specialist also creates, executes, and measures Roland Corporation U.S.’ and BOSS U.S.’ multi-channel social program, ensures social media campaigns are fully integrated with all other efforts spanning the company’s events, products, services, and music advocacy promotions.

The ideal candidate is detail orientated and possesses excellent analytical skills, organizational expertise, and tenaciously utilizes multiple social media channels on a regular basis. Their constant interaction and reliance on social media networks (both as a power user in their personal life and with consumer brands) has led to an in-depth knowledge of how to drive and inspire meaningful engagement, growth and positive interactions.

This position is based in Los Angeles, CA.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Drive the social media program, coordinating cross-functionally with other departments to ensure corporate-wide initiatives and departmental campaigns are translating to social media/digital messaging, and being promoted most effectively.
  • Develop and execute social media efforts based on content/marketing calendars.
  • Produce, schedule, and post SEO and organic content across a variety of social and blog properties.
  • Must compose “journalistic-quality” content and exhibit a high level of writing and copyediting skills.
  • Monitor the competition and industry-relevant trends, keywords, and relative performance.
  • Analyze/comment/report on trends; be aware of market changes and developments.
  • Monitor corporate brands and community engagement.
  • Monitor social media groups, tools, and applications to stay current with the latest trends and developments.
  • Assess the internal network of social advocates (employees) to enhance the adoption of relevant social media techniques into the corporate culture.
  • Provide benchmarks and analyze data provided by the social platforms to inform organization when campaign targets are met.
  • Must have excellent communication skills (written and oral).
  • Must be proactive and possess the ability to identify opportunities for additional social reach.
  • Ability to produce quality work under tight deadlines, work well under pressure and manage multiple priorities.
  • Work collaboratively within the marketing team and with external partners to create sharable and engaging content to be used throughout our digital marketing channels.
  • Initiate, execute, and manage social contests and user generated content initiatives.

Employment Standards

Education/Experience: Associate’s or Bachelor’s Degree (marketing, journalism, communications or related field). Experience in a similar capacity or role preferred. Social Media Certification a plus. Experience using Hootsuite or equivalent service required. Please provide examples of work as an author of a blog or similar content.

Knowledge: Solid knowledge in use and etiquette of social networking platforms including Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Pinterest, Google +, Instagram, LinkedIn and other relevant channels. Proficient use of Microsoft Office products including Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Experience with graphic design and image editing software to optimize graphics for email social media campaigns. Experience in working within WordPress is required. Musical instrument industry and popular music knowledge preferred.

Physical Qualifications

This position requires the ability to sit 60% of the day, walk 20% and stand 20%. Requires constant use of hands, arms, and wrist movement for PC work. Requires the ability to write memos, and possess good spelling skills and/or the ability to use a dictionary. Must be able to read and comprehend what is read.

Basic math skills are required. Must have good eyesight for reading, writing and use of PC. Must have good hearing and be able to speak clearly, for phone work and interaction with other employees, vendors and other outside callers.

This is an exempt position. Pay periods are bi-weekly. Company offers excellent salary and benefit package which includes medical, dental, vision, 401(k), and much more. If interested, please send resume with salary history to employment@rolandus.comNO AGENCY PHONE CALLS PLEASE.



Video Producer/Editor (Preditor)

Roland Corporation U.S., a major distributor of electronic musical equipment, is looking for a Video Producer/Editor (Preditor). IF YOU LIVE IN THE LOS ANGELES AREA, THIS MAY BE THE POSITION FOR YOU. Under the direction of the Manager, Video Production, this individual must be skilled, creative and cutting edge, video production person that can produce a video project from inception to completion. This includes handling pre-production, production and post-production duties. Duties include writing scripts, storyboards, operating camera, lighting, sound recording, video editing and motion graphics.

One of the main strengths needed for this position is video post-production (video editing and motion graphics). This includes being able to accurately convey the right message from a 10 sec commercial spot to a 10 min documentary-style piece. Skills include the mastery of storytelling, and identifying marketing motives and trends. You must be skilled and experienced with NLEs and handling various video formats and codecs and compression settings.

You will also need to be highly skilled in the creation of motion graphics. You should be able to create eye-catching graphics from scratch or creating custom motion graphics from existing artwork. This includes being able to create templates for others to be able to utilize.

The other strength needed for this position is in production. This includes being able to capture and direct video shoots with creativity and style. From single camera scripted shoots to live multi-camera shoots. Skills include Directing, Cinematography, and Audio Recording. You will work with a variety of cameras and lighting rigs. You must be experienced and familiar with shooting various HD videos formats as well as have a keen understanding of audio recording.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • To shoot, edit, and produce engaging and cutting edge marketing videos.
  • Must be able to meet deadlines.
  • Must be able to take a video project from concept to completion.
  • Must be able to work on multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Be creative and have the drive to always do your best work for every project.
  • Must be able to source and manage crews, locations and equipment needed for video shoots.

Employment Standards

Education/Experience: High School Diploma. Experience in a similar capacity or role. Experience in marketing and/or agency a plus. Must be able to provide a show reel.

Skills: Must demonstrate knowledge of new and current filmmaking/editing, production styles, motion graphics, music and sound design techniques. Extensive knowledge of video production and editing techniques, Strong oral and written communication skills, ability to apply strong analytical and problem solving skills. Computer skills are required. Good organizational skills and the ability to meet deadlines. Must be able to function well in a creative team.

Knowledge: Knowledge of appropriate audio and video production software (e.g., Premiere Pro, Media Composer, Final Cut Pro, After Effects, Photoshop, AI, Logic, Pro Tools). Must be very familiar with video formats, codecs, and compression technologies. Must be familiar with video lighting fixtures and various HD cameras and camera support systems.

Physical Qualifications

This position requires the ability to sit 50% of the day, walk 30% and stand 20%. Must be able to regularly lift and carry up to 50 pounds. Must also be able to do the physical activities needed for transporting, setting up, and striking equipment for video shoots.

Having reliable transportation is required to drive to and from video shoots. Requires constant use of hands, arms, and wrist movement for PC work. Requires the ability to write memos, and possess good spelling skills and/or the ability to use a dictionary. Must be able to read and comprehend what is read.

Basic math skills are required. Must have good eyesight for reading, writing and use of PC. Must have good hearing and be able to speak clearly, for phone work and interaction with other employees, vendors and other outside callers.

This is an exempt position. Pay periods are bi-weekly. Company offers excellent salary and benefit package which includes medical, dental, vision, 401(k), and much more. If interested, please send resume with salary history to employment@rolandus.comNO AGENCY PHONE CALLS PLEASE.