Jeane Lundberg, Creative Services Manager & Producer at Serato
Dreams of becoming the next Judy Bailey were sidetracked by a love a music. Jeane Lundberg, Creative Services Manager at Serato has had a very interesting career journey that included working as a newsreader on a radio station and various roles in the music industry with record labels as well as touring and managing bands.
Now helping to manage the creative workload at Serato, Jeane has found a place that brings together her array of talents alongside a very cool group of people. Thanks for sharing your story, Jeane.
“I help our artists make beautiful work and then help them show everyone around the world.”
Firstly, how would you explain to a five year old what it is you do?
I help our artists make beautiful work and then help them show everyone around the world.
And for the adults, what does that translate to in regards to your day-to-day?
I manage the creative team’s workload and ensure all of our work for the marketing/web/ux/artist relation team is delivered on time and is ultimately high quality. I also manage production for our film & animation work externally and produce all of our control vinyl.
Any content that you see either on the website on instagram or live on twitch has been through our team. There’s plenty to do & every day has a set of new challenges.
What are some of the common misconceptions about working as the Creative Services Manager role?
That it’s entirely focussed on lining up new jobs & managing workflow or creative traffic as it's termed in the advertising world. Realistically my role is 50% traffic and 50% production.
It allows me to have insight over the creative team’s workload while producing all of the final assets. I get to see the work through from ideation, briefing, asset creation to live.
“I thought I wanted to be the next mother of the nation, the infamous 6pm newsreader Judy Bailey! ”
Was working in tech something you dreamed about doing as a kid, if not what was?
Not really. I thought I wanted to be the next mother of the nation, the infamous 6pm newsreader Judy Bailey! But then I fell in love with music while working on a radio station as a newsreader, the rest is history.
Once I started travelling in my mid 20’s I wished I had started my work career with better overall web & tech knowledge. I think that would’ve opened more doors while I was overseas.
Tell us a little bit more about your career journey and ultimately about how you ended up working at Serato?
I worked in the music industry for years, record labels, touring and managing bands. I then moved on to TV production then advertising, so I’ve been lucky to have a really wide range of experience.
After moving away from music I hoped one day I would have an opportunity to move back into it. The creative director at Serato shoulder tapped me for this role and I guess the timing was just right.
“Always be kind & patient. You never know who might be your boss in the future.”
What is the best piece of career advice you have ever received?
Always be kind & patient. You never know who might be your boss in the future.
What do you love about working at Serato?
I love how everyone actually really wants to be here. I haven’t met one person who isn’t passionate about their role or what we’re trying to achieve. Having such a positive work environment can do wonders for the overall vibe of an office.
Lastly, Serato continues to grow and evolve. What kind of candidates do you think Serato is looking for in terms of experience, attitude and character?
Smart, communicators that understand the power of music.