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Creative Assistant

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The Role:

Reporting to the Head of Production, you will work across a broad range of both creative and admin tasks with a view to developing your skills as a Production Music producer. You will be asked to listen to composer demos, manage the composer database and contribute to music and artwork discussions. Admin tasks will include contracting, invoicing and providing any data needed for the production of tracks and albums.

It is an integral part of the production process to learn how to feed back to clients, composers, designers etc. A key skill that we would like to develop is multitasking across projects, which are at different stages of completion.

Key Responsibilities:

  •  Attending production meetings weekly and contribute with creative ideas and support.
  •  Support Head of Production / Senior Producer / Producers with composer contracts, processing invoices and other general talks involved in production.
  •  Listening and assessing demos and submissions sent in to the production team.
  •  Assisting producers with the creation of album briefs.
  •  Assisting producer with titling tracks, track descriptions, liaising with proof reader.
  •  Assisting producers with artwork briefs, sourcing designers and illustrators. Liaise with designers on amendments.
  •  Assisting physical & digital distribution.
  •  Working with creatives on marketing videos and promo showreels. Manufacture of marketing materials.
  •  Supporting distribution & sales team with track digitisation and Hard Drive – duplication.
  •  Releasing Notes/Lyrics Doc, must be updated each month and saved in the relevant folders.

The Person:

 Job Specific Skills
o Good knowledge and a keen interest in music across a broad range of genres including classical.
o A wide interest in music for film and television. Experience of/or a good understanding of production music.
o Ability to read music, define musical terms and instrumentation.
o Excellent customer service and communication skills.
o Ability to give accurate feedback to creatives.
o Excellent customer service and communication skills.
o Ability to give accurate feedback to creatives.
o Detail-oriented with excellent project management and coordination skills.
o Ability to work with team members in other countries.
o Motivated self-starter with great time management skills and ability to multi-task.

 Communication
o Fluent in English.
o Ability to communicate in a courteous and professional manner.
o Ability to escalate issues appropriately.
o Ability to influence and develop others positively.

 Teamwork & Collaboration
o Cooperate with composers, agents, sales teams.
o Be flexible and cooperative with the needs of the sales team such that, to achieve deadlines, there may be a requirement for cross-functional work to be undertaken as directed by the senior production staff.
o Open-minded and motivated to recommend changes to processes and procedures where this would result in a more effective service.
o Respond appropriately to direction regarding Key Performance Indicators and Service Level Agreements.

Time & Work Management
o Ability to prioritise workload efficiently to ensure all responsibilities are met and delivered on a timely basis and open issues are followed through and resolved satisfactorily.
o Ensure that where there are planned absences or holidays, appropriate documentation and hand-over procedures are in place to ensure that Sales team can continue an appropriate and professional service.
o Consult line manager where appropriate to communicate issues, ideas or solutions, solve problems and ensure customer service levels are maintained.

 Initiative & Motivation
o Flexible, effective and enthusiastic approach to the role.
o Performs duties and assigned tasks with considerable degree of independent accountability.
o Continuously strives to deliver an effective service, looking for new opportunities and approaches to improvement.
o Individual prepared and motivated to be part of a changing environment with an interest in developing the role, skills and relationships.
o Ability to identify new opportunities for Production initiatives.
o Ability to work from own initiative to complete tasks.
o Proactive approach to all areas of responsibility and putting forward ideas to continually improve the organisation and performance of the division.

Application Process:

To apply for this role, please attach your CV to an email cover note and forward to: RecruitmentUK.SonyATV@sonyatv.com

employer

EMI Production Music

position

Creative Assistant

contract

Permanent

category

Publishing