16 days ago
  • Level Junior
  • Professions Account Manager, Communications Manager
  • Type Internship
  • Location London, United Kingdom


Music is Universal 
Everyone is welcome to apply for our roles, and we are determined to ensure that no applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment because of gender, race, disability, sexual orientation, religion, belief, age, marital status, background, pregnancy or caring responsibilities. We also recognise the importance of diversity of thought within our teams and are fully committed to embracing the talents of people with autism, dyslexia, ADHD and other forms of neurocognitive variation. 
We will always seek to make appropriate adjustments to recruitment, workplaces and work processes to be fully inclusive to people with different needs and working styles.

The A Side: A Day in The Life 

The function of the department is to co-ordinate all international commercial exploitation spanning across all of UMG’s frontline, catalogue and classical releases. This includes product pricing, systems and data analysis, digital/streaming partner management, campaigns, international direct to consumer/merchandise and international trade management. The team are also responsible for music product/music format innovation. 
These areas mean the Commercial Affairs department is comprised of 5 key functions
  • Commercial Operations 
  • Commercial Partnerships
  • eCommerce & Fan Product (D2C)
  • Commercial Projects
  • Commercial Technologies
In this role you will be the general team assistant across the Commercial Affairs Department, reporting to PA to SVP Commercial Affairs, and assisting VP Commercial Partnerships, VP Commercial Technologies and Director Commercial Projects. 

The B Side: Skills & Experience

Be Creative

  • Assisting in designing and compiling the Campaign and Amazon bulletins (roughly one a month – the team would provide all the content).
  • Generating Linkfire links for campaigns.
  • Optimising dynamic playlists.
  • Fixed Playlist creation.
  • Assisting team with YouTube catalogue optimisation.

Be Organised

  • Uploading content to the Classic Motown website.
  • Assisting with bi annual conference organisation.
  • Stationary ordering and distributing team product orders.
  • Scheduling conference calls and meetings as required.
  • Booking taxis, transport and couriers as required.
  • Financial related responsibilities including use of the UMG online payment system – Uniport, and expenses.
  • Diary management for VP Commercial Partnerships.
  • Arranging business travel, preparing itineraries, invoices and expenses.
  • Coordinating presentations where required.
  • Meeting minutes / note taking.
  • Coordination of team activities.

Be Collaborative

  • Meeting and greeting guests.
  • Cover for PA to SVP Commercial Affairs during absence.
  • General admin and other ad hoc project support as appropriate.

Person Specification


  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal) and a good telephone manner.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Strong IT Skills and knowledge of Word, Outlook, Excel, Keynote, Powerpoint and windows-based packages.
  • Ability to prioritise to tight deadlines, with a strong sense of initiative and discretion.
  • Ability to multitask.
  • Excellent organisational skills.
  • Resilient and tenacious.
  • Enthusiastic.
  • A love of music.


  • Knowledge of Macs and Mac based packages desired, but not essential.

Bonus Tracks: Your Benefits 

  • Group Personal Pension Scheme (between 3% and 9%).
  • Private Medical Insurance.
  • 25 paid days of annual leave.
  • Interest Free Season Ticket Loan.
  • Holiday Purchase scheme.
  • Dental and Travel Insurance options.
  • Cycle to Work Scheme.
  • Salary Sacrifice Cars.
  • Subsidised Gym Membership.
  • Employee Discounts (Reward Gateway).

Just So You Know…

The company presents this job description as a guide to the major areas and duties for which the jobholder is accountable.  However, the business operates in an environment that demands change and the jobholder's specific responsibilities and activities will vary and develop.  Therefore, the job description should be seen as indicative and not as a permanent, definitive and exhaustive statement. 

Skills Required

  • Account Management
  • Communications
  • Management

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