26 days ago
  • Level Junior
  • Professions Content Coordinator, Social Media Coordinator
  • Type Internship
  • Location London, United Kingdom

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Music is Universal
It’s the passionate and dedicated team at Universal Music UK who help make us Britain’s leading music company. From A&R to finance, legal to digital, sales to marketing, Universal Music is the place to grow and develop your career within a truly commercial and innovative business that leads in everything it does.
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. If you need us to make any reasonable adjustments for you from application onwards, including alternatives to the online form or to disclose a neurocognitive condition, please email UniversalMusicCareers@umusic.com
The A Side: A Day in The Life
Few labels can boast as long, prestigious and varied a musical history as Polydor Records. From the 60s ‘beat boom’ onwards, through the eras of progressive rock, disco and punk, the label has been in the vanguard of every significant new musical development, while today the likes of Lady Gaga, Haim, Ellie Goulding, Billie Eilish, Sam Fender and Lana Del Rey maintain Polydor’s enviable cutting-edge reputation.
The B Side: Skills & Experience
We are looking for a Creative Intern to join Polydor, our in-house creative division, based at our Kings Cross HQ. You will work alongside the Creative Director and the in-house Creative team to create forward-thinking, culturally relevant content for a diverse roster of artists and commercially focused channels. Day to day responsibilities include:
Be Administrative
  • Assisting the creative team with admin support, including booking travel, researching, updating contact databases, and overseeing creative workflow
  • Creating call sheets and schedules
  • Collating and distributing campaign assets – e.g. photos, artwork, presentations
  • Taking comprehensive notes in meetings and sharing post meeting in a succinct, timely fashion
  • Preparing / printing any documents
  • Sourcing and ordering any merchandise or special items
  • Attending weekly meetings
  • Actively researching social media platforms for trending content including: TikTok, Instagram, Twitter etc.
  • Technical support
Be Collaborative
  • Liaising with creatives (filmmakers, photographers, editors), glam (stylist, hair, make-up teams) and respective agents
  • Liaising with artist managers and key contacts diligently and professionally
  • Working closely with marketing and digital teams to ensure creative assets are delivered within an agreed timeframe
  • Working closely with marketing managers when briefing creatives, makers and agencies to co-organise content days and make short-form content example; song teasers, lyric videos, visualisers and clips for artist social channels
  • Utilising own network of collaborators to create content and problem solve
Be Creative
  • Overseeing creative campaigns and strategies
  • Suggesting content ideas (especially for socials) as part of the creative team
  • Researching innovative content/artwork/visual campaigns as well as music videos
  • Researching new up and coming video and content directors
  • Additional ad hoc duties and team support where required
  • Internal edits and fixes on Adobe CC
  • Creating mood boards and tests
  • Taking part in content shoots including camera operator, sound recorder or assist any department the production requires
  • Advising on shoot logistics, workflow and deadlines
  • Looking for new talent for content opportunities
  • Utilising knowledge of classic and contemporary music videos
  • Extensive treatment reading and feedbacking
Be Digital
  • Managing content delivery from external parties
  • Creating as well as Editing requires assets with use of Adobe Creative Cloud
  • Assisting with Technical knowledge alongside assets deliveries
  • Managing Bitmax deliveries - understanding of specific video codecs, meta data and ftp upload services.
  • Understanding technical and complex operations and methods
Person Specification
  • Passionate about music and visual arts with a desire to progress in the industry
  • A keen interest in photography and filming
  • Knowledge of current social media trends, platforms and creatives
  • The ability to learn quickly
  • Self-motivated, hardworking and enthusiastic
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Highly organised with the ability to keep calm under pressure
  • Flexible and able to prioritise own workload
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Good computer skills i.e.: Microsoft Office, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Adobe Acrobat
  • Strong knowledge of Google docs / Cloud sharing methods
  • Strong digital skills: Adobe Creative Cloud with focus on Premiere, After Effects, Photoshop
  • Experience with Adobe Premiere CC and Media Encoder
  • Experience of working with mac OSX & Windows 10
  • Knowledge of tapeless workflows and file encoding
  • Knowledge of media formats and codecs
  • Experience of working in an office environment
  • Experience working in ‘music’ (personal or professional)
  • Experience with working ‘on set’
  • Experience working with talent
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 available
  • 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

  • Photography
  • Filming
  • Social Media
  • Computer Literacy
  • Communication Skills

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