26 days ago
  • Level Junior
  • Professions Content Coordinator, Content Manager
  • Type Full Time
  • Location London, United Kingdom

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Music is Universal

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The A Side: A Day in The Life

For sixty years, Island Records has been at the forefront of all the musical moments that mattered. One of the world's great labels, it has become a byword for artistic integrity and innovation, staying true to its long-established independent ethos by signing mavericks and game-changers who have altered the course of music in Britain, Jamaica, America and beyond. And, while times have changed, the attitude, street-cool and striking visuals at the label's creative core have remained the same.

The B Side: Skills & Experience

We are looking for a Junior Content Commissioner to join Studio Island, our in-house creative division, based at our Kings Cross HQ. You will work alongside the Head of Content to commission forward-thinking, culturally relevant content for a diverse roster of artists and commercially focused channels. Day to day responsibilities include:
Be Creative
  • Commissioning diverse short and long-form content, including: music videos, clips for social media, BTS, live session, tour and documentary formats
  • Working closely with artists and managers to define and realise the content output for individual campaigns
  • Adhering to the Universal Rate Card when commissioning creative talent
Be Collaborative
  • Working closely with the Head of Content and marketing managers to ensure artist content strategy aligns with the overall creative direction
  • Driving partnerships with our internal brand agency, Globe
  • Working closely with the marketing and digital teams to oversee artist content days
  • Commissioning glam teams and negotiating fees with agents (where appropriate)
Be Administrative
  • Working closely with business affairs, finance and insurance teams to ensure projects are paper- worked correctly
  • Working alongside the creative intern and marketing assistants to ensure suppliers are paid within a timely fashion
  • Working alongside the creative intern to book travel via our internal booking system
  • Working to strict budgets and adhering to delivery deadlines
The role is expansive, and the ideal candidate will be excited by finding innovative ways to champion artists, campaigns and colleagues.

Person Specification:

  • You are passionate about telling stories through visual content
  • You have proven experience commissioning diverse short and long-form content. Music specific experience is advantageous but not essential
  • You have demonstrated the ability to attract, retain, and grow an audience through compelling content
  • You are good at multi-tasking, juggling competing priorities, and organising yourself to ensure you deliver on your commitments
  • You will work closely with the marketing, social and digital teams to ensure content is faithful to the artist or project vision
  • You are a connector and a team player – your network is diverse and filled with creative talent across production houses, social channels, agencies and brands

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

  • Content Coordination
  • Content Management

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