[PIAS] – Content Creation Manager (UK)

Role: Content Creation Manager

Reporting to: Senior Audience Development and Partnerships Manager – Recordings and Coop
Location: London (SE1)


Founded in Belgium in 1982 by Kenny Gates and Michel Lambot, [PIAS] is one of the world’s leading independent music companies with more than 280 employees over 16 offices in every major music market around the world. We champion and support artists from around the world across an unrivalled international network run by passionate music lovers.

[PIAS] has 2 core divisions: the [PIAS] Label Group and [Integral] Distribution Services.

This role will sit within [PIAS] Label Group, the Record Company Division. The labels under PLG are Play It Again Sam, Different, [PIAS] Électronique and harmonia mundi, as well as a roster of affiliated independent labels: Astral People, ATO Records, Crammed Discs, Blue Flowers, Don’t Sleep, Heavenly Recordings, Lower Third, Mute, Speedy Wunderground, Phantasy, Point of Departure, Spinefarm and Transgressive.

What we’re looking for

[PIAS] is seeking a Content Creation Manager in the Audience Development & Partnerships team for its [PIAS] Label Group (PLG) division specifically our Recordings team. The successful candidate will be the primary in-house resource for audio-visual content capture for the Label Group’s artists, working closely with the Audience Development team as well as Marketing and other Label Group departments.

What you’ll be doing
  • Filming, shooting, editing and publishing content for the [PIAS] Label Group’s artists for publication on their social media channels, including but not limited to short-form vertical video (for TikTok, Instagram Reels, YouTube Shorts etc), longer-form video for channels like YouTube, and stills photography
  • Work closely with artists, managers, Audience Development Managers and Marketing to conceive and develop social content pillars and strategies designed to drive audience growth and ongoing engagement
  • Set up shoot days and accompany artists to a range of activities for content capture including promo engagements, live concerts, recording studios
  • Generate graphic design elements of content, utilising both in-app features as well as third-party platforms and software
  • Work across a range of audio-visual equipment ranging from iPhone to professional-grade camera equipment, microphones, etc
  • Play a collaborative role in the management and strategy of all artist channels
  • Formulate content output for devised strategies across platforms using insights, best practices and tapping into content trends
  • Generate social content for the [PIAS] in-house label brands
  • Be adaptable to different genres, aesthetics and audiences, and able to apply differing content strategies in line with the artists vision
  • Manage content creation budgets
  • Edit raw existing content (e.g. from artist’s own camera roll) into formats suitable for publication
  • Repurpose campaign assets such as music videos into formats such as cutdowns for social media channels, GIFs, banners for mailouts, etc.
  • Deliver high volumes of content on deadline across multiple simultaneous active campaigns

What we expect
  • In-depth understanding of the short-form video content ecosystem and the wider digital & social content space
  • Passion for music and contemporary culture, and how the two fuse in the social space
  • Literate in a wide range of trends, subcultures, slang terminology, memes and community identifiers
  • Experience of working directly with artists, translating their vision and generating high volumes of creative content on brief
  • Proficient in video, photo, and graphic design software i.e. Premiere, Photoshop, and Illustrator
  • Self starter able to work to deadlines and multi-task in a fast-paced environment

Personal attributes
  • Takes initiative and capitalises on opportunity.
  • Adaptable within a dynamic, changing environment.
  • Works to build up credibility and rapport at all levels of the business.
  • Takes personal accountability for achieving individual and shared goals.
  • Passionate about music and communication.
  • Languages would be a real advantage.

What we offer
  • Group Personal Pension Plan
  • Great working environment – passion and love for music runs in our DNA
  • Financial Planning drop ins with our Company Financial Advisor
  • 25 days annual leave
  • Hybrid working model
  • Summer Fridays
  • Group Life Assurance
  • Season Ticket Loans Interest Free
  • Eyecare vouchers
  • Monthly stock out
  • Free gig tickets and staff socials
  • Perkbox Employee Reward Scheme
  • Cycle to work Scheme
  • Enhanced family leave
  • A great team to work with
  • And much more!

[PIAS] is an equal opportunities employer. We embrace diversity and are committed to a working environment where no one will be treated less favourably on grounds of their sex, race, disability, sexual orientation, religion, belief or age.