[PIAS] – Planning & Production Assistant (UK)

Role: Planning & Production Assistant

Reporting to: Release Planning & Product Operations Manager
Location: London  

What we do

[PIAS] champions and supports the best independent music in the world across our unrivalled international network. Established in 1982, we operate 16 global offices – all leveraging local relationships to influence local gatekeepers.

Our Mission
  • To be at the very heart of the independent music ecosystem.
  • To relentlessly and passionately discover, promote, market, sell and distribute the music of independent labels and artists.
  • To spread the music we champion with passion, integrity and care. To help it encounter audiences and success.
  • To constantly challenge ourselves to improve.
What you’ll be doing  

Working under the direction of the Release Planning & Product Operations Manager, the role offers the opportunity for you to develop and acquire skills and experience in release planning and production. In this role you will assist in the planning of the [PIAS] release schedule as well as the organisation and processing of all parts required for production and manufacturing.

Key Deliverables 

To ensure the smooth running of release planning and manufacturing for a variety of [PIAS] repertoire.

Key responsibilities will include:
  • Update and manage the release planner and all production related tools and databases.
  • Collate and check metadata and production assets provided by the repertoire teams.
  • Work closely with the A&R and repertoire teams to complete all release information and deliver all parts within clearly provided deadlines.
  • Work closely with the [PIAS] production team on the production and timely delivery of physical products.
  • Work closely with the Integral Supply Chain Team on the timely canvassing of initial orders.
  • Assist the Release Planning & Product Operations Manager on all aspects of reissues and back catalogue campaigns.
  • Assist the Sync team by keeping licensing platforms, tools and databases up to date including the uploading of instrumentals and unreleased music.
  • Generally, assist the global PLG team on product and repertoire data related tasks.
Skills and Experience 
  • 1+ year experience in physical music production or manufacturing.
  • Strong passion for and knowledge of music and music metadata requirements.
  • A thorough and up to date understanding of the international music market.
  • Experience of music research work/label copy or production background.
  • Experience of work where a high degree of attention to detail/accuracy is essential.
  • Methodical approach to work and experience of having to deliver to deadlines.
  • Ability to learn new systems quickly and ability to work autonomously.
  • Excellent time management skills and ability to prioritize own workload.
  • Experience of music research work/label copy or production background.
  • Good communication skills – both online and via telephone.
  • Enthusiasm and keenness to learn.
  • Being organized and demonstrating an affinity with problem solving.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Outlook, Word and Excel.
Personal attributes
  • Gravitas and integrity.
  • Takes initiative and capitalizes 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.
  • Organised, efficient and effective.
  • Passionate about music.
  • Languages would be real advantage. 

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

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