Universal Music Group – Senior Director, Digital Rights Administration (UK)

It’s the passionate and dedicated team at Universal Music who help make us the world’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.

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The A Side: A Day in The Life

The Digital Rights Administration team is looking for a Senior Director, Digital Rights Administration to lead the international claiming operations for digital platforms like YouTube and Facebook.

The Digital Rights Administration team is responsible for generating revenue and viewership from User Generated Content through digital asset management and manual claiming. We support UMG labels and territories with the best-in-class asset management and conflict resolution services including data scrubbing, claim disputes, ownership conflicts, reference file integrity.

The B Side: Skills & Experience
Be Collaborative
  • Lead and motivate the international YouTube and Facebook operations team to ensure timely and effective operational support for partners
  • Work cross functionally and cultivate solid relationships with UMG corporate departments, labels and territories, to consult on claiming strategy and operations
  • Contribute to monthly reporting to SVP, Senior Director and other stakeholders
  • Assist SVP with annual planning, providing input for DRA team resources, revenue and cost projections
Be Operational
  • Individually contribute to daily operations including manual claiming, policy changes, ownership conflicts, resolving disputes and other claiming tasks
Be Commercial
  • Evangelize this aspect of our business through presentations and meetings, as a key representative of the team with internal and external partners
  • Analyse and present relevant market trends and work with UMG analysts to generate insights to shape strategies
Person Specification
  • An expert in YouTube digital rights management, with deep understanding of all YouTube CMS’s features, including Content ID, analytics and reports (or equivalent)
  • Tech-savvy, with excellent knowledge of the current UGC (or equivalent) and online video landscape
  • A knowledgeable and positive team leader with experience in managing small teams and collaborating across business, legal and other functions
  • Proactive, with an ability to multitask, prioritize and delegate across multiple projects
  • Data-driven with ability to manage results to metrics; proficient in Excel (or equivalent)
  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • Forward-thinking and ambitious; ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Experience working with Facebook’s Rights Manager (or equivalent)
  • Knowledge of SQL (or equivalent) 
 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.

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