Warner Music – Creative Production Coordinator (UK)

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The Creative Production Coordinator will assume a key role within WMUK’s physical and digital supply chain, in which success will be achieved by developing an understanding of the department’s business objectives, policies and procedures. Working closely with the Marketing, A&R and Production teams, the C.P.C. will combine creative production with a wider commercial awareness. The C.P.C will be a lynchpin role liaising with all internal and international teams, artists/management, designers and mastering studios/engineers.

Successful candidates will demonstrate an awareness of comparable products in the marketplace and an ability to find creative solutions for our new release products, with a continuing emphasis on clear communication, cost-efficiency, and forward-thinking.

Key Responsibilities:

Origination

  • Responsible for the origination of all physical and digital commercial/promo formats, including: boxsets, vinyl records, CD/DVD/Blu-Ray and digital releases. This includes getting approved formats from
  • Marketing/the artists/Management, sourcing music and label copy from A&R, coordinating the design, and arranging the delivery of production parts by the relevant deadline
  • Finding creative solutions for new release products
  • Ensuring all artwork and audio meets quality control specifications by liaising with designers and external repro/pre-press companies before printing
  • Define & communicate critical paths for key releases across multiple formats, including D2C releases & merch items where appropriate, & ensure they are met
  • Circulate regular project updates to stakeholders; address and resolve physical or digital format issues/concerns
  • Align with US Pre-Production and other international production teams, ensuring they remain fully updated at all stages to foster a synchronised global operation
  • Obtain product costs from WMIS across all non-standard releases, working closely with Finance, Commercial and Marketing to bring packaging specs within agreed guidelines
  • Order and supply duplicate production parts to WM Affiliates within company policy guidelines
  • Originate parts for specific International formats (i.e territory-specific versions of UK-originated albums, commercial and promotional, digital and physical
  • Working closely with Digital Operations & PDM, coordinate timely origination and ingest of all standard/high-resolution digital formats, in line with latest industry standards and future developments
  • QC of digital audio files to validate integrity; 16bit/24bit HD WAVs, MFIT etc.
  • Ensure Confidential and Security releases follow relevant procedures at all times, coordinating global security plans and best practices. Liaising with international affiliates, the IFPI amongst other advisory bodies where necessary

Servicing Music

  • Coordinate origination and delivery of all digital and physical promos, with an emphasis on pre-release security
  • Resolving digital promo issues and providing input into service website and app developments/testing
  • Ensuring all artwork and audio meet quality control specifications and all confidential and security releases follow relevant procedures

The successful candidate will be an organised and commercially aware individual with:

  • First class project management skills, with the ability to coordinate and execute campaigns with external partners; versatile attitude and ability to prioritise workload effectively
  • The skills and experience to find creative solutions for new release products
  • Highly organised and efficient with the ability to meet deadlines in an often pressurised environment
  • Collaborative, team player, ability to form good relationships with colleagues (internally & externally)
  • A good understanding of current industry trends, digital files and music technology
  • Pro-active & forward thinking
  • The ideal candidate will have previous pre-production experience working in the music industry or similar environment
IT Systems:

External: Microsoft Office; Excel; Adobe Photoshop; InDesign, Audition

Internal: GCDM; CRight; CPS; Sprinter; WMIS Quote Request Tool; IMP, AS&R

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