Warner Music Group – Creative Production Coordinator (UK)

At Warner Music Group, we’re a global collective of music makers and music lovers, tech innovators and inspired entrepreneurs, game-changing creatives and passionate team members. Here, we know that each talent makes our collective bolder and brighter. We are guided by four core principles that underpin everything we do across all our diverse businesses:

  • Music is Everything: Music is our passion, and we can never get enough. Tastes, trends, and tech will change, but great artists and songwriters will always be our driving force.
  • Global Growth, Local Expertise: Music is a global language. Through communication and collaboration, our success can come from anywhere and translate everywhere.
  • Innovation and Insight: Pushing the boundaries requires the best information and the boldest imagination. We use both to create the future.
  • Empowered by People: Like the artists we serve and the music they make, our differences make us stronger. This is a place where every talent can belong and build a career.

We remain committed to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. We know it fosters a culture where you can truly belong, contribute, and grow. We encourage applications from people of any age, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, religion, ethnicity, disability, veteran status, and any other characteristic or identity.

Consider a career at WMG and get the best of both worlds – an innovative global music company that retains the creative spirit of a nimble independent.

Job Title: Creative Production Coordinator

A little bit about our team:

The Creative Production team plays a key role within WMUK’s physical and digital supply chain. We are the central cog that keeps things ticking. Uniquely, we work closely with almost all departments within the company, such as; A&R, Marketing, Commercial, Finance, Business Affairs, Production, Digital Operations, Press & Promotions as well as artists and their management. For this reason, it’s the perfect role to get a wider view of how record labels work and understand how music gets released.

We’re a close-knit bunch of 10 music lovers, split across two teams; Frontline (new music from the likes of Dua Lipa, Fred Again.., Liam Gallagher, PinkPantheress, Ghetts & Coldplay etc) and Catalogue (reissues from legendary acts like The Smiths, David Bowie and Pink Floyd etc) and this role sits in both worlds.

Your role:
  • We get to hear new music before most people in the company, not to mention the world!
  • Rather than working with just one label and a limited range of music, we work centrally with almost all of the labels within the company (except Classics and ADA). A huge variety of music, old and new!
  • Warner is a major music company with an indie spirit
  • We work across both physical and digital – so we make lots of lovely vinyl, award-winning boxsets, DVDs, Blu-Rays, CDs and cassettes (tangible things to show your friends and family!), as well as being at the forefront of how music companies are navigating the ever-changing digital landscape.

Here you’ll get to:

Origination (creating products, pulling assets together, making it all happen):

  • You will have your own roster of artists whilst also assisting the Creative Production team as together you handle the origination of all UK commercial formats, both physical and digital. This may include working with Warner’s marketing teams, sourcing music and label copy from A&R and the top mastering studios in the world, creating layout documents for designers and liaising throughout the creation process, before final-checking artwork and audio then delivering all parts by the relevant deadlines, making sure to keep the Production & Digital Operations teams and any other key stakeholders updated on the progress.

Digital Music Promo:

  • Using a digital promo system, the CP Coordinator is largely responsible for securely sending the company’s pre-release music out to internal/external contacts around the world such as Spotify, Apple, high-profile journalists, radio presenters etc. to help attain promotion/reviews etc. whilst also preventing leaks.
  • Directly contributing to developments and new features of the promo system and iOS/Android apps.

Other Duties:

  • Payment to Suppliers: To enter Purchase Order requests into the Sprinter system and follow through approval stages, ensuring our suppliers receive the correct payments on time.
  • To assist in maintaining the WMUK Release Schedule, checking all scheduling additions and amends that are sent by Marketing and run checks on all other information, providing weekly progress updates for labels and Op’s teams
  • Looking after the team’s archived shared folders and assisting in the development and maintenance of the department’s virtual Product Library
  • Assist with any ad hoc projects such as format and sales analysis/market research or sustainable packaging and support the Heads of Creative Production & VP Global Release Management as required.
  • Looking after stationery orders and courier bookings for the team

About you:
  • We’re looking for Creative individuals with a passion for music and the industry, ready to bring lots of new ideas to the table and be a team player who’s willing to ‘get involved’ no matter how big or small the task
  • You will have great organisational skills with impeccable attention to detail
  • An eye for design, with experience of Photoshop and ideally InDesign
  • First class communication skills and the ability to build strong working relationships
  • You should also have a keen desire to learn and develop your skill set in a fast-paced environment

We’d love it if you also had:
  • Previous intern or employment experience in a record label or music company
  • An understanding of audio file formats; bit depth, sample rate, 24bit/192kHz WAV, MP3, Dolby Atmos and experience of DAWs such as Adobe Audition or equivalent
  • Keen interest to advance those creative app skills to support the needs of the team
  • A love of physical music
  • Some knowledge of the print process
  • An interest in sustainability and/or recycling, as it relates to music packaging

About us:

As the home to Asylum, Atlantic, East West, Elektra, FFRR, Fueled by Ramen, Nonesuch, Parlophone, Rhino, Roadrunner, Sire, Warner Records, Warner Classics, and several other of the world’s premier recording labels, Warner Music Group champions emerging artists and global superstars alike. And our renowned publishing company, Warner Chappell Music, represents genre-spanning songwriters and producers through  a catalogue of more than one million copyrights worldwide. Redefining what it means to be a music company in the 21st century, our consumer brands include trend-setters like UPROXX, Songkick, HipHopDX, and EMP. We’re the home to WMX – the next generation services division that connects artists with fans and amplifies brands in creative, immersive, and engaging ways – and Alternative Distribution Alliance (ADA) – the ground-breaking global distribution company for independent artists and labels.

Together, we are Warner Music Group: Music With Vision & Voice.

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Click the “Apply” link at the top of the page, or apply directly with your LinkedIn. Applying with LinkedIn will import all of the information you put in your profile, but will still allow you to upload a resume and cover letter.

Don’t be discouraged if you don’t hear from us right away. We’re taking our time to review all resumes, and to find the best people for WMG.

Thanks for your interest in working for WMG.  We love it here, and think you will, too.

WMG is committed to inclusion and diversity in all aspects of our business. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and will evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, religious creed, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ancestry, marital status, medical condition as defined by state law (genetic characteristics or cancer), physical or mental disability, military service or veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

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