Administrative Assistant

Business Strategy & Operations Hollywood, California Req. UMG-1215


Based at the iconic Capitol Tower in the heart of Hollywood, Capitol Music Group is home to some of the best known labels in modern music; encompassing the jazz icons of Blue Note, Capitol’s generations of pop stars, and the legendary recording of Motown to name but a few.  We produce, distribute and promote some of the most critically acclaimed and commercially successful music in the industry.  This role is a fantastic opportunity to join an organization on the cutting edge of the modern music business and, as part of Universal Music Group, a chance to be part of the world’s leading Music Company.

 We are looking for an Administrative Assistant to provide support the EVP, Global Marketing & Sales of Capitol Music Group, located in Hollywood, CA.  The ideal candidate will come from Music or Entertainment and have previous experience supporting an EVP, President or other high-level executive.  Experience supporting more than one senior executive is ideal, but not required.  Must be very efficient and highly detail-oriented; multi-tasking and working on tight deadlines in a high-pressure environment is crucial.  No task is too small and no challenge too great. A “can-do” attitude and passion for the music industry are essential.

Job Functions:

Responsibilities & Tasks

  • Primary Responsibilities
    • Arrange meetings and conference calls via telephone and email
    • Cover phone lines and manage/update calendars
    • Coordinate and prioritize incoming verbal and email requests
    • Book travel, accommodations, & car services
    • Maintain a strong working knowledge of artist roster, employees, and important external contacts
    • Work closely with other executive assistants and occasionally cover their phone lines
  • Manage the offices
    • Exercise discretion when patching calls, rolling calls, and interrupting meetings
    • Proactively prepare the executives for meetings
    • Greet meeting participants & arrange tours
    • Order and set-up food service for meetings
    • Promptly address any IT issues
  • Handle administrative duties
    • Process travel & entertainment expenses
    • Create and send grammatically/punctually correct internal/external company communication
    • Archive and organize emails by topic and keep apprised of ongoing deals
    • Create and maintain presentations and other projects as assigned
    • Track vacation for salaried employees
    • Order office supplies, make restaurant reservations, and approve expenses

Job Requirements:


  • Ability to interact comfortably and effectively with employees of our company at all levels including Senior Management
  • Ability to interact comfortably and effectively with employees of companies we do business with
  • Self-motivated, proactive, and resourceful
  • Excellent follow-through and attention to detail
  • Flexible – able to adjust to changing priorities, and able to multi-task
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Excellent organization and time management skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • Strong proficiency in and working knowledge of Outlook and other Microsoft Office Products


  • Minimum 3 years of experience supporting an EVP, President or other high-level executive with discretion and confidentiality.
  • Experience supporting more than one senior executive is preferred.
  • Music or entertainment experience is highly preferred.


  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred

 Universal Music Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


This job description only provides an overview of job responsibilities that are subject to change.