Associate Production Manager

Production New York, New York Req. UMG-994


We are UMG, the Universal Music Group. We are the world’s leading music company. In everything we do, we are committed to artistry, innovation and entrepreneurship. We own and operate a broad array of businesses engaged in recorded music, music publishing, merchandising, and audiovisual content in more than 60 countries. We identify and develop recording artists and songwriters, and we produce, distribute and promote the most critically acclaimed and commercially successful music to delight and entertain fans around the world.

The Production Manager will report to the East Coast Associate Director of International Production (US). The Coordinator will work closely with the East coast label International & Production departments to provide physical and digital production support to Universal’s companies around the world.  This person will also assist in other projects, as required for Asset & Release Management.

Job Functions:

  • Manages all US-Owned release across all four East Coast Labels (Republic/Island/Def Jam/Verve) for the world; not including the U.S.
  • Coordinates and ships audio/artwork for all labels for the world; not including the U.S. for physical manufacturing
  • Sets up unique International versions digitally/physically including the creation of new products, UPC, and ISRC codes
  • Interact daily with the label’s International Marketing and domestic Production personnel
  • Provide support and coordination help in the creation of all digital and physical format releases with counterparts at UMGI/London and at the individual territory level
  • Maintain domestic & international releases in UMG’s Partsorder system
  • Attend weekly AEC team meetings & label’s weekly Production meetings
  • Help maintain and update all systems pertaining to active and archival projects
  • Provide general support and expertise to label International Marketing department
  • Work with International Marketing on approvals for audio, artwork, reference discs, videos, etc.
  • Processing of invoices via the UNIPORT system
  • Maintain AEC weekly reports and provide various content analysis reports

Job Requirements:


  • An understanding and facility for working digitally.
  • Production experience with music products and graphics
  • Proficient in Word, Excel, Internet, basic database skills
  • A “customer service” orientation in dealing with the International Marketing Staff at the label group, as well as with our worldwide affiliates
  • Highly motivated and able to manage multiple projects in a deadline-driven environment


  • Music industry experience in physical and digital production
  • Strong organizational, administrative skills, pro-active and innovative
  • Experience working with International companies


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience

Universal Music Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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