Creative Producer

Marketing & Digital Media Kings Cross, London Req. UMG-5897


Description

Job title: Creative Producer
Reporting to: Creative Director
Department: EMI
Location of work: 4 Pancras Square, Kings Cross

 

Music is Universal

 

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

Everyone is welcome to apply for our roles, and we are determined to ensure that no applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment because of gender, race, disability, sexual orientation, religion, belief, age, marital status, background, pregnancy or caring responsibilities. We also recognise the importance of diversity of thought within our teams and are fully committed to embracing the talents of people with autism, dyslexia, ADHD and other forms of neurocognitive variation.

We will always seek to make appropriate adjustments to recruitment, workplaces, and work processes to be fully inclusive to people with different needs and working styles. If you need us to make any reasonable adjustments for you from application onwards, including alternatives to the online form or to disclose a neurocognitive condition, please email [email protected]

 

The A Side: A Day in The Life

 

EMI Records is one of the most culturally significant labels in popular music. With an illustrious history and a diverse and ground-breaking roster of acts, the label has been at the forefront of every seminal musical movement. EMI is the UK home of the world’s biggest and most innovative artists including Elton John, Paul McCartney, Florence + The Machine, Queen, Metallica, Bastille and Chvrches. EMI’s international roster includes Justin Bieber, Lewis Capaldi, The Killers, Katy Perry, Lionel Richie and Taylor Swift. In 2020 the label began an exciting new chapter paving the way for a new generation of cultural trailblazers including Bree Runway, Greentea Peng, SG Lewis, Lancey Foux, Amber Mark, Olivia Dean and Kawala.

 

The B Side: Skills & Experience

 

The role of creative producer is to work alongside the creative director / lead on artist projects on all aspects of the artists creative output. This includes but is not limited to, artwork, music video, content, merchandise, branding, marketing.

 

Be Organised

 

  • Once creative concepts have been agreed upon with artists it is the role of the producer to plan and turn the concept into a reality
  • Liaising with creatives, finding locations, booking crew, travel, insurance, contracts, kit hire, lighting approach, set design all the while managing the overall budget
  • Working closely with creative director/lead on all creative decisions for the shoot
  • Post shoot it is your responsibility to deliver final assets on deadline and in full – working with retouchers, graders, VFX houses

 

Be Creative

 

  • Responsible for the ideation, creative teams will be created around each artist and it will be your responsibility to contribute to these early creative sessions
  • Working closely with the creative director/lead will be leading on the day of shoot, ensuring that artist is happy and creative vision is being executed to the level that is being expected
  • Handling final assets that have been approved by all parties the creative will then need delivered in multiple formats your job will be to work with designers/editors to meet all the required specifications
  • On projects that aren’t shoot based you will be working with creative director / lead to help deliver the creative, working on feedback rounds and formats

 

Be Administrative

 

  • Being a detail-oriented creative when it comes to approving work with overall accountability
  • Having a good understanding of production costs/budgets and feeling comfortable negotiating and ensuring projects represent good value for the artist and label
  • Budgeting in Uniport; including approving quotes, raising POs etc and ensuring suppliers are paid on time.
  • Creating detailed budgets, call sheets and schedules



Person Specification

 

  • Experience producing shoots
  • Creative network – relationships with Directors, DOPs, Gaffers, Editors, etc.
  • Ability to understand and manage creative budgets
  • Understanding of format delivery
  • Ability to manage multiple projects at once
  • Passionate about music in all forms.
  • Experience working in a fast-paced, quick turnaround environment - music industry a bonus but not essential.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to work with people at all levels within the business.
  • Flexible and able to prioritise own workload.



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 available
  • 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.