Manager, Technology & Strategy

Business Strategy & Operations Hollywood, California Req. UMG-4104


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.

How we LEAD: 

The Manager of Technology & Strategy is responsible for steering and routing all assets and web development projects across Capitol Music Group, which includes artist's websites, Capitol Label websites, digital marketing campaigns & activations, and internal dashboards & tools. This role reports to the Director of Artist Insights & Technology.

How you’ll CREATE:                   

  • Work with external digital agencies to scope out and oversee the development of CMG artist sites on WordPress; inclusive of domain registration and DNS configuration
  • Build and configure Artist sites using CMG’s proprietary WordPress theme
  • Source and route web builds internally and externally for feedback and final approvals
  • Configure initial WordPress site setup, users, Google Analytics, and Google Tag Manager; including deploying site pixels
  • QA sites to ensure they meet requirements as well as current web and mobile standards
  • Ensure sites are optimized for SEO
  • Update content and creative elements on existing websites through the CMS and site code
  • Code web and mobile marketing tools, widgets, games, and applications using public platforms and frameworks (HTML5, WordPress, etc.) and UMG’s proprietary platforms
  • Assist the marketing teams with coming up with innovative ways to market our artists online
  • Work on ways to integrate D2C components
  • Continually evaluate competitors and industry trends

Bring your VIBE:

  • Web design experience, strong design aesthetic
  • Strong coding skills (HTML5, CSS3, JSON, JS, MySQL, PHP)
  • Strong knowledge of the WordPress platform
  • Experience project managing external agencies
  • Ability to solve problems efficiently and creatively
  • Enthusiastic, a task-oriented individual who can work well independently and with a team and has a love of music
  • Able to manage and prioritize multiple concurrent tasks and meet deadlines
  • Strong communication skills, able to effectively communicate with non-technical and technical stakeholders
  • Comfortable working on a Mac with an understanding of the need for Windows compatibility testing
  • Ability to interact with artists, artist managers, and marketing managers
  • Familiarity with data and privacy compliance a plus (GDPR, CCPA)
  • General understanding of Google Analytics & Google Tag Manager a plus

Perks Playlist:

  • Competitive Compensation Package including Salary, Benefits and Generous 401k Savings Plan
  • Paid Time Off – Paid Holidays, “Gift Week”, Summer Fridays
  • Student Loan Repayment Assistance
  • Employee Developmental Support
  • Annual Gym Reimbursement Package
  • Pet Insurance, plus much more!

Universal Music Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer