YPIA Opportunities

YPIA Opportunities

Jobs and offers from the arts world

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Marketing and Artist Liaison Manager, Signum Records

Deadline: 4 June 2021

How Long: Full time - Permanent

Compensation: Commensurate with experience

About Signum

Launched in 1997, leading independent classical label - Signum - now has almost 700 releases in its catalogue and continues to record new albums with approximately 35 new releases per year. Artists on the label include numerous leading British soloists, chamber musicians, choral ensembles, opera companies and orchestras, and a growing number of American and other international artists. These include the Philharmonia, Paul McCreesh and the Gabrieli Consort and Players, The King’s Singers, Alessio Bax, Joby Talbot, Thomas Adès, Tenebrae, Houston Chamber Choir and many others. A multi award-winning label, Signum has won two Grammys, multiple BBC Music Magazine awards and three Gramophone Awards including Label of the Year award 2017. Signum Records works closely with its sister company in production and sound-engineering, Floating Earth.

Office accommodation

Signum’s office building is based in Perivale, West London (nearest tube – Perivale, Central line), and is shared with Floating Earth. The building has open plan office space as well as a number of edit suites and small studios. A small amount of warehouse space is on-site to service immediate needs, but the bulk of the physical stock sits with a third-party warehouse or in distribution. At the time of writing, the team is working largely from home.

Summary of the role

We’re looking for someone with enthusiasm and a passion for/knowledge of classical music to work as part of a small, close-knit team with the label’s A&R, Digital Marketing Manager, PR and press team. This new role will take responsibility as the central point of co-ordination for the artists, production and release, and will drive new marketing initiatives. The successful candidate will be able to juggle unrelated tasks alongside “big picture” thinking and detailed implementation. But mostly, you will love music, be able to work independently as well as part of a team. Mentoring and training to support professional development will be offered, as appropriate.

Key responsibilities include

  • Building strong relationships with the internal team, artists, artist managers and partners.
  • Creation and implementation of a schedule of marketing opportunities and campaigns to promote the sales of new releases and catalogue both in specific markets and globally.
  • Acting as the central point of contact for artists, both proactively and reactively.
  • Optimisation of each release and existing catalogue in liaison with the artists.
  • Working with the team to develop the timeline of materials and activity around new releases and manage the pipeline to ensure dates are met, internally and externally.
  • Commissioning and creation of marketing materials.
  • Central liaison for the physical distributor network: sending information on new releases, arranging special promotions and campaigns.
  • Helping to grow and implement Signum’s commitment to sustainability.
  • Helping to build and shape an engaging, successful, consistent release schedule.
  • Ensuring that all administration and promotional details are accurate and delivered in a timely manner.
  • Having good communication skills, enthusiasm and a positive attitude.
  • Willingness to work flexibly including out-of-hours and weekends.
  • A passion for live and recorded music, events and creative music projects.

Desirable

  • Copywriting ability, design skills, photo/video editing.
  • A good knowledge of the digital sphere and related initiatives in tech (eg AR).
  • Knowledgeable about the process of label management and music release.
  • Experience of working in the recorded, live music or related industry.
  • Wordpress/website editing experience.
  • An understanding of the challenges and opportunities associated with current world issues and the music business.
  • Experience of financial management at a project level.

Application process

Please send a covering letter and your CV by 4 June 2021 to:

Steve Long

Signum Records

Unit 14, 21 Wadsworth Road

Perivale

UB6 7LQ

Or via e-mail to steve@thesoundcorporation.com

All applicants will be notified of the outcome by 14 June 2021, with interviews taking place in the following two weeks.

Further information

We are committed to ensuring that opportunities to work and develop at Signum are open to all. We treat all job applications equally, regardless of age, disability, gender identity or gender expression, race, ethnicity, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation or any other equality characteristics. We particularly encourage applications from disabled people and people from black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds, as these groups are currently underrepresented in the cultural sector.

All posts are subject to Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) enhanced disclosure checks. This role will require some flexibility in the hours, location and pattern of work.

We will agree a pattern of work with the successful candidate by mutual consent. If you have any questions about the role, or the application process, please contact us by emailing steve@thesoundcorporation.com

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Marketing and Artist Liaison Manager, Signum Records

Deadline: 4 June 2021

How Long: Full time/Permanent

Compensation: Commensurate with experience

We’re looking for someone with enthusiasm and a passion for/knowledge of classical music to work as part of a small, close-knit team with the label’s A&R, Digital Marketing Manager, PR and press team. This new role will take responsibility as the central point of co-ordination for the artists, production and release, and will drive new marketing initiatives. The successful candidate will be able to juggle unrelated tasks alongside “big picture” thinking and detailed implementation. But mostly, you will love music, be able to work independently as well as part of a team. Mentoring and training to support professional development will be offered, as appropriate.

Key responsibilities include

  • Building strong relationships with the internal team, artists, artist managers and partners.
  • Creation and implementation of a schedule of marketing opportunities and campaigns to promote the sales of new releases and catalogue both in specific markets and globally.
  • Acting as the central point of contact for artists, both proactively and reactively.
  • Optimisation of each release and existing catalogue in liaison with the artists.
  • Working with the team to develop the timeline of materials and activity around new releases and manage the pipeline to ensure dates are met, internally and externally.
  • Commissioning and creation of marketing materials.
  • Central liaison for the physical distributor network: sending information on new releases, arranging special promotions and campaigns.
  • Helping to grow and implement Signum’s commitment to sustainability.
  • Helping to build and shape an engaging, successful, consistent release schedule.
  • Ensuring that all administration and promotional details are accurate and delivered in a timely manner.
  • Having good communication skills, enthusiasm and a positive attitude.
  • Willingness to work flexibly including out-of-hours and weekends.
  • A passion for live and recorded music, events and creative music projects.

Desirable

  • Copywriting ability, design skills, photo/video editing.
  • A good knowledge of the digital sphere and related initiatives in tech (eg AR).
  • Knowledgeable about the process of label management and music release.
  • Experience of working in the recorded, live music or related industry.
  • WordPress/website editing experience.
  • An understanding of the challenges and opportunities associated with current world issues and the music business.
  • Experience of financial management at a project level.

For more information and details on how to apply, click here: https://signumrecords.com/vacancy-marketing-and-artist-liaison-manager-signum-records/

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Guest Writer, YPIA Blog

Deadline: Ongoing

How Long: For a one-off piece or a series of contributions, up to you.

Compensation: We're all volunteers at YPIA.

Have you seen the YPIA Blog? We want to make our posts as relevant to you as possible and how could we do that better than by asking you to contribute? So, if you would be interested in becoming a guest writer for YPIA (whether for a one-off article or a whole series), just get in touch with Rebecca Johns at rebeccaj@ypia.co.uk.

The blog generally covers topics such as the challenges young people face when starting out in the arts, tips for how to improve your career, summaries of our events, reviews of other relevant events, resources or websites, and stories of fellow arts professionals who've shown initiative to improve access into the arts sector for young people. We're very open to other suggestions though, so do feel free to get in touch with Rebecca and pitch your idea. 

There's no deadline for this opportunity, we accept new contributions on a rolling basis.

To advertise your job here please email us at info@ypia.co.uk