Manager, Video Administration

Warner Music Group New York , NY 10007

Posted 2 months ago

Manager, Video Administration

Job Description:

With its broad roster of new stars and legendary artists, Warner Music Group is home to a collection of the best-known record labels in the music industry including Asylum, Atlantic, Big Beat, Canvasback, East West, Elektra, Erato, FFRR, Fueled by Ramen, Nonesuch, Parlophone, Reprise, Rhino, Roadrunner, Sire, Warner Bros., Warner Classics, and Warner Music Nashville; Warner/Chappell Music, one of the world's leading music publishers, with a catalog of more than one million copyrights worldwide.

For more than four decades, WMG has been an industry-leading force in providing a world-class array of services designed to help artists and labels grow their careers and their businesses. Artist & Label Services is the umbrella for WEA (Warner-Elektra-Atlantic) the pioneering WEA distribution and marketing network and Alternative Distribution Alliance (ADA) the groundbreaking global distribution company for independent artists and labels.

Job Title: Video Administration Manager

A little bit about our team:

The video department handles all aspects of music video and content production for the entire Elektra Records Group roster of artists. We are a fast paced and resourceful creative team in charge of managing artistic visions for multiple projects and artists.

Why this could be your next big break:

The Video Administration Department is essential in facilitating contracts, agreements, and working in tandem with Business & Legal Affairs and Finance to ensure all projects are completed. Elektra boasts some of today's biggest and cutting-edge artists and without this role, no videos could make it out into the world for all our artists' fans to enjoy!

Here you'll get to:

  • Draft agreements for music video productions & content for Elektra Records and on behalf of affiliated labels.

  • Review all production company budgets (i.e. AICP format) and route internal budgets for approval from executive staff prior to contracting.

  • Liaise with the Business & Legal Affairs to identify and troubleshoot clearance issues in video treatments and the resulting final video product. Gather approval from Business & Legal Affairs to ensure that all rights are in place before videos are contracted and that the videos will be approved for servicing and commercial exploitation.

  • Confirm, when necessary, that guest artist/side artists appearances are cleared.

  • Confirm with Strategic Marketing & Brand Partnerships department that product placement terms are confirmed, approved, and adhered to. Coordinate billing for placement with Marketing Operations.

  • Negotiate terms of standard form agreements in association with Business & Legal Affairs when necessary.

  • Administer all payments for music videos pertaining to the production, including, but not limited to: contractual production company payments, artist costs, closed captioning and insurance.

  • Coordinate with Producer and/or Production Manager for each music video to make sure that the production company has completed the insurance questionnaire, provided proof of workman's compensation, ordered an audio package, if necessary, and understand Elektra's delivery requirements and any other guidelines regarding clearances and releases that may be required by Business & Legal Affairs.

  • Declare the production insurance package for every video and ensure that all special coverage is in place as necessary.

  • Follow through on all insurance claims. Review all pertinent paperwork and ensure that the insurance reps and insurance adjuster's questions are addressed.

  • Audit and file wrap books (actualized budgets, backup, releases) upon delivery to issue final payment on contracts.

Rockstar candidates will be able to:

  • Quickly learn Elektra's internal video recording authorization process (VRA).

  • Work well under pressure while maintaining good working relationships

  • Multitask and prioritize many jobs at once

  • Understand and gel with various and different personalities

  • Develop strong relationships with Producers, Directors, Reps, Managers and Artists via email and phone

It would be music to our ears if you also had:

  • Bachelor's Degree

  • Paralegal experience

  • SAG/AFTRA Music Video Agreement knowledge

  • SAP/ARIBA experience

Why join us?

Warner Music Group is all about our people. We are one global company made up of the most knowledgeable, passionate, and creative people in our business.

It is the mission of every member of the WMG team around the world to create a nurturing environment for artists, songwriters, and the people behind the music, every stage of their career. We strive to set WMG apart from the rest of the industry by embracing a philosophy of innovation that is part of our company's DNA.

Consider a career at WMG and be a part of one of the biggest forces in music today.

Love this job and want to apply?

Click the "Apply" link at the top of the page, or apply directly with your LinkedIn. Applying with LinkedIn will import all of the information you put in your profile, but will still allow you to upload a resume and cover letter.

Don't be discouraged if you don't hear from us right away. We're taking our time to review all resumes, and to find the best people for WMG.

Thanks for your interest in working for Warner Music Group. We love it here, and think you will too.

Warner Music Group is an equal opportunity employer. We enthusiastically accept our responsibility to make employment decisions without regard to race, religious creed, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ancestry, marital status, medical condition as defined by state law (genetic characteristics or cancer), physical or mental disability, military service or veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions, genetic information or any other classification protected by applicable federal, state or local laws or ordinances.

Copyright 2018 Warner Music Inc.


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