Kobalt Neighbouring Rights is seeking a hard-working and motivated people-person to support our successful team manage our performer client's accounts at neighbouring rights societies around the world. The role predominantly involves general administrative work such as client and recording database maintenance, but the role offers a lot of autonomy so being highly organised and detail-oriented is essential. 

The is a fantastic opportunity to be part of the largest Neighbouring Rights administrator in the world. Kobalt Neighbouring Rights started in 2011 offering a global service to performers and labels alike. Our label roster is amongst the best in the world and includes AWAL, Big Machine, Black Crow, Concord Bicycle, Macklemore, MPL Inc (Paul McCartney), Partisan Records, Secretly Canadian and Sub Pop.

BACKGROUND

Founded in 2000 by Willard Ahdritz, Kobalt is creating the music company of the future. Kobalt is a global music and technology company built for artists, songwriters, publishers and labels as an alternative to the traditional music business model. Kobalt have built the technology infrastructure to enable better reporting and for artists to maintain ownership and control over how their work is distributed, tracked, collected, and monetized.  This global technology platform is able to track and collect royalties for the billions of micro-payments per song in digital music today.

This is an established yet fast growing creator-centric company of artists and songwriters including The Chainsmokers, Kelly Clarkson, Miles Davis, Dave Grohl, Lauv, Zayn Malik, Max Martin, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Paul McCartney, Stevie Nicks, Pitbull, Elvis Presley, Skrillex, Sam Smith, and many more. Kobalt represents on average over 40% of the top 100 songs and albums in both the US and UK.

We’re currently 600 people based across 13 offices and we’re still growing. That’s where you come in. If you feel like the fast-paced, rewarding environment of our rapidly growing company is for you - share your story!

WHAT DOES A SOCIETY RELATIONS ASSISTANT AT KOBALT DO?

  • Acts as our primary contact for a portfolio of societies across all levels
  • Ensures our clients’ accounts are managed correctly at the collection societies through maintaining strong relationships and querying discrepancies across a diverse range of issues
  • Arranges data exchanges for repertoire registration at the collection societies
  • Responsible for maintaining our society knowledge bank in a timely manner
  • Analyses data to assist with prioritisation and royalty tracking
  • Point person for their area of team expertise
  • Provides guidance to team admin assistant with priorities and processes reviews

WHAT SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE ARE WE LOOKING FOR?  

  • Previous NR is not essential but previous admin experience in a rights collections role is beneficial
  • Excellent communication skills: the duties require a very high level of communication internally and externally and so we are looking for someone who can adapt communication to the audience
  • Advanced organisational skills and ability to track and monitor documentation processes in an efficient manner
  • Ability to work accurately, independently, to strict deadlines and under pressure
  • Able to proposes options for escalated problem solving
  • Strong proficiency in all Microsoft Office programs. Google Suite Experience an advantage
  • An eye for detail, with an accuracy and detail-driven mind-set
  • Innovative and in interest in technology
  • French Speaking an advantage

SPECIFICS

  • Based at River Building, Cannon Street, London EC4R 3TE
  • Hours are 37.5 hours per week. Generally, these are taken between 9.30-6 with 1 hour for lunch but amendments to these hours can be agreed on a case by case basis with line manager approval

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IMPORTANT NOTICE

Applicants must be eligible to work in the United Kingdom. Verification checks will be conducted during the interview process and a full DBS check on acceptance of offer. Kobalt is an equal opportunity employer encouraging diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, or any other status or characteristic protected by law. 

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KOBALT MUSIC GROUP BENEFITS FROM DAY ONE

ANNUAL LEAVE | Contractually 25 days, however Kobalt closes its offices for the 3 days between Christmas and New Year’s when staff contribute 1 day.

LIFE ASSURANCE | Equal to four (4) times base salary.

TRAVEL INSURANCE | Business travel insurance cover.

INCOME PROTECTION | Covers up to 75% of base salary up to the age of 65.

GYM MEMBERSHIP | Corporate rates available at Nuffield Health and Fitness First. Kobalt will subsidise £45.00 gross per month towards your corporate gym membership if your membership is processed through company payroll.

INTEREST FREE SEASON TICKET LOAN SCHEME | Eligible after 1-month continuous service. Loans deducted from net pay over a 12-month period.

LEARNING AND DEVELOPMENT | As part of your ongoing learning and development you will have access to a range of tools and courses appropriate to your role and career goals. These include, but are not limited to; Udemy for Business and Bookboon E-library.

EYECARE | Full eye test provided at a range of opticians through a voucher scheme.

WELLBEING | Wellbeing Hub and Employee Assistance Programme.

FRESH FRUIT AND CEREAL AVAILABLE DAILY 

REGULAR STAFF SOCIALS | Including seasonal social events and parties.

POST PROBATIONARY PERIOD BENEFITS

PENSION | Kobalt’s salary exchange pension scheme with Aviva provides the benefit of a company matched pension contribution up to 5%, subject to eligibility.

PRIVATE MEDICAL INSURANCE | Managed through AVIVA.

TRAVEL INSURANCE | Both individual or family cover for personal holiday travel insurance.

CYCLE TO WORK SCHEME | In partnership with Evans Cycles.

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