We are looking for a personable, professional and process-driven Assistant Manager to join Kobalt’s publishing operations team based in London.

Managing a small but growing team reporting into the Senior Copyright Manager, you will oversee Kobalt’s confirmation processes for the registrations of songs within our network of societies and sub-publishers. Working closely with other team heads across the publishing operations department, your initial objective will be to help develop fully centralized processes for key areas within the team.

To be successful in the role, you need to demonstrate a deep knowledge of copyright, publishing and collection societies and be a self-starter with a track-record of working successfully within an international team. You also have strong interpersonal skills comfortable with internal and external communication with a wide variety of teams, with senior colleagues and other parties across the business. 

WHAT DOES AN ASSISTANT MANAGER IN COPYRIGHT DO AT KOBALT?

  • You oversee the handling of the confirmation processes for song registrations with societies and sub-publishers.
  • You manage a small but growing team to achieve goals, implement strategies and ensure smooth operations of assigned tasks, providing additional training and coaching as needed.
  • You engage with centralized team heads and source relations to keep up to date on any source developments as well as build fruitful relationships with external publishers, societies and sub-publishers.
  • You bring attention to high priority and urgent items with relevant stakeholders in an effective manner, and proactively put together plans of action until resolutions are reached.
  • You analyze, track and report on monthly key performance metrics and implement action plans to tackle any areas highlighted during the review.

WHAT SKILLS & EXPERIENCE ARE WE LOOKING FOR?

  • You would need to demonstrate a solid understanding of music copyright and publishing as well as a deep working knowledge of operational Copyright processes.
  • You may have experience in supervising, managing and motivating team members, but more importantly, can demonstrate a keen interest and core attributes relevant for a people manager.
  • You have ideally managed projects and demonstrated a process-driven approach having suggested, developed or implemented processes demonstrating analytical thinking and a 'can do' attitude to solve complex problems.
  • You can adapt your communication to internal and external audiences and act with a sense of urgency and confidentiality to all matters.
  • You have a track record of excellent organization and prioritization skills with strong attention to detail.
  • You are tech savvy as well as a fast & pro-active learner with ability to pick up new software quickly - proficient user of Microsoft and Google programs, such as Excel, Sheets and Gmail, but also software such as Monday and Tableau.

WHY CHOOSE US?

At Kobalt we’ve prioritized creators since we first started in 2000. Our music services and the technology we’ve built helps make the industry more fair and rewarding for artists. 

We’re trusted by some of the world’s biggest names like Doja Cat, Kali Uchis, Phoebe Bridgers, Nick Cave, Wolf Alice and Sam Fender and songwriters such as Simon Aldred (Rag N Bone Man, Liam Gallagher, Celeste) and Clarence Coffee Jr. (Dua Lipa, Lizzo, The Snuts). 

We thrive on creativity and are committed to championing diversity. We’re dedicated to inclusiveness and provide all the resources and benefits you need to grow your career and reach your potential. We offer competitive compensation packages, professional development opportunities, and an entrepreneurial culture that makes working here not just fun, but also rewarding.


IMPORTANT NOTICE

We thrive on creativity and are committed to championing diversity. We’re dedicated to inclusiveness and provide all the resources and benefits you need to grow your career and reach your potential. We offer competitive compensation packages, professional development opportunities, and an entrepreneurial culture that makes working here not just fun, but also rewarding.

Applicants must be eligible to work in the United Kingdom. A full DBS check will be conducted on acceptance of the 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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