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Warner Music Group Assistant, Business & Legal Affairs in New York, New York

Job Description:

At Warner Music Group, we’re a global collective of music makers and music lovers, tech innovators and inspired entrepreneurs, game-changing creatives and passionate team members. Here, we know that each talent makes our collective bolder and brighter. We are guided by four core principles that underpin everything we do across all our diverse businesses:

  • Music is Everything : Music is our passion, and we can never get enough. Tastes, trends, and tech will change, but great artists and songwriters will always be our driving force.

  • Global Growth, Local Expertise : Music is a global language. Through communication and collaboration, our success can come from anywhere and translate everywhere.

  • Innovation and Insight : Pushing the boundaries requires the best information and the boldest imagination. We use both to create the future.

  • Empowered by People : Like the artists we serve and the music they make, our differences make us stronger. This is a place where every talent can belong and build a career.

We remain committed to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. We know it fosters a culture where you can truly belong, contribute, and grow. We encourage applications from people of any age, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, religion, ethnicity, disability, veteran status, and any other characteristic or identity.

Consider a career at WMG and get the best of both worlds – an innovative global music company that retains the creative spirit of a nimble independent.

Job Title: Assistant, Business & Legal Affairs

A little bit about our team:

The Business and Legal Affairs teams at Atlantic Records are a close-knit group of passionate music attorneys. Our teams negotiate record deals for Atlantic’s entire roster of artists and manage the business and legal issues relating to the creation, distribution, monetization, and marketing of our artists’ music. Our teams work directly with every department at the label, including A&R, marketing, artist development, PR, royalties, finance, and sales.

Your role:

You will work behind the scenes, in a fast-paced environment to provide support to our entire Business & Legal Affairs team at Atlantic Records. Working for the Business & Legal Affairs department gives you a great opportunity to get a bird’s eye view of the business & legal issues relevant to the entire music industry and to learn the nitty-gritty of label operations while interfacing with people from all across the company. If you are inquisitive, detail-oriented, collaborative, and have strong organizational skills, this could be the perfect opportunity for you.

Here you’ll get to:

  • Prepare, send and track contract execution copies.

  • Manage supervisor’s calendar; schedule meetings and conference calls.

  • Organize department meetings.

  • Maintain legal files.

  • Submit expense reports.

  • Order mail, office, and other supplies for department use.

  • Open, record, and distribute mail.

  • Perform sales and other research duties.

  • General office work (i.e., word processing).

About you:

  • Have a college degree or several years’ relevant experience as an executive level assistant in the music industry.

  • Skilled in Microsoft Office and Outlook.

  • Highly organized, resourceful, have an attention to detail and are rigorous about proofing your own work (and occasionally the work of others).

  • Excellent phone and communication skills.

  • Comfortable with spreadsheets, numbers, and math.

  • Self-motivated and able to complete tasks independently.

  • Calm under pressure.

  • Hard worker for whom no task is too small.

  • Have a passion for music and a genuine interest in the music industry.

We’d love it if you also had:

  • Prior assistant experience including answering phones, booking travel and handling T&E.

  • Paralegal experience, experience as an executive level assistant at a media company, music industry experience or any combination of the foregoing.

About us:

As the home to 300 Elektra, Asylum, Atlantic, East West, FFRR, Fueled by Ramen, Nonesuch, Parlophone, Rhino, Roadrunner, Sire, Warner Records, Warner Classics, and several other of the world’s premier recording labels, Warner Music Group champions emerging artists and global superstars alike. And our renowned publishing company, Warner Chappell Music, represents genre-spanning songwriters and producers through a catalogue of more than one million copyrights worldwide. Redefining what it means to be a music company in the 21st century, our consumer brands include trend-setters like UPROXX, Songkick, HipHopDX, and EMP. We’re the home to WMX – the next generation services division that connects artists with fans and amplifies brands in creative, immersive, and engaging ways – and Alternative Distribution Alliance (ADA) – the ground-breaking global distribution company for independent artists and labels.

Together, we are Warner Music Group: Music With Vision & Voice.

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 WMG. We love it here, and think you will, too.

Salary Range

$19.23 to $20.51 Hourly

Salary ranges are included for job postings where required by law. The actual base pay is dependent upon many factors, such as work experience and business needs. The pay range is subject to change at any time dependent on a variety of internal and external factors.

WMG is committed to inclusion and diversity in all aspects of our business. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and will evaluate qualified applicants 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 characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

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