Manager, Library Services

Warner Music Group Corp.
Los Angeles, CA
Posted 60+ days ago
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WMG's top priority is the safety and wellbeing of its team members, artists and songwriters across the globe. In response to COVID-19, WMG is fully committed to helping its people balance their home and life commitments with flexible working options, virtual wellness sessions, and more. WMG strives to maintain a COVID-free workplace. To that end, being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 is a condition of employment for all US new employees, prior to the commencement of employment. If you are hired, you will be required to provide proof of your vaccination as part of your new employee onboarding process, subject to our legal obligation to make reasonable accommodations in certain limited circumstances.

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: Manager, Library Services

A little bit about our team: Global Asset Management is responsible for the management of master assets across all of WMG. This includes audio, video, photographic, and art assets used in the production of WMG products. Global Asset Management is also responsible for the quality control, and distribution of assets that feed the physical and digital supply chain, including current releases and legacy content. This department has the additional responsibility of maintaining the high quality of digitization standards across all media types as well as a high quality of data integrity that allows for the swift location and deployment of assets on the behalf of WMG.

Your role: As Manager of Library Services, you will oversee management of assets created by WMG artists and labels for new releases and legacy content. This includes some of the most influential artists of all time ranging from Jazz and Soul legends of the 1950's to tomorrow's next hit single. You will lead a team responsible for the safe keeping, preservation, and accessibility of WMG's master assets with a focus on superior customer service and asset preservation. Here you will represent one of the largest music archives in existence and a company that continues to grow and thrive in today's industry.

Here you'll get to:

  • You will interact with WMG departments around the world including A&R, Studios, Video Production, Release Operations, Sync Licensing, Brand Partnerships, Legal and more

  • You will oversee daily asset requests prioritizing projects and delegating to team members

  • You will provide team guidance, support, and training

  • You will receive and archive audio masters for new releases

  • You will support Immersive Audio production delivering sources and receiving new mixes to archive and distribute to WMG studios for digital supply chain integration

  • You will research and provide best available audio and video sources for different product types (digital, CD, vinyl, etc.) ensuring assets provided are of the highest quality and ideal for the intended use.

  • You will perform asset research for business development initiatives (e.g., Dolby Atmos and high-resolution offerings)

  • You will coordinate digital transfers of master tapes involving database research and asset review to determine which sources are masters to coordinate digitization

  • You will arrange file delivery to requestors and create archival backups

  • You will perform light audio engineering tasks such as file conversion, simple editing, and DAT transfers

  • You will catalog assets into WMG's archive database and will upload content to DAM systems

  • You will assist with database and platform development including User Acceptance Testing

  • You will support implementation of archival standards and operational procedures

  • You will check-in and check-out physical assets and assist with retrieval.Requires ability to lift objects up to 25lbs daily while using ladders to retrieve assets from shelves.

About you:

  • You have excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills

  • You can demonstrate composure and a strong work ethic

  • You can lead by example and promote a work environment where employees can excel

  • You can provide guidance to employees and develop workflows promoting efficiency and productivity

  • You have outstanding organizational skills and strong attention to detail

  • You have at least 1-2 years' experience in audio or video production with an understanding of production processes and commonly used terminology

  • You have knowledge of digital audio and video master types

  • You have knowledge of legacy audio and video formats

  • You have strong technical abilities and are proficient with Pro Tools

  • You can troubleshoot technical issues and provide assistance to others

  • You have great time management skills and thrive working in a fast-paced environment

  • You are adaptable and efficiently prioritize workload and responsibilities

  • You are comfortable working on multiple projects and tasks simultaneously

  • You are self-motivated

  • You enjoy research projects

  • You enjoy working both independently and in a team environment

  • You have experience retrieving files from servers, hard drives, DVROMs and other media

  • You have experience working with databases and Digital Asset Management systems

We'd love it if you also had:

  • A degree in Library Sciences or Business Administration

  • Experience managing a team

  • Experience working in an archive or library

  • Music industry work experience

  • Knowledge of Digital Asset Management systems

  • Historical knowledge of WMG artists and Labels

About us: As the home to Asylum, Atlantic, East West, Elektra, 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.

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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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