Joining the growing Royalties team in our brand-new London office, the Assistant Royalties Manager will manage a small team and assist in delivering global publishing royalties to our clients in an accurate and timely manner by running operational reporting and analysis for the wider Publishing Operations team to help streamline & co-ordinate the collection, processing, and accounting of royalties.
You will need the ability to remain optimistic and persistent when working to analyse gaps and errors in payment to our clients, and have high levels of confidence in decision making when faced with difficult challenges. Working across several areas of the business liaising with key stakeholders such as copyright and tech teams requires excellent communication skills as well as a detail-driven mindset and that you are comfortable with repetitive and data-heavy tasks while remaining positive and determined to complete all tasks accurately and efficiently.
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.
What would you do as an Assistant Royalties Manager?
- Work closely with Copyright, Accounts, Clients, Synch and Tech teams under the guidance of the Senior Manager to help ensure effective, accurate and timely statement delivery to publishing clients
- Solve problems arising from distributions and support copyright teams with any direction they may seek regarding royalties or royalty processing
- Make sure that due statements, data files, and receipts are received accurately and on a timely basis, and handled accordingly in line with internal schedules, standards and deadlines.
- Run and keep on top of multiple regular reports
You may be asked to take on extra responsibilities – please be aware that the above list is not exhaustive
You will ideally have…
…numeracy, attention to detail, accuracy and analytical skills
…excellent communication skills with experience communicating to a wide-ranging audience of varying seniority, skill, and knowledge
…experience in supervising, managing and motivating team members
…track-record of excellent organization & prioritisation skills working under high pressure and to tight deadlines
…ability to think of improvements to existing tools and processes to continually enhance what we do to achieve our goals
…comfortable using Excel to calculate %’s and manipulate large sets of data using formulas and pivot tables
…background and knowledge of SQL or other domain-specific language used in programming is preferred
…solid understanding of music publishing, copyright & royalty processes
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- 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
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 an 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.
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.
INCOME PROTECTION | Covers up to 75% of base salary up to the age of 65.
TRAVEL INSURANCE | Business travel insurance cover.
GYM MEMBERSHIP | Corporate rates available at Nuffield Health and Fitness First. Kobalt will subsidise £45.00 per month towards your corporate gym membership if your membership is processed through company payroll.
EYECARE | Full eye test provided at a range of opticians through a voucher scheme.
WELLBEING | Wellbeing Hub and Employee Assistance Programme.
FRESH FRUIT, SELECTION OF SNACKS AND CEREAL SUPPLIED
REGULAR STAFF SOCIALS | Including seasonal social events and parties.
POST PROBATIONARY PERIOD BENEFITS
PENSION | Kobalt’s pension scheme is currently with Aviva. On passing probation, staff can select to move to salary sacrifice and benefit from a 2.5% - 5% company matched contribution.
PRIVATE MEDICAL INSURANCE | Policy is with the AVIVA ‘select’ scheme
TRAVEL INSURANCE | Personal travel insurance, individual or family cover.
INTEREST FREE SEASON TICKET LOAN SCHEME (eligible after 1 month of service) | Loans deducted from net pay over a 12-month period.
CYCLE TO WORK SCHEME | In partnership with Evans Cycles.