Work For Clue

We are looking for a Label Assistant!

As part of the government's Kickstart Scheme we have a role available to work for Clue. The scheme was set up to create jobs for young people at risk of long-term unemployment. 

Funding is being provided to us to create a six-month job role. The applicant must be;

  • a young person, aged 16-24
  • claiming Universal Credit
  • referred to Clue by DWP for employment opportunities

There is no public link to view the application, although all information is below. If you are interested, please contact your work coach at JCP who will be able to find the job on the internal system. All applicants must come through JCP.

Job Placement summary

The successful applicant will be responsible for supporting, and will learn, all aspects of working for a record label that releases music digitally (Spotify, Apple Music etc) and physically (CD, vinyl), nationally and internationally. Experience releasing music and working with musicians/artists is preferable.

Key responsibilities;

Core Label Activities - The successful applicant will support the label + artists to successfully release music and grow their audience. This can include working with musicians to obtain artwork + audio and working with music producers / engineers / mastering engineers to ensure that all criteria are met ahead of sending music to be manufactured into vinyl/CD releases or distributed by Digital Service Providers (i.e. Spotify, Apple Music). Management of catalogue numbers, ISRC, bar codes and download codes, working with artists to produce sleeve images, insert card detail / credits and designers to complete sleeve artwork / on disc labels for vinyl/CD etc. Other responsibilities include preparing contracts with musicians to clarify terms of engagement/release, supporting the Label Manager in the production of all assets required for release campaign (e.g. press release, press photos, video content, digital content) and setting up releases for pre-order & general release.

PR & Release Support - The role will include building and developing relationships with new press/radio/digital service playlisters, liaising with Press Agency/internal press lead and our distributor for all aspects of release/campaign. There will be a need to support ‘in house’ press campaigns by assisting in the creation of a press pack, engagement of artist, and development of press contacts. Development of new markets of interest (regionally in the UK and overseas) and liaison with record shops, other record labels and industry professionals to create strong ongoing relationships.

Direct To Consumer Management - The applicant will support in the day to day running of online platforms and stores, ensuring online store information relating to all releases & sales is up-to-date, responding to queries relating to online purchases and posting news items relating to new releases, events etc (monthly emails to mailing list subscribers)

Social media & Marketing - Responsibilities include developing a social media strategy alongside the rest of the team, producing appropriate social media assets for specific platforms and scheduling posts on social media accounts (Facebook & Twitter - & Instagram) for releases, events and ‘soft’/’engagement’ posts. The applicant will also support the team to make the most of sponsored digital ads, developing use of these.

Essential skills, experience and qualifications

The applicant should have good literacy / numeracy skills and ideally have at least some basic design skill.

They will be confident communicators and possess networking skills.

They will be proficient with email, Excel, Word (or Numbers/Pages) and ideally InDesign or similar design software.

We welcome applications from those with lived experience, or excellent knowledge, of some of the challenges faced by under-represented / disadvantaged groups in music (Women, People of Marginalised Genders, LGBTQIA+, BAME individuals)

Details of employability support (training opportunities/mentor)

We are a small team (4 people), with 2 main leads. The majority of work can be performed remotely and we will provide thorough support with clear instructions, while also allowing room for creativity, new ideas and ownership of tasks. Support will be given around time management and tasks set as part of the role.

The team uses a wide range of media to communicate externally which the successful applicant will get in-house training to use.

We also have access to a number of training programmes through our membership of other industry bodies, which will be made available to the applicant.

As part of the role, we will provide support around networking, goal setting, coaching and mentoring. Longer term ‘wraparound employability’ including CV writing, interview skills, job search support can also be included if/when required.

Number of hours per week = 25

Hourly rate of pay = National living wage

Closing date for applications = 21st May 2021