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EA to Managing Director, Neighbouring Rights – Kobalt – London


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Our incredible Neighbouring Rights team has come a long way since the start. The team is close-knit and dedicated and is looking to hire a highly organised, self-driven and detail oriented Executive Assistant to support the MD in brand new London office in the heart of the City overlooking the Thames.

Our MD manages a range of teams in our Neighbouring Rights business and this role will be expected to gain a good understanding of what they do and help across a wide range of projects. But as well as support the team in their day-to-day activities, you will be a natural extension of the MD in her day-to-day managing an ever-changing schedule, conflicting priorities, and planning international travel across multiple time zones so you need to be an excellent organiser and communicator to build trustworthy relationships among internal teams and external contacts.

We need someone to hit the ground running so previous experience in executive-level support in a fast-paced, ever-evolving environment is essential. It’s high-pressure at times with priorities changing constantly – but in return offers a career with great growth opportunities so if you are a keen learner, flexible and adaptive and great at taking initiative, then this could be the role for you!

KNR started in 2011 and has grown quickly to become one of the leading companies in this field and prides itself on its bespoke, robust service to clients maximising revenues to artists such as Ariana Grande, Dua Lipa, Sam Smith, Passenger, Icona Pop, John Newman, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis and Red Hot Chili Peppers to mention a few. Working at Kobalt, you will help empower creators in today’s complex and change the music landscape – ideal for someone with an incredible drive, enthusiasm & of course, a passion for music!

What would you do as an EA at Kobalt?

  • Be a natural extension of the MD in her day-to-day business needs providing extensive calendar management organising, maintaining diary as well as setting up and preparing for meetings & appointments ensuring all aspects are organised by preparing agendas & documentation such as presentations and reports as needed
  • Attending and minuting meetings as required, quickly synthesize information, and determine what actions to take and follow up on those action points
  • Arranging travel, transport & accommodation as well as collating and filing expenses
  • Meeting and greeting visitors and manage external relationships, filter, and prioritise contact
  • Providing assistance with various tasks and ad-hoc projects across the team, such as researching projects, maintaining Excel spreadsheets as well as entering and maintaining data in internal and external databases
  • Provide the bridge for smooth communication among internal teams; maintaining credibility, confidentiality, trust and support

You will ideally have

…a friendly, enthusiastic and results-oriented attitude and experience of executive-level support

…worked in a fast-paced, music or start-up style tech & product company

…demonstrated ability to take initiative, manage a changing schedule and anticipate needs

…ability to manage competing priorities without losing anything in the shuffle

…crisis & issue management with some project management skills and experience

…prior experience coordinating international travel and planning across multiple time-zones

…strong written and verbal communication skills

…excellent interpersonal skills and ability to build internal relationships and with external parties

…strong attention to detail with exceptional follow up and organization

…mastery of Microsoft Office Suite but also various communication tools such as Slack, & Zoom

 

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 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.

 

Recent Awards/Recognitions:

2018 Financial Times Boldness in Business – Drivers of Change Nominee

2018 Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies in Music

2017 Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies in Music

2017 Music Week Publisher of the Year

Recent press:

Music Week – The Music Industry’s Best Friend

Music Business Worldwide – “We are Building for the Future of the Music Business

Wired – How data saved music

Economist – Disrupters

Check out our blog:

www.awal.com/blog

 

SPECIFICS 

  • 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

www.kobaltmusic.com/careers

 

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 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.

Thank you for choosing to apply for a role at Kobalt! By applying for a role on our website you are allowing Kobalt to collect your personal data and contact you regarding this opportunity. We care about transparency and believe that skill sets can be applied to multiple roles, so we would love to able to get in touch with your regarding other opportunities that may be suitable for you. We will therefore keep the information you supplied to us for one year. We collect your personal data for the purposes of managing Kobalt recruitment related activities and in relation to the evaluation and selection of applicants and as is otherwise needed in the recruitment processes. You can read our Privacy Policy HERE where we outline full details in line with GDPR requirements.

 

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 gross per month towards your corporate gym membership if your membership is processed through company payroll.

LEARNING AND DEVELOPMENT | As part of your ongoing learning and development you will have access to a range of tools and courses appropriate to your role and career goals. These include, but are not limited to; Udemy for Business and Bookboon E-library.

EYECARE | Full eye test provided at a range of opticians through a voucher scheme.

WELLBEING | Wellbeing Hub and Employee Assistance Programme.

FRESH FRUITSELECTION OF SNACKS AND CEREAL SUPPLIED

REGULAR STAFF SOCIALS | Including seasonal social events and parties.

 

POST PROBATIONARY PERIOD BENEFITS

PENSION | Kobalt match pension contributions when individuals contribute from 2.5% – 5% (giving a total contribution of 5% – 10%).

PRIVATE MEDICAL INSURANCE | Policy is with the BUPA ‘select’ scheme, with the ability to upgrade to a partner or family membership.

PENSION | Staff can select to move to salary sacrifice and benefit from a 2.5% – 5% company matched contribution.

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.

 

TO APPLY:

https://boards.greenhouse.io/kobaltmusicgroup/jobs/1675166?gh_src=6c50088b1

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