Coordinator, Brand Partnerships
Marketing & Digital Media New York, New York Remote, United States Santa Monica, California
Description Founded in 1984, Def Jam Recordings has represented the cutting-edge in hip-hop music for more than 35 years. Def Jam began as a maverick independent label inspired by downtown New York City’s vibrant street culture and the emerging sound of hip-hop, pioneered by iconic stars like LL Cool J, Slick Rick, The Beastie Boys and Public Enemy. Over the following two decades, Def Jam established its dominance with superstar acts like Jay-Z, DMX, Ja Rule, Method Man & Redman, Ludacris, Rihanna, Jeezy, and the inimitable Kanye West.
Now in its fourth decade, Def Jam’s music and lifestyle has grown into a global brand – synonymous with creativity, quality and authenticity – encompassing a diverse roster of marquee and emerging stars like West, Justin Bieber, Alessia Cara, Logic, Pusha T, Jadakiss, Vince Staples, Jeremih, Big Sean, YG, 2 Chainz, Dave East, and Jhene Aiko, among others. Today, Def Jam has reaffirmed its passion for and commitment to hip-hop culture, and has expanded its global brand reach to become the most-followed major label on all major social media platforms.
How we LEAD: In this dynamic position, the Brand Partnerships Coordinator will serve as a key component of the Brand Partnerships team, acting as the administrative support point person for Def Jam’s brand partnerships department. The ideal candidate will possess strong administrative, organizational, and creative skills. Prior experience in the music/entertainment field is ideal.
How you’ll CREATE:
Serve in a key role on the Def Jam Brand Partnerships team, supporting and managing active and potential brand partnership campaigns for the Def Jam label, its roster of artists, and its content
Work internally with Brand Partnerships, Marketing, and artist management teams to identify and facilitate unique partnership concepts, and collaborate with key stakeholders across artist teams, brands, and internal label teams (marketing, digital, PR, etc) to support priority projects and active brand campaigns
Oversee the creation and maintenance of artist one sheets, pitch decks/presentations, and external e-newsletters, keeping all pitch materials updated with relevant news and stats regularly
Support on music video product placement and event sponsorship opportunities (outreach, negotiation of fees, contract execution, ensuring deliverables are met, and overall execution of deal)
Manage invoice requests and contracting processes
Assist with administrative duties including answering phones, maintaining calendars, preparing expense reports, taking meeting minutes, and coordinating meetings
Research brand partnership activities in the industry and stay up to date on the current market for potential leads
Maximize the use of consumer research to enhance and create opportunities for artist in the branding space
Bring your VIBE:
Strong administrative, organizational, communication and creative skills
Strong computer skills: Microsoft Office, Keynote, Photoshop, InDesign, Digital Media savvy
Ability to work under high pressure and speed
Great social and interpersonal skills
Ability to work well with others
Ability to keep information highly confidential
Ability to handle multiple projects and meet deadlines
Ability to interact with multiple levels of personnel
Passion for music and popular culture
1-2 years of agency, label and/or administrative experience in the music/entertainment business
Competitive Compensation Package including Salary, Benefits and Generous 401k Savings Plan with company matching
Flexible Paid Time Off plus Paid Holidays, 2 week “Winter Break” & Wellness Fridays (year-round)
Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance
Student Loan Repayment Assistance & Tuition Reimbursement (after 12 months of service)
Robust Employee Assistance Program (for you and your loved ones
Annual Well-Being Allowance which includes Fitness, Travel, Home Enhancements, Nutrition, and Spa Treatment Reimbursements
Universal Music Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer All UMG employees are currently required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or provide proof of a negative PCR or Antigen test before entering any Company offices unless they have been approved for an exemption or unless prohibited by applicable law.
Disclaimer: This job description only provides an overview of job responsibilities that are subject to change.
** This job gets paid an estimated: $48,000 - $63,000 a year. Please note this is an approximation based on my research. Feel free to verify this info by contacting the company directly or by asking during the interview phase.