Product Development Manager

Culver City, California 90064

Post Date: 03/14/2018 Job ID: 93387 Job Category: Product Development

A well known entertainment company on the Westside is looking for a Product Development Manager.  The company is undergoing a re-haul of there internal database of content. This person is responsible for handling the transition of creating a user friendly database of content. Candidates must have an entertainment background with experience working on similar projects. 

Job Functions:
  • Research, pitch and produce financially & commercially viable physical and digital releases from the Universal Music Group catalog across all artists and genres
  • Manage & coordinate full product development lifecycle, from research to recording/production process to product release
  • Identify repertoire for commercial exploitation through archive research and asset management
  • Oversee and be accountable for project expenditures & budgets
  • Provide efficient and effective research data and assets across a wide variety artists and genres
  • Maintain strict quality control of products & releases

Job Requirements:

Skills/Abilities:
  • Deep catalog knowledge with an archivist/researcher like mindset across a wide range of music genres, artists and music products and strong understanding of the music industry & recording methods and technology
  • Ability to multi-task, ensure meticulous attention to detail, prioritize and work well under pressure & deadlines in a fast-paced, high volume environment
  • Must be current on today’ s music industry environment including streaming/digital platforms
  • Work well independently, take initiative, identify potential issues & successfully problem solve with sound business deliverables
  • Effectively optimize processes and efficiencies, and manage budgets
  • Proficient in MS Office (Word, Excel, PPT), along with high aptitude for learning new software programs.

Experience:
  • 3+ years experience in the music business, preferably with catalog/heritage music and knowledge of recording methods and technology
  • Experience successfully managing Product Development and budget process for a product release from origination to product completion
  • Proven track record initiating, originating, managing and successfully completing all relevant aspects of recorded music releases and projects
  • Knowledge and experience in digital/streaming formats & platforms including playlist compilations, programming, and content curation

Education:
  • Bachelor’ s degree required in music, marketing, communication, business, or related major preferred

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