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Job ad: Once Upon A Time Music – Production Planner (London)

By | Published on Tuesday 27 June 2017

Once Upon A Time

Once Upon A Time Music (OUAT Music) has been established for 20 years and have head offices in London as well as a further office in New York. We work with major and independent record labels, artist management companies and artists directly to create vinyl, CDs and award winning boxsets.

Reporting to the Production Manager, the Production Planner will be responsible for overseeing the production process of all musical formats from start to finish for a wide variety of music industry clients.

The position requires strong organisational and communication skills; great attention to detail; the ability to work under pressure in a fast paced environment and an awareness of the ever-changing music marketplace.

Our ideal candidate will be an enthusiastic and dynamic individual who takes initiative. They will have both production and customer services experience as well as a strong passion for music.

Key responsibilities

• Overseeing the entire production process of vinyl, CDs, DVDs, MC cassettes and boxsets
• Processing client’s manufacturing orders from receipt of artwork and audio masters
• Liaising daily with both music industry clients and global supply partners to request and pass on all relevant information relating to manufacturing orders
• Setting production schedules and ensuring all orders are delivered on time
• Keeping an accurate & detailed log of all production activity for every client order processed
• Liaising with artworkers and designers to ensure all artwork is correctly received and processed

Key skills and experience

• Ability to multitask
• Highly organised, & able to demonstrate a methodical approach
• Excellent attention to detail, and a high level of accuracy
• Use initiative to prioritise tasks to ensure key deadlines are met
• Ability to work in an open and creative group environment
• Minimum of two years’ experience in the music industry or related field
• Sound understanding of the physical music product manufacturing process
• Excellent written and verbal communication

Interested parties should send a CV and cover letter to James Hobbs at