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Marketing Intern at Universal Music (UK)

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Job Description

It’s the passionate and dedicated team at Universal Music who help make us the world’s leading music company. From A&R to finance, legal to digital, sales to marketing, Universal Music is the place to grow and develop your career within a truly commercial and innovative business that leads in everything it does.

Everyone is welcome to apply for our roles, and we are determined to ensure that no applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment because of gender, race, disability, sexual orientation, religion, belief, age, marital status, background, pregnancy, or caring responsibilities. We also recognise the importance of diversity of thought within our teams and are fully committed to embracing the talents of people with autism, dyslexia, ADHD, and other forms of neurocognitive variation.

We will always seek to make appropriate adjustments to recruitment, workplaces, and work processes to be fully inclusive to people with different needs and working styles. If you need us to make any reasonable adjustments for you from application onwards, including alternatives to the online form or to disclose a neurocognitive condition, please email [redacted]

The A Side: A Day in The Life

This role is Responsible to Head of Artist Development and working alongside the Marketing Managers and the Marketing Co-ordinator to provide support across Polydor’s artist campaigns.

The B Side: Skills & Experience

Be Administrative

  • Collate and distribute stats, streaming data and updates for priority releases
  • Book couriers, transport and accommodation
  • Order stock and stationery where necessary
  • Order audio visual products using CI
  • Help arrange meetings and take minutes where needed
  • Update the gig guide, internal release schedule and label agenda every week and distribute to the label
  • Additional ad hoc duties where required

Be Operational

  • Initiate digital releases with production team
  • Assist in ensuring physical pre-orders are initiated and go live for each release alongside marketing manager
  • Publish the physical & digital sales notes for each release plus ensure all relevant pitching processes are complete
  • Help manage marketing budgets within internal finance system Uniport – including coding invoices, helping ensure suppliers get paid in a timely fashion, raising budgets and ensuring budgets are in line with what’s been planned by marketing
  • Set up releases for advanced streaming in Play MPE & Studio CDN
  • Collate and distributing assets using Box – e.g. artwork, press releases, biogs etc.
  • Coordinate trafficking for all advertising booked each week
  • Check all releases are logged with the OCC (Official Charts Company)
  • Be responsible for ticket requests
  • Help in the arrangement of events, playbacks and signings

Person Specification


  • Passionate about music with a desire to progress in the industry
  • Desire to work within marketing
  • The ability to multitask and learn quickly
  • Self-motivated, hardworking and enthusiastic
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills – confident liaising with suppliers, team members, artists and their management
  • Highly organised with the ability to keep calm under pressure
  • Flexible and able to prioritise own workload
  • Good computer skills i.e. Microsoft Office, Excel, Word


  • Experience of working in an office environment
  • Experience working in ‘music’ (personal or professional)
  • Photoshop/ Video Editing skills
  • Contribute ideas to campaign planning

Bonus Tracks: Your Benefits

  • Group Personal Pension Scheme (between 3% and 9%)
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • 25 paid days of annual leave
  • Interest Free Season Ticket Loan available
  • Holiday Purchase scheme
  • Dental and Travel Insurance options
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Salary Sacrifice Cars
  • Subsidised Gym Membership
  • Employee Discounts (Reward Gateway)

Just So You Know…

The company presents this job description as a guide to the major areas and duties for which the jobholder is accountable. However, the business operates in an environment that demands change and the jobholder’s specific responsibilities and activities will vary and develop. Therefore, the job description should be seen as indicative and not as a permanent, definitive, and exhaustive statement.

Job Summary

London (UK) Location
Internship Job Type
Salary Competitive


Universal Music Group N.V. is a Dutch–American multinational music corporation under Dutch law. UMG's corporate headquarters are located in Hilversum, Netherlands and its operational headquarters are located in Santa Monica, California.

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