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Creative Intern

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Job Description

Job title: Creative Intern

Responsible to: Creative Director

Department: Studio Island, Island Records

Location of work: 4 Pancras Square, Kings Cross

Music is Universal

It’s the passionate and dedicated team at Universal Music UK who help make us Britain’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

The A Side: A Day in The Life

For sixty years, Island Records has been at the forefront of all the musical moments that mattered. One of the world's great labels, it has become a byword for artistic integrity and innovation, staying true to its long-established independent ethos by signing mavericks and game-changers who have altered the course of music in Britain, Jamaica, America and beyond. And, while times have changed, the attitude, street-cool and striking visuals at the label's creative core have remained the same.

The B Side: Skills & Experience

We are looking for a Creative Intern to join Studio Island, Island Records’ in-house creative division, based both remotely and at our Kings Cross HQ. You are a self-motivated individual who is passionate about making visual things and will report directly to Creative Director. Duties include:

Be Creative

Practical creative experience such as (but not limited to): videography/filming and editing/photography/animation/design

Creating artist campaign assets (skillset dependent but you will gain experience from each member of the creative team which includes Creative and Art Directors, Content Creators and Designers)

Liaising with glam (stylist, hair, make-up teams) and respective agents and adhering to the Universal Rate Card budget framework

Assisting on photo, video and content shoots when required

Be Administrative

Assisting the creative team with admin support, including: production support, researching, updating contact databases and overseeing creative workflow

Coordinating teams such as hair, make-up and stylists for photo and content shoots

Budgeting in Uniport; including approving quotes, raising POs etc and ensuring suppliers are paid on time

Creating call sheets and schedules

Collating and distributing campaign assets – e.g. photos, artwork, presentations

Taking comprehensive notes in meetings and sharing post meeting in a succinct, timely fashion

Preparing / printing any documents

Booking bikes / cabs / couriers

Ticket ordering for gigs on behalf of the creative team

Sourcing and ordering any merchandise or special items

Ordering marketing materials like e.g. flyers, stickers, posters

Be Collaborative

Liaising with artist managers and key contacts diligently and professionally at all times

Working closely with marketing teams to ensure creative assets are delivered within an agreed timeframe

Alongside marketing managers briefing creatives, makers and agencies to co-organise content days and make short-form content like song teasers, visualisers and clips for artist social channels

Be Digital

Being aware and actively using social media platforms such Instagram / TikTok / YouTube

Working closely with the audience team to ensure audience insight and strategy is considered when creating artist assets and content

Updating the Studio Island digital channels regularly

Managing content delivery from external parties

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.