Sony Music Entertainment

Associate Director, Video and Content Commissioner

Location US-CA-Culver City
Posted Date 4 weeks ago(1/25/2018 1:02 PM)
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Creative Services - Video Production


Sony Music Entertainment is a global recorded music company with a roster of current artists that includes a broad array of both local artists and international superstars, as well as a vast catalog that comprises some of the most important recordings in history. Sony Music Entertainment is a wholly owned subsidiary of Sony Corporation of America.

Sony Music is committed to providing equal employment opportunity for all persons regardless of age, disability, national origin, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, veteran or military status, genetic information or any other status protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.


  • Solicit to potential music video and content directors 
  • Oversee concept development and budget for video production projects
  • Collect, review and distribute video treatments internally and to artist management 
  • Assist in the awarding process and act as a liaison with director reps, producers and talent
  • Research and Manage database of director reels
  • Coordinate the production of in-house shoots
  • Rent equipment and obtain insurance for in-house production shoots
  • Gather materials for commercial spots and ad campaigns, help obtain approval from executives and oversee delivery specifications
  • Act as point person to obtain B-roll crews for supplemental content 
  • Obtain for approval internal Video Recording Authorization paperwork. Obtain finance approval from management and copy business affairs with all paperwork
  • Oversee contracting, payments to production companies, video insurance and audio packages
  • Submit and keep track of invoices and payments, obtain approval for overages. Work closely with finance to obtain payment on contracted schedule
  • Keep track of the video production budgets on each job
  • Research potential creative ideas (camera techniques, reference film/photos)
  • Arrange and get approval for travel for video shoots
  • Oversee and coordinate special needs for videos (gathering sizes, food requests, instrument rental, etc.)
  • Assist in the editorial and distribution of rough edits.  Contact for the post-supervisor/producer for notes from label and management and overage costs incurred
  • Maintain contact database (keep track of production companies, stylists, hair, make-up, editors, dp’s, etc.)
  • Oversee project deliveries



    - 2-4 years in a creative/design/production related environment

    - College degree preferred

    - Strong mac and pc capabilities

    - Adobe Premiere and related editing software knowledge preferred

    - Knowledge of music video and film

    - Strong people skills

    - Audio/video technically competent

    - Administrative aptitude required


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