Sony Music Entertainment

  • Manager, Creative Services

    Location US-TN-Franklin
    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(11/20/2018 2:56 PM)
    Job ID
    # Positions
    Creative Services - Art/Design
  • Overview

    In today’s music world, visual branding is one of the key elements to an artist’s career. Imaging and design can help tell a story and can engage fans in new and exciting ways. Provident Label Group is looking for someone to add to the artist branding team by managing artist imaging and visual branding for our artists—directly influencing our artists’ impact and reach.


    If you’re a creative person who relishes working behind-the-scenes…

    If you are motivated by maintaining consistency throughout a visual brand…

    If you are good at time management and communicating to others…


    Then consider this rewarding position as Manager, Creative Services at leading Christian music company Provident Label Group. Enjoy a highly creative job with a rich benefits package and the chance to work with an award-winning team!


    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.


    In compliance with the Tennessee Non-Smokers Protection Act, Sony Music is a smoke-free workplace.


    Photo Shoots:

    • Lead process from concept to finished product for all PLG artists photoshoots
    • Direct imaging, visual branding, content, and photo reviews with necessary label staff
    • Lead the process for final image approval and visual branding for artists and recorded products
    • Contribute to creation of overall artist imaging plans in conjunction with Creative Team, A&R, and Marketing
    • Manage budget for photo shoots
    • Perform imaging and design research for photographer and location scouting

    Graphic Design / Design Coordination:

    • Create artwork for the branding, marketing, and advertising of recorded product
    • Coordinate transactions with freelance designers, print vendors and web developers by requesting and/or providing necessary artwork, logos and copy for packaging or marketing and promotional materials for recorded product
    • Serve as primary contact with artists and/or management on visual branding and design concepts and communicate to Sr Art Director
    • Assist with album/single cover design when necessary

    Other Responsibilities:

    • Maintain an awareness of current visual trends across various media platforms.
    • Build and maintain good working relationships with web developers, photographers, stylists, and artist reps
    • Serve as point of contact,in partnership with label Marketing Assistants, regarding contracts
    • Communicate with Business Affairs staff regarding legal content issues as necessary
    • Attend industry events and artist appearances as necessary
    • Complete special projects or other duties as assigned


    • Experience in music, photography, video, design, advertising, marketing, or related field; music business experience preferred
    • Proficiency with commonly used graphics software packages (Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign)
    • Proficiency in motion graphics preferred
    • Experience in photo/video shoot coordination or photography assistance preferred
    • Knowledge in video editing software
    • Bachelor’s degree or comparable skills/ experience
    • Interest in working in the Christian/Gospel music industry


    The ideal candidate will have experience in photography or photo shoot production/coordination and experience as a graphic designer or working with designers, either in a workplace environment or in a freelance capacity. The ideal candidate is energized by taking an artist vision and bringing it to life. The ideal candidate enjoys building relationships within the creative field. Finally, the ideal candidate will be highly invested in his or her work with a flexible, easygoing style.


    Provident Music Group is the Christian music division of Sony Music Entertainment. Enjoy a fun and creative atmosphere in the music industry!  Provident employees work in an attractive corporate open floor-plan environment in the Cool Springs area of Franklin, Tennessee, and receive outstanding benefits including 401(k) match, medical/dental/life/disability insurance, free Provident artist CDs, AND 28 paid days off per year (including paid holiday time Christmas Day through New Year’s Day). No relocation expenses will be paid.


    Your cover letter is your opportunity to convince us you are the perfect person for this job!  Are you the ideal candidate described above?  Apply online at


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