Artwork Production Assistant

  • Employer Peters Edition Ltd
  • Location London
  • Application Deadline 26/09/2022

Role: Artwork Production Assistant
Employer: Peters Edition Ltd
Location: London
Application Deadline: 26/09/2022
Contract: 6 months, full time (with option to extend)
Salary: £21,000 p.a. FTE

Edition Peters Group is looking for an Artwork Production Assistant to join the team of this renowned, international music publishing house.

  • Supportive working environment: small collaborative team across three offices in London, Leipzig and New York.
  • An opportunity to start a career within the creative and music publishing industries
  • Option for flexible working (home/office).

About Edition Peters
The Edition Peters Group is one of the world’s greatest independent music publishers, with offices in Leipzig, London and New York. Its unrivalled catalogue represents a vast range of rights, from historical editions to scholarly Urtext and cutting-edge concert and operatic repertoire. Since its foundation in 1800, Edition Peters has focused on building a dynamic catalogue of music by living composers (starting with the first edition of Beethoven’s First Symphony). It now represents some of the most in-demand international composers and editors working today.

The Role

  • To assist the Production, Systems/Data and Editorial teams by preparing digital artwork and metadata.

Main duties

  • Locating existing digital artwork and assessing its quality and conformity, based on agreed rules and practical musical considerations.
  • Preparing and updating digital artwork by making or requesting new scans, creating page layouts, preparing new cover and title pages (in German and English), adding copyright lines and ISMN barcodes.
  • Preparing assets for use in print production and as digital products; extracting cover image files and musically relevant sample pages for use online.
  • Extracting metadata from assets and inputting them into spreadsheets and forms.
  • Maintaining file storage and databases.
  • Managing the transfer of artwork and metadata to our printers; liaising with them regarding data and artwork issues.
  • Liaising with colleagues across the company’s three offices, providing information and responding to requests.

Required skills

  • Experience working with desktop publishing software (such as Adobe InDesign) and spreadsheets (such as MS Excel or Google Sheets).
  • Knowledge of Western Classical music history and theory (composers; standard scorings and genres; terminology; notation and key signatures; etc.).
  • Understanding of practical requirements for scores used in performance.
  • Basic knowledge/understanding of written German.
  • Experience in text editing and a keen eye for text layout/presentation.
  • Attention to detail and consistency.
  • Good time management, ability to self-organise and prioritise.
  • Self-motivation and ability to work independently, including remotely.


  • Interest in Contemporary Classical Music.

Please send a CV and covering letter with possible start date to [email protected] by our closing date of Monday, September 26th 2022.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity. We welcome applicants from all backgrounds. No agencies please. We will endeavour to respond to all applicants but if you do not hear from us within 14 days of the closing date then you will not have been successful.

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