• Employer Hal Leonard Europe
  • Location Remote
  • Application Deadline N/A

Employment type: Full-time, Permanent
Salary: £23,000 – £25,000
Place of work: Remote (with access to a co-working office in London to meet with the team as and when required)
Closing date for applications:

Working at Hal Leonard Europe
With more than 800 employees in ten different country locations around the world, Hal Leonard, a Muse Group Company is the largest source for music publications and the world’s largest educational music publisher, representing many of the world’s best-known and most respected publishers, artists, songwriters, composers, arrangers and instrument manufacturers.

At Hal Leonard Europe, we publish and distribute an extensive catalogue of printed and digital publications, sheet music, music education resources, instruments, gifts, accessories and pro audio to customers across Europe and around the world. There are Hal Leonard Europe offices and distribution centres located in Belgium, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy and the United Kingdom.

At Hal Leonard Europe, our vision of lifelong music-making for everyone is underpinned by a commitment to be the very best place to work. We recognise the value that diverse voices already bring to our business, and we will continue to encourage different contributions from a wide range of viewpoints so that we can meet the diverse and ever-changing needs of music makers.

Accordingly, we promote an inclusive culture as a business to ensure that we all value from the lived experiences of our teams. Hal Leonard Europe employees are empowered to make bold decisions to meet ambitious goals and achieve their personal aspirations. In celebrating the successes of all our people, we better reflect the markets and communities in which we operate, inspiring our mission to be the best global provider of tools and resources for learning, teaching, creating and making music.

What you can expect
As an integral member of the UK Product Creation team, the junior editor will play a key role in supporting the editorial team in many aspects of the editorial process. You will mostly be working with our ‘Repertoire’ publications and digital content, ranging from Pop & Rock titles to Contemporary Classical folios, with a focus on the proofing and editing stages of the process. There will be the opportunity to contribute to the conceptual and developmental stages of a project, as well as liaising with external suppliers. This is an excellent position for someone wanting a solid grounding in printed music publishing alongside the opportunity to contribute to our fast-growing music tech platforms, with the opportunity to grow their role through experience.

We are looking for candidates with the following skills

  • Passion for music and an interest in current music trends. This role will be exposed to Pop, Rock and Classical music but we’re keen for candidates to bring their own musical interests to this role.
  • Strong background knowledge in music theory and interest in printed music.
  • Excellent piano/keyboard skills, additional instrument proficiency is desirable but not essential.
  • A bachelor’s degree in music or equivalent level of experience in transcribing/arranging or music analysis.
  • Applies a strong understanding of Hal Leonard Europe and our products.
  • Strong attention to detail and brings a methodical approach to proofing and digitisation tasks.
  • Brings a basic understanding of music transcribing.
  • A high level of sight-reading skills and ability to write clear prose.
  • Excellent organisational skills as this role involves working across the Product Creation team on multiple different tasks from different teams.
  • Brings confident communication to relationship building and networking with internal employees and external partners.
  • Ability to bring passion, innovation and a self-starter mindset to tasks and relationship building.
  • Brings an open mindset to learning new processes and systems whilst applying previous knowledge of Microsoft Suite and standard IT processes.
  • Experience using Sibelius and Microsoft Office, with experience using Adobe InDesign, Photoshop and Acrobat preferred.

 Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develop and maintain a working knowledge of Hal Leonard products and identify gaps in the music-making market.
  • Edit text and music notation for our ‘Repertoire’ products, in preparation for print and digital publication, and implementing music notation edits in Sibelius.
  • Confidently proofread music publications to prepare for production.
  • Collaborate across a variety of teams on different music publications of different genres.
  • Process music engravings to upload to our digital sheet music platforms.
  • Independently handle editorial-related queries from the customer services and sales teams, such as digital access code issues or content enquiries, raising to Managing Editor for support.
  • Collate existing assets such as music engravings, audio, copy or other content for use in new publications.
  • Support the Managing Editor across administrative work, ad-hoc projects and day-to-day editorial tasks to gain a wide experience of the world of editorial.

The Team
This is a full-time permanent position reporting to the Managing Editor, UK within the Product Creation department. You may be asked to support the wider European editorial team with miscellaneous tasks from time to time.

Place of Work and Hours

  • This role is based remotely (with access to meet with the London team as and when required)
  • Working hours are 9am – 5.30pm, working a total of 37.5 hours per week. Start, finish and lunch times can be flexed in agreement with your manager.

We offer

  • 25 days holiday allowance plus 8 Bank Holidays (total 33 days)
  • An Employee Discount of up to 40% across our wide product range
  • Stakeholder Pension Scheme (5% employee contribution, 3% employer contribution)
  • Cycle to Work and Discount Voucher schemes
  • An Employee Assistance Program is available for all employees and their families. As well as being a confidential support line, it also offers practical financial and life management advice 24/7.

References & Right to Work in the UK
Confirmation of employment for any successful candidate will be subject to receiving satisfactory references and proof of eligibility to work in the UK.

How to Apply
Please submit your CV and covering letter to [email protected] prior to the closing date.
Should you require any reasonable adjustments to enable your participation in the application process, please contact [email protected].

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