Magazine Assistant Job Description & Responsibilities November 2021


The successful applicant will be responsible for supporting, and will learn, all aspects of working for a physical/digital music magazine.

They will report into our Magazine Manager and may also spend time working on some other aspects related to CPWM’s social enterprise record label.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Planning and organising features and content alongside Editor

  • Assistance with social media campaigns and managing posts vis the CPWM Social Scheduler

  • Create a regular feature for each issue of the magazine

  • Assistance with expanding distribution

  • Procure potential contacts for sponsorship and partners

  • Work with partners to create revenue propositions and package deals

  • Working with other areas of the CPWM business to identify cross business line opportunities

From time to time, the successful applicant may have the opportunity to work alongside, and support, our Label/D2C team with responsibilities inc.

  • Making initial offers to musicians that CPWM works with, providing all details of the support to be offered

  • Preparing contracts with musicians to clarify terms of engagement

  • Obtaining assets from musicians and working with studio engineers / mastering engineers to ensure that all criteria are met ahead of sending music to be manufactured into vinyl/CD releases or distributed by Digital Service Providers (i.e. Spotify, Apple Music)

  • Manage production of catalogue numbers, ISRC and bar codes

  • Work with artists to produce sleeve images, insert card detail / credits

  • Work with designer to complete sleeve artwork / on record labels for vinyl

  • Arrange production of download codes

  • Liaise with Press Agency/internal press lead and distributor for all aspects of release/campaign

  • Supporting Label Manager in the production of all assets required for release campaign - to include press release, press photos, digital content

  • Coordinating (not delivering) Mentoring Sessions with Mentoring Lead

  • Completion of all relevant Key performance Indicators inc. Individual Learning Logs for supported musicians

  • Support Label team with Public Submissions / selection processes

The successful applicant will be responsible for supporting, and will learn, all aspects of working for a small music promoter. Many events are specifically targeted to offer support to under-represented demographics within music (initially women, people of marginalised genders, LGBTQIA+ individuals and Creatives of Colour.)

They will report into our Diversity Projects Manager and may also spend time working on some other aspects related to CPWM’s social enterprise record label / magazine.

Essential skills, experience and qualifications

The applicant should have good literacy / numeracy skills and ideally have at least some basic design skills.

They will be good communicators and self-starters, able to work both independently and as part of a team.

They will be proficient with Excel, Word (or Numbers/Pages) and ideally InDesign or similar design software.

We welcome applications from those with lived experience, or excellent knowledge, of some of the challenges faced by under-represented / disadvantaged groups in music (Women, People of Marginalised Genders, LGBTQIA+, Creatives Of Colour)

Hours Per Week: 25 hrs

Hourly Rate Of Pay: National Living Wage

The role will be based in our central Leeds office, with some home working. Ideally this time will be split over 3/4 days flexibly to suit the candidate and CPWM team. There may be occasional evening/weekend work.

Employability Support

The successful candidate will be line-managed by our Magazine Manager and will receive regular coaching/support from them in all aspects of developing timekeeping, attendance, communication and teamwork skills.

We are a very small team who work closely together, with regular/ongoing communication.

Training opportunities will be largely ‘on the job’ but others are often made available by our national music organisation partners, such as PRS Foundation, Arts Council, BPI and AIM (Association of Independent Music.)

The Director and Diversity Project Manager will also make time to support the individual at the end of the placement with support around CV writing/interviewing etc., if required.


The deadline for applications is 5pm on 8th December


Please send a CV and covering letter explaining why you are the right candidate for this role via email to