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Publishing Assistant

Kobalt Music Group

Job title:

Publishing Assistant

Employer Name:

Kobalt Music Group

Vacancy Location:

The River Building, 1 Cousin Lane, London

About the Apprenticeship :

Joining Kobalt Publishing Creative department in our London office, the primary role of the Publishing Assistant will be to assist the UK creative team. At Kobalt Publishing, we are passionate about personal development and this is a fantastic opportunity for the right candidate to immerse themselves and learn more about the music publishing business.

Duties to include the following – Gathering song splits and release information for procured songs to register with relevant client managers, keeping a check of sessions and songs from sessions, updating and maintaining our Songspace library, gathering information on key releases to share on social media, creating A&R reports from viral charts of ones to watch. Supporting the wider team as required.

Weekly Wage:

National Minimum Wage

Working Week:

10am - 3pm, Monday to Friday. 25 hours a Week

Future prospects description:

Upon completion of the Apprenticeship and evaluation by the company’s supervisors, the successful candidate may be offered a job at the end of the Apprenticeship.

Employer description:

At Kobalt we’ve prioritized creators since we first started in 2000. Our music services and the technology we’ve built helps make the industry more fair and rewarding for artists. We’re trusted by some of the world’s biggest names like LORDE, The Weeknd, Childish Gambino, Wolf Alice, Max Martin, FINNEAS and Sam Fender and represent more than 40% of the top 100 songs and albums in the U.S. and U.K. We thrive on creativity and are committed to championing diversity. We’re dedicated to inclusiveness and provide all the resources and benefits you need to grow your career and reach your potential. We offer professional development opportunities and an entrepreneurial culture that makes working here not just fun, but also rewarding.

Employer website:

Skills required:

  • A passion for music
  • Excellent communication skills
  • The ability to deal with pressure but remain optimistic and persistent to complete tasks accurately and efficiently.

Personal Qualities:

Please refer to individual job descriptions.

Qualifications Required:

There are no formal qualifications for this role.

Important Other information:

To be eligible for the scheme, you must be:

  1. unemployed
  2. aged 16-24
  3. in receipt of Universal Credit.

If you do not meet all of the criteria listed above, you are not eligible for the Kickstart Scheme.


To apply for a Kickstart Job Placement, you must speak to your jobcentre work coach and ask them to refer you for the job placement(s) you are interested in quoting the following:

  • DiVA Kickstart Gateway Number: KSFEA5953D
  • The name of the employer,
  • The postcode for the vacancy
  • The job title

Reality Check:

Neither the employer nor DiVA can accept direct applications.  You will have to apply directly via your jobcentre work coach.

About the training:

Employability support will be provided by DiVA. You will attend seven workshops over the course of your placement. They will happen the last Wednesday of the month. They will be held virtually.

  • Induction on the programme: (includes time management, organisations skills, managing your manager and effective communication)
  • Introduction to the Creative Industries
  • Personal Branding: How to build and manage your personal brand at work and online
  • How to build and Network effectively
  • Money management: How to establish a side hustle and work as freelancer
  • Prove Your Passion on Paper: CV Writing
  • Prove Your Passion in Person: Interview skills

Workshops last three hours and contain a mix of taught session and masterclasses with industry guests.

Specific Questions:

Not Applicable.

Application closes:

*Due to the high volume of interest we have in many of our vacancies it is not always possible to respond to every application.