Careers at IFPI

We have a global team of talented employees working collaboratively to represent the interests of the recording industry worldwide.

We aim to excel in all that we do on behalf of our member record companies.

IFPI is committed to equal opportunities and welcomes colleagues from a diverse range of backgrounds.

If you are interested in working at the heart of issues affecting the music industry, in a dynamic, creative environment, find out more about our current career opportunities below.

Current Vacancies

Team Assistant, Communications and Insight & Analysis

13 September 2022

Background

IFPI is the voice of the international recording industry, and our mission is to work for a better environment for our thousands of record company members worldwide.  Our work includes campaigning for legislation, publishing highly respected industry data and reports, litigation on behalf of our members, content protection services, technology services, and a variety of activities highlighting the value of music.

IFPI’s headquarters in London has a multi-skilled team that acts as the hub of an international network of 40+ national groups across the world. We also interact with our record company members at many levels, through a number of decision-making committees.

The Communications and Insight teams are based in London (with an additional Comms person in our European Regional Office in Brussels) and interact with staff, members, and national groups around the world on a daily basis. The Communications department is currently a team of five, comprising the Communications Director, Senior Communications Executive, Communications Executive, social media & Content Executive, and a Team Assistant. The Insight & Analysis is a team of four: the I & A Director, Head of Consumer Insight, Market Analyst, and the Team Assistant (shared with Communications).

The role

 The role is a Team Assistant to the Communications Department and Insight and Analysis Department, reporting to both the Director of Communications and to the Director of Insight and Analysis, with additional administrative support to the general office administration team/reception. This is an ideal opportunity for someone with PA skills and experience, a highly organised approach and an interest in working in a Communications/PR environment, to sit at the heart of a busy and collaborative communications team. For the successful applicant, this is a chance to develop their career in an organisation working at the hub of the international music industry, further their skills and gain an insight into how the team provides wide-ranging Communications support in a hugely dynamic and creative industry

 Key responsibilities

  • Providing PA-level support to both teams including:
    • Management of multiple diaries in a fast-paced environment. Coordinating meetings, conference calls and recurring schedules often involving several parties and timezones
    • Organising travel of departments including providing on-budget options for flights, trains and hotels, booking travel and currency, organising visas, preparing itineraries and travel packs
    • General day to day support to ensure the smooth running of the departments – booking taxis, ordering lunches, printing, sending emails out on directors’ behalf, filing, booking couriers etc
  • Press office support – first point of contact picking up calls to the IFPI press office – ensuring messages are taken down correctly, passed on promptly and followed up; fielding emails to the press office inbox, ensuring priority requests have been flagged to the team
  • Media monitoring – track and compile the company’s daily news bulletin bringing together key stories from the industry to produce the daily news report, providing a key roundup of media coverage to the company and our National Group network (reviewed by the Senior Comms Exec). Occasional support for the Social Media Exec, helping monitor IFPI’s social channels for mentions, news, relevant content and emerging issues. Also manage team members’ subscriptions to different publications and provide support in keeping internal press lists up to date
  • Key administrative support on Hub (IFPI’s resource for National Groups and members, an online information-sharing portal) – including setting up new accounts, updating events calendar, editing data on the site, liaising with developers to resolve technical issues, working with the Comms executives on improving and promoting the service, involvement in development of new areas/functions
  • Responsible for various workstreams in the production of Communications and Insight teams’ key annual reports – including management of photo requests, liaising with multiple suppliers (eg transcript providers, courier companies), help compiling distribution lists, organising and fulfilling physical distribution of reports, support for preparation and delivery of launch event etc
  • Supporting Comms Exec with maintenance of IFPI’s membership database – helping with adding/removing member records, updating contact information, ad hoc assistance on membership-related projects
  • Providing additional support to the Communications and Insight teams – including handling department expenses (timely processing of department invoices, Amex/Mastercard breakdowns, staff reimbursements, return and breakdown of currency advances); ad hoc desk research; proof reading reports, press releases, and other documents; helping update internal databases; other ad hoc support.
  • Providing reception support as part of wider company admin team, sharing reception rota to cover main receptionist’s lunch slots, holidays and absences, part of switchboard ‘pool’, responsible for picking up general calls.

Profile:

  • Previous PA experience essential, particularly in diary management and ideally with a background in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent organisational and communication skills – successful candidate will be highly confident working across in-person interactions, on the phone, written communications, and video communications
  • Excellent spoken and written English essential
  • Confidence in dealing with senior executives from a range of companies and countries
  • Proficient in Office programmes (Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint)
  • Familiar with and comfortable using social media platforms
  • Calm and personable
  • Interest or experience in the music industry would be useful
  • Ideally suited to someone interested in working within a Communications/PR environment and developing in this field
  • Other languages useful but not essential

Closing date

Friday, 14 October 2022

 How to apply

Candidates who can demonstrate that they meet specifications set out above and can prove that they have the right to work in the UK should send an application to recruitment@ifpi.org or by post to Human Resources Department IFPI Secretariat, 7 Air St, London, W1B 5AD.

The application should include your CV and a covering letter stating how you meet each requirement. Due to the need to fill this role swiftly, applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, and we reserve to close this advert before the confirmed closing date when we receive sufficient application.

Interview Process

We will, having reviewed applications on a rolling basis, seek to conduct interviews with candidates via online or in person.

In order to process job applications, IFPI collects personal information submitted by applicants. By applying for this role, you are consenting to that processing. All personal information is processed in line with our privacy policy set out at https://www.ifpi.org/terms-conditions/

EEO Statement
IFPI is committed to equal opportunities and welcomes colleagues from a diverse range of backgrounds.

Technical Investigator

15 September 2022

Location: Piccadilly Circus, London (3 days a week in our London office, and 2 from home)

Reporting to: Deputy Director of Content Protection & Enforcement

Background

IFPI is the global trade body for the recording industry and works closely with our member record companies. We operate within a broad range of fields covering areas such as anti-piracy / content protection, data and analysis, global charts and certifications, litigation, legal policy, international trade, licensing, technology, and communications. IFPI’s head office is in London, with additional offices in Brussels, Nairobi, Singapore, Miami and Beijing. We have affiliated organisations in 70 countries, including national groups and music licensing companies that represent their own region’s member record companies. With these specialist teams covering their local regions, in addition to IFPI’s global remit, we are able to deploy our expertise – quickly and effectively – wherever it is needed.

Role

IFPI is looking to develop a passionate, dynamic, and technically astute individual to become an accomplished online investigator. The candidate will interact with representatives from our member record companies and work closely with other departments within the organisation, including software developers, operational staff, and lawyers, as well as law enforcement professionals. The ideal candidate will demonstrate a willingness to learn and develop their existing technical, and investigative, skillset. Given the nature of the role and the demands of our members, candidates must be flexible and able to work out-of-hours – if required- and participate in periods of self-study.

The candidate will be subject to a 3-month probationary period and need to undertake an Enhanced Criminal Records Bureau (“CRB”) check.

Requirements

To be considered, the applicant must demonstrate the following:

  • A degree in a computing discipline and/or relevant technical certification(s).
  • Proficient knowledge of:
    • Internet-based protocols such as HTTP, FTP, P2P and TCP/IP.
    • Internet-based programming languages such as HTML / JavaScript / PHP / JSON.
    • Mobile application structure and investigation.
    • Network infrastructure & communication.
    • Common Programming language(s) (e.g., Python, SQL).
    • Blockchain technologies.
  • Experience of internet-based investigations (i.e., Open Source / Human Source Intelligence), with a strong understanding of best-practise digital-evidence collection.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication.
  • An ability to produce accurate, clear and concise technical reports, investigative documents, and presentations.
  • Keen attention to detail.
  • Strong organisational skills and ability to manage own workload.
  • Proactive, self-starter with a ‘can do’ attitude.

Preferable

  • Previous experience in working with large data sets and extracting meaningful data.
  • Awareness of applicable legislation such as: –
  • Digital Millennium Copyright Act, Section 512 (United States)
  • Copyright, Designs & Patents Act 1988 (United Kingdom)
  • Computer Misuse Act 1990
  • Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 / Investigatory Powers Act 2016
  • GDPR
  • Police And Criminal Evidence Act 1984
  • Familiarity with Linux / CLI, web-scraping technology and link-analysis.
  • Exposure to cryptocurrency and cybersecurity investigations.
  • Keen interest in new technologies, social media, gaming and the music industry.

Closing date

15 October 2022

How to apply

Candidates who can demonstrate that they meet specifications set out above and can prove that they have the right to work in the UK should send an application to recruitment@ifpi.org or by post to Human Resources Department IFPI Secretariat, 7 Air St, London, W1B 5AD.

The application should include your CV and a covering letter stating how you meet each requirement. Due to the need to fill this role swiftly, applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, and we reserve to close this advert before the confirmed closing date when we receive sufficient application.

Interview Process

We will, having reviewed applications on a rolling basis, seek to conduct interviews with candidates via online or in person.

In order to process job applications, IFPI collects personal information submitted by applicants. By applying for this role, you are consenting to that processing. All personal information is processed in line with our privacy policy set out at https://www.ifpi.org/terms-conditions/

EEO Statement
IFPI is committed to equal opportunities and welcomes colleagues from a diverse range of backgrounds.

 

Developer

23 September 2022

Location: Piccadilly Circus, London

Reporting to: Deputy Director – Operations & Technology

Background

IFPI is the global trade body for the recording industry and works closely with our member record companies. We operate within a broad range of fields covering areas such as anti-piracy / content protection strategy, market research, litigation, lobbying, performance rights and communications. IFPI’s head office is in London, with additional offices in Brussels, Nairobi, Singapore, Abu Dhabi, Miami, and Beijing. We have affiliated organisations in over 70 countries, including national groups and music licensing companies that represent their own region’s member record companies. With these specialist teams covering their local regions, in addition to IFPI’s global remit, we can deploy our expertise – quickly and effectively – wherever it is needed.

Role

IFPI is looking for an enthusiastic and proactive individual for the role of Developer.  The role sits within the global Content Protection and Enforcement department, whose mission is to safeguard our members’ content.  The suitable candidate will work collaboratively to develop highly effective technical and operational solutions whilst adapting to changes in the industry, technology, and the latest piracy threats.

The role will primarily involve:

  • Developing, implementing, and maintaining technologies based on Python, to discover and verify infringements of member content online and to extract data from websites, platforms, apps, and emerging services.
  • Developing and implementing solutions to improve systems functionalities and process automation.
  • Building and querying databases.
  • Enhancing the functionalities of current software systems.
  • Work closely with and providing support to other organizational departments in particular, the Litigation department; for example, with tasks requiring automation or technical insights.
  • Assessing the latest technology and trends and their application to the Content Protection and Enforcement departments work.
  • Providing guidance to other members of the development team.

The selected candidate will receive training in specific processes and skills, as required.

Please note: The duties and responsibilities listed above are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and are not necessarily all inclusive. This job description is subject to review to ensure that it truly reflects the strategic direction requirements of IFPI.

Requirements

The candidate should possess, and be able to demonstrate, the following:

  • Degree in computer science or other technology discipline.
  • Experience of Microsoft Office Suite, including a good working knowledge of Microsoft Excel & Outlook.
  • Proficiency and commercial experience developing solutions in Python or Java development languages.
  • Experience with DevOps best practices such APIs, Containerisation (Docker), Microservices, Serverless.
  • Familiarity with Scrapy, Beautiful Soup, Selenium or other web crawling and scraping frameworks.
  • Understanding of website development technologies such, HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript and PHP.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and ability to clearly explain technical concepts to colleagues and stakeholders.
  • Knowledge of AWS, GCP, Azure ecosystem of technology products and services.
  • An ability to produce reports, documents, and presentations as per business requirements.
  • High levels of attention to detail.
  • Analytical, solution-driven mindset.
  • Ability to work independently, manage projects and multiple tasks and prioritise workload.
  • Adaptability and ability to assimilate new technologies.
  • Interest in emerging technologies.

Desirable

  • Good knowledge of data extraction techniques.
  • Basic knowledge of containerization.
  • Experience in conducting technology research.
  • Experience analysing data.

Closing date

22 October 2022

How to apply

Candidates who can demonstrate that they meet specifications set out above and can prove that they have the right to work in the UK should send an application to recruitment@ifpi.org or by post to Human Resources Department, IFPI Secretariat, 7 Air St, London, W1B 5AD.

The application should include your CV and a covering letter stating how you meet each requirement. Due to the need to fill this role swiftly, applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, and we reserve to close this advert before the confirmed closing date when we receive sufficient application.

Interview Process

We will, having reviewed applications on a rolling basis, seek to conduct interviews with candidates via online or in person.

In order to process job applications, IFPI collects personal information submitted by applicants. By applying for this role, you are consenting to that processing. All personal information is processed in line with our privacy policy set out at https://www.ifpi.org/terms-conditions/