Research Assistant

  • Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI)
  • New York, NY, USA
  • Feb 16, 2021
Full time Admin Researcher

Job Description

Position Summary

Assist executives in the Distribution and Administration department in various capacities, such as providing support with research, inquiry resolution, on-going projects and general administrative tasks.


  • Conduct research to identify external and internal administration/distribution related issues. Provide results to management, implement corrective measures, and if warranted, proceed with an adjustment request.
  • Assist with special projects involving administration and/or distribution related issues. 
  • Conduct research of accounts with withheld royalties and prepare release request or an adjustment. Escalate discrepancies to manager.
  • Navigate and conduct research from various web and database platforms.
  • Communicate with BMI affiliates as required.
  • Prepare expenses. 
  • General administrative duties: answering phones, filing, copying.
  • Participate in continuous process improvement to ensure departmental efficiencies are identified, implemented and maintained.
  • Create and manage weekly and/or monthly withheld royalties reports.
  • Provide summary report on completed projects.
  • Supports our BMI Values and cultivates a culture of diversity and inclusion. 
  • Regular attendance.
  • Other duties as assigned. 

Qualification Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent.
  • Minimum 1 year related experience required.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Proficient in basic math skills.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, especially Excel.
  • Critical thinking and problem solving skills.
  • Results driven.
  • Able to establish constructive and informative relationships with employees, management and industry colleagues.
  • Able to interact professionally with a diverse employee population and with all levels of staff and management.
  • Able to work independently and with good judgment.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Ability to prioritize multiple assignments to meet deadlines.
  • Familiarity with music industry preferred.

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