28 days ago
  • Level Senior
  • Professions Publicist
  • Type Full Time
  • Location London, United Kingdom

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Description

Music is Universal

It’s the passionate and dedicated team at Universal Music who help make us the world’s leading music company. From A&R to finance, legal to digital, sales to marketing, Universal Music is the place to grow and develop your career within a truly commercial and innovative business that leads in everything it does.
Everyone is welcome to apply for our roles, and we are determined to ensure that no applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment because of gender, race, disability, sexual orientation, religion, belief, age, marital status, background, pregnancy or caring responsibilities. We also recognise the importance of diversity of thought within our teams and are fully committed to embracing the talents of people with autism, dyslexia, ADHD and other forms of neurocognitive variation.
We will always seek to make appropriate adjustments to recruitment, workplaces, and work processes to be fully inclusive to people with different needs and working styles.

The A Side: A Day in The Life

For sixty years, Island Records has been at the forefront of all the musical moments that mattered. One of the world's great labels, it has become a byword for artistic integrity and innovation, staying true to its long-established independent ethos by signing mavericks and game-changers who have altered the course of music in Britain, Jamaica, America and beyond. And, while times have changed, the attitude, street-cool and striking visuals at the label's creative core have remained the same.
We are looking for a dynamic Senior Publicist to initiate, create and execute national publicity campaigns for a diverse roster of artist/music genres to raise public awareness of the existence of a record, band or project.
You will utilise your extensive understanding of the music industry and particularly the print and online media to promote artists to their full potential.

The B Side: Skills & Experience

Be Creative

  • Generate carefully targeted and managed PR campaigns for Island artists, across all media
  • Produce a complete and watertight publicity plans (print and online) for each act to ensure most beneficial tailored exposure
  • Writing and updating Press releases regularly and communicating them effectively to Radio/TV promotions, Digital, Marketing etc
  • Generate carefully targeted and managed PR campaigns for Island artists, across all media
  • Produce a complete publicity plan (print, online and podcasts) for each act to ensure most beneficial tailored exposure
  • Writing and updating Press releases regularly and communicating them effectively to Radio/TV promotions, Digital, Marketing etc

Be Collaborative

  • Assist the Director of Publicity and other team members in integrating effective online and print PR strategies across the department
  • Liaise effectively with other departments within the company to ensure the maximum effectiveness of, and profile for, the work of the Publicity Team
  • Maintain excellent relations with all media related contacts by phoning, meeting and entertaining regularly
  • Attend gigs, entertain journalists and photographers

Be Organised

  • Compile the required materials/tools to present a complete visual and musical package to journalists, involving substantial creative input, e.g. organising photo-sessions
  • Represent Publicity Department at meetings in absence of Director of Publicity and weekly attendance and presentation at Company meetings to communicate latest status on every artist/new release as required
  • Keep abreast of developments in online and print publishing

Be Financial

  • Manage budget for each campaign
  • Accounts – using the company’s accounting system (Uniport) ensure that all press suppliers are paid promptly, attend monthly forecast meeting

Personal Specification

  • A proven track record in online and print PR
  • An excellent network of contacts across music press, national press, style, trade, fashion and culture titles, online and in print
  • Self-motivated and able to work across multi-genre artists from new UK signings to established international artists

Bonus Tracks: Your Benefits

  • Group Personal Pension Scheme (between 3% and 9%)
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • 25 paid days of annual leave
  • Interest Free Season Ticket Loan
  • Holiday Purchase scheme
  • Dental and Travel Insurance options
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Salary Sacrifice Cars
  • Subsidised Gym Membership
  • Employee Discounts (Reward Gateway)

Just So You Know…

The company presents this job description as a guide to the major areas and duties for which the jobholder is accountable.  However, the business operates in an environment that demands change and the jobholder's specific responsibilities and activities will vary and develop.  Therefore, the job description should be indicative and not as a permanent, definitive and exhaustive statement.

Skills Required

  • Publishing

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