Full Time Job

Music Publicity Assistant

Warner Music Group

Los Angeles, CA 12-02-2021
  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Entry (0-2 years) Experience
Job Description
WMG's top priority is the safety and wellbeing of its team members, artists and songwriters across the globe. In response to COVID-19, WMG is fully committed to helping its people balance their home and life commitments with flexible working options, virtual wellness sessions, and more. WMG strives to maintain a COVID-free workplace. To that end, being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 is a condition of employment for all US new employees, prior to the commencement of employment. If you are hired, you will be required to provide proof of your vaccination as part of your new employee onboarding process, subject to our legal obligation to make reasonable accommodations in certain limited circumstances.

Job Description:

At Warner Music Group, we're a global collective of music makers and music lovers, tech innovators and inspired entrepreneurs, game-changing creatives and passionate team members. Here, we know that each talent makes our collective bolder and brighter. We are guided by four core principles that underpin everything we do across all our diverse businesses:
• Music is Everything: Music is our passion, and we can never get enough. Tastes, trends, and tech will change, but great artists and songwriters will always be our driving force.
• Global Growth, Local Expertise: Music is a global language. Through communication and collaboration, our success can come from anywhere and translate everywhere.
• Innovation and Insight: Pushing the boundaries requires the best information and the boldest imagination. We use both to create the future.
• Empowered by People: Like the artists we serve and the music they make, our differences make us stronger. This is a place where every talent can belong and build a career.

We remain committed to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. We know it fosters a culture where you can truly belong, contribute, and grow. We encourage applications from people of any age, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, religion, ethnicity, disability, veteran status, and any other characteristic or identity.

Consider a career at WMG and get the best of both worlds – an innovative global music company that retains the creative spirit of a nimble independent.

Job Title: Assistant, Publicity

A little bit about our team:

The Publicity Department works to maximize media coverage and, in turn, raise the overall profile of the artists on Atlantic and its affiliates. This is accomplished not only by utilizing established avenues, but, perhaps more importantly, through discovering and developing new outlets to increase our artists' visibility to the consumer. In addition, the department is responsible for maintaining up to date photos and bios on all active artists, drafting and issuing official media releases to the media and the company, the planning and execution of special events, interaction with and planning for certain industry awards and award shows, and the purchasing of all artist birthday gifts.

Your role:

Assisting publicists with daily requests/projects in the field of publicity, including writing/editing press releases and bios, coordinating production of press images, coordinating materials for national and local television performances.

Here you'll get to:
• Assist Publicists with various tasks as they occur, including pitches, artist phone interviews, press mailings, researching press news and industry trades for artist/label mentions
• Preparing and distributing press releases and media blasts
• Preparing, organizing, and shipping press kits to various media outlets/publications
• Maintain up-to-date digital press clips for each artist
• Compiling online coverage of artist's singles, videos, performances
• Processing vendor invoices and expenses
• Assisting at various media events
• Heavy phone duty
• Administrative duties associated with photo shoots, television spots, artist phone interviews (i.e.: travel, payment)
• Updating artist websites on the Atlantic press site with recent press materials
• Updating @atlanticpublicity Instagram with notable press hits
• Oversee and maintain departmental organization (magazines, newspapers, shared drive, etc.)
• Execute press mailings, distribution of music videos to television/magazine outlets
• Compiling and writing artist itineraries
• Maintain organization during high-pressure situations and projects
• Work cohesively with other departments and artist management on a daily basis
• Scan and distribute artist features/mentions/etc. in magazines & newspapers for publicist to distribute
• Compile end of year, end of project press books for artists, manager, executives
• Keep track of artist birthdays, research and send gifts from the label
• Oversee hiring and activity of publicity interns

About you:

Demonstrate strong organizational skills, attention to detail, the ability to prioritize while multi-tasking, communication skills, and a passion for the music industry.

We'd love it if you also had:
• Some PR experience is required
• Good time management and the ability to multi-task is extremely important in this role.
• Strong writing skills are crucial
• Proficient in Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Adobe Photoshop, Concur
BA Degree Required, Communications preferred
• Prior work experience, preferably in an administrative assistant position and/or PR firm is also recommended.
• Internship experience at a record label preferred

About us:

As the home to Asylum, Atlantic, East West, Elektra, FFRR, Fueled by Ramen, Nonesuch, Parlophone, Rhino, Roadrunner, Sire, Warner Records, Warner Classics, and several other of the world's premier recording labels, Warner Music Group champions emerging artists and global superstars alike. And our renowned publishing company, Warner Chappell Music, represents genre-spanning songwriters and producers through a catalogue of more than one million copyrights worldwide. Redefining what it means to be a music company in the 21st century, our consumer brands include trend-setters like UPROXX, Songkick, HipHopDX, and EMP. We're the home to WMX – the next generation services division that connects artists with fans and amplifies brands in creative, immersive, and engaging ways – and Alternative Distribution Alliance (ADA) – the ground-breaking global distribution company for independent artists and labels.

Together, we are Warner Music Group: Music With Vision & Voice.

Love this job and want to apply?

Click the ''Apply'' link at the top of the page, or apply directly with your LinkedIn. Applying with LinkedIn will import all of the information you put in your profile, but will still allow you to upload a resume and cover letter.

Don't be discouraged if you don't hear from us right away. We're taking our time to review all resumes, and to find the best people for WMG.

Thanks for your interest in working for WMG. We love it here, and think you will, too.

WMG is committed to inclusion and diversity in all aspects of our business. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and will evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, religious creed, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ancestry, marital status, medical condition as defined by state law (genetic characteristics or cancer), physical or mental disability, military service or veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-gwexqy-54-80-249-22-42 in your application.