Full Time Job

Senior Publicist

Island Records

Kings Cross, United Kingdom 07-13-2020
 
  • Paid
  • Full Time
Job Description

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.

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.

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.

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Island Records
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