Assistant, Publicity

Warner Music Group | Burbank, CA

Posted here September 24


Job Description

With its broad roster of new stars and legendary artists, Warner Music Group is home to a collection of the best-known record labels in the music industry including Asylum, Atlantic, Big Beat, Canvasback, East West, Elektra, Erato, FFRR, Fueled by Ramen, Nonesuch, Parlophone, Reprise, Rhino, Roadrunner, Sire, Warner Bros., Warner Classics, and Warner Music Nashville; Warner/Chappell Music, one of the world's leading music publishers, with a catalog of more than one million copyrights worldwide.

For more than four decades, WMG has been an industry-leading force in providing a world-class array of services designed to help artists and labels grow their careers and their businesses. Artist & Label Services is the umbrella for WEA (Warner-Elektra-Atlantic) – the pioneering WEA distribution and marketing network – and Alternative Distribution Alliance (ADA) – the groundbreaking global distribution company for independent artists and labels.

A Little Bit About Our Team

The publicity department at Elektra Music Group is based in NY and LA and is responsible for all outreach and liasing with all print, TV, online and regional media on behalf of our artists and the company. Elektra Music Group is comprised of Elektra, Fueled By Ramen (FBR), Roadrunner, Low Country Sound, and Black Cement Records. 

Why This Could Be Your Next Big Break

The PR team at Elektra Music Group works closely together to formulate and implement national/regional publicity campaigns. This job is based in LA and will be responsible for working directly with the LA-based department head and NY-based national publicist, as well as many of the administrative duties for the department as a whole. The publicity department works with a roster of artists across different genres, maintaining the profiles and overall visibility of our artist through coverage in print, TV and online media.

The PR department maintains photos, bios and issues official press releases to the media and company. We also plan and execute special events, interaction and planning with certain industry awards and award shows.

Here You’ll Get To

  • Work directly with the department head and national publicist on developing and executing media campaigns for Elektra Music Group artists across different genres of music, with specific target lists for each active project, including print, TV, and online targets.

  • Help manage quarterly publicity budgets throughout the course of a campaign

  • Assist in communicating the status of all media outreach regularly to artist management and company management

  • Assist in the drafting, routing, and dissemination of all bios and press releases

  • Help organize, plan, and produce special events for artists, including album release parties, platinum/gold certification parties, and artists showcases among others.

  • Oversee the hiring and activity of department interns

Rockstar Candidates

  • Are action oriented, hard working and energetic

  • Like to write and have excellent verbal and written communication skills externally and internally

  • Have strong organizational skills

  • Maintain composure under stressful situations

  • Have an interest in pursuing a career in publicity, and building relationships with the media as well as a knowledge and expertise in dealing with the media.

  • Are team players

  • Are familiar and able to work across different genres of music

It would be music to our ears if you also had:

  1. Experience (as an intern or paid position) within the music industry and, ideally, mostly in publicity

  2. Experience and interest in writing

  3. Bachelor’s degree, ideally in communications or public relations

View full listing and apply here.


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