Assistant, Publicity

Warner Music Group | New York, NY

Posted here April 29

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 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.

Why this could be your next big break:

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 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 (ie: travel, payment)

  • Updating artist websites and Atlantic press site with recent press materials.

  • 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

  • Hiring photographers for b-roll images and video on music video sets

  • 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.

  • Oversee hiring and activity of publicity interns

Rockstar candidates will be able to:

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

It would be music to our ears 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

View full listing and apply here.

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