Director, Publicity

| Santa Monica

We are UMG, the Universal Music Group. We are the world's leading music company. In everything we do, we are committed to artistry, innovation and entrepreneurship. We own and operate a broad array of businesses engaged in recorded music, music publishing, merchandising, and audiovisual content in more than 60 countries. We identify and develop recording artists and songwriters, and we produce, distribute and promote the most critically acclaimed and commercially successful music to delight and entertain fans around the world.

How we LEAD:

Interscope Geffen & A&M Records is eager to find a Director of Publicity to join the team.

How you'll CREATE:

  • Develop and manage strategic, engaging and attention-grabbing multi-platform PR campaigns for a range of artists with focus on Pop.
  • Develop and continue to grow your existing connections with multi-platform media groups and providers, print and online journalists, influencers, etc.
  • Pitch and secure national and regional exposure for emerging and high-profile artists via print, TV and online media
  • High Level contacts at all music-relevant print publications, influential blogs, sites and bookers.
  • Produce a weekly report for each frontline act on the label.
  • Research and develop ideas for content generation, as well as seeding and submission of the content to relevant sources.
  • Implement grassroots media and development campaigns for artists entering marketplace and/or in early career phase
  • Write, create and distribute pitch letters, press releases, and media rollout campaigns
  • Manage artists' schedules and interviews; organized press tours for new album releases and tour launches
  • Manage budget allocation and supervise vendor payment and invoicing for all publicity related costs
  • Team player
  • Have knowledge of music and online music culture.
  • Coordinate special events including album release parties and showcases
  • Manage guest lists for high-profile events; supervise red carpet arrivals at major press events including award shows and more.

Bring your VIBE:

  • 10+ years' experience working in music publicity
  • Excellent understanding of the US music landscape and culture with focus on Pop, Urban a plus
  • Excellent communication and relationship building skills with a proven and established PR network including high Level contacts at all music-relevant print publications, influential blogs, sites and bookers.
  • Must have a passion and active interest in technology and emerging media.
  • Passionate about music and knowledgeable about a variety of genres, acts and artists
  • Ability to manage a large number of different projects simultaneously while working to strict deadlines & maintaining a high standard of attention to detail.

What's in it For You?

  • Competitive Compensation Package including Salary, Benefits and Generous 401k Savings Plan
  • Paid Time Off – Paid Holidays, "Gift Week", Summer Fridays
  • Student Loan Repayment Assistance
  • Employee Developmental Support
  • Annual Gym Reimbursement Package
  • Pet Insurance, plus much more!

Universal Music Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Location

UMG IT is primarily based in Woodland Hills, a neighborhood bordering the Santa Monica mountains in the San Fernando Valley region of Los Angeles

An Insider's view of Universal Music Group

What’s the vibe like in the office?

Everyone is hard working but it’s still a pretty relaxed and friendly environment. If you need any help people are always ready to make time. Between the conference room with all over music related decorations, big lunch room with table-football and arcade games and a very casual dress code, the overall vibe is really chill.

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How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

Our team serves departments across the company by providing feedback and best practices on software asset management. We get to work with a lot of different teams which is really interesting.

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What makes someone successful on your team?

Our team relies on the ability to have quick and meaningful communications, sharing of ideas in a constructive way and working closely as a whole team. You also need to be interested in always learning. Technology never stands still and neither does this team.

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What does your typical day look like?

There is no typical day at UMG, which is a good thing! I get an opportunity to work with numerous individuals within IT and the business on a variety of global projects. Having the opportunity to work with so many talented people globally and continuously learn and contribute to our business is very exciting.

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Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
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Vision Benefits
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Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Game Room
Parking
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
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