Position: In-House Publicist (Los Angeles or New York City)

Waxploitation is seeking a full-time in-house Publicist.  The Ideal candidate is self-motivated, and well-connected.   A creative individual with tangible music business experience in public relations.

Familiarity with the label, our fan base and our artists’ music as well as a general passion for music is essential. The ability to stay organized, manage multiple projects simultaneously, and prioritize a heavy workload independently in a busy work environment is a must. Candidate should also have experience with relevant and emerging media outlets, digital platforms and culture. Existing relationships in the media landscape are essential.

Responsibilities

  • Develop and implement press and promo strategies
  • Write artist bios, press releases, and other press materials
  • Pitching for coverage across print, online, radio, TV and new media for in-house campaigns
  • Create press and radio reports and sharing them internally and externally
  • Coordinate press and radio opportunities around tours and throughout campaigns

Skills & experience

  • Genuine passion for and knowledge of Waxploitation’s catalogue and current roster
  • Experience in music publicity
  • Good knowledge of the media landscape with extensive contacts and good relationships with writers, editors, publishers, TV bookers, photographers, etc.
  • Good time management skills, with the ability to prioritize own workload
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Essential: MS Office and Google Apps. Knowledge of Photoshop and Illustrator could be useful.
  • Resourceful at working with independent label budget
  • Attention to detail is a must

Salary: Competitive.  First year as independent contractor.  Position is based in Los Angeles but would also consider New York City remotely.

Application

Please send a resume and short cover letter saying why you would be suitable for the role to [email protected] with “In-House Publicist” in the subject line. The deadline is 5pm on 30 May 2018.