Stones Throw is seeking a full-time in-house Publicist. Ideal candidate is a self-motivated and well-connected creative individual with 2+ years 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. 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 is essential. Experience in radio promotions is a plus.
Responsibilities -Develop and implement press and promo strategies alongside project managers -Work closely with artists, artist management, project managers and executive staff -Commission assets such as photo shoots -Write artist bios, press releases, and other press materials -Commission and oversee external publicists to plan press and radio campaigns that are hired out of house. -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 -Attend live shows and other performances and promo events -Attend video shoots, photoshoots, etc -Coordinate press and radio opportunities around tours and throughout campaigns
Skills & experience -Genuine passion for and knowledge of Stones Throw’s catalogue and current roster -At least two years of experience in music publicity and/or radio promotions -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
Position based in Los Angels at label headquarters
Salary: Competitive. Benefits -Health Insurance -401 K -Paid Holidays -Paid Vacation Days