PRS for Music – Content Editor – Communications & Public Affairs (UK)

We have an exciting opportunity for a Content Editor to join our Communications & Public Affairs team on a permanent basis. The role will be based across our offices in London Bridge & Streatham and remotely as we operate a hybrid model of working.

About Us

PRS for Music has been at the heart of the music business since 1914, representing our membership of 160,000 songwriters, composers, and publishers. We pay royalties to our members when their musical works are performed, broadcast, streamed, or used in film and TV. We also work on impacting the music industry through collaborations, digital developments, influencing legislation and supporting new musical talent for the future.

About the Role

Are you as passionate about music as you are about crafting great content?

We’re looking for an experienced Content Editor with a flair for creating engaging copy and rich media to play an integral role in our Creative Services team.

You’ll be producing daily content for PRS for Music’s online channels, including M Magazine (print & online), and its associated social media platforms, and will assist with the production of high-quality video and audio content, including live events and interviews.

You’ll also provide a copywriting and proof-reading resource for the wider Communications & Public Affairs team, writing adverts and marketing materials, and supporting the overall work of the department.

The role of Content Editor will include:
  • Pitching, sourcing and creating daily written content for M Magazine including music industry news, interviews and features. Regularly conducting and writing interviews with PRS members and industry figureheads.
  • Creating and updating written content for PRS for Music print collateral, online marketing, website copy and brand messaging
  • Creating and uploading content for our social media accounts with a view to grow engagement
  • Uploading and sharing M content using Content Management Systems, ensuring that the editorial calendar is filled
  • Assisting with the production of video and audio content, including interviews, live music sessions and playlists
  • Attending and reporting from industry conferences and events, representing both M and PRS for Music
  • Working with the Editorial Manager to ensure communications adhere to tone of voice and style guidelines
  • Assisting the Editorial Manager with editing the work of freelance writers when required.
  • Assisting the Editorial Manager with admin tasks such as raising invoices and setting up suppliers.
  • Working alongside Creative team on special print editions of M Magazine
  • Providing cover when required to ensure Creative team continues to offer a copywriter resource to the wider business

The salary for this role is circa £28,000 per annum, depending on experience.

About You
  • The successful applicant will understand what makes engaging and informative copy with a proven track record for creating top quality journalistic content. You will have both knowledge of and passion for the music industry with a deep understanding of the inner workings.
  • You will be a confident, experienced writer or qualified journalist with a natural aptitude for writing clear and concise content for a variety of audiences and the ability to self-edit. You will also be compliant with best practice SEO and competent using Adobe Suite.
  • You will have demonstrable understanding of managing social networking platforms to engage with different audiences.
  • Ideally you will have a background working within a busy magazine, communications, media or agency environment. Experience of creating rich media content including audio and visual assets, using video editing software is desirable.
  • It is advantageous to have experience with Monday.com, Hootsuite and Trello.
Why PRS?

We have worked hard at PRS for Music to create a culture where each colleague can bring their true selves to work and thrive.
We want you to have the work/life balance you need, so our flexible working approach covers both location and hours. You can work with your manager to find the hours that work best for you, as long as you are available for meetings when needed. We even provide the opportunity twice a year to work remotely, for up to a month at a time, in the UK or abroad.
We love music and host events so we can socialise as a team and share our passion. From our legendary Christmas Gig and PRS Presents to quizzes, drag queen bingo, comedy nights and team socials. Wellbeing is high on our agenda with a full programme of events, webinars, and initiatives, plus a team of Mental Health First Aiders to ensure we are happy, healthy and engaged.

Next Steps

Does this sound like you? If so, we would love to hear from you – apply now and send your CV & Covering Letter to [email protected]

Covid-19 Recruitment Statement

PRS For Music is continuing to follow the Government recommendation in light of COVID -19 to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our staff, members and candidates.

Our focus is to provide our members with the best service and support, and therefore we remain focused on our resourcing strategy and continue to encourage applications for advertised roles.

We are transitioning back to a hybrid model of working across the organisation including in our recruitment process. Whilst our first stage interviews will take place remotely, we want you to experience the culture and working environment at PRS for Music. Therefore, once opened, our new Central London Hub, based in London Bridge will be used for second stage interviews.

We are committed to only recruit for vacancies that are essential to the livelihood and continued service to our members.

Please note: That due to the high volume of applications we receive, we are unable to give feedback to all candidates at shortlisting stage. If you have not heard from us within 6 weeks of your application, please assume you have been unsuccessful.

Many Thanks – The HR Team

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