Secretly Group – Global Label Director (US, UK)

Title: Global Label Director
Status: Full-time
Hours: 40/week, Monday – Friday, 9am-6pm
Location: London, UK, Brooklyn, NY, Bloomington, IN, Los Angeles, CA Reports to: VP of Operations

Company Summary

Secretly Group is a leading independently-owned music company. Its major divisions include record labels Dead Oceans, Jagjaguwar, Saddest Factory and Secretly Canadian, and music publisher Secretly Publishing. Headquartered in Bloomington, Indiana, Secretly Group also maintains offices in Brooklyn, London, Los Angeles, and Chicago. Founded in 1996, its roster counts Phoebe Bridgers, Bon Iver, Mitski, Angel Olsen, Japanese Breakfast, Whitney, Jamila Woods, Sharon Van Etten, Faye Webster, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Claud, MUNA, serpentwithfeet, Slowdive, and Khruangbin among others. Secretly Publishing artist and writer partners include The War On Drugs, NNAMDI, Japanese Breakfast, Whitney, and Faye Webster, as well as the publishing catalogs of affiliates Songs Of Numero Group and Ghostly Songs.

Position Summary

Secretly Group seeks a Global Label Director. Ideally the candidate will be based in either London, New York, Bloomington, or LA. The Global Label Director’s mission will be to lead the label’s Projects & Promotions teams, represent and advocate for the Secretly Group labels’ priorities to internal and external partners, and ensure resources are being prioritised appropriately across the label teams. The Global Label Director will report to the VP of Operations. This position will require regular travel to our office locations and cannot accommodate fully remote candidates.

  • Oversee the Label Group’s Global Projects department & Promotions departments, including our in-house radio & press teams
  • Line manage & mentor a team of senior leaders and executives
  • Communicate regularly with Partners, VP of Operations, and department heads, on macro priorities for the Secretly Group labels
  • Serve as acting Sponsor to the majority of our artists’ campaigns, acting as the senior label voice for any big picture discussions with artist teams to ensure all aspects of a campaign are functioning at a high level
  • Provide guidance and budget oversight to our dedicated projects and artist teams, ensuring campaign targets are met and P&Ls are balanced
  • Serve as a leading voice and advocate for our Label Group and roster, both internally and externally
  • Represent Secretly Group when working closely with other Secretly affiliates across special projects and company growth
  • Analyse label operational activity; recommend and implement changes to improve internal systems & best practices
  • Work with VP of Operations on pricing strategy, discounts and margin philosophy
  • Collaborate with the Director of Projects and A&R on macro release schedule: traffic control individual label schedules, macro priorities, production demand, and impact of schedule volume on staff
  • Lead weekly label-wide staff calls, and participate in projects, promotions and radio team calls as necessary
  • Team with Director of Projects as liaisons to a global distribution team
  • Responsible for label award submissions & collaborate with Project Directors on global sales certifications
The Ideal Candidate Demonstrates
  • Minimum 5-10 years’ experience in a similar role
  • Tenured experience managing people, and excellent interpersonal skills
  • Charismatic leadership and strong communication skills
  • Passion for the Secretly Group roster and its vast catalog
  • Excellent decision-making and problem-solving skills
  • Proven leadership in setting direction for and achieving objectives
  • A well-connected individual and valued member of the wider independent music community
  • Willingness to travel and work across multiple time zones

SG Services, Inc. Benefits (US)
  • Paid holidays including end of the year closure
  • Paid Time Off policy
  • 401K with corporate matching
  • 12 weeks for parental leave after birth or adoption paid at 100% of salary
  • Volunteer Hours Matching Policy
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Health insurance
  • New York Salary Range: $120K Los Angeles Salary Range: $115K

BWSCD Benefits (UK)

  • Holidays
  • Pension contributions
  • End of Year Closure Holiday
  • Parental Leave
  • Volunteer Hours Matching Policy
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • UK Bank Holidays
  • Cycle to Work Scheme

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All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to disability, protected veteran status, age, race, creed, color, religion, sex, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, ancestry, nationality, or national origin.

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