Sony Music – Associate Director, Marketing (US)

Sony Music Entertainment is a global recorded music company with a roster of current artists that includes a broad array of both local artists and international superstars, as well as a vast catalog that comprises some of the most important recordings in history. Sony Music Entertainment is a wholly owned subsidiary of Sony Corporation of America.

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The Associate Director, Marketing will serve as a member of Columbia’s marketing department.  This role requires comprehensive communication and coordination both internally and externally in order to keep projects moving forward while maintaining the overall message and brand.  A willingness to serve as a team utility player is a must.

  • Manage music releases, maintain campaign timelines, and oversee release logistics.
  • Help develop well-thought-out plans for music releases and assist in long-term career planning for Columbia’s artists.
  • Create timelines of project needs and key dates/deadlines with all departments and oversee the timely delivery of those needs in partnership with various departments, including publicity, radio, and synch.
  • Create weekly marketing reports and communicate updates to all team members.
  • Participate in creative planning to create big marketing ideas and ensure a continuous flow of content surrounding each artist.
  • Align with artist and management for campaign updates and communicate goals and plans for each release.
  • Work in conjunction with artists, managers, and all departments to create, maintain, and evolve artist brands
  • Manage creation and distribution of marketing tools
  • Work with A&R and creative teams to gather all necessary assets to meet delivery deadlines.
  • Collaborate closely with digital and commerce teams to formulate and implement digital plans, social media rollouts, and DSP campaigns.
  • Brief teams on all release information and ensure results are communicated efficiently.
  • Professional marketing experience with major label, entertainment company or comparable organization – generally gained through 5 or more years of progressive experience in the music industry, ideally at a label.
  • Deep understanding of the music industry and the inner workings of a label.
  • Working knowledge of streaming platforms and playlisting, brand management /artist development/public relations, digital marketing, social networks and digital tools.
  • Knowledge of music reporting tools, including Mediabase, Soundscan, Next Big Sound, Spotify Analytics, and Apple Connect.
  • Ability to handle multiple projects at one time and work in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment.
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills that display organization and attention to detail.
  • Creative thinker with a demonstrated ability to apply ideas strategically while working to a set budget and timeline
  • Availability and willingness to work nights/weekends and travel as needed.
  • Bachelor’s Degree strongly preferred.

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