Sub Pop Records – VP of Publishing (US)

VP of Publishing

Sub Pop is seeking a full-time VP of Publishing to manage their Publishing Division. This is a hybrid remote/on-site role based in Seattle, WA or Los Angeles, CA. The schedule is M-F during west coast business hours.

About the Team

Sub Pop Publishing was founded in 2011 and is the publishing division of Sub Pop Records, an independent record company founded in 1988. It is based in Seattle with offices in Los Angeles and London.

Our writers have contributed to songs by A$AP Rocky, Joey Bada$$, Christine and the Queens, SYML, Olafur Arnalds, SZA, KayCyy and others.

The primary responsibilities of the VP of Publishing would be overseeing the Sub Pop Publishing team, setting the direction of Sub Pop Publishing in direct coordination with Sub Pop’s management team and acting as main point of contact for our writers and their management.

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to
We are accepting resumes through the position closing date of May 10, 2024.

Main Tasks and Responsibilities
  • Actively manage the publishing division and its team
  • Act as the main liaison with songwriters and their teams
  • Participate in the A&R process
  • Review the terms and oversee deal negotiations for new signings with our Business Affairs Department
  • Expected to have and maintain relationships with PROs and collection partners around the world
  • Find and coordinate writing and collaboration opportunities for our songwriters
  • Make recommendations to Sub Pop management on growth strategies for the publishing division

Required Experience & Qualifications
  • Minimum of 5 years experience at a Publishing Company
  • Strong communication skills
  • Excellent troubleshooting and problem-solving skills
  • Proficiency in Mac, MS Office, Google Workspace

Special consideration will be given to candidates with any of the following:

  • Familiarity with the Sub Pop Publishing writers and catalog


  • Co-President of Sub Pop Records & Publishing

Salary range:


Description of Benefits

PTO (Paid time off including sick time) beginning at 15 days per year, 14 paid holiday days, 401k plan with partial employer match, medical/dental/vision insurance paid for employees and partially paid for their family, transportation benefits, discounted merchandise.

Sub Pop Records is an equal opportunity employer. All employment decisions are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, family or parental status, national origin, veteran or disability status.

Sub Pop Records will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics.

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