Universal Music Group – Director, Digital Marketing (US)

Based at the iconic Capitol Tower in the heart of Hollywood, Capitol Music Group is home to some of the best-known labels in modern music; encompassing the jazz icons of Blue Note, Capitol’s generations of pop stars, and the legendary recording of Motown to name but a few.

We produce, distribute and promote some of the most critically acclaimed and commercially successful music in the industry.

This role is a fantastic opportunity to join an organization on the cutting edge of the modern music business and, as part of Universal Music Group, a chance to be part of the world’s leading Music Company.

How we LEAD: 

Capitol Records is currently seeking a Director, Digital Marketing for our Hollywood, CA office. The Director will spearhead Digital marketing initiatives for the Capitol Record’s growing Hip Hop, Rap, and R&B roster. They are responsible for building out the digital, mobile and social components of an artist’s overall marketing plan – including but not limited to: digital promotions, artists website development and optimization, fan acquisition and engagement, creation/implementation of digital tools and products to increase fan engagement, paid media campaigns, etc.

 How you’ll CREATE:
  • Define, plan, and execute digital marketing campaigns for a roster of Capitol Records artists.
  • Lead the creation and utilization of all artist websites and social networks with updates, posts news, content, etc.… Will also be involved in the development of artist’s websites, other digital and mobile protocols, including wireframing, user experience design and feature requisition.
  • Contribute to the design and creation of the artist’s digital assets, including photo and video content.
  • Heavy research of artist communities and word-of-mouth analysis (reading and analyzing blogs, other artist sites, etc.).
  • Quantify the success and efficiency of digital promotions, paid media campaigns, eCommerce efforts, social engagement and partnerships via various analytics tools.
  • Manage relationships with top-level artists, managers, and other partners.
  • Discover new sites and outlets to promote artists and maintain relationships with key sites and partners.
  • Filter results of analysis and present it to the internal departments.
  • Measure and analyze overall campaign performance and provide insights and key learnings to other departments.
  • Track-specific milestones, including email, social and advertising conversion rates, plays and views, number of fans acquired, campaign spend and ROI against project goals.
  • Drive direct to consumer revenue from recorded music sales, merchandise, ticketing, advertising, and subscription.
  • Create and manage database marketing campaigns to find new fans and optimize conversions.
  • Identify viral, digital word-of-mouth marketing opportunities with the goal of driving traffic, fan acquisition, and creating brand awareness for artists.
  • Work with visual and art departments on digital content creation, optimization, and scheduling.
  • Partner with internal departments (marketing, programming, production, press, research and program enterprises) to execute effective interactive strategies.
Bring your VIBE:
  • Must have 5 years of experience in digital marketing with a focus on analytics and content.
  • Strong analytical background and ability to create and update reports.
  • Must be immersed in the hip-hop, Rap, and R&B culture and have strong pre-existing relationships with key tastemakers and influencers
  • Ability to lead cross-functional teams (strong project management, organization, and communication skills)
  • Ambitious individual sought who is a self-starter requiring minimal direction.
  • Excellent communication oral and written skills are a must. Candidate will be collaborating with presenting campaigns to and contextualizing results for a broad audience every week.
  • Social strategy and paid media planning experience preferred.
  • Must be proficient with using Excel, PowerPoint or Keynote, Photoshop, and be comfortable with collaboration and asset management tools like Google Drive, Box, Evernote and more
  • Must thrive in a team environment but be able to take initiative and work independently.
  • Candidate must have strong computer knowledge of various music applications and excellent knowledge of the Internet.
  • Candidate must be motivated, creative, innovative, organized, detail-oriented and accustomed to working under tight deadlines.
  • Bachelor’s Degree is preferred.
Perks Playlist:
  • Competitive Compensation Package including Salary, Benefits and Generous 401k Savings Plan
  • Paid Time Off – Paid Holidays, “Gift Week”, Summer Fridays
  • Student Loan Repayment Assistance
  • Employee Developmental Support
  • Annual Gym Reimbursement Package
  • Pet Insurance, plus much more!

Universal Music Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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