Warner Music Group – Director of Publicity – Maternity Cover (UK)

Director of Publicity (maternity cover)
Remote type: Hybrid
Locations: GBR – 27 Wrights Lane – London
Time type: Full time

Job Description

At Warner Music Group, we’re a global collective of music makers and music lovers, tech innovators and inspired entrepreneurs, game-changing creatives and passionate team members. Here, we know that each talent makes our collective bolder and brighter. We are guided by four core principles that underpin everything we do across all our diverse businesses:

  • Music is Everything: Music is our passion, and we can never get enough. Tastes, trends, and tech will change, but great artists and songwriters will always be our driving force.
  • Global Growth, Local Expertise: Music is a global language. Through communication and collaboration, our success can come from anywhere and translate everywhere.
  • Innovation and Insight: Pushing the boundaries requires the best information and the boldest imagination. We use both to create the future.
  • Empowered by People: Like the artists we serve and the music they make, our differences make us stronger. This is a place where every talent can belong and build a career.

We remain committed to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. We know it fosters a culture where you can truly belong, contribute, and grow. We encourage applications from people of any age, gender identity, sex or sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, religion or belief, disability, and any other protected characteristic or identity.

Consider a career at WMG and get the best of both worlds – an innovative global music company that retains the creative spirit of a nimble independent.

A little bit about our team:

The Warner Music Publicity Team thrives on creating memorable moments for our artists, and company, through strategic publicity campaigns. The five-strong team is well-versed in all aspects of modern-day publicity including print, online, podcasts, events and fashion, and represents artists across the entire WMUK frontline network – Atlantic Records, Warner Records & Parlophone – including Ed Sheeran, Cher, Fred again.., Maisie Peters, Cardi B, Anne-Marie and many more. We are plugged into all departments across the business (from marketing to brands to radio and TV to creative) and set the framework of our artists’ narratives and storytelling, impacting culture along the way.

Your role

The Director of Publicity oversees all strategic direction of WMUK’s artist campaigns, whether those artists are worked in-house or out of house. Forward-thinking ideation and storytelling is at the heart of the role, ensuring our artists’ stories are heard and presented in the right way, through the right forums. No day-to-day looks the same and the role requires adaptability, especially when dealing with time-sensitive crisis PR, be that business or artist-facing. Alongside working your own artist campaigns, you are also responsible for the entire publicity WMUK artist roster and guiding the in-house team on PR strategy for their respective rosters.

Here you’ll get to
  • Report into the WMUK CEO and oversee his personal communications
  • Plan, strategise, execute and monitor WMUK artist PR campaigns (whether they are worked in-house or out of house)
  • Write messaging/press releases for artists and work with Corporate Communications on WMUK business-related announcements
  • Develop the publicity team’s skillset
  • Pitch and bring artists’ PR in-house, cross-labels
  • Be on call for crisis PR
  • Direct out of house fees and any other publicity costs

About you
  • A zest for PR and go-getting attitude
  • 10+ years music PR experience
  • Ample experience in crisis PR
  • Previously run multiple, domestic artist publicity campaigns
  • Experience running your own publicity campaigns in tandem with running the wider publicity operation
  • Extensive contact base across UK media
  • Team management experience

We’d love it if you also had:

  • A passion for music
  • A strong understanding of all aspects of culture ranging fashion, photography + more
  • Knowledge of existing out of house PR companies

About us

As the home to Asylum, Atlantic, East West, Elektra, FFRR, Fueled by Ramen, Nonesuch, Parlophone, Rhino, Roadrunner, Sire, Warner Records, Warner Classics, and several other of the world’s premier recording labels, Warner Music Group champions emerging artists and global superstars alike. And our renowned publishing company, Warner Chappell Music, represents genre-spanning songwriters and producers through  a catalogue of more than one million copyrights worldwide. Redefining what it means to be a music company in the 21st century, our consumer brands include trend-setters like UPROXX, Songkick, HipHopDX, and EMP. We’re the home to WMX – the next generation services division that connects artists with fans and amplifies brands in creative, immersive, and engaging ways – and Alternative Distribution Alliance (ADA) – the ground-breaking global distribution company for independent artists and labels.

Together, we are Warner Music Group: Music With Vision & Voice.

Love this job and want to apply?

Click the “Apply” link at the top of the page, or apply directly with your LinkedIn. Applying with LinkedIn will import all of the information you put in your profile, but will still allow you to upload a resume and cover letter.

Don’t be discouraged if you don’t hear from us right away. We’re taking our time to review all resumes, and to find the best people for WMG.

Thanks for your interest in working for WMG.  We love it here, and think you will, too.

WMG is committed to inclusion and diversity in all aspects of our business. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and will evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, religion or belief, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or gender reassignment, marital or civil partnership status, disability, pregnancy, childbirth or any other characteristic protected by law.

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