SJM Concerts Job Opportunities

SUMMARY JOB DESCRIPTION / PROFILE

SJM Concerts requires a PR Coordinator

Immediate Supervisor: Head of PR

General Purpose:

This is a full-time, permanent junior position which the successful candidate will embrace and make their own to become a key member of SJM's extremely busy and efficient marketing & PR department.

To assist the PR team to maximise media exposure of events promoted by SJM Concerts and lead on creative grassroot PR campaigns.

Generate announcements and publicity for new tours; liaise with PR companies to maximise exposure and promote gigs across various media and exploring new trends/platforms.

To write press releases, blogs, reports, statements and form close professional relationships with key contacts.

To be highly efficient, organised and enthusiastic, with an ability to thrive under pressure in a stressful environment - and a passion for the music and events industry is a must have.

To market all events promoted by SJM Concerts in conjunction with the promoters and directors in a cost effective, efficient manner to the excellent first-class standards upon which SJM Concerts has built its reputation.

Responsibilities:

  • Find, source and develop relationships with media including websites, blogs and source materials and features for relevant media. Plus expanding our podcast roster.
  • Assisting preparation of organisational documents such as press reports, review and photo pass requests lists and interview schedules.
  • To effectively write press releases and statements that caters to each individual artist.
  • Liaising with the media and assist in organising publicity campaigns both within the press, radio, tv and online forms.
  • Assist in the organisation of major promotional events and media days including booking and scheduling.
  • Being flexible to attend and oversee promo trips across the UK sometimes out of hours.
  • Respond to enquiries from the media, arrange interviews with journalists, prepare and distribute news releases and prepare / assist in issuing statements to the media with outside organisations.
  • Update the monthly gig guide with subsequent distribution to contacts within the media and update listings on various sites.
  • Working closely with SJM's Social Media Coordinator and wider digital team to arrange competitions and source content for socials channels.
  • Organising competitions with relevant media, writing competition copy and notifying winners.
  • Assist with exploring ongoing media trends and platforms to expand the SJM media database.
  • Assist the team in generating creative ideas to boost exposure for gigs and tours.

Qualifications/Experience:

  • A qualification and/or strong background in PR & Media and an understanding of the subject.
  • At least one year's relevant experience or university placement equivalent.
  • Enthusiasm for the role and a willingness to assist and work as part of a strong team.
  • An understanding of publicity, PR, and social media, alongside an interest in a wide range of music and events genres.
  • Good analytical skills.
  • Confident language skills and an ability to write concisely.
  • Excellent communication and organisational skills.
  • Interested in music, PR and the events industry.
  • Ability to work under pressure.
  • A good aptitude for working with computers and apps.
  • Ability and willingness to carry out any other reasonable duties as requested by the Company.

Location: Manchester

Closing date: Noon, Friday 23 February

Please send CV and covering letter to vacancies@sjmconcerts.com.

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