Vice President of Public Relations
Crowd Surf, LLCLos Angeles, CA
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The Vice President of Public Relations at Crowd Surf, LLC requires strong leadership, decision-making and problem-solving skills. Candidate must be solution-oriented and autonomous in handling issues that arise. The ideal candidate is creative, forward-thinking, and self-motivated with strong industry relations with media outlets as well as key music & entertainment industry contacts. The candidate will work hand-in-hand with publicity team overseeing work with media outlets and influencers to help build client narratives surrounding album / EP releases, music video launches, press days etc.
+ Must have strong media contacts in the music & entertainment industry at the highest level to secure brand-impacting stories.
+ Create pertinent documents (press release, pitches, talking points), presentations and reports to help outline our actions for clients.
+ Have a deep understanding of client goals and manage our PR team an on-going basis ensuring that we are continuously fielding ideas and provide feedback.
+ Oversee media appearances and interviews for clients
+ Proactively pitch and secure coverage for clients
+ Oversee support from client-side of all published content.
+ Supply clients with comprehensive recaps on a regular basis.
+ Build and maintain relationships with media outlets including online outlets, national/regional TV, regional outlets, influencers, print, YouTube shows etc.
+ Submit clients for award shows and red carpet events. Will be expected to attend events with clients.
+ Handle talent-related issues with respect to the press
+ Proficient skills in digital, social media trends and OTT (Over-The-Top) business and platforms.
+ Any other various tasks that help our publicity team excel and thrive.
+ 7-10 plus yrs experience in the music industry field in a publicity position.
+ Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
+ Existing relationships with major press outlets.
+ Must provide at least one writing sample.
+ Must be very attentive to detail.
+ Team player, Energetic, Flexible, Resourceful
+ Ability to use Apple products.
+ Understand that this isn't a 9-5 job. Sometimes you have to work for a couple of hours on the weekend, attend a show, or answer an email before you go to bed.
+ Have initiative. We want somebody who is going to take this job, and then take it to the next level. We don't expect you to be in this position forever.
+ You need to be a FAN! If you haven't been to a concert in the past couple of months, this probably isn't the job for you.
+ Know of media outlets and have favorite music blogs.
+ Love social networks.