Director, Corporate Communications
Warner Music GroupNew York, NY
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With a legacy extending back over 200 years, Warner Music Group (WMG) today brings together artists, songwriters and entrepreneurs that are moving entertainment culture across the globe. Operating in more than 70 countries through a network of affiliates and licensees, WMG's Recorded Music division includes renowned labels such as Asylum, Atlantic, Big Beat, Canvasback, Elektra, Erato, First Night, Fueled by Ramen, Nonesuch, Parlophone, Reprise, Rhino, Roadrunner, Sire, Spinnin', Warner Records, Warner Classics and Warner Music Nashville. WMG's music publishing arm, Warner Chappell Music, has a catalog of more than 1.4 million musical compositions spanning every musical genre, from the standards of the Great American Songbook to the biggest hits of the 21st century. Warner Music Group is also home to WEA (Warner-Elektra-Atlantic), the pioneering distribution and marketing network, and ADA, the independent artist and label services company, as well as consumer brands such as Songkick the live music app, EMP the merchandise e-tailer, and UPROXX the youth culture destination.
A little bit about our team:
Warner Music Group's Communications and Marketing team is responsible for elevating the company's internal and external brand and reputation through dynamic storytelling and activations. We proactively pitch and place stories and feature pieces, manage press inquiries, write internal and external announcements, prepare executive remarks, manage the company's social media accounts, host internal and external events, create advertising, and much more. We are a small but mighty team who are dedicated to amplifying and articulating the great work the company has accomplished. And of course, we share a passion for the music artists, songwriters, and labels we support.
Why this could be your next big break:
We seek a Director to support the department's corporate communications activities. The successful candidate will partner with members of our team and internal stakeholders to develop internal and external communications strategies with a heavy emphasis on writing - including press releases, memos on behalf of executives, talking points/scripts, bios, and content for multi-media presentations, among other pieces.
The ideal candidate will have corporate communications expertise, a passion for storytelling and strong writing skills with a focus on grammar, punctuation, and style guides. The candidate will write with clarity, voice, and context, and continually look for new ways to keep content and messaging fresh and engaging. This candidate should also have a strong pulse on the entertainment industry and pop-culture and the ability to work collaboratively across different divisions/locations.
This role will report into the SVP, Communications & Marketing.
Here you'll get to:
• Develop and drive internal communications campaigns for a number of internal corporate executives across the global organization.
• Craft external press strategies to promote corporate executives and business initiatives.
• Research and write high-impact press releases, news items, speeches, talking points, bios, policies, newsletters, and memos on behalf of the company and its executives.
• Work on lively, in-depth feature stories as well as short snackable social media content and graphics.
• Be responsible for the end-to-end editorial process -- ideation, writing, editing, fact-checking, proofreading.
• Write with clarity and context with a journalistic flair.
• Craft clear and distinct voices depending on the brand, business unit, and internal versus external audiences.
• Proofread and edit others' work.
Rockstar candidates will be able to:
• Demonstrate a high pace of activity and deep curiosity about the music industry.
• A high level of flexibility and the ability to juggle multiple tasks at once.
• Ability to collaborate across teams to produce content, brainstorm ideas and uncover news.
It would be music to our ears if you also had:
• 8+ years of related corporate communications experience.
• Excellent writing and storytelling skills.
• Experience writing about the music and/or entertainment industry.
• Journalism/Communications degree and/or experience a plus.
Why join us?
Warner Music Group is all about our people. We are one global company made up of the most knowledgeable, passionate, and creative people in our business.
It is the mission of every member of the WMG team around the world to create a nurturing environment for artists, songwriters, and the people behind the music, every stage of their career. We strive to set WMG apart from the rest of the industry by embracing a philosophy of innovation that is part of our company's DNA.
Consider a career at WMG and be a part of one of the biggest forces in music today.
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Click the ''Apply'' link 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 Warner Music Group. We love it here, and think you will too.
We are an equal opportunity employer that is committed to inclusion and diversity and will not discriminate against an applicant or employee on the basis of age, sex, sexual orientation, race, color, creed, religion, ethnicity, national origin, alienage or citizenship, disability, marital status, familial status, military or veteran status, or any other legal recognized protected basis under federal, state or local laws, regulations or ordinances.
We are committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation because of a disability for any part of the application or employment process, please send an e-mail to Recruitment@wmg.com and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.
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