After two great years at Razor & Tie I am leaving to join Jive Records publicity department and move to the west coast in December. We are looking to fill my current position here at Razor & Tie and interviewing candidates over the next few weeks. Please find information about Razor & Tie as well as the job description below. If interested please send your resume email@example.com
Razor & Tie- Senior Director/Vice President Media & Artist Relations
New York-based Razor & Tie Entertainment is one of the fastest growing independent entertainment companies in the United States and is the parent company of Kidz Bop, LLC. Razor & Tie successfully sells audio and video products through traditional retail distribution, a wide variety of digital outlets, and direct response television advertising. Founded by co-owners Cliff Chenfeld and Craig Balsam, Razor & Tie is a vertically-integrated company that includes a music company with major label distribution, a music publishing business, a media buying company, a home video company, a direct marketing operation and a growing database of entertainment consumers.
Razor & Tie's record label has enjoyed success in a variety of genres and garnered both Platinum sales and Grammy awards in the process. The rapidly expanding roster includes All That Remains, The Summer Set, Dead Confederate,The Whip, Hill Country Revue, Day of Fire, Just Surrender, Norma Jean,Angelique Kidjo, Dar Williams, Dave Barnes, Joan Baez, and Michael McDonald, to name a few. The children's music division is well-established with projects from award-winning kids' music stars Laurie Berkner and Dan Zanes as well as the multi-platinum Kidz Bop music series. Razor & Tie currently distributes internationally recognized indie labels such as Prosthetic (metal and hard rock), Phase One and the multi Grammy and Tony Award winning Broadway music label Sh-K-Boom/Ghostlight.
Oversee public relations for the Razor & Tie label roster and corporate initiatives. Develop and execute publicity plans and programs for a variety of artists in national/regional print, television, syndicated radio and online platforms.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
·Oversee, create and execute all aspects of publicity campaigns for national, regional and tour press and media; includingprint, television, syndicated radio and online platforms.
·Secure feature stories, album reviews and live reviews with online and print media as well as secure and arrange in-person interviews/performances with national and local TV (morning shows, evening news and entertainment news programs), and radio (syndicated and local shows at NPR/non-comm stations)
·Responsible for arranging and facilitating all artist interviews, select photo shoots and artist publicity appearances.
·Actively seek "out of the box" opportunities and develop new publicity opportunities.
·Maintain and build upon a broad range of media contactsand influencers.
·Promotional asset development and distribution including press kit development, bios (hire writers), press clips, quote sheets, press releases, HTML emails, pitch letters, one/hype sheets, TV Tune in alerts, event invites, website copy, EPKs, sizzle reels.
·Establish processes to generate steady volume of press releases and promote within the appropriate channels.
·Event organization/attendance including concerts, meet and greets, special events, album release parties, showcases.
·Artist relations such as media training and styling / imaging.
·Recommend, select and manage independent publicists as needed.
·Work with in-house team members (marketing, sales and new media departments, etc.)and outside agencies to develop, implement and manage internal and external communications.
·Participate in overall marketing, promotions, strategic planning for campaigns.
·Communicate regularly with artist managers regarding the progress of press campaigns including sending press reports and press clips on an agreed on basis.
·Create a weekly recap of all new press activity to be circulated internally.
·Lead Razor & Tie corporate communications: media outreach, interviews, corporate press materials, event attendance and speaking engagements.
·Oversee Razor & Tie Media Site maintenance and updates as well as news section of Razorandtie.com.
·Manage and maintain publicity database and research new outlets.
·Coordinate all media mailings and digital servicing of releases.
·Approve concert ticket needs with marketing department coordinators.
·Oversee media relations coordinator and delegate tasks to interns (travel, artist schedules, tour press, expense reports, research, etc.)
·Education Required: BA required, major in Communications or Journalism preferred.
·7-10 years of experience.
·Excellent written and verbal communication, execution and organizational skills.
·Strong knowledge of Word, Outlook, Excel, and savvy internet skills/knowledge.
·Must be a self-starter, resourceful, creative, strategic and results-oriented.
·Strong leadership and management skills.
·Strong media contacts (television, print, syndicated radio and online).
·Experience working with artists, senior executives and artist teams (managers, agents, etc.).
·Ability to work independently and manage freelancers, contractors and/or public relations agencies.
·Ability to handle multiple concurrent tasks and changing priorities.
·Passion and knowledge of music across a wide variety of genres