Senior Press Manager

  • Listen Up
  • London, UK
  • Jun 10, 2019
Full time Music Management PR Social Media

Job Description

We are currently recruiting for a highly motivated Senior Press Manager with a passion for electronic music and industry relevant experience to join our rapidly growing team. A Senior Press Manager is responsible for the nurturing and well being of the junior members if the press team and are encouraged to nurture relationships with both company clients and the wider industry.

Job Description

The Senior Press Manager should be involved in the future and the growth of the department by managing and overseeing client campaigns, being involved in crisis management, being part of new business pitching and nurturing the individuals they line manage.

Key focus area of this role

  • Acting as the lead contact on the majority of client campaigns
  • Leading on developing and checking campaign strategies and timelines for other staff
  • Attends regular planning meets
  • Attends planning meetings with junior staff for support
  • Leads by example at all times
  • Secures top-tier coverage in broadsheets, lifestyle, specialist etc
  • Supports Director of the department in decisions
  • Has a brilliant database of contacts
  • Works with other senior team members to support Director of the department
  • Feeds back regularly to Director of the department on issues with line managees
  • Involved in new business pitching, meetings and proposals
  • Encouraging, inspiring and motivating individuals they line manage so that they feel they have opportunities to develop their career (as well as others below them where possible and appropriate)
  • Radiates positivity through all aspects of the role
  • Regularly offering advice to junior staff regardless of directly working the campaign
  • Suggesting new innovations, systems, programmes or training to improve the department
  • Communicating with clients to collect assets and timelines at the beginning of a campaign
  • Highlights when campaigns arent going well
  • Updating client report documents with confirms, feedback and pitching
  • Compiling and sending weekly and bi-weekly client reports
  • Attending and working on site at client events (where not leading), hosting press, coordinating interviews, managing photo pits and doing press accreditation
  • Attending existing and new client meetings
  • Compiling final reports
  • Checking final reports and press packs before sending to clients
  • Reviewing press releases before sending to clients for approval
  • Servicing press releases and embargoed news pitching
  • Creating press releases in copywriters’ absence
  • Has extremely strong journalist relationships, attending regular meets & media events
  • Attends press trips
  • Taking part in brainstorms
  • Ensuring praise is given and successes shared when due
  • Keeping up to date with trends in the industry and sharing knowledge
  • Managing client expectations