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Assistant, Publicity

New York, NY

At Warner Music Group, we’re a global collective of music makers and music lovers, tech innovators and inspired entrepreneurs, game-changing creatives and passionate team members. Here, we know that each talent makes our collective bolder and brighter. We are guided by four core principles that underpin everything we do across all our diverse businesses:

  • Music is Everything: Music is our passion, and we can never get enough. Tastes, trends, and tech will change, but great artists and songwriters will always be our driving force.
  • Global Growth, Local Expertise: Music is a global language. Through communication and collaboration, our success can come from anywhere and translate everywhere.
  • Innovation and Insight: Pushing the boundaries requires the best information and the boldest imagination. We use both to create the future.
  • Empowered by People: Like the artists we serve and the music they make, our differences make us stronger. This is a place where every talent can belong and build a career.

We remain committed to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. We know it fosters a culture where you can truly belong, contribute, and grow. We encourage applications from people of any age, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, religion, ethnicity, disability, veteran status, and any other characteristic or identity.

Consider a career at WMG and get the best of both worlds – an innovative global music company that retains the creative spirit of a nimble independent.

Job Title: Assistant, Publicity

A little bit about our team:

The publicity department at Elektra Entertainment is based in NY and LA and is responsible for all outreach and liaising with all print, TV, online and regional media on behalf of our artists and the company.  Elektra Entertainment is comprised of Elektra, Fueled By Ramen (FBR), Roadrunner, Low Country Sound, DTA Records, and more.

Your role:

The PR team at Elektra Entertainment works closely together to formulate and implement national/regional publicity campaigns. This job is based in NY and will be responsible for working directly with the NY-based department and a LA-based national publicist, as well as many of the administrative duties for the department as a whole. 

The publicity department works with a roster of artists across different genres, maintaining the profiles and overall visibility of our artist through coverage in print, TV and online media. The PR department maintains photos, bios and issues official press releases to the media and company. We also plan and execute special events, interaction and planning with certain industry awards and award shows.

Here you’ll get to:

  • Work directly with the NY department and LA-based national publicist on developing and executing media campaigns for Elektra Entertainment artists across different genres of music, with specific target lists for each active project, including print, TV, and online targets.
  • Help manage quarterly publicity budgets throughout the course of a campaign.
  • Assist in communicating the status of all media outreach regularly to artist management and company management.
  • Assist in the drafting, routing, and dissemination of all press links, bios, and press releases.
  • Help organize, plan, and produce special events for artists, including album release parties, platinum/gold certification parties, and artists showcases among others.
  • Oversee the hiring and activity of department interns.
  • Assist with administrative tasks, including invoices, expenses, and calendar management

About you:

  • You are detail-oriented, proactive, and energetic.
  • You like to write and have excellent verbal and written communication skills externally and internally
  • You have strong organizational skills
  • You maintain composure under stressful situations
  • You have an interest in pursuing a career in publicity and building relationships with the media, as well as a knowledge and expertise in dealing with the media.
  • You are a team player
  • You are familiar and able to work across different genres of music 

We’d love it if you also had:

  • Experience (as an intern or paid position) within the music industry and, ideally, in publicity
  • Experience and interest in writing
  • Bachelor’s degree, ideally in communications or public relations

About us:

As the home to 300 Elektra, Asylum, Atlantic, East West, FFRR, Fueled by Ramen, Nonesuch, Parlophone, Rhino, Roadrunner, Sire, Warner Records, Warner Classics, and several other of the world’s premier recording labels, Warner Music Group champions emerging artists and global superstars alike. And our renowned publishing company, Warner Chappell Music, represents genre-spanning songwriters and producers through  a catalogue of more than one million copyrights worldwide. Redefining what it means to be a music company in the 21st century, our consumer brands include trend-setters like UPROXX, Songkick, HipHopDX, and EMP. We’re the home to WMX – the next generation services division that connects artists with fans and amplifies brands in creative, immersive, and engaging ways – and Alternative Distribution Alliance (ADA) – the ground-breaking global distribution company for independent artists and labels.

Together, we are Warner Music Group: Music With Vision & Voice.


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Thanks for your interest in working for WMG.  We love it here, and think you will, too.


Salary Range

$19.23 to $20.51 HourlySalary ranges are included for job postings where required by law. The actual base pay is dependent upon many factors, such as work experience and business needs. The pay range is subject to change at any time dependent on a variety of internal and external factors.

WMG is committed to inclusion and diversity in all aspects of our business. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and will evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, religious creed, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ancestry, marital status, medical condition as defined by state law (genetic characteristics or cancer), physical or mental disability, military service or veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

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