Events and communications officer, UK Music, London

UK Music is a campaigning and lobbying body that represents the British music industry. Funded by industry, their focus is on the promotion of the cultural and economic worth of British music, the development of public policy to support that worth, the publication of industry research and education, skills and training.

Established in 2008, UK Music represents the collective interests of songwriters, composers, artists, musicians, studio producers, music managers, music publishers, major and independent record labels, music licensing companies and the live music sector.

Reporting to the Director of Communications, responsibilities as below:

  • Website & social media management
  • Drafting comment pieces and quotes for and from music industry heads to support the public affairs strategy
  • Monitoring and preparing a media report for the Director of Communications
  • Supporting the Director of Communications on projects and events to ensure the best possible coverage of our work
  • Making and updating contacts with journalists and press officers in the trade, in Government departments and Whitehall, broadcast and print media (national and regional) and engaging with bodies that have crossover, such as Visit Britain 
  • Making and updating contacts with specialist publications such as BBC and TES
  • Maintaining and updating media distribution lists – with a particular focus on local and regional press for key music-supporting MPs and peers
  • Assisting with the UK Music Communications Committee which meets every six weeks
  • Oversee all UK Music commissioned reports – liaising with consultants and proofreading documents
  • Planning and executing all UK Music events (party conferences, programme launches etc)
  • Coordinating all UK Music attendance at awards shows and industry events
  • Providing UK Music staff with research and briefing for all events
  • Day to day responsibility for the press office (writing releases, drafting articles etc)
  • Coordinating and booking staff travel and itineraries

Skills required:

  • Excellent oral and written skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to handle many different projects at the same time
  • Must be able to meet deadlines
  • Collegiate approach with an ability to muck-in
  • Strong project management and organisational skills
  • Ability to prioritise workloads
  • Ability to take initiative
  • Keen to develop new skills, make new contacts and develop the media brief

Applying:

If interested in this role, please email your CV and cover letter to ele.hill@ukmusic.org