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Sync Director & Sync Manager

We are looking for two exceptional Creative Sync Licensing executives to join our team, one in New York and one in Los Angeles. 

The Sync Director position in our New York office is advertising-focused, and the ideal candidate has 7+ years experience in pitching for ad-sync, or in music supervision for advertising. Should have established relationships within the licensing/creative community and a proven track record generating creative opportunities/campaigns.

 

The Sync Manager position based in our Los Angeles office is focused on creating sync opportunities across film, TV, trailer, video games as well as advertising. The ideal candidate has a minimum of 4 years experience pitching for sync, and an established network in the creative sync community.  

Please send resumes to apply-sync@primarywave.com

 

Digital Marketing Manager

In this dynamic role, we will rely on you to develop and execute innovative digital marketing campaigns for our company and artist roster. More specifically, responsibilities will include the following:

  • Develop overall digital strategy and build/execute innovative campaigns to further our artists’ data capture, sales, and advertising goals, and react to social analytics in order to improve the success of these campaigns.
  • Develop creative out of the box ideas and campaigns
  • Create and manage internal communication decks as required
  • Create social media content calendars and monitor all social media pages
  • Direct and manage relations with internal digital team as well as 3rd party partners and agency clients
  • Using insights, analytics & consumer insights to inform effective marketing initiatives and decisions
  • Direct and approve creative processes for all internal and external marketing collateral
  • Work closely with internal talent management & publishing teams to develop and maximize opportunities
  • Manage artist web properties, e-commerce stores with any updates, SEO optimization, and keyword usage.
  • Track and interpret data to compile reports for clients and others as needed
  • Create tracking links for campaigns, and communicate learnings as appropriate.
  • Develop relationships & secure promotions with online properties and technology platforms
  • Assess new technologies, partners and develop new opportunities
  • Manage digital paid media campaigns with media agency, agents and labels
  • Manage email marketing communications for artists throughout projects
  • Assist with basic in-house graphic design and video needs across all Primary Wave departments
  • Ensure best practices are used with attention to new digital trends and platform updates

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in marketing, business, communications, or related field
  • 3+ years of experience working in the music or entertainment fields managing digital marketing campaigns and relationships with digital and social partners.
  • Expert, native user of social media platforms.
  • Creative, outside-the-box type thinking
  • Strong communication and presentation skills. Ability to read an audience and develop a communication strategy depending on that audience.
  • Commitment to working 24/7 where needed and long hours where necessary.
  • Must be comfortable working in an environment with many changeable demands and priorities, requiring scheduling flexibility, positive demeanor and a “can do” attitude
  • A passion for music and live events, interest in understanding how content performs, leveraging available platforms and data
  • A natural storyteller who understands the brand DNA, voice, and aesthetics
  • Strong organizational and copywriting skills, a collaborative team player who is focused on achieving results
  • Excellent attention to detail, including grammar and spelling
  • Proficiency in Photoshop, Video Editing Programs (Final Cut Pro, Premiere, etc.) and Microsoft Office (Outlook, Excel, Word, etc.) and Basic HTML experience is a major bonus
  • Highly organized, self-initiative, and able to work in a collaborative manner across numerous active artist campaigns.
  • Entrepreneurial mindset
  • Effective collaboration with other members of the Digital Marketing team (as well as teams throughout the company)
  • Able to read and react to trends in the social and online space.
  • Quick learner who is able and excited to jump into and master new platforms, apps, and services.
  • Able to read basic analytics and develop plans and content in reaction to what the data observed is telling them.
  • Strong presentation skills (both written and spoken), creativity and adaptability.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop content for online use.
  • Experience writing copy and creation of photo/video content.

Disclaimer: This job description only provides an overview of job responsibilities that are subject to change.

Location: New York, NY

Submit resume & cover letter to Jobs@PrimaryWave.com

 

Senior Director, Brand Marketing

The ideal candidate will include experience working either at a corporate brand or within a corporate marketing environment that has strategically worked directly with brands to establishing marketing campaigns.   This individual does not need to have direct music experience at a label or artist management company but rather a savvy marketing mind with business development skills.  Candidates that come from a media company, entertainment company, advertising agency, event company, or of course, a marketing team from a corporate brand are all welcome to apply. Key skillsets will be strongly evaluated and may include, but not limited to:

– Establish fluid and on-going brand discussions with Primary Wave clients and Fortune 500 brands year-long

– Develop strategic marketing partnerships with corporate brands to create big wins that generate revenue towards our publishing catalog

– Establish and build new brand licensing partnerships tied around the individual copyright

– Create new intellectual properties that are co-owned by Primary Wave to drive annual revenue across various categories

– Build new brand partnerships and collaborations that enhance our artist and catalogs

– Leverage brand relations to help contemporize our vast catalog and reintroduce music and artist to a younger demographic mix

– Identify brands and seek sponsorships to offset costs for annual events such as Grammy events and other marquee programs

 

The ideal candidate will have:

– Salesmanship.  This individual must be willing to sell Primary Wave’s assets to corporate brands.

– Not afraid to network, leverage current relations while expanding new ones and expanding their database of corporate contacts.

– A network of meaningful corporate and creative relationships in the brand and agency community.

– Experience in developing the biz models and structure to form brand licensing and brand partnership deals.

– Having a sound understanding to negotiate and execute proper programs and corporate partnerships.

– Creative vision with a fearless appetite and the ability to bring innovation and fresh ideas to the team.

– Have team spirit and ability to adapt to multiple personalities and accept constructive criticism and not be territorial.

– Experience speaking directly to brands, artists, songwriters, artist managers.

– Ability to draft and develop proposals as well as marketing materials and marketing presentations.

– Strong communicator with solid organizational skills and the ability to work autonomously.

– Commitment to working 24/7 where needed and long hours where necessary.

– Have an entrepreneur spirit, willing to take chances, sharing excitement for growth with the potential to be financially rewarded for your individual contributions that help Primary Wave reach their long term success strategy.

 

Disclaimer: This job description only provides an overview of job responsibilities that are subject to change.

Location: New York, NY

Submit resume & cover letter to Jobs@PrimaryWave.com

 

Brand Marketing Manager

We are seeking a Los Angeles based strategic marketing, sales-driven individual to join our artist talent management division and team.  If you thrive in a fast-paced environment, have a passion for all types of music, sales-minded and motivated to build and sell new sponsorship and endorsement programs for our artist clients, have a positive attitude and adaptable personality, ability to multitask, and are looking to join our marketing team, this may be the perfect opportunity for you!

Primary Wave seeks a sales-minded marketer who has three to five years of experience in working with artists/celebrities/talent in representation and creating license opportunities, tour sponsorships and/or brand endorsements.

This role will be tasked to develop and execute creative, unique marketing programs that support our vast artist management clients.  This role may include but not be limited to the following needs of a sales-minded executive;

  • Product placement.  Approach corporate brands for cash to integrate products in artist music videos and content
  • Work closely with our digital team to secure brand partnerships to integrate and support some of our social media and digital marketing campaigns to support our artist projects
  • Secure tour sponsorships for our artist each year
  • Research and pitch brands to partner with individual artists for potential artist endorsements
  • Seek personal opportunities for our artist to host private performances at corporate events, appearances and possible speaking engagements for a fee
  • Create license programs with our artist to drive revenue and exposure for our artist clients

The ideal candidate will include experience working at a recording company, music management company, sponsorship agency, public relations agency, talent agency, music publishing company, advertising agency and/or media company.  This individual will be sales-minded, driven, motivated and be able to work directly with artists and their managers.

This role reports into the President of brand marketing but will also be taking direction from each individual manager based on new projects or strategies as well as our marketing staff on the west coast.  This person will have access to a tremendous database of brand and agency contacts at their disposal and the full support of the marketing team to help develop ideas, pitch presentations, collaborative ideas from other team members and the direct support of the sales staff for meetings that they set up.

This opportunity will deliver tremendous access and marketing and sales experience at a leading artist-driven music management company.  This role will help the right individual to grow and expand your skillsets with tremendous upside to expand on their role, value and responsibility within the company over the coming years.

The ideal candidate must be:

– Sales driven.  This individual must be willing to call on brands directly and agencies to pitch Primary Wave’s artist management clients to support various projects from new studio releases, tours, videos, etc.

– Motivated.  The right candidate cannot be afraid to network, leverage current relations while gaining new ones and expanding their database of corporate contacts.

– Communicator.  This candidate will have strong communication skills, ability to develop marketing presentations, be comfortable to present, outgoing and proactive.

– Brand focused.  This role entails experience in working with brands, understanding of sponsorships, building sales presentations and the keen ability to identify brand opportunities that fit each of our artist DNA.

– Deal closer.  This person should have some familiarity with negotiations and discipline with follow up skills with a proactive attitude.

– Creative.  This role requires having a creative vision with a fearless appetite and the ability to bring innovation and fresh ideas to the team.

– Team Player.  Our company thrives on team players and this individual must have team spirit and ability to adapt to multiple personalities and accept constructive criticism and not be territorial.

– A student.  The willingness to learn with the ability to draft and develop proposals as well as marketing presentations.

– Organized.  Must have solid organizational skills and the ability to work autonomously in order to be successful at this role.

– Committed. No one at Primary Wave punches a clock. This role may require 24/7 focus, travel on weekends, work late hours, attend shows and the willingness to put in time where needed for the greater good of our artist and team members.

 

Disclaimer: This job description only provides an overview of job responsibilities that are subject to change.

Location: Los Angeles, CA

Submit resume & cover letter to Jobs@PrimaryWave.com

 

Digital Design Intern (New York, NY – Spring 2020)

Primary Wave Entertainment is seeking college students to participate in our internship program in either the New York or Los Angeles office. The Digital Design Intern will produce marketing content for Primary Wave clients including social media graphics, ads, and gifs, and will work closely with the digital marketing department to assist with social media campaigns.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Passionate about music and the marketing & promotion of it!
  • Marketing, Graphic Design, Fine Art, or Visual Communications majors preferred
  • Working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite, including Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign is a major plus!
  • Excellent time management skills with an ability to juggle multiple priorities and meet deadlines
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience in photo retouching is a major plus!
  • Experience with HTML layout and/or email layout is a major plus!

Responsibilities:

  • Assist with the creation of social media and website assets
  • Brainstorm unique and engaging concepts to assist the marketing department with campaign creation
  • Create designs for digital marketing campaigns
  • craft pitch letters to DSP editors & independent playlisters
  • Resizing files and manipulating assets for production
  • Develop branding material including templates for presentations and reports
  • Research

Assignment:

In lieu of a cover letter, come up with a Social media tactic for your favorite artist, album that could be coming out, an upcoming tour, etc. (This can be anything from a Social Media or e-mail campaign, imaginative content idea, leveraging platform, etc.)  Get creative!

To Apply:

Please submit both your resume and the application assignment to Resumesubmissions@primarywave.com

Deadline: August 1st, 2019

 

Publicity Intern (New York, NY – Spring 2020) 

Primary Wave is seeking to hire an intern in NYC to focus on Publicity.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist the publicity department with gathering press materials, tour press, etc.
  • Communicate and build relationships with current or prospective clients
  • Support the team in college outreach
  • Perform research activities

Requirements:

  • Students should be interested in all aspects of public relations/publicity.
  • Experience in tour press releases
  • Skill in pitching, writing pitches a plus.
  • Solid understanding of the different social networks
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Assignment:

Put together a publicity pitch for one of our artists.

To Apply:

Please submit both your resume and the application assignment to Resumesubmissions@primarywave.com

Deadline: August 1st, 2019

 

Publishing Intern (New York, NY – Spring 2020) 

Please see below for a breakdown of requirements and responsibilities:

A&R: 

Responsibilities
– Gathering song streaming performance data and analyzing roster and catalog information
– Measuring audience sizes and following of various labels, publishers and specific artists

Requirements

– Must have a general understanding of music publishing

-Ability to critique a song and give notes / creative input
– Previous work experience with record labels and/or music publishers is preferred

Assignment: Create a Playlist of up and coming artists, pick 1 artist and devise a plan to pitch and promote them.

Sync:

Responsibilities

– Data entry
– Research master/sync license ownership
– Listen and digest music for tagging purposes for ingestion

Requirements

– Must have strong knowledge of copyrights and publishing, and synchronization license.
– Must have a clear understanding of the difference between compositions and master recording.

Assignment: Choose your favorite film, TV show, ad, or game and describe what you like about the music, what about it stands out.

To Apply:

Please submit both your resume and the application assignment to Resumesubmissions@primarywave.com

Deadline: August 1st, 2019

Branding and Marketing Intern (New York, NY – Spring 2020) 

Primary Wave is seeking to hire an intern in NYC to focus on Branding and Marketing.

Responsibilities:

To support our music publishing catalog business by identifying marketing opportunities that will result in increasing the net publishing shares for that catalog.  This is a huge priority when working at a music publishing company and the work could include the assistance in any one of the following areas listed below:

  • Assist in the creation of marketing materials including pitch decks, artist one-sheets, and sizzle reels
  • Conduct brand/agency research in an effort to identify potential partnerships and appropriate contacts
  • Performing an analysis of our artists to ascertain artist history and demographic data
  • Contribute to team ideation sessions for potential new artists/catalog initiatives
  • Assist team in liaising with other departments including synch team, artist managers, and digital design
  • Perform standard clerical tasks including scheduling, asset organization, and business-related errands.
  • Assist in the execution of event marketing activations (sponsorships) and company events

Requirements:

  • Have experience in Photoshop/Illustrator/Creative suite software
  • Proficient in Microsoft office suite
  • Familiarity with Marketing, advertising, brand licensing, event activations and sponsorships

Secondary:

Event management may be a possible opportunity during your tenure as an intern.  While there are no guarantees, we may invite you to participate in on-site event activation for a brand or Primary Wave event where you’ll learn new skills on activation and planning.  This work may entail;

  • Sourcing third-party cost
  • On-site management include set up and tear down of materials
  • Contributing to creative ideas for activation elements
  • Building presentation materials and researching brands for possible sponsorship opportunities

Assignment:

In lieu of a cover letter, please select one or two artists from our current publishing catalog and identify and draft a marketing strategy on how you would seek ways to help market their catalogs, copyrights and/or intellectual property that would generate an increase in the net publishing share (NPS).  Research the brand marketplace and develop a power-point presentation that justifies your rationale, your approach, and the idea.  Please make sure ideas are not blue sky, but realistic and attainable and to include how your idea will have an impact on the NPS.  We are excited to see what you have to say, be bold, think big, be creative!