We are looking for a passionate and self-motivated Public Relations Coordinator who lives and breathes music, with an entrepreneurial spirit committed to promoting high quality concert experiences for fans and artists alike. This Public Relations Coordinator will publicize and promote events produced by React Presents in the Chicagoland area, including events at Concord Music Hall, the MID, and more. The Public Relations Coordinator will organize promotional campaigns with artists and local media as well as maintain working relationships with regional media. The Public Relations Coordinator will create interesting content for www.reactpresents.com and its affiliate websites. The Public Relations Coordinator will also assist the Media Manager on festivals produced by React Presents.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities
Create and distribute press releases for all React Presents produced events
Maintain contact database and working relationship with regional media
Create engaging content for affiliate websites, email marketing, and social media
Communicate with artist management and publicists for effective publicity campaigns
Manage press requests for all React Presents events
Execute promotional plans through tickets giveaways, etc. with local media, artists, and venues
Organize in-house media teams on a per event basis
Communicate effectively with Marketing Coordinator and Graphic Designer
Prior work experience in the music industry
Existing relationships within the music journalism community is a plus
Creativity in outlining and executing publicity campaigns
Effective and professional written communication skills
Ability to think ‘outside of the box’ for promotional and publicity campaigns
Past experience with email marketing through the use of MailChimp
Experience with analyzing Campaign performance data
The ability to build rapport and maintain ongoing relationships with a wide variety of people inside and outside your sphere of influence
Works well with the needs of a marketing team.
The ability to recommend process improvements to increase productivity and efficiency.
Degree in Journalism, Communications, Public Relations, or English
Excellent written communications skills
Minimum of 2-3 years of music-related or public relations experience
Proven ability to compose and distribute press releases and analyze data
Strong Knowledge of Microsoft Office
Knowledge of organizing database and contacts
Familiarity with WordPress based websites
Ability to use Adobe Photoshop a plus
About SFX Entertainment
SFX Entertainment, Inc. is the largest global producer of live events and digital entertainment content focused exclusively on electronic music culture (EMC) and other world-class festivals. SFX’s mission is to enable EMC by providing fans with the best possible live experiences, music discovery and digital connectivity with our content and the broader EMC community. SFX was born out of the technology revolution, as the music industry evolved into DJ- and producer-led creations driven by social and digital consumer media. SFX produces and promotes a growing portfolio of live events that includes leading brands such as Tomorrowland, TomorrowWorld, Mysteryland, Sensation, Stereosonic, Electric Zoo, Disco Donnie Presents, Life in Color, Nature One, Mayday and Ruhr-in-Love. SFX also operates Beatport, the principal online resource for EMC DJs and a trusted destination for the growing EMC community to discover and stream music, follow DJs and keep abreast of news, information and events, in addition to offering year-round entertainment to EMC fans around the globe through other digital assets.