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Sr. Director, Communications (Music)

Company: Endeavor
Location: Beverly Hills
Posted on: May 9, 2022

Job Description:

WME is seeking a Senior Director, Communications to support strategic communications activities for the agency, including media relations, executive communications, and transactional client PR. This role will work primarily with the agency---s music, branding, and digital businesses, but will also touch on all the agency---s divisions, including film, television, theater, and books. The role will also contribute to communications about WME---s social impact work. You should be a strategic, thoughtful and savvy communications professional with a background in and passion for the entertainment industries, able to pivot easily between the transactional (casting, development, signings) and strategic (larger WME narrative). You must be detail-oriented, willing to do the work, possess exceptional relationship-building skills, and enjoy working in a highly iterative, agile and fast-paced environment. Must be flexible and able to move quickly from one subject to another. The role will report to WME---s SVP of Communications based in Beverly Hills. Responsibilities Execute WME---s corporate communication strategy across all communications mediums, balancing a variety of clients, networks, studios, and other partners on day-to-day business stories. Frame compelling narratives for WME, its divisions, agents and executives through high-quality media placements in wide range of media outlets. Craft press releases, pitches, and other PR materials on behalf of agents, executives, and clients. Work with divisions to create executive communications programs including media training, talking points, and thought-leader conference strategy, with strategic eye on larger, company-wide communications objectives. Support crisis management communications, helping leaders navigate high-intensity and reputation-impacting challenges. Support internal communications needs across WME---s divisions and offices, including providing counsel to senior executives, liaising extensively with internal stakeholders, and managing internal initiatives across time zones. Build and/or maintain relationships in the entertainment industry with partners including music labels, studios, networks, and production companies, etc. Engage your network to identify external partnerships or programs that support WME---s communication objectives. Requirements Senior-level experience in a communications role (7-10 years experience) Background in entertainment / music a must, tech background a plus Crisis management experience Successful track record of high-impact media placements in broad range of media --- from entertainment trades to domestic and international business press Exceptional writing and storytelling skills Extensive experience in client and executive relations, including ability to toggle between consumer press for client media relations matters and corporate press for individual agents, executives, and the agency Established reputation and relationships with entertainment and music business outlets, spanning trade media and entertainment business contacts at top-tier newspapers, magazines, and digital outlets Endeavor is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive work environment.

Keywords: Endeavor, Beverly Hills , Sr. Director, Communications (Music), Executive , Beverly Hills, California

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