National Radio Promotions Manager (Maternity Cover)

Marketing & Digital Media Kings Cross, London Req. UMG-4403


Job title: National Radio Promotions Manager (Maternity Cover)
Responsible to: SVP Promotions
Department: Island Records
Location of work: 4 Pancras Square, Kings Cross

Music is Universal


It’s the passionate and dedicated team at Universal Music who help make us the world’s leading music company. From A&R to finance, legal to digital, sales to marketing, Universal Music is the place to grow and develop your career within a truly commercial and innovative business that leads in everything it does.

Everyone is welcome to apply for our roles, and we are determined to ensure that no applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment because of gender, race, disability, sexual orientation, religion, belief, age, marital status, background, pregnancy or caring responsibilities. We also recognise the importance of diversity of thought within our teams and are fully committed to embracing the talents of people with autism, dyslexia, ADHD and other forms of neurocognitive variation.

We will always seek to make appropriate adjustments to recruitment, workplaces, and work processes to be fully inclusive to people with different needs and working styles. If you need us to make any reasonable adjustments for you from application onwards, including alternatives to the online form or to disclose a neurocognitive condition, please email [email protected]


The A Side: A Day in The Life

A chance to work for the iconic Island Records at their head office in London in an exciting frontline role, working in the Promotions department. A great opportunity to work on campaigns for global superstar acts such as Drake, Mumford & Sons, U2, Ariana Grande, Sigrid, The Weeknd, Post Malone, Sports Team and many others.


The B Side: Skills & Experience


Be Administrative


  • Responsible for preparing weekly Radio reports and feeding back to management and label – always explaining strategies and next moves 
  • To collate weekly updates for both external and internal meetings / ensuring relevant, clear and concise information is available and relayed with authority and knowledge


Be a Team Player


  • To maintain and build strong long-lasting relationships with DJs, radio producers and executive producers across all areas of Radio to ensure Island and its artists are always at the front of their minds, with continual and useful communication
  • To forge close relationships within the label – working closely with Marketing and A&R to ensure you are able to represent your acts fully at Radio
  • To work closely as a ‘Team’ with the rest of the in-house Radio department to come up with and deliver the best campaigns possible. To always “think outside of the box” and present exciting and unique opportunities wherever possible


Be Operational


  • Responsible for the promotion of your own roster of broad Island acts for all areas of National Radio, reporting into the SVP Island Records
  • To be able to work remotely – keeping up Zoom appointments with key producers and heads of music
  • To always be creative and be able to work around problems, finding different ways to approach a situation to get the results required
  • Keep up to date with the ever-changing landscape at Radio and the Music industry as a whole – and stay one step ahead
  • To be ready to meet potential new Artist signings and Management when required.


Be Strategic


  • To think about promotional strategies; through forward planning, identifying key opportunities throughout the year and incorporating into artist campaigns and UK visits, maximising the radio promotional windows for each campaign
  • To think about new and exciting ways to engage Radio in new, established acts and returning acts - looking for interesting ways to use exclusives and promo activities for more mileage wherever possible and financially viable
  • To use your relationships to bring key people to attend dinners, gigs and showcases when we are allowed to do this again
  • Keep up to date with Artists, DJs, Producers and Music execs across various areas of Social Media


Be Financial


  • To consider budgets at all times when planning any Promotional activities and the results they deliver


Person Specification


  • Experience of National Radio promotions - working on acts/campaigns for a broad spectrum of artists
  • Excellent communication and relationship building skills with a proven and established network across all National Radio areas
  • Excellent organisational and project / campaign skills
  • Strong solution driver, with a proven ability to make decisions where necessary
  • Work well under pressure at all times – both alone and as part of a team
  • Passionate about music and knowledgeable about a variety of genres, acts and artists as well as Radio and the future of Radio Promotions
  • Willing to work the extra hours needed in today’s industry – that includes some late nights and work at the weekend


Bonus Tracks: Your Benefits

  • Group Personal Pension Scheme (between 3% and 9%)
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • 25 paid days of annual leave
  • Interest Free Season Ticket Loan available
  • Holiday Purchase scheme
  • Dental and Travel Insurance options
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Salary Sacrifice Cars
  • Subsidised Gym Membership
  • Employee Discounts (Reward Gateway)


Just So You Know…

The company presents this job description as a guide to the major areas and duties for which the jobholder is accountable.  However, the business operates in an environment that demands change and the jobholder's specific responsibilities and activities will vary and develop. Therefore, the job description should be seen as indicative and not as a permanent, definitive, and exhaustive statement.