NEWS : FRI, SEP 8, 2017 at 10:00 AM

Sub Pop Is Hiring: College and Non-Commercial Radio Promotions

Sub Pop Records is currently searching for an organized and self-motivated individual to handle College and Non-Commercial Radio Promotions from our headquarters in Seattle, WA.

The closing date to apply for this position is Friday, September 22, 2017.

Responsibilities include:

  • Maintain relationships with college and non-commercial music directors through daily phone calls and email correspondence discussing current Sub Pop and Hardly Art releases.
  • Work in coordination with our Director of Radio Promotions, who runs the radio dept. at Sub Pop.
  • Represent the radio department at artist meetings.
  • Pitch / secure in-studio sessions and interviews with college and non-commercial radio stations, coordinating with commercial radio priorities throughout.
  • Accompany bands to in-studio sessions, when possible.
  • Maintain and organize Sub Pop’s radio databases. This includes tracking information, as well as keeping contact information up to date.
  • Generate regular email newsletters and maintain associated email list.
  • Organize and execute promotional CD mailings to 800+ stations across all radio formats. Organize giveaway mailings with independent promoters for college radio during album campaigns.
  • Work with independent promoters to set radio add dates.
  • Work with the art department to create one-sheets for promotional mailings.
  • Check tracks on releases for FCC violations.
  • Organize showcases and performances for Sub Pop and Hardly Art bands at various radio conferences and conventions. This may include: booking a venue, coordinating with A&R staff on lineup, and overseeing/attending the show.
  • Hire, train, and manage the full staff of 2-4 radio interns.
  • Track and log radio play, etc. in project reports for artists and management.

Our ideal candidate will:

  • Have significant experience with both college and non-commercial radio, through work at a station or college radio promotions elsewhere.
  • Have knowledge of and enthusiasm for the Sub Pop catalog, as well as deep interest in music, generally, and a fundamental belief in its importance.
  • Be able to multitask and work in a community-oriented atmosphere.
  • Be independent and self-directed. You will often be the only member of the radio team in the Seattle office.
  • Be available to work outside of a 9-5 schedule (attend shows and music festivals).
  • Have strong communication and writing skills.
  • Be fluent in all social media platforms as well as Microsoft Office suite applications and Mail Chimp.

Supervisors: Radio Director + Marketing Director

Please send resumes to Ruth Kim ( by September 22nd, 2017.

Posted by Chris Jacobs