Sub Pop Records: Digital Communications Coordinator
Pop Records is currently looking for a new Digital Communications
Coordinator, working here in the label’s Seattle headquarters. This is
an important role within the company with responsibility for maintaining
and growing our social media presence and managing direct-to-fan
communications. This person will work closely with marketing and sales
staff and the Director of the Digital Communications department.
ideal candidate for our growing Digital Communications department is an
enthusiastic, creative and skilled social media manager and content
producer who has a solid understanding of social media marketing and
online communities, the artists and music represented by Sub Pop and how
best to serve them and their fans in this digital environment. This
person must have excellent written and overall communication skills and
an appreciation for how to continue to develop and expand the Sub Pop
voice within each unique social platform. A thorough understanding of
social media campaigns and a drive for creating and sharing engaging
content and recognizing new opportunities is essential. The ability to
work well as a member of the Digital Communications and larger marketing
and sales teams, representing the priorities of each is crucial as
The closing date to apply for this position is Monday, May 25th.
Summary Social Media and direct-to-fan communications Communication & Reporting
Responsibilities Social media and direct-to-fan communications
the social media efforts on behalf of Sub Pop Records to increase
awareness of our releases, bands and the Sub Pop brand, and maintain
regular communication on social channels for customer service
opportunities, general fan interaction and identifying trends.
our growing email list and in coordination with Sub Pop’s Mega Mart
(ecommerce) priorities write and deliver a bi-weekly newsletter to this
list, with the goal of growing direct-to-consumer sales as well as
artist and brand awareness.
Schedule, organize and
execute direct-to-fan communications, and create and distribute
marketing assets on behalf of the label and its bands within a shared
Digital Communications editorial calendar.
effectively leverage ever-changing social media tools; stay current with
best practices and tools and evolve different strategies as
Address social media challenges and suggest solutions.
Communication and reporting
Work in partnership with the Director of Digital Communications and marketing staff as a whole.
Attend weekly marketing and departmental meetings to evaluate emerging opportunities and report on current projects.
and and report on digital analytics and effectively convey these
findings in department and marketing staff weekly meetings, and at
Responsible for all updating and maintenance of project reports; identify new needs for additional reporting and stats.
with Director to help evolve strategies and determine best metrics to
measure and report the results of social media initiatives for Sub Pop
and our bands.
Attend relevant conferences and maintain
and develop contacts with all relative platforms and services, such as
Facebook and Twitter.
Work with and help educate marketing staff on emerging social media technologies and industry best practices.
Skills & Experience
3-5 years experience overseeing and developing content for a lifestyle or entertainment brand.
knowledge of Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Tumblr, Pinterest
(and more) and integration of tools and third-party applications, such
Advanced computer skills required; strong
technical skills preferred; aptitude with the usual suite of current
office software and tools are all expected.
Data, analytics, and metrics oriented; strong analytical and quantitative skills.
to create and manipulate images and video for use online &
familiarity with basic editing programs required; specific
experience/background in graphic design, multimedia, video production
and all relevant software (Adobe Creative Suite, Pro Tools, Final Cut,
Must be highly motivated and organized
self-starter with the ability to multitask and communicate clearly and
effectively to large and small groups alike and interpersonally as well.
A creative thinker with the ability to work well both independently and
as part of team to see tasks through to completion.
Now there’s one more good
reason to ride your bike all the way from rainy Seattle to Portland, OR, and that
is to raise money. Sub Pop Records employees will join in the 202-mile Seattle
to Portland (STP) Bicycle Classic held on July 11 -12, 2015. Now in its 36th
year, the STP is the largest multi-day ride in the Northwest with up to 10,000
riders making the journey through Western Washington and Oregon.
In January of 2013, Sub Pop Records
Co-Founder Jonathan Poneman was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. In a 2013 Seattle Times article, Poneman states, “I
accept that I have this disease, but that doesn’t give me the right to be
passive.” In response, Sub Pop Records employees will be raising money
for the Northwest Parkinson’s Foundation (NWPF) by doing the infamous STP bike ride.
What We Need & What You Get
Since being diagnosed, our
President has done everything he can to show others that there is life beyond
Parkinson’s. He actually explains it as sort of a blessing. Parkinson’s has
allowed him to “recalibrate” important values.
as it sounds, I am truly grateful to the disease.” Poneman explains further that, “My love of
life and its precious elements became more vivid at the thought of seeing them
Our goal is to raise $20,000 for the foundation. We need your help! See some of our incredible incentives for donating here.
Your donation will go directly to the Northwest Parkinson’s
Foundation. NWPF is the only independent regional Parkinson’s organization serving
Washington State. NWPF aims to establish optimal quality of life for the
Northwest Parkinson’s community through awareness, education, advocacy and
Located in Seattle, NWPF proudly invests every dollar in
local programs to support the Northwest Parkinson’s community. NWPF plays a vital role in
helping people with Parkinson’s live meaningfully with the disease. In
addition, NWPF provides information that gives patients and their families the
tools they need to find quality medical care, better manage their disease and
take charge of their daily lives.
Sub Pop has a long history of supporting non-profit organizations
around the globe but prefers to focus on local organizations in the Pacific
Northwest. We have been involved in fundraisers for the uncompensated
care for Seattle Children’s Hospital, donated food and funds to
Northwest Harvest, given time, support, and funds to the all-ages music
venue ‘The Vera Project’, supported the campaign for marriage equality
in Washington state, among many more. We believe in supporting the
community that has always supported us. The Northwest Parkinson’s
Foundation is an organization we feel proud to be riding for.
Other Ways You Can Help
can also go to the Northwest Parkinson’s Foundation main website (www.nwpf.org) and give
directly to the foundation through a gift
at a different time if you are not able to help now.
Or simply get the word out
about our campaign! Share our story and spread some awareness for
Parkinson’s Disease. While science looks for a cure, the NWPF is looking
out for the Parkinson’s community. We are grateful for anything you can
do to help.
Sub Pop Records is currently
looking to fill a newly opened position as the label’s Sales Director,
working here in our Seattle headquarters. This is a leadership role
within the company with responsibility for our physical, digital and
streaming business. This person will work closely with our main
distribution partner, the Alternative Distribution Alliance (or ADA),
and all aspects of our internal sales department. Our ideal candidate
will have significant music sales as well as managerial experience. The
closing date to apply for this position is May 17, 2015.
Summary Sales department management. Management of relationships with distribution partners and key retailers. Communication and reporting.
Responsibilities Sales department management -
Manage a sales team within Sub Pop Records, members of which handle
direct retails sales, direct-to-consumer sales (via
megamart.subpop.com), and international sales and distribution. -
Work with the sales team to create and implement cohesive retail
strategies for all Sub Pop and Hardly Art releases and related
merchandise across all sales channels, globally (through ADA, direct
digital accounts, direct physical retail accounts, direct-to-consumer
sales, and international distribution partners) - Lead weekly sales meeting to ensure the sales team is on track with all projects, covering current priorities and tours. - Conduct annual performance evaluations for each member of sales team. - Participate in the hiring and training of new employees in the sales department. - Work with the sales team to explore new sales opportunities.
Management of relationships with distribution partners and key retailers. -
Manage relationships with ADA as well as relationships with key
physical and digital retailers, both those who are direct accounts and
those who come through ADA. - Personally responsible for the management of direct digital account relationships. - Establish Initial Order Goals and advertising budgets with the General Manager and ADA. - Provide all necessary marketing and sales information and direction to ADA for new releases and ongoing priorities. - Attend necessary sales conferences and meet regularly in person with distribution partners.
Communication and reporting - Work in partnership with the Marketing Director and the International Sales and Distribution Manager. - Attend weekly managers’ meetings and provide detailed information on upcoming sales programs, promotions and operations. - Disseminate internally all pertinent information from stores, distributors and customers. - Provide sales, streaming and other sales data to the company weekly, and at biannual meetings. -
Provide production input and guidance using sales-based estimates for
manufacturing needs, and attend weekly production meetings.
Skills Necessary -
Must be motivated, organized, have the ability to multitask and
communicate clearly and effectively to large and small groups, problem
solve and provide conflict resolution when needed. Proficiency with data
analysis and manipulation, plus experience with the usual suite of
current office software and tools are all expected as well.
Supervisor: General Manager
Please send all resumes and cover letters to Mary Wood at email@example.com.
Seattle, our home:
there sure are a lot of great things about it! Arguably two of the very
best are local industry thought leaders Sub Pop Records and Amazon(dotcom). The recent
discovery of a not-altogether-recent video for prospective Amazon
employees had the staff at Sub Pop Records newly excited about being new
in Seattle, all over again. Because we felt they left a few things out,
we made this companion version (at what, we imagine and we’re sure
you’ll be able to tell, was a tiny fraction of the cost) to welcome all
newcomers to our wonderful city . We at Sub Pop Records love Amazon’s
love of Seattle almost as much as we love Seattle itself: and it shows.
Pop & Hardly Art artists Danny Bland, Chastity Belt, King Tuff, La
Luz, Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires, Luluc, METZ, and
THEESatisfaction, along with our friends Rat Fist (feat. Randy from No
Age), will appear at the 2015 edition of SXSW. Please find a complete
schedule for each artist below.
DANNY BLAND (Sub Pop) Friday, March 20th 4:00 pm / Book signing @ SXBookstore Address: Ballroom D Foyer at the Austin Convention Center, 500 E. Cesar Chavez St.
5-6pm / SxSW Panel: Books Are the New Vinyl (w/ Chuck D, Marc Gerald, Frank Turner, moderated by Rynda Laurel) Address: Room 16AB at the Austin Convention Center, 500 E. Cesar Chavez St.
CHASTITY BELT (Hardly Art) Wednesday, March 18th 4:30pm / She Shreds Showcase @ Cheer Up Charlie’s (Outside stage) Address: 900 Red River St.
12:00am / 720 Club Patio (SXSW Official Showcase) Address: 720 Red River St. (8th St Entrance)
Thursday, March 19th 2:30pm / Brooklyn Vegan Day Showcase @ Red 7 Address: 711 Red River St. 9:00pm / Gorilla vs Bear Showacse + Hype Hotel Address: 1100 E. 5th St.
Friday, March 20th 1:00pm / Gnar Tapes + Strange Victory Day Party @ Beerland Address: 711 Red River St.
4:00pm / She Shreds + Tom Tom Showcase @ Zen Fit Address: 2200 E. 7th St.
5:30pm / Third Man Records Showcase Address: Home Slice Pizza - 1415 S. Congress Ave.
We here at Sub Pop Records love few things more than Record Store Day. On Saturday, April 18th, 2015
aka Record Store Day, we will release two very limited (and
potentially, for you) anticipated efforts: The self-titled LP from the
Alan Bishop-led Koes Barat and a heart-shaped single from Father John
Father John Misty’s “I Loved You, Honeybee” 7” Single:
Father John Misty presents a lovely, alternate version of the title track of his latest album, I Love You, Honeybear,
along with a new, exclusive B-side, truthfully-entitled “I’ve Never
Been a Woman,” on a red-colored, heart-shaped 7” in a 10” sleeve. This
release is exclusive to Record Store Day, and it is limited to 5,700
Koes Barat Koes Barat LP:
In 2010, Sun City Girls legend Alan Bishop asserted his fandom of
Indonesian ‘60s/’70s pop legends Koes Bersaudara (aka Koes Plus) with
two archival releases on his and Hisham Mayet’s Sublime Frequencies
label. But that wasn’t enough. Feeling an overwhelming urge to interpret
Koes tunes, Bishop recorded Koes Barat in less than a week of
sessions with some of his favorite musicians and producer Randall Dunn
(Sunn O))), Marisa Nadler). The result is the most immediate, fun collection that the prolific Bishop has ever led. This album is a Record Store Day exclusive, limited to 3,800 worldwide.
Father John Misty “I Loved You, Honeybee” 7” (includes download code) Tracklisting:
A. “I Loved You, Honeybee”
B. “I’ve Never Been a Woman”
Koes Barat Koes Barat LP (includes download code) Tracklisting:
2. Kisah Sedih di Hari Minggu
3. Pent Juri Hati
4. Mister Time
5. Hidup Yang Sepi
6. And to the so-called “The Guilties”
7. Tjintamu Telah Berlalu
8. Poor Clown
9. Land of Evergreen
10. Rahasia Hatiku
11. Tiba Tiba Ku Menangis
More About Record Store Day:
This is a day for the people who make up the world of the record
store—the staff, the customers, and the artists—to come together and
celebrate the unique culture of a record store and the special role
these independently owned stores play in their communities. Special
vinyl and CD releases and various promotional products are made
exclusively for the day and hundreds of artists in the United States and
in various countries across the globe make special appearances and
performances. Festivities include performances, cook-outs, body
painting, meet & greets with artists, parades, djs spinning records
and on and on. Metallica officially kicked off Record Store Day at
Rasputin Music in San Francisco on April 19, 2008 and Record Store Day
is now celebrated the third Saturday every April. http://www.recordstoreday.com/Home