Music business

PRS for Music – Content Editor – Communications and Public Affairs (UK)

We have an exciting opportunity for a Content Editor to join our Communications and Public Affairs team on a permanent basis. The role will be based in our London Bridge & Streatham offices and remotely as we operate a hybrid working model.

About Us

PRS for Music has been at the heart of the music industry since 1914, representing our 160,000 songwriters, composers and publishers. We pay royalties to our members when their musical works are performed, broadcast, streamed, or used in film and television. We also work to impact the music industry through collaborations, digital developments, influencing legislation and supporting new musical talent for the future.

About the role

Are you as passionate about music as you are about creating great content?

We are looking for an experienced Content Editor with a knack for creating engaging text and rich media to play a vital role in our Creative Services team.

You will produce daily content for PRS for Music’s online channels, including M Magazine (print and online), and its associated social media platforms, and assist in the production of high-quality video and audio content, including including live events and interviews. .

You will also provide a writing and proofreading resource for the entire Communications and Public Affairs team, writing advertisements and marketing materials, and supporting the overall work of the department.

The content editor role will include:
  • Present, research and create daily written content for M Magazine, including music industry news, interviews and features. Regularly conduct and write interviews with PRS members and industry leading figures.
  • Create and update written content for PRS for Music print materials, online marketing, website copy and brand messaging
  • Create and upload content for our social media accounts to increase engagement
  • Upload and share M content using content management systems, ensuring the editorial calendar is fulfilled
  • Assist in the production of video and audio content, including interviews, live music sessions and playlists
  • Attending and reporting on industry conferences and events, representing both M and PRS for Music
  • Work with the Editorial Manager to ensure communications adhere to tone of voice and style guidelines
  • Assist the Editorial Manager in editing the work of freelance writers as needed.
  • Assist the editorial manager in administrative tasks such as preparing invoices and setting up suppliers.
  • Work alongside the creative team on special print editions of M Magazine
  • Provide coverage as needed to ensure the creative team continues to offer a copywriter resource to the entire company

The salary for this role is around £28,000 per year, depending on experience.

About you
  • The successful candidate will understand what makes copy engaging and informative with a proven track record of creating top quality journalistic content. You will have both a knowledge and a passion for the music industry with a deep understanding of the inner workings.
  • You will be a confident and experienced writer or skilled journalist with a natural aptitude for writing clear, concise content for a variety of audiences and the ability to self-publish. You will also be compliant with SEO best practices and proficient in using Adobe Suite.
  • You will have a demonstrable understanding of managing social media platforms to interact with different audiences.
  • Ideally, you will have experience working in a busy magazine, communications, media or agency environment. Experience creating rich media content, including audio and visuals, using video editing software is desirable.
  • It is advantageous to have experience with Monday.com, Hootsuite and Trello.
Why PRS?

We’ve worked hard at PRS for Music to create a culture where every colleague can bring their true personality to work and thrive.
We want you to have the work/life balance you need, so our flexible working approach covers both location and hours. You can work with your manager to find times that work best for you, as long as you are available for meetings when needed. We even offer the option twice a year to work remotely, for up to a month at a time, in the UK or overseas.
We love music and organize events so we can socialize as a team and share our passion. From our legendary Christmas concerts and PRS giveaways to quizzes, drag queen bingo, comedy nights and team meetings. Wellbeing is one of our priorities with a full program of events, webinars and initiatives, as well as a team of mental health first aiders to ensure we are happy, healthy and engaged.

Next steps

Does this sound like you? If so, we’d love to hear from you – apply now and send your CV and cover letter to [email protected]

Covid-19 Recruitment Statement

PRS For Music continues to follow government recommendation in light of COVID -19 to ensure the safety and well-being of our staff, members and candidates.

Our goal is to provide our members with the best service and support. Accordingly, we remain focused on our resourcing strategy and continue to encourage applications for advertised positions.

We are returning to a hybrid model of working across the organization, including in our recruitment process. Although our first stage interviews are conducted remotely, we want you to experience the culture and working environment of PRS for Music. Therefore, once open, our new Central London Hub, based in London Bridge, will be used for second stage interviews.

We are committed to recruiting only for vacancies that are essential to the sustenance and continued service of our members.

Please note that due to the high volume of applications we receive, we are unable to give feedback to all applicants at the screening stage. If you have not heard from us within 6 weeks of applying, please assume you have not been successful.

Thank you very much – The HR Team