Bluesfest Searching For In-House Touring Publicist

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Photo: Evan Malcolm

Photo: Evan Malcolm

ARE YOU straight out of Uni and haven’t found a job? Need to earn some extra cash while living the musician lifestyle? Looking for a new career path? Well if this sounds like you, perhaps we can help you find your next dream job with Bluesfest.

In-House Touring Publicist

Bluesfest is a world-renowned music festival approaching its 28th year in 2017 and is held annually in the idyllic surrounds of Byron Bay, NSW. They are currently seeking an in-house Touring Publicist to join the team in Byron Bay. 

Bluesfest Touring is Bluesfest’s established touring company that presents over 100 sideshows each year across Australia & New Zealand as well as various tours throughout the year.

As in-house Touring Publicist, you will be responsible for the coordination of outside show publicity and work closely with the Bluesfest team.Key responsibilities:

Key responsibilities:Coordinating outside show publicity (Bluesfest Touring)

  • Coordinating outside show publicity (Bluesfest Touring) Coordination of Bluesfest outside
  • Coordination of Bluesfest outside show artist announcements
  • Liaise with festival marketing team on artist announcements and marketing campaigns
  • Writing copy for press releases, EDMS, websites
  • Distributing press releases
  • Proofing various promotional materialDevising and coordinating outside show marketing campaigns
  • Devising and coordinating outside show marketing campaigns
  • Pitching and coordinating artist interviews for touring roster and liaise with festival publicist/ record labels/ artist management and representatives on PR strategy
  • Developing efficient campaigns, giveaways, promotions
  • Reporting to festival management

Skills/experience required:

  • Multi-task & work to tight deadlines
  • Be highly organised/strong attention to detail
  • Have a ‘no job is too big or too small’ attitude
  • Have strong interpersonal skills
  • Proficient writing and editing skills
  • Have proven PR and Marketing experience
  • Have strong media relations
  • Willing to be available outside regular working hours
  • Ability to work in a team as well as autonomously

Want to work for Australia’s number one music festival? Apply here.

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