Media & Artist Relations Manager


We are looking for a Media & Artist Relations Manager to join Mushroom Groups Labels Division!

About Mushroom Group 

Mushroom Group is Australia and New Zealand’s largest independent music and entertainment collective. Founded by the legendary Michael Gudinski and now spearheaded by his son Matt, Mushroom has been operating for over 50 years and now has offices in Melbourne, Sydney, Auckland, London, New York and a footprint that extends across the globe.

With over 20 companies under the Group umbrella, Mushroom is a family-orientated company, and that family includes our artists, staff and partners. Mushroom is called home by more than 200 of Australia and New Zealand’s most experienced, creative and passionate people; and we work closely with thousands of artists and organisations worldwide – year in, year out.

Mushroom Labels is a diverse family of award-winning record labels representing some of the countries finest artists like Vance Joy, Kylie Minogue, DMA’S, Julia Jacklin, Confidence Man, The Teskey Brothers, as well as emerging talent like Mia Wray and Tobiahs and global superstars such as Childish Gambino and Cigarettes After Sex.

About the Role

We are on the hunt for a passionate music publicist to join Mushroom Groups Label division. Working as a key member of the core artist team, we are looking for a passionate music lover who will be responsible for developing and executing strategic media plans for their allocated roster of artists. The successful applicant will have a proven track record in planning and executing music media campaigns, a great network of contacts, a desire to think outside the box and a strong understanding of the media landscape in Australia.

This is a full-time role, based in our Sydney Office in Woolloomooloo. 

Key responsibilities include:

  • Develop and execute strategic media plans for your allocated artist roster.
  • Continuesly brainstorm and explore new avenues for artists to gain exposure, aside from traditional media.
  • Build and maintain strong media relationships
  • Provide regular reporting & press updates.
  • Manage & maintain artist schedules in line with the overall artist strategy.
  • Liaise with artist management on all media and artist scheduling requests.
  • On ground artist relations responsibilities.
  • Attend gigs, events and launches in a work capacity out of regular business hours as required.

Sounds like you? If so, you will have the following – 

  • Minimum 2+ years of experience in music publicity, or similar.
  • Has an in-depth understanding of the Australian media landscape.
  • Has a broad music knowledge and an appreciation for a variety of music genres.
  • Strong music vocabulary and confident pitching music verbally and in writing.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to effectively collaborate with different stakeholder groups. 
  • Strong organisational skills with the ability to constantly multi-task and prioritise tasks/timelines.

If you have all the skills and experience that we are looking for – and you are passionate about working in a thriving business in the music and entertainment industry, then we would love to hear from you.

Please submit a resume and cover letter telling us about you and what makes you the perfect candidate for the role (Bonus points for creativity!). 

We will be reviewing the applications as they come in and commencing interviews quickly – so please don’t delay in applying.