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PMC: Head of Talent Relations

Penske Media Corporation, New York, NY USA

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Salary: Base + Benefits + 401-k

Level: Experienced (Non-Manager)

Duration: Full-Time


PMC: Head of Talent Relations

Penske Media Corporation (PMC) seeks a Head of Talent Relations for a full-time staff position across the PMC portfolio of brands. Based in the PMC offices in LA or New York, the Head of Talent Relations will work to book and program talent for PMC’s live events primarily its proprietary annual LA3C festival based in Los Angeles. Other key focusses will be to curate programming and book talent for live media events, print and digital stories, speaking engagements and any other talent needs for editorial and live media initiatives. We are seeking a leader who has strong industry relationships, deep industry experience and has a successful track record securing high profile talent.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Booking top tier talent for PMC’S proprietary music, culture and creativity festival, LA3C annually
  • Partner closely with VP of Public Affairs and Strategy, PMC to ensure talent aligns with programming needs for LA3C
  • Work closely with VP Talent, PMC Music Group to support as needed
  • Manage all aspects of talent relations for LA3C from beginning to end of festival including creative curation of talent, booking of talent, and managing the process throughout.
  • Deliver and execute top tier talent that aligns with LA3C's mission and goals.
  • Creatively strategize to deliver talent that helps shape LA3C festival identity
  • Proactively network, build and maintain relationships with relevant publicists, managers, studios, and agencies to ensure PMC is always top of mind and connected with appropriate talent and opportunities.
  • Work with internal teams across PMC’s brands to execute talent requests for various initiatives.
  • Daily collaboration with other team members, editors, live media, and staff to develop opportunities and strategy.
  • Work closely with talent agencies to ensure awareness of new and emerging talent.
  • Book talent according to shoot/event schedule in collaboration with internal teams.
  • Manage all processes related to talent booking from ideation to execution.
  • Ensure all talent have up to date agreements as needed.
  • Lead talent negotiation process partnering with key internal stakeholders throughout.


Required Skills:

  • 10+ years of work experience with deep expertise in music booking.
  • Experience booking and working with top tier celebrities, actors, artists, athletes and influencers.
  • Proven track record in talent relations, curation and talent booking.
  • A passion for talent curation, booking and project management
  • Ability to create and execute talent integrations for festivals, live events, and media.
  • Ability to work across a large media company and identify opportunities to maximize exposure.
  • A strong understanding of music and trends, popular culture, entertainment world, influencer culture, and more.
  • Experience working with production teams and crew both in-studio and remotely.

It’s all About You

At PMC, your wellness is top of mind. We offer a comprehensive benefits package to nurture you and your loved ones, including pets! Our package includes Healthcare (medical, dental, and vision) HSA with an employer contribution, FSA (Healthcare, Dependent Care & Commuter), EAP, Life Insurance, 401K with an employer match, Paid Parental Leave, Long-term Disability, generous Paid Time off (PTO), Pet Insurance, and Home & Auto insurance. Our Wellness initiatives rotate yoga, meditation, wellness weeks on a variety of topics, and financial wellness. We continuously elevate our offerings with more, for you.

About PMC:

Penske Media Corporation (PMC) is a leading independent global media and information services company whose award-winning content attracts a passionate monthly audience of more than 310 million. Since 2004, PMC has been a pioneer in digital media and a platform innovator, reaching viewers on all screens across its ever-growing constellation of iconic brands, which includes Deadline, Variety, Rolling Stone, SXSW, The Hollywood Reporter, Billboard, WWD, SHE Media, Robb Report, Sportico, BGR, ARTnews, Art in America, Fairchild Media, Spy.com, among many others. PMC’s journalists and content creators deliver daily the most comprehensive news and information in their industries and areas of coverage, unequaled in ambition, depth, and courage. Headquartered in New York and Los Angeles with additional offices in 14 countries worldwide, PMC believes companies should not only be profitable but also forces for good. To learn more about PMC, our 2% Foundation, and our portfolio of brands, please visit: http://www.pmc.com/

About Penske Media Corporation

Penske Media Corporation (PMC) is a leading digital media and information services company whose award-winning content attracts a monthly audience of more than 260 million a month and reaches users in more than 175 countries as well as a collective 390 million social media followers. The company houses a constellation of globally prominent and legendary brands, including Variety, Rolling Stone, Deadline.com, WWD, Robb Report, SHE Media, BGR, IndieWire, Beauty Inc, Sourcing Journal, TVLine, FN, BlogHer, HollywoodLife, Gold Derby, and SPY. PMC delivers exceptional content to consumers, business leaders and organizations around the world across multiple platforms: digital, mobile, social, print, video, broadcast, and dynamic live events. Headquartered in New York and Los Angeles with additional offices in 11 countries worldwide, Penske Media is the way global leaders and influencers are informed, connected, and inspired.

Penske Media Corporation

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