Job Opening, Chicago — Music Media Specialist

This came my way through a college alumni listserv I belong to, it’s based in Chicago. For the ad site, click here:

January is job hunting season.

January is job hunting season.

We’re Hiring! Bloodshot is looking for a new media publicist …

Bloodshot Records seeks full-time New Media Publicist to work in our Chicago office (meaning, this is an IN-HOUSE position).

Candidate must have experience as a new media publicist or in new media marketing. We’re looking for someone who can develop tailored online publicity and online advertising campaigns for each release, and update Twitter, Facebook, other social sites, and our website. The applicant must know photo editing and formatting, Photoshop, HTML, CSS, how to compress PDF files, rip hi-quality MP3s and tag them and prepare for upload, and be comfortable using a CMS similar to TypePad (run on Drupal), also helpful to know Illustrator and InDesign.

The candidate needs to be self directed and extremely comfortable working independently, a great writer, witty, level-headed and affable. The ideal person is passionate about much of the music on the label and assumes it’s their mission to get Bloodshot bands the attention they deserve. Strong indie ethics and a degree in Communications, IT, English, or Journalism are a plus.

Current Bloodshot artist roster includes Lydia Loveless, JC Brooks & The Uptown Sound, Scott H. Biram, Deadstring Brothers, Wayne Hancock, Ha Ha Tonka, and many more; further info on Bloodshot at

Pay commensurate with experience (within the scrappy indie label world); benefits include health insurance, profit sharing, and the freedom to drink on the job. If interested AND QUALIFIED, send resume to: or New Media Position, Bloodshot Records, 3039 W. Irving Park Rd., Chicago IL 60618, or fax to 773-604-5019.

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