Scottish Album of the Year Award Campaign Producer

The Scottish Music Industry Association is looking for a campaign producer to lead its flagship project the Scottish Album of the Year (SAY) Award. With the SAY Award entering its seventh year, it is looking to recruit a dedicated campaign producer to oversee the project, run the campaign and the Award Ceremony event itself.

The SAY Award has historically been split into the following stages

  1. Financial planning and budgeting
  2. Assembling the supplier team (marketing, design, digital, etc.)
  3. Launching the campaign with the opening of applications for eligible albums including liaising with information resources
  4. Assessing and appointing 100 industry nominators and 10 judges to nominate their favourite albums
  5. Managing promotion and announcement of our 20 strong long list preempted by a PR campaign surrounding those nominations
  6. Announcement of our shortlist of 10 albums
  7. Planning and delivery of the award ceremony

The campaign producer will be responsible for planning and delivering The SAY Award Campaign in collaboration with, and under guidance from, the SAY Award Steering Group.

The candidate will be required to:

  • Attract funding/sponsorship (from public bodies and private enterprises)
  • Liaise with stakeholders (especially Renfrewshire Council) partners, venues, event suppliers and media
  • Formulate production, PR, marketing, design and content briefs
  • Deliver the campaign within budget
  • Oversee collaborative promotion of all nominees
  • Contribute to post-campaign evaluation

With guidance from the steering group, the candidate will be expected to:

  • Work with discretion and impartiality at all times
  • Be a competent, experienced event manager
  • Communicate precisely with nominators, judges and stakeholders
  • Be able to set up and administrate cloud databases
  • Communicate effectively within a team
  • Recruit project personnel where required
  • Understand the challenges of a publicly funded organisation
  • Report to our funders
  • Help shape then work to the SAY Award campaign plan
  • Work transparently and openly alongside the SAY Award steering group

This candidate will:

  • Be organised, dedicated, enthusiastic, resourceful, punctual and a great communicator
  • Be passionate about music and arts in Scotland
  • Understand the creative industries
  • Be level-headed, hard working and able to execute the project efficiently

There will also be an assistant campaign producer role. We will consult with the campaign producer before appointing the assistant.

Project dates: - Campaign Producer required March—September 2018 - Longlist launch: late July 2018 - Award Ceremony: end of August 2018

Place of work: you will be expected to work from home/hot desk (non recoupable) mostly

Fee: We can offer a fee of £7,000 (based on 35 days at £200 per day) dependent on experience and role suitability - Any additional sponsorship you secure will earn commission - Expenses: reasonable campaign related expenses will be covered

If you fulfill this criteria, please send your CV and a letter detailing your experience and explaining why you are the best person for this job, with at least two relevant references, to the SAY Award Steering Group: by 18:00 on Wednesday 28 February 2018. We will interview the strongest candidates in the week commencing 5 March and make a decision shortly afterwards. We will announce the successful applicant on the SMIA website. We regret that we may be unable to respond to everyone individually.