About Boiler Room
Boiler Room started with a webcam taped to a wall, broadcasting from a warehouse in London, opening a keyhole to the city’s underground. It was DIY at it’s finest; raw uncut and homemade.
As we've grown into a global independent music platform and cultural curator, we remain true to that history. We connect club culture to the wider world - on-screen and IRL - through parties, video, radio and more.
Our mission is to showcase underground music & culture in new ways – giving a voice to under-represented communities and to share stories from the fringes of the mainstream.
PURPOSE OF THE ROLE
Boiler Room supports & promotes underground music scenes by creating distinct event+content 'platforms' (aka ‘IPs’) that represent those scenes & the people at the heart of them.
From Low Heat - a DIY London youth music & fashion series, to System - a platform that celebrates the positive impact of migration on music & culture, to Appreciation of Lyricism - a platform that promotes the poets, rappers & spoken word artists whose rich, emotive storytelling is pushing the frontier of musical & cultural self-expression.
We’re looking for somebody to come on board & help secure low-to-mid level sponsorship for some of these existing platforms & a bunch of forthcoming editorial initiatives.
Somebody who has a broad & extensive list of mid-level UK contacts at brands (and their PR / creative agencies) that are known to support culture. Especially within the alcohol, fashion & lifestyle categories.
Somebody with a deep understanding of music & culture, but also versed in how brands operate, who can occupy a space in between our music team & commercial teams - unlocking brand conversations that support the very core of our business.
The role is offered initially as a 6-month position, full-time based in BR’s London HQ. If the candidate is successful, we will look to make the role a permanent position.
Open up new conversations with brands that result in sponsorship for our key IPs
Drawing up a target list of brands, relevant to each of the specific IPs, then getting out there & meeting with brand managers, sponsorship managers, PR agencies & creative agencies - representing Boiler Room & pitching the IPs
EXPECTATIONS (specific to your role)
To have an existing broad & extensive list of mid-level UK contacts at brands (and their PR / creative agencies) that are known to support culture
To be able to grow that contact list, and proactively seek out new relevant brand contacts
To be able to pitch Boiler Room & it’s IPs to these contacts
Able to relay recommendations & new opportunities to senior management in a structured and constructive manner
WORKING AT BOILER ROOM
Passion and understanding of the Boiler Room brand and vision
Proactive, self-starter approach
Able to facilitate inter-departmental collaboration - liasing with the music, marketing, film, apparel & commercial teams and joining the dots on IP opportunities
Adaptable and ready to work in a fast-paced environment
Excellent networking & people skills
Excellent at pitching & communicating ideas
Deep knowledge of contemporary music & culture
Solid understanding of the advertising industry / how brands operate
Previous demonstration of longevity and experience in past roles with a proven track record in engaging brands to financially support music & culture initiatives
Ability to be reactive & think creatively with regards to brand asks and spotting new opportunities