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Communications Manager – Mushroom Group

Either Full Time or Part Time, Permanent • Dundas Lane, Albert Park



The Mushroom Group is Australia and New Zealand’s largest independent music and entertainment group. Founded by Michael Gudinski and now run by his son Matt, Mushroom has been an iconic name in the music and entertainment industry for nearly 50 years.

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 almost 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. These are just some of the reasons that make us Australia’s leading independent music and entertainment family.

The Mushroom Group is the home to two dozen specialist entertainment brands which includes the likes of Frontier Touring, I OH YOU, Liberation Records, Sugar Mountain and Illusive Presents to name just a few.

As we head into 2023, and celebrate the 50th year of the Mushroom Group, we are looking for a Communications Manager to develop, lead and implement the strategy for publicity and communications for the Mushroom Group brand during this milestone year and beyond. In addition to this role representing the wider Mushroom Group, this person would also lead and execute the long-term communications strategy for selected businesses within it, including Mushroom Creative House, Mushroom Music Publishing and Love Police ATM to name a few.

Having proven experience working in senior PR/Communications roles across the music or entertainment industry, you will be ready to hit the ground running.  Working closely with the senior leaders of the Mushroom Group, and within a number of the selected businesses, the Communications Manager will be the subject matter expert in all things PR and communications within these companies. This will include working with the key stakeholders to identify opportunities to showcase and promote the brand/s or, alternatively key individuals, within in them.

Whilst this is a senior role, there will still be lots of hands-on work required to educate our businesses and drive these opportunities – so we need someone who is as equally prepared to be working strategically as they are operationally.  In addition, you will come with an existing network and an understanding of the key PR contacts within the industry in order to bring these opportunities to life.

In addition to working on the Mushroom 50th program of work for 2023, you will be looking after the longer-term strategy for the Group. This will include everything from finding compelling story angles and opportunities for PR, as well as continually looking to showcase and raise the profile and personal brands for the amazing talent within the Mushroom team using all available platforms.

You will also have great attention to detail, strong communication and copywriting skills.

Ideally you will have experience working within a comparable role in a music, entertainment or a creative environment, where you have proven yourself and are looking to take that next step.  You’re enthusiastic about being challenged and enjoy working across multiple projects. You’ll be tech and design savvy and able to embrace new software and processes quickly.

If this sounds like a role that you would be passionate about, and you have the proven skills and experience that we are looking for, we would love to hear from you!

We would be open to this role being done as a Full Time position – or also Part Time for the right candidate. This position will be based on-site in Albert Park with some flexibility to work remotely. Under our current vaccination policy, all applicants must be fully vaccinated.

Please submit an application that has a cover letter outlining what it is about you that makes you the perfect candidate for this role (along with your resume).  We will be reviewing the applications as they come in, and commencing interviews quickly – so please don’t delay in applying.

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