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Director Of Comedy/Spoken Word

  • Full Time
  • London, UK
  • Posted 1 month ago
  • £40k + Based on Experience
  • Closes May 28, 2023
  • Applications have closed.

robomagiclive Robomagic Live

Robomagic Live is looking for a Director of comedy to expand upon and lead the comedy & spoken word department.

We are looking for an experienced promoter to develop a strategic programme of content that will build into the further company strategy for growth within a competitive marketplace.


Job Requirements;

  • A current and extensive knowledge of the comedy industry, both UK bound and internationally. RBM has developed a key strategy of developing US and intl talent into the UK marketplace.
  • Experience of programming and promoting comedy shows in the UK venue circuit.
  • Healthy contact database of industry personnel, agency, management etc, that would enable the candidate to bring new touring product to the table.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills that would enable the candidate to continually form new working relationships, and to furthermore identify and target those key stakeholders that can evolve the projection of the department.
  • An awareness of current and evolving trends in the comedy industry. Those acts deemed to be desirable, which can be sought after to form part of the RBM touring roster of work.
  • An awareness of a rapidly evolving US comedy marketplace within the UK, and the current and past touring artists that may have success here.
  • Strong negotiating skills, it is important the candidate has previous experience in day to day dealings with building event and tour offers with agents and management, and has the ability to understand the key points of leverage that form the negotiation rapport.
  • An understanding of the UK theatre and venue marketplace. Having experience dealing with all range of venue, throughout the country will be an important trait as part of this role. From small scale club bookings to arena touring, the role has the ability to engage with capacities at all level.
  • Having established contacts with key venues within the touring network will be an essential asset. Understanding the abilities and constraints of the multitude of venues that touring will encounter is essential.
  • An understanding of the economical build of tour and event work. From the drafting and proposal of artist offers to production oversight, ticketing infrastructure and price evaluation to event settlements and P&L balancing.
  • A strong eye for marketing . Being able to lead a small team to understand the traits needed to actively promote for each successive tour and event. To build vital marketing infrastructure into a department that enables the resourcing and effective output of promotional activity against budgetary expenditure.
  • An informed knowledge of current marketing trends and how digital and traditional, non digital formats of promo should be actively carried out, dependent on the artist and the identified audiences.
  • Having a good awareness of audience builds, and demographics. It will be important for a candidate to have an awareness of how audience trends develop in terms of buying habits, and demographic breakdowns.
  • Furthermore the role is open ended to develop into all fields of spoken word. An interest and experience with live podcasts, digital talent, literary touring, factual presentations would be an added bonus.