Sr. Director, Public Affairs

24 Jul, 2021


Sr. Director, Public Affairs

Live Nation
Washington, DC

Job Summary:


Live Nation Entertainment is the world’s leading live entertainment and eCommerce company, comprised of four market leaders:, Live Nation Concerts, Front Line Management Group and Live Nation Network. is the global event ticketing leader and one of the world’s top five eCommerce sites, with over 26 million monthly unique visitors.  Live Nation Concerts produces over 20,000 shows annually for more than 2,000 artists globally.  Front Line is the world’s top artist management company, representing over 250 artists.  These businesses power Live Nation Network, the leading provider of entertainment marketing solutions, enabling over 800 advertisers to tap into the 200 million consumers Live Nation delivers annually through its live event and digital platforms. For additional information, visit


Passionate and motivated. Driven, with an entrepreneurial spirit. Resourceful, innovative, forward thinking and committed. At Live Nation Entertainment, our people embrace these qualities, so if this sounds like you then please read on!  Successful candidates will demonstrate a track record of measurable and successful public affairs campaigns, have strong written and oral communication skills, understand the intersection of communications and policy for both federal and state policy, and be able to effectively manage large scale projects with external firms and within the company.


  • As Live Nation’s Head of Public Affairs, this individual is responsible for developing and executing public affairs campaigns in support of the company’s public policy, business, and reputational goals at the federal and state level

  • Be responsible for developing and driving proactive policy communications on behalf of the company through third party validators to promote key messages with policymakers

  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with media responsible for DC and State Capitol policy beats

  • Drive Live Nation priorities with coalitions, associations and other third-party organizations

  • Lead the planning of large-scale events for policymakers to showcase the power of live entertainment

  • Make recommendations and prepare briefing materials for executive engagement with media and third-party groups/events

  • Develop written messaging, presentations, and infographics for media and policymaker consumption

  • Externally, manage public affairs firms and closely coordinate internally with Live Nation’s concert team and corporate communications department

  • Report to the SVP Public Policy and be able to work on cross-functional projects across the company

  • Maintain strong relationships with key internal stakeholders at Live Nation corporate, US Concerts Division, HR, and Ticketmaster


  • Experience developing and executing measurable public affairs campaigns (communications, grassroots, earned and paid media, third party engagement, coalition building, and research)

  • Comprehensive understanding of legislative and regulatory process

  • Strong organizational skills to track projects and report to internal stakeholders on progress for the company

  • Relationships with stakeholders (reporters, think tanks, thought leaders, etc.)

  • An awareness and understanding of business and policy objectives of the company

  • Ability to manage external firms and industry coalitions

  • Understanding of the live event and/or ticketing industries is a plus

  • Strong writing skills with ability to gather relevant information and communicate effectively internally and externally

  • Work collaboratively with key internal stakeholders, include the communications organization and venue managements teams

  • 10+ years of experience in state/local government, corporate government relations, and/or associations


  • Confidence to take initiative, innovative and curious, and a strong problem-solving capabilities

  • Comfort with evolving circumstances, timelines and a dynamic political landscape

  • Ability to thrive in demanding environment, and adapt to evolving needs of leadership

  • Strategic, organized, and with a strong attention to detail

  • Realistic outlook, focused on solution-oriented problem solving

  • Nimble workstyle that appreciates feedback from all levels

  • Collaborative by nature – team player who is willing to roll up their sleeves to get the job done

  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced and deadline-oriented environment, with the confidence to engage and build consensus with functional leaders at all levels

  • Ability to work quickly and effectively under pressure

If the above description sounds like you and fits your background, apply online at to join the Live Nation Entertainment team today!

Applicants for employment in the U.S. must possess work authorization which does not require sponsorship by the employer for a visa.

BENEFITS & PERKS – Our motto is ‘Taking Care of Our Own’ through 6 pillars of benefits:

  • HEALTH: Medical, Dental and Vision benefits for you and your family, including Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) and Health Savings Accounts (HSAs)
  • YOURSELF: Paid time off policy including holidays, sick time and day off for your birthday, free concert tickets
  • WEALTH: 401(k) program with company match, Stock Program Reimbursement
  • FAMILY: New parent programs & support including caregiver leave and baby bonus, infertility support
  • CAREER: Tuition reimbursement, student loan repayment internal growth and development programs & trainings
  • OTHERS: Volunteer time off, crowdfunding network


We are passionate and committed to our people and go beyond the rhetoric of diversity and inclusion.  You will be working in an inclusive environment and be encouraged to bring your whole self to work.  We will do all that we can to help you successfully balance your work and homelife.  As a growing business we will encourage you to develop your professional and personal aspirations, enjoy new experiences, and learn from the talented people you will be working with.  It’s talent that matters to us and we encourage applications from people irrespective of their gender, race, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability status or caring responsibilities.

Live Nation strongly supports equal employment opportunity for all applicants regardless of age (40 and over), ancestry, color, religious creed (including religious dress and grooming practices), family and medical care leave or the denial of family and medical care leave, mental or physical disability (including HIV and AIDS), marital status, domestic partner status, medical condition (including cancer and genetic characteristics), genetic information, military and veteran status, political affiliation, national origin (including language use restrictions), citizenship, race, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth or breastfeeding), gender, gender identity, and gender expression, sexual orientation, or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state or local law, rule, ordinance or regulation.

We will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinance, San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance and the California Fair Chance Act and consistent with other similar and / or applicable laws in other areas.

We also afford equal employment opportunities to qualified individuals with a disability. For this reason, Live Nation will make reasonable accommodations for the known physical or mental limitations of an otherwise qualified individual with a disability who is an applicant  consistent with its legal obligations to do so, including reasonable accommodations related to pregnancy in accordance with applicable local, state and / or federal law. As part of its commitment to make reasonable accommodations, Live Nation also wishes to participate in a timely, good faith, interactive process with a disabled applicant to determine effective reasonable accommodations, if any, which can be made in response to a request for accommodations. Applicants are invited to identify reasonable accommodations that can be made to assist them to perform the essential functions of the position they seek. Any applicant who requires an accommodation in order to perform the essential functions of the job should contact a Human Resources Representative to request the opportunity to participate in a timely interactive process.  Live Nation will also provide reasonable religious accommodations on a case by case basis.

The preceding job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

Live Nation recruitment policies are designed to place the most highly qualified persons available in a timely and efficient manner. Live Nation may pursue all avenues available, including promotion from within, employee referrals, outside advertising, employment agencies, internet recruiting, job fairs, college recruiting and search firms.

About Us

Recognized three years in a row by Great Place to Work® and named one of People Magazine’s top 50 Companies that Care, Live Nation Entertainment is the global leader in live entertainment and ticketing. Our world-class portfolio reaches all aspects of the live event and ticketing industry, from ground-breaking software in Ticketmaster, mix of legendary venues and restaurants in House of Blues, production leaders in Concerts, exceptional brand partnerships in Media & Sponsorship, and unparalleled team of artist managers in Artist Nation supported by diverse professionals in all facets of Corporate operations.

We recognize that our most important assets are our employees, the rock stars who keep the live experience going. Generous vacation, healthcare, and retirement benefits are just some of the great perks we offer to support our global workforce of more than 38,000. For any stage in your career, our many unique benefit programs are designed to help you live life to the fullest. We offer student loan repayment to support recent grads, six months of paid caregiver leave to support new parents, perks like Roadie Babies (bring your little ones & a caretaker along with you on work trips) and Music @ Home (stipend to cultivate your little ones’ music interest), and tuition reimbursement to fuel your ongoing professional development. Plus, working for the world’s largest live event and ticketing company means you’ll have access to free concerts, festivals, sports games, and more through our exclusive employee ticket concierge.

There is no bigger stage for your career. See what your future looks like at Live Nation Entertainment.

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Job posted: 2021-07-24