Simon Cowell's record label seeks marketing director

LONDON - Syco Music, the record label established by music mogul Simon Cowell, is on the hunt for a marketing director.

Everybody Hurts: Haiti charity single from Syco
Everybody Hurts: Haiti charity single from Syco

The label, which is part of the Sony Music Entertainment Group, is advertising for a "creative, progressive and fearless entrepreneur", to help the company remain ahead of the competition in a fiercely competitive market.

It is a new role at Syco, which is home to some of the UK's best-known musicians, including Westlife, Il Divo and Susan Boyle.

It also signs the winner of 'X Factor' every year, and currently has Leona Lewis, Alexandra Burke and Joe McElderry on its books.

The label is also behind the current UK number one, 'Everybody Hurts', a cover of the REM track that sees artists such as Robbie Williams and Cheryl Cole collaborate with Syco acts.

The money made from the single will go to help the victims of the recent Haiti earthquake.

Earlier this year, it was announced that Syco's TV production arm would be producing a new US talent show based on the UK version of 'X Factor'.

The new show, which will launch on Fox TV, is the first major initiative from Greenwell Entertainment, a company set up by Cowell and billionaire businessman Sir Philip Green.