Sr Manager, Communications

New York, NY +1

SoundCloud is seeking an experienced, dynamic leader to join our global team as Sr Manager, Communications (Product Features). Sr Manager will play a critical and highly visible role, spearheading product and corporate communications efforts.


This is a full-time, NY or LA-based position reporting directly to the Vice President, Communications. 

 

Key Responsibilities

  • Develop and execute comprehensive press strategies that deliver SoundCloud’s mission, via compelling storytelling, targeted speaking opportunities and executive profiles
  • Act as a trusted partner to the product, engineering, business development and partnerships teams to drive and elevate SoundCloud’s brand and products in the media
  • Ability to translate key data and implement communication strategies into digestible content for the B2B audience
  • Co-lead corporate communications initiatives that include creating and executing B2B strategies, proactively telling brand and business stories, spearheading company awards submissions and more
  • Source and secure top-tier speaking engagements, profiles and op-eds that expertly amplify SoundCloud’s position as thought leaders leading whats what’s next in music
  • Craft and edit press materials including press strategies and releases, pitches, briefing documents, company messaging, statements and other collateral
  • Demonstrate ability to partner cross-functionally and work effectively and confidently with senior leaders
  • Maintain in-depth knowledge of the SoundCloud brand, including strategy, objectives, competitor landscape and apply this knowledge to strategic communications approach

 

Experience and Background

  • 4-8 years experience in a product or corporate communications role within a tech, music or entertainment company 
  • Demonstrated success executing against communications strategies and goals and securing diverse media coverage across various platforms
  • Understanding of the SoundCloud platform and mission and shared commitment to leading what’s next in music
  • Can skillfully determine the most pertinent information and communicate it - both verbally and written - in a strong, clear and concise manner
  • Previous experience taking full ownership of projects, from soup to nuts while exemplifying leadership skills
  • Take a solution-oriented approach to challenges, are resourceful and able to work independently, but also a strong collaborator and team player
  • Strong organizational skills and have the ability to multi-task and re-prioritize as needed 
  • Love to pitch and have strong media contacts and are on a first-name basis with top trade and tech-focused writers who cover music, product and entertainment
  • Passionate and knowledgeable about the music tech landscape, from new products to industry trends - you live and breathe tech, music and culture
  • Flexible, adaptable and don’t mind moving quickly to keep up with the demands of busy, yet exciting work environment
  • Experience in a global or international role a plus

The salary range for this role is $100,000-$140,000 annually. The final salary offered will be determined based on relative experience, skills, internal equity, and location. We also offer a generous total rewards program - read more about additional benefits and perks below! 
About us:
  • We are a multinational company with offices in the US (New York and Los Angeles), Germany (Berlin), and the UK (London)
  • We provide a flexible work culture that offers the opportunity to collaborate and connect in person at our offices as well as accommodating work from home
  • We are deeply committed to ensuring diversity, equity and inclusion at all levels of our organization and fostering a community where everyone’s voice, perspective and experience is respected and heard
  • We believe a strong team is made by investing in employees through mentorship, workshops and enrichment opportunities


Benefits:

  • Comprehensive health benefits including medical, dental, and vision plans, as well as mental health resources
  • Robust 401k program
  • Employee Stock Ownership Plan
  • Generous professional development allowance
  • Interested in a gym membership, photography course or book? We have a Creativity and Wellness benefit!
  • Flexible vacation and public holiday policy where you can take up to 35 days of PTO annually
  • 16 paid weeks for all parents (birthing and non-birthing), regardless of gender, to welcome newborns, adopted and foster children
  • Various snacks, goodies, and 2 free lunches weekly when at the office

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at SoundCloud

SoundCloud is for everyone. Diversity and open expression are fundamental to our organization. With this foundation, we aim to build a social platform and global community for everyone to create, discover, and share sounds. We acknowledge the challenges in our industry and strive to develop an inclusive culture where individual contributions are valued. We are dedicated to creating an inclusive environment for everyone, regardless of gender identity, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, migration background, national origin, age, disability status, or care-giver status. 


At SoundCloud you can find your community or elevate your allyship by joining a Diversity Resource Group (groups focused on people of color, LGBTQIA+ folks, and women). You may also participate in inclusive workshops, contribute to our Cultural Moments series, select organizations for the SoundCloud Community Fund to support, and more!

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