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SoundCloud // social sound platform
Marketing, Full Time    New York or Los Angeles    Posted: Thursday, September 01, 2022
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SoundCloud is seeking an experienced, dynamic leader to join our global team as Director, Communications. The Director will play a critical & highly visible role, spearheading product & corporate communications efforts & managing the Communications Coordinator. 

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

Key Responsibilities

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

Experience & Background

  • 7-10 years experience in a product or corporate communications role within a tech, music or entertainment company 
  • Demonstrated success executing against communications strategies & goals & securing diverse media coverage across various platforms
  • Understanding of the SoundCloud platform & mission & shared commitment to leading whats next in music
  • Can skillfully determine the most pertinent information & communicate it - both verbally & written - in a strong, clear & 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 & able to work independently, but also a strong collaborator & team player
  • Strong organizational skills & have the ability to multi-task & re-prioritize as  needed 
  • Love to pitch & have strong media contacts & are on a first-name basis with top trade & tech-focused writers who cover music, product & entertainment
  • Passionate & knowledgeable about the music tech landscape, from new products to industry trends - you live & breathe tech, music & culture
  • Flexible, adaptable & dont mind moving quickly to keep up with the demands of busy, yet exciting work environment
  • Experience in a global or international role a plus
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