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Marketing, Full Time    New York    Posted: Tuesday, June 11, 2019
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SoundCloud is the world's leading audio platform, allowing everyone to share & discover unique content anywhere, anytime, on the web & on mobile.SoundCloud is looking for a Communications Specialist to join its global communications team. This individual will provide extensive editorial, creative & logistical support in developing & executing a broad range of projects that support the communications team. This role is based in SoundClouds New York office & will report to the Senior Manager, Communications.

Role overview

SoundCloud is seeking a senior-level, part-time communications professional to cover for their Head of Communications during a 4-month maternity leave -- total length of contract would be 5 - 6 months to allow for ramp & wrap of contract. The fixed term contract will require the right candidate to spend a minimum of three days in its New York office, & be on-call as needed. This role will report to SoundClouds Chief Executive Officer & manage a team of three.


  • Oversee all proactive & reactive global communications strategies, message development, media relations & internal communications across the organization

  • Manage & support two high-performing communications professionals

  • Lead & execute all external & internal executive & high-level communications involving the CEO & executive team at SoundCloud

  • Act as the key point of contact on all crisis & rapid-response communications strategies

Experience & Skills

  • 10+ years experience creating & executing proactive & reactive communications strategies in music, entertainment/lifestyle and/or technology; work with a UGC or social media platform is a plus

  • Strong executive presence & ability to provide counsel to the C-suite & senior management is critical

  • Track-record of success navigating complicated, sensitive communications challenges as it relates to policy & legal issues at a global level

  • Proven experience effectively responding to crisis & rapid-response inquires

  • Excellent writing skills are a must, plus the ability to distill complex information into clear, concise consumer-friendly messaging

  • Demonstrated project management & leadership skills, with the proven ability to motivate & manage communications professionals to achieve outstanding results

  • Ability to present ideas & build consensus at every level

  • Track-record of securing top-tier coverage & strong relationships with media who cover music, entertainment/lifestyle and/or technology.

This is a 6 month, fixed term contract requiring a minimum of three days a week in the office with on-call as needed.

Diversity at SoundCloud

SoundCloud is for everyone. Diversity & open expression are fundamental to our organization; they help us build a social platform & global community where anyone can create, discover, & share sounds. We acknowledge the challenges in our industry, & strive to develop an inclusive culture where everyone can contribute.

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