Communications Specialist(Contract - 9 months)

  • SoundCloud
  • New York, NY, USA
  • May 16, 2019
Full time Communications Marketing

Job Description

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

Commitment: 9 months, fixed term contract

The Specialist will be responsible for the following areas:

Consumer communications

  • Draft press releases, talking points, and other written materials as needed; source, create (along with a creative team) and edit multimedia materials to accompany announcements and campaigns.
  • Brainstorm and research consumer-focused stories.
  • Support media relations and pitching efforts.

Corporate communications

  • Research opportunities and own SoundCloud’s speaking opportunities grid and conference coordination.
  • Maintain trackers, calendars and fact sheets.
  • Support SoundCloud internal communications activities including company distribution lists, All Hands meetings, and maintenance of our internal intranet.

Administrative support

  • Compile daily press digests that are distributed to all SoundCloud employees.
  • Organize and maintain press database and assets (e.g., media lists, artwork, press releases).
  • Compile media coverage reports and prepare briefs for interviews, conferences and more.

Desired skills and experience

  • At least 1 year of experience in an office environment in the public relations/communications field
  • Degree in PR/communications, media or journalism preferred
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Clear and concise writing skills
  • Knowledgeable and passionate about SoundCloud
  • Computer skills: Experience with Google Office Suite, Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint. Proficiency in Photoshop, InDesign a plus.
  • Detail-oriented, proactive self-starter with proven ability to take direction and work well in a busy working environment
  • Must exude a professional demeanor with the ability to handle matters of a confidential nature
  • Ability to juggle multiple projects simultaneously and prioritize effectively
  • Strong understanding of social media and online trends
  • Interest in working in music, entertainment/lifestyle, and technology