Head of Communications (Maternity Coverage)

  • SoundCloud
  • New York, NY, USA
  • Jun 24, 2019
Temporary 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.

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 and wrap of contract. The fixed term contract will require the right candidate to spend a minimum of three days in it’s New York office, and be on-call as needed. This role will report to SoundCloud’s Chief Executive Officer and manage a team of three.


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

  • Manage and support two high-performing communications professionals

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

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

Experience and Skills

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

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

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

  • Proven experience effectively responding to crisis and 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 and leadership skills, with the proven ability to motivate and manage communications professionals to achieve outstanding results

  • Ability to present ideas and build consensus at every level

  • Track-record of securing top-tier coverage and 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 and open expression are fundamental to our organization; they help us build a social platform and global community where anyone can create, discover, and share sounds. We acknowledge the challenges in our industry, and strive to develop an inclusive culture where everyone can contribute.