Manager, Corporate Communications

Position Description

Title: Manager, Corporate Communications
Department: Communications
Reports To: Sr. Director, Communications
Supervisory Role: Yes
FLSA Status: Exempt
Location: Washington, DC or anywhere (Continental U.S.)

Company

SoundExchange is the premier music tech organization on a mission to power the future of music. The organization collects and distributes digital performance royalties on behalf of more than 560,000 recording artists’ and master rights owners’ accounts and to date has paid more than $9 billion in distributions. Through unparalleled innovation of financial tech products and services, it distributes royalties to creator groups, advocates for fair pay across platforms, and creates systems that improve how the industry operates. Its proprietary fintech solutions help turn data into accurate revenue for creators and include Music Data Exchange (MDX) and International Standard Recording Codes (ISRC) Search.

Position Summary

The Manager, Corporate Communications is responsible for helping to craft and execute comprehensive, internal and external communications strategies to build awareness and equity for SoundExchange and its portfolio of assets.

This person works closely with senior management to understand and convey the SoundExchange story as the organization continues to evolve, expand its offerings, and undergo a long-view business transformation. This manager is a curious problem solver and collaborator comfortable working with teams in hybrid and virtual environments. This individual also leads junior staff to support communications initiatives and reports to the Sr. Director, Communications.

SoundExchange is based in Washington, D.C. This full-time role could be based anywhere in the continental United States.

Essential Functions

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills to communicate clearly and effectively with varied audiences
  • Experience developing and implementing effective communication plans and strategies and working with senior leaders
  • Strong project management skills and proven ability to navigate a fluid and dynamic environment with multiple priorities and deadlines
  • Close attention to detail and quality
  • Digital and social media experience, with ability to adapt to new platforms
  • A passion for music and creators
  • Keen understanding of current news landscape
  • Tech and social media savvy
  • Music or entertainment industry experience preferred but not necessary
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint, Excel)
  • Highest levels of ethics, work ethic and engagement
  • Experience in communications in the music or entertainment industry is a plus

Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities (KSAs)

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills to communicate clearly and effectively with varied audiences
  • Close attention to detail and quality
  • Proven ability to navigate a fluid and dynamic environment with multiple priorities and deadlines
  • Digital and social media experience, with ability to adapt to new platforms
  • A passion for music and creators
  • Keen understanding of current news landscape
  • Tech and social media savvy
  • Music or entertainment industry experience preferred but not necessary
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint, Excel)
  • Highest levels of ethics, work ethic and engagement.
  • Experience in communications in the music or entertainment industry is a plus

Required Education, Certifications/ Licenses, Related Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in communications, journalism or related field or equivalent work experience preferred
  • Three or more years of experience in related field required

ADA Specifications

  • This position requires the ability to remain in a stationary position (standing and/or seated) all of the time
  • The person in this position may need to move about the corporate office(s) less than half the time
  • This position operates machinery and/or equipment that requires the constant use of hands/fingers/wrists (ex: typing, etc.) all of the time
  • This position requires the ability to spend all of the time viewing computer monitors
  • The person in this position must be able to identify and distinguish between colors more than half the time

Travel Requirements

  • This position requires overnight domestic travel less than 25% of the time
  • Anticipated travel will be by car, air, and/or train
  • If hired remote, this person is expected to travel to the Washington DC corporate office as needed (3-4 times per year)

DEI Statement

At SoundExchange, we empower creators and help share the future of music. One way we do this is by respecting diverse voices, varied perspectives, and distinct backgrounds of all of our team members. We are intentional in creating an inclusive culture where we recognize that equity is greater than equality and all employees have the opportunities and support needed to thrive. We strive to create teams that reflect the music community we serve – every individual’s unique attributes and abilities are valued, and are part of how we innovate, create, and deliver experiences to the creators we champion.

COVID-19 Policy

Applicants who receive a conditional offer of employment will be required to disclose their COVID-19 vaccination status prior to beginning employment. Employees who are not fully vaccinated will not be permitted to access SoundExchange offices until they are fully vaccinated. As a condition of employment, all SoundExchange employees will be required to be fully vaccinated. SoundExchange will provide reasonable accommodations for employees who cannot be vaccinated because of a disability or sincerely held religious belief. Accommodation requests will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Contact

To apply, please send a cover letter and résumé to [email protected].

Note: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the individual(s) assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and skills required. Management reserves the right to modify, add, or remove duties and to assign other duties as necessary.