Sr. Manager, Product Communications

Sonos

Seattle, WA, US / Boston, MA, US / Santa Barbara, CA, US
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Engineering Prod Mgmt/Dev
  • Post Date: 02/26/2021
  • Website: sonos.com
  • Company Address: 223 E. De La Guerra, Santa Barbara, CA, 93101

About Sonos

Sonos is a sound experience company.

We pioneered multiroom wireless audio, made it sound brilliant, and changed the way people listen, making it effortless for them to enjoy what you want, where you want, how you want. Today millions of people in over 60 countries have made Sonos part of their lives.

Job Description

At Sonos we want to inspire the world to listen better and know that it starts by listening to each other. As part of the Sonos team, you’ll collaborate with people of all styles, skill sets, and backgrounds to realize our vision while fostering a community where everyone feels welcome and included to do to the best work of their lives.

As Sr. Manager, Global Communications you will be responsible for bringing Sonos’ new products and services to life across the globe.  Working with a talented group of communications professionals, it is your job to craft how we bring the best of Sonos to life with journalists and media influencers. 

This role will require building a broad internal network and partnering across teams and geographies to understand our organizational priorities, product vision and strategy.  The perfect candidate will have a talent for developing global communication and media relations strategies, a pulse on our customer and what they care about and be an excellent writer.  You’ll also need to be a collaborative, cross-functional project manager and flawless executor with a keen eye for detail and an understanding of how a brand or product experience authentically connects to the things people care about.

 

What You’ll Do

Lead the global consumer comms function to drive launch of new products and services.

  • Serve as a member of the comms leadership team

  • Be the comms liaison with and counselor to product marketing, content marketing, and product management

  • Develop the global communications strategy for launch of new products and services

  • Partner with in-market PR leads to support product and content-related comms

  • Work well upstream of launch cycles to shape product stories

  • Lead strategy and content development for: 

    • Sonos’ global press event

    • New product introductions 

    • Services

    • Security, leaks, outages, and other reactive needs

  • Build and maintain relationships with key press 

  • Work with all marketing functions to ensure product PR efforts are well planned and actively integrated with overall marketing plans

  • Global consumer agency management

  • Spokesperson training and management

  • Brand storytelling/editorial comms strategy and alignment

What You’ll Need

Basic Qualifications:

  • 12+ years of relevant work experience

  • Applicable PR experience in consumer electronics (5+ years preferred) and consumer, entertainment or content brands

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience overseeing or partnering with brand social media and/or brand influencer marketing teams

  • PR agency experience (5+ years preferred)

  • People and agency management experience 

  • Demonstrated strategic thinking skills and an ability to turn a product roadmap into a narrative that is impactful to the business

  • Comfort in ambiguity and a willingness to to be entrepreneurial in your thinking - big picture and attention to detail  

  • Outstanding communication skills -- in person and in writing, your knowledge, expertise, creativity & agility inspire the confidence & followership of diverse audiences, including senior leadership

  • A keen understanding of the media landscape and an ability to apply that to Sonos

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