Head of Communication - DACH

Berlin, BE, GermanyFull-time

Company Description

We are music and tech fans hailing from all over the globe, working to make Deezer the most personal music streaming service. From data scientists to tech experts, artists & labels specialists to marketers, and even in-house music editors, our team is spreading the love for music to over 180 countries. Supporting local and international artists and bringing them closer to their fans is our mission - we believe music is about diversity, multiculturalism and togetherness. Ready to join the team? We're all ears.

Job Description

Context:

We are currently looking for a Head of Communication DACH to join Deezer’s growing communications team. This role will be instrumental in developing and implementing communication strategies and initiatives to support the brand development and awareness in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. You will be based in our Berlin office and manage the local team of our talented communications and social media professionals. 

You will be involved in all aspects of Deezer’s external communications, including our product and entertainment PR and social media activities, strategic messaging and storytelling, and tactics as well as KPI setting and tracking. You will help us make sure that Deezer continues to stand out in the media as an innovator and industry leader. You will work closely with Deezer’s Product, Marketing, Editorial and Artist Relations teams, as well as with our global Communications teams.

What you will do:

  • Work closely with Deezer’s VP of External Communication to drive growth across PR and social media KPIs, manage a wide range of communication projects and support the local market with best in class PR

  • Drive strategic development and implementation of communications strategies mainly for our social media channels.

  • Be part of setting and delivering on relevant KPIs that are closely aligned with the company’s marketing strategy and goals

  • Manage supplier and agency relationships related to PR / Social Media and maintain a network of best-in class service and product providers who can support Deezer’s communication objectives

  • Proactively look for opportunities to promote Deezer’s brand and story in B2C and B2B media through an active and evolving communications program

  • Promote Deezer’s artist, product, brand and B2B news to the right audiences

  • Manage the schedule of proactive PR initiatives that position Deezer optimally with our stakeholders

  • Be responsible for the project management and production of Deezer’s local PR announcements, stories and newsletters

  • Work closely with a wide range of teams at Deezer, including editorial, product and artist relations

  • Oversee Deezer’s public speaking programme to make sure that we tell our story in the best way when colleagues represent Deezer at events 

  • Project manage creative PR campaigns in close alignment with Deezer’s global and local brand and marketing team 

  • Work to promote Deezer as thought leader in the music and tech industries, joining events, looking for speaking opportunities for Deezer spokespeople, sponsoring and promoting events to create buzz in the market

  • Support relevant local PR teams in preparation and pitching when needed

  • Manage a local team of communication professionals and an external PR agency

Qualifications

What we are looking for:

  • Fluent in German and English with excellent written and oral communication skills

  • 7+ years of experience in PR / Social Media or Social Media and in tech and/or entertainment industry

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher – preferably in Communications, Journalism, Public Relations or related field

  • Expert understanding of PR / Social Media best practice and work flows and an ability to drive complex projects independently

  • A proven track record in creating and executing successful communications strategies and programmes.

  • Strong network of contacts among German-speaking Tech and/or Entertainment media and key opinion leaders

  • An experienced people manager who knows how to grow and develop a talented team

  • A collaborative team player who knows how to work across a wide range of teams and cultures to achieve outstanding results

  • Previous experience in managing agency teams

  • Hands-on communicator who loves to ensure that all of Deezer’s communication lives up to the highest standards

  • A structured thinker who can identify and act on creative PR and social media opportunities and who is always looking for new ideas

  • Previous experience of working in an international matrix organization a big plus

  • Passion for music, podcasts, pop culture, social media and entertainment news

Additional Information

Life @Deezer in Berlin :

  • A dynamic start-up environment with an at home vibe and a highly motivated and product-focused team ready to drive innovation
  • Seasonal parties and regular team events
  • Centrally located office in Berlin Mitte
  • Hybrid Remote Work Policy with regular home office days
  • A stocked kitchen with free drinks and snacks
  • Free French/English language online courses
  • Lunch vouchers
  • Dog-friendly office

We are an equal opportunity employer.