Apr 22, 2019
Tom Manatos is the Vice President of Government Relations at Spotify. Spotify is the world’s most popular music streaming subscription service with a community of 207 million users, including 96 million subscribers, across 79 markets. They are the largest driver of revenue to the music business today.
Tom is also the founder of Tom Manatos Jobs - one of the top jobs lists on Capitol Hill and in Washington D.C. In this episode, Tom shares his extensive experiences in politics, such as working for the Speaker of the House and the DNC.
On working for Speaker Nancy Pelosi: “From a historical perspective, I got to see members of congress reacting to a woman telling them what to do, and encouraging them what to do for the first time, and that was incredible.”
Tom created an email-based jobs list while working on the Hill, whereby he would forward job postings to folks looking for jobs in the D.C. area. After leaving the Hill, he created Tom Manatos Jobs one of the go-to job sites in D.C. The site now has over 14,000 subscribers, sharing bipartisan job openings. We encourage listeners and anyone looking for jobs or internships to check it out! You can receive daily emails with new jobs openings every day.
At Spotify, Tom manages the federal government affairs operations in D.C. Spotify offers music and tech internships with applications opening in the fall for the following summer.