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Head of Policy & Safety Communications

$90k – $135k AngelList Est.
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We’re looking for an enthusiastic and thoughtful team player to join our team! You will support the creation, refinement, launch and implementation of policy and safety communications strategies that will define Reddit as a platform. You will be part of a growing team that will have extensive impact across the company. You will work with teams to help shape strategy around cross functional partners, including our Trust & Safety, Product, Policy, Community, People & Culture, and Legal teams. We are looking for those with passion for thinking proactively about Reddit’s communications and their impact on our users, the moderators and our stakeholders.

*What you’ll do *

  • Partner with cross functional teams to develop communications plans for users, moderators, and external audiences that support Reddit’s mission and values
  • Work on the most significant issues in the industry including community governance, speech, content, and the open Internet
  • Quickly and successfully address media requests in a tactful and professional manner
  • Exercise discretion and independent judgment in fulfillment of responsibilities
  • Work with executives on their public speaking including training, messaging and events
  • Create helpful and clear messaging including Q&A and talking points for team members
  • Stay up to date on global policy and social trends to identify and execute on proactive communications
  • See around corners on policy and safety issues, identify coming issues that need to be managed and initiate response
  • Identify opportunities for positive stories around Reddit featuring our communities, executive and or business initiatives

What We Can Expect From You

  • 8-10 years of experience in corporate / political communications
  • Proven track record of successfully working with reporters including established relationships with said reporters
  • Independent, persistent self-starter with a passion for and a belief in the benefits of an open Internet and Reddit in particular
  • Exceptional judgement, analytical skills, and critical thinking with demonstrated success working as a team player in a fast-paced environment
  • Expert knowledge and proven application of a wide range policy issues related to the internet. Solid working knowledge of research methodologies. Experience in Washington, DC a plus.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, proven ability to identify trends, negotiate with journalists and collaborate with colleagues
  • Knowledge of the media and technology sectors and the key policy issues affecting the internet

What You Can Expect From Us:

  • Competitive Healthcare Benefits Package
  • Quarterly Dependent Care or Pet Care Stipend
  • Family Expansion Benefits
  • 4 Months Parental Leave with Flexible Return-To-Work Programming
  • Professional & Personal Development Stipends
  • Unlimited Vacation, Annual Travel Stipend, and 10 Paid Holidays
  • Onsite Wellness Classes and Wellness Stipend
  • 401k Plan with Employer Contributions
  • Monthly Commuter Stipend
  • Monthly Cell Phone Allowance
  • Paid Volunteer Days, plus Reddit For Good Volunteer Opportunities

Employer-paid health benefits

Unlimited vacation days

Free meals

Pet care stipend

Education stipend

Childcare support

Reddit at a glance

Reddit is home to thousands of communities, endless conversation, and authentic human connection

Reddit focuses on Social Media, News, Social Bookmarking, Content, and Social News. Their company has offices in San Francisco and New York. They have a large team that's between 201-500 employees. To date, Reddit has raised $550.1M of funding; their latest round was closed on February 2019 at a valuation of $3B.

You can view their website at http://www.reddit.com or find them on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Product Hunt.

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