Reddit is hiring a

Director of Communications

San Francisco, United States

“The frontpage of the internet,” Reddit brings over 200 million people together each month through their common interests, inviting them to share, vote, comment, and create across thousands of communities.  Our communications team works on wide variety of issues that help the products and the Reddit communities grow.  Are you a fan of r/todayilearned, r/gameofthrones or r/upliftingnews? Then we want you!

Reddit is seeking an experienced Communications director to lead the team.  As one of the founding members of the communications team, you will help set processes, implement best practices and work with different teams across the company to enable the business to grow and scale.  If you are excited about building both a company and a team, then this is the place for you.

Responsibilities

  • Develop, lead and execute communications plans to support our platform, monetization and policy efforts

  • Counsel cross-functional partners in policy, legal, product and other groups within the company on a broad set of communications matters ranging from media engagement strategy to crisis management

  • Educate users, press, bloggers, analysts, and influencers about our products, policies, and initiatives

  • Manage communications team members and grow their development

  • Drive positive coverage across a broad range of media, including consumer, business, and advertising trade outlets

  • Support and manage the creation of press materials and customer/partner reference programs

  • Have good understanding and knowledge of internet platforms

  • Respond to, route and track incoming media requests

  • Organized press briefings, media sessions, events, prepare briefing materials for executive spokespeople

  • Flag, calendar and strategically organize company speaking engagements

Requirements

  • Enthusiasm and passion for technology, the internet, and users  

  • 8+ years experience in a relevant setting.  Minimum bachelor’s degree, post-graduate or professional degree preferred

  • Experience with policy issues on a national or international basis

  • Eagerness to learn new things, comfortable handling chaos and thrives in a team environment.  

  • Experience devising, executing and measuring the success of media campaigns.

  • Superior organizational skills, attention to detail and a sense of humor

  • Exemplary verbal and written communication skills

  • Strong people and managerial skills - need to be able to work cross-functionally and manage a wide variety of stakeholders

  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously