Design Manager, Economy

Full time Reddit in Design
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Design Manager, Economy


Reddit is a network of more than 100,000 communities where people can dive into anything through experiences built around their interests, hobbies and passions. Reddit users submit, vote and comment on content, stories and discussions about the topics they care about the most. From pets to parenting, there’s a community for everybody on Reddit and with more than 50 million daily active people, it is home to the most open and authentic conversations on the internet. For more information, visit

Reddit is continuing to grow our teams with the best talent. We’re completely remote friendly and will continue to be after the pandemic.

Our mission is to create brand-new products and business models that deepen conversation, community, and connection on Reddit. We believe the Internet was meant to be a frontier — a land of possibility, freedom, and creativity. We want to put people back in control. To do so, we created an Economy team. Now’s your chance to join a world-class team and help us build a better future for online communities and the Internet as a whole.

As a Design Manager for the Economy team, you will apply your passion to guide our design processes, mentor talented members of your team, and collaborate with leaders of other Design, Product and Engineering teams to create innovative experiences across all of Reddit’s products. This role is for a hands-on leader who establishes a vision and strategy, scales their impact by empowering other designers on the team, leads the delivery of and is a key contributor to design artifacts.

Aesthetic and Functional innovation – you will introduce innovation into every project you manage, thinking of new ways to create unique designs that have meaningful impacts on users.

Team management – since you manage a team of multiple designers, you should be able to manage and resolve conflict between individual team members and between different teams

Leadership – you are a good leader who is able to deliver clear feedback to your team members

Deadline management – you ensure team and project deadlines are met

What You’ll Do

  • Provide leadership, direction, and mentorship to a team of Product Designers. Provide thought leadership across diverse products on the platform.
  • Build relationships with leaders to implement user experiences that are cohesive, inclusive, and well-informed.
  • Bring a deep expertise in Design (frameworks, interaction models, prototypes, research).
  • Think big, framing designs in the context of the broader customer experience, and are equally comfortable diving deep into the details.
  • Comfortable navigating from ambiguity to clarity.
  • Proactively plan ahead, look around corners, and can see the next step.
  • Develop processes and Identify opportunities for improvements that drive quality and efficiency to help designers accomplish more than what they could otherwise.
  • Identify product features and influence business strategy based on an accurate understanding of the needs and expectations of our users, customers, and partners.

Who You Might Be

  • A role model, mentor, and motivator of other designers: You are invested in growing people, developing talent, and creating an environment designers are proud to be part of.
  • Design managers are artistic and creative, familiar with design quality and the strategies involved in creating good designs.
  • Wise decision maker and prioritize effectively.
  • Experience working on social or consumer-facing products across multiple platforms (desktop and mobile).
  • Problem solver who can be effective in situations with limited information.
  • Strong communication skills as the position requires working closely with other leaders in engineering, product, and presenting to executive sponsors.
  • Humble and motivated to ship the best product; you’re always thinking about how to improve the experience for the end user.

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