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Director, Trust and Safety

Los Angeles, CA or remote from CA, PA, NJ, NY, DC, CT, VA, GA, OH, OR

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About TYT

TYT is America's largest online progressive news network and the #1 most engaged news and politics network. The award-winning network is one of the top multi-platform online content creators, generating over 500 million views a month.

Most recently TYT received the Audience Honor in the Shorty Awards for News and Media. The Damage Report with John Iadarola was recognized with the People’s Voice Webby Award in News and Politics. Additionally, Indisputable with Dr. Rashad Richey was recognized as the fastest growing TV news show by the Hicks Evaluation group. In 2021, TYT received the Audience Honor in the Shorty Awards for Best in Live Event Coverage for their coverage of the 2020 Election. The Damage Report with John Iadarola was a 2021 Webby Honoree for Social Media Presence. Dr. Richey was recently awarded with the Global Icon Award by the Black Media Honors and was recognized with an award by the White House for his work with gang-affected and gang-affiliated youth and social advocacy.

Cenk Uygur was recognized by Mediaite on their list of Most Influential in News Media 2021. Host Ana Kasparian was named to the 2016 Forbes 30 Under 30 Media List and The Daily Dot’s 20 Women of YouTube list. The Young Turks was recognized with a Webby Honoree for News and Politics: Series and Channel, won the Audience Honor for Overall YouTube Presence in the 2018 Shorty Awards and the Webby People’s Voice Award for News and Politics - Series. Over the years, TYT has been recognized by the Streamys, Webbys, and Shorty Awards. The Young Turks was awarded the Imagen Vision Award and the Vote It Loud Fifth Estate: Champion in Media Award for Best in New Media in 2016. In 2015, The Young Turks was named to Variety’s FameChangers List (No. 7) and The Hollywood Reporter’s Next Gen List (No. 1 in the News category).

TYT includes owned and operated and partner shows such as The Young Turks, The Damage Report, Indisputable, and more.

TYT’s 24/7 programming is available on YouTube TV, The Roku Channel, Pluto TV, Xumo, Twitch, Comcast Xfinity X1 and Xfinity Flex, Samsung TV Plus, TCL, Local Now, FuboTV, and more.

TYT is also available as a podcast on Apple podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, TuneIn, Amazon Music, and more.

Job Description

The Director, Trust and Safety will own a key piece of the company’s long-term business strategy by managing the evolution of audience conversations on our branded community platform. This is a highly collaborative role that will build consensus across teams / departments about what the boundaries are for conversations hosted on TYT owned-and-operated apps.

You’ll love working here because: TYT has been a mission-driven company from its inception, and will always be so; You’ve mastered remote work out of preference, rather than necessity. Our geographically distributed team chose to work remotely before the pandemic, and we haven’t missed a beat.
You’re deeply curious and are intrigued by a business that never stops evolving, always adapting to changes in the business, technical and cultural landscape. There’s a distinct lack of ego on the team; ideas are raised, challenged and refined at all levels of the company, and yours will be part of the mix.

Primary Responsibilities

Research, build and communicate policies that impact broad-reaching issues of safety and expression. onboarding and training processes, and strategy for TYT’s audience-generated content moderation operation. Establish key performance measures and goals; set standards for reporting the success of moderation team, both internally and externally. Facilitate periodic oversight reviews to continuously improve and tune TYT’s moderation policies and execution. Oversee the performance of partner tools, technologies, and processes to support vision and strategy. Engage externally with experts and members of the TYT community on matters of safety and guidelines. Lead investigations of high-profile and gray area policy issues. Advise on areas where commercial advertising and user-generated content intersect. Monitor the security and appropriate use of audience-provided personal information and compliance with statutory guidelines.

Requirements

10+ years of experience in training, organizational development and knowledge management for a leading global technology company. 3+ years experience with moderation of user generated content, and developing, implementing, maintaining, and communicating community standards. Subject matter expertise in the intersections of free speech, consumer privacy, and the law Experience leading corporate-based training within a globally distributed workforce. Be able to articulate vision and strategy and execute on plan and roadmap. Past experience leading learning and organizational development functions. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, integrity, and confidence Prior experience with e-learning tools and modalities, including learning and knowledge management systems. Expertise in Adult Learning and Instructional Design. Superior leadership and management skills.

Additional

TYT is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Applying

Please submit your cover letter and resume at [email protected] and include the job title “Director, Trust and Safety” in the subject line of your email when applying.

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