Reddit vet Victoria Taylor joins WeWork as first digital community lead

Taylor announced her new role at WeWork in a post on Reddit.

Reddit vet Victoria Taylor joins WeWork as first digital community lead

NEW YORK: Victoria Taylor has joined WeWork as its first digital community director, just weeks after being ousted from her role as Reddit’s director of talent.

Taylor posted about the new gig on Reddit on Thursday and updated her LinkedIn profile. In the post, she said the shift isn’t much of a move since her former employer’s "New York office has been based out of the WeWork space in Soho West since before I joined in 2013."

"WeWork is aiming to support a global community of creators by building technology that connects these people around the world," she wrote. "And my goal will be to help strengthen the culture of their online platform."

After Taylor was reportedly fired, a major backlash by Reddit users ensued, including the shutdown of more than 250 subreddits. Taylor ran the platform’s wildly popular Ask Me Anything sessions that have attracted boldface names from President Barack Obama to Harrison Ford

Around the same time, more than 100,000 people also signed a petition calling for Reddit interim CEO Ellen Pao to step down. Nearly one week after the site’s moderators revolted, Pao resigned. Original Reddit chief executive Steve Huffman is now back at the helm.

Taylor, who was cited on PRWeek’s Innovation 50 list last year, shifted from director of communications at Reddit to director of talent several months ago. The comms director role is still open.

Taylor and WeWork representatives were not immediately available for comment.

Prior to Reddit, Taylor was a digital account executive at ID for nearly three and a half years, according to her LinkedIn profile. She also previously served as the associate campaign manager and head of research at Rocket XL.

In addition to Taylor’s appointment, WeWork brought on former Morgans Hotel Group CMO Alan Philips as SVP of brand experience.

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