Reddit Head of Community Jessica Moreno Becomes Fourth Senior Female Employee to Leave Company This Month
Two weeks after Reddit CEO Steve Huffman outlined a new set of guidelines for moderating content on the site, Reddit’s head of community, Jessica Moreno, has announced that she’s leaving the company.
Moreno will be the fourth senior female employee to leave the beleaguered site in less than a month; AMA coordinator Victoria Taylor was fired in early July; interim CEO Ellen Pao resigned on July 10th amidst considerable controversy; and Chief Engineer Chief Bethanye Blount quit four days later.
Unlike Blount, who cited the “glass cliff” Ellen Pao was placed on as one of her reasons for departing the site, Moreno hasn’t given gender discrimination as one of the motivating factors behind her departure. In a statement to re/code, she explained:
I have enjoyed my time at Reddit but after four years I feel that it’s time for me to move on. While I am working with Steve on a transition plan, I am looking forward to taking time off to spend with my family. It was a difficult decision to make right now as Reddit is taking difficult steps in a much needed positive direction. I’m excited to see the progress being made and glad I could be a part of it.
Reddit told re/code,
Jessica is going to return to Salt Lake City to be with her family, but we’ve yet to settle on a date. We’re grateful for her invaluable contributions to our community, from Secret Santa to industry-leading policy changes, and wish her all the best in her future endeavors.
Moreno’s replacement hasn’t been identified yet, but she’s “working with [CEO] Steve [Huffman] on a transition plan.”
(via Boing Boing)
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