Victoria Taylor, best-known for leading Reddit’s Ask Me Anything (AMA) question-and-answer sessions, found a home at LinkedIn, joining the professional network as its first community editor.
Taylor spent a little over two years as director of communications and director of talent at Reddit until July 2015, when she was reportedly let go by Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian over differences of opinion on how AMAs should be run.
She did not discuss the reason for her departure from Reddit at the time, only saying at the Type-A Parent NYC Bootcamp in New York’s Times Square shortly thereafter, “I did over 2,500 AMAs. I would be working all the time, whether I was on vacation or traveling. I worked on my honeymoon. What’s so important is that it’s that person’s time to shine, that person’s time to really get out there and connect and share their story.”
She had been serving as director of communications and culture at conversation-based social network Cake since last December.
Prior to that, she spent three-and-a-half years as director of digital community at creator platform WeWork.
Taylor said in a LinkedIn Pulse post detailing her new role that she will join the professional network’s global editorial team “to seek out and elevate amazing stories, ideas and contributors from the LinkedIn community.”
She added, “My experience at Reddit strengthened my love of helping others share their stories. Following that, as part of the WeWork team, I was able to connect members around the world—entrepreneurs, freelancers, founders, creatives and more—with ideas, opportunities and resources. Whether it’s getting to know someone by recording a podcast interview with them, or introducing potential collaborators, I believe that vibrant community is a function of helping each other: reaching out, sharing knowledge and support and paying it forward.”