SubstackSubstack lets writers connect with their audience on their own terms and earn money doing it. We make it simple for writers to publish to an email list that they own, get discovered on the web, and charge for subscriptions.
More than 500,000 people pay to subscribe to writers across the Substack network, and the top writers make millions of dollars a year. Substack’s model depends on the success of writers using Substack – we only make money when they do.
As the manager for the Growth team, you’ll be working to build features and tools to help publishers on Substack meaningfully and sustainably grow their audiences. The Growth team broadly is responsible for helping attract and retain readers and writers across the Substack ecosystem. You and your counterparts in PM, Data, and Design teams will be working with A/B testing infrastructure, conversion funnels, SEO, and related tools. As a leader in this space, you’ll also help Substack envision larger expansion and growth opportunities into new markets.
Own the Growth story for Substack’s product ecosystem to help attract new writers to Substack and to help all writers sustainably grow their audiences
Lead and grow an engineering team with diverse backgrounds and skills
Collaborate with engineering and product teams alongside other stakeholders to define a vision of what the Growth team can become
Work directly with customers to solve their problems. The entire company (CEO included) participates in customer support in order to drive empathy for our users and help us build better products
Partner with product and engineering leaders across the organization on team-wide initiatives and strategy
Collaborate with Substack’s recruiting team to hire and retain great engineers
At least 3+ years of software engineering management experience
Passion for recruiting and building healthy, diverse teams
Expertise and experience driving growth at consumer-facing companies
Independent and autonomous. We’re too small to micromanage, and expect that every person at the company owns their work and can be a leader
Hold yourself and others to a high standard when working on production systems
Take pride in building elegant and delightful product experiences
Substack works best when it gets out of the way so writers can focus on writing and connecting with their readers. Enjoy collaboration with a diverse group of thinkers while bringing our own unique experience and background to the team
Believe in Substack’s mission to build a better business model for writing