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Head of Growth

Help build a better future for writing. Substack lets writers connect with their audience on their own terms and earn money doing it.

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Substack is looking for an inaugural Head of Growth to own the strategy and execution of the work to connect more writers and readers to the value of Substack. You will partner closely with our CEO and Head of Product in order to build and lead the overall growth strategy. This position will ideally be located in the San Francisco Bay Area.


  • Partner with the Data team to ensure we understand our growth model: where growth is coming from, what’s going well, what isn’t -- and ensure this story is well understood across the company

  • Identify the biggest opportunities for product-led growth and prioritize accordingly

  • Lead a cross functional product team (PM, engineering, design, data) to run experiments and ship products that drive growth

  • Identify opportunities for growth marketing at every stage of the funnel (acquisition, activation, retention) and work with marketing team to execute on campaigns 

  • Act as the overall steward of Substack’s experimentation process and culture: helping develop our experiment and measurement frameworks and helping teams across the company test & learn effectively

  • Work closely with our executive leadership team to ensure that our growth strategy is a key component of the overall company strategy at all times


  • 10+ years experience in the growth function at a comparable company, including leadership roles

  • Ability to roll up your sleeves and be scrappy – you will start with very limited resources and really be responsible for building things up from scratch

  • Growth frameworks (like cohort analysis and growth accounting) should be second nature

  • Strong analytical skills, competence in SQL, and experience with tools (like Amplitude and Periscope) for analysis

  • Strong communication skills, to effectively influence teams and strategy

  • Ability to collaborate well with cross-functional partners across the company

  • An owner’s mindset - you don’t shy away from the hard stuff 

Substack is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or transgender status), age, national origin, veteran or disability status. We’re seeking people passionate about enabling independent expression and building a better business model for creators. If you want to see what media, communities, and content can become when unmoored from advertising models, and you have the skills and experience to contribute, we’d love to meet you.

About this role

October 12th, 2022

August 13th, 2022

Full Time

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Help build a better future for writing. Substack 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.

Our team believes that what you read matters and writing is valuable. We’re here to help writers go independent and thrive, and we’re hiring.

What you read matters.

So we hire people who care deeply about reading and writing.

Subscriptions are better than ads.

Great things are built by small groups of exceptional people. We work fast, make bold bets, and then course-correct as needed.

We work in service of writers.

Our teams build both for and with writers, providing Substack writers with the best terms, services, tools, and programs on offer.

We believe in the free press and in free speech.

We do not believe those things can be decoupled. You can read more about our views on content moderation on our blog.

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In addition to flexible time off, we honor 12 paid holidays annually on average. And we close the office between Christmas Eve and New Year's day to recharge each year.

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