Global Advocate Program (GAP) is an experimental community program Reddit launched in 2022, employing a small number of contractors across Europe and Asia. The goal of the program is to partner with local moderators across the world to better support and grow local community ecosystems in markets where Reddit does not have local staff.
What is a Country Advocate?
A Country Advocate is an expert mod from a local language and country (think an Italian mod of an Italian-language subreddit). Their main goal is to partner with Reddit to support moderators and users in their region, and help internal teams better understand their geo-local Reddit ecosystem. They are paid to bring local moderators and community members together, support their enablement and growth, and provide context to admins about timely and culturally important moments happening in their country on Reddit.
Advocates do not have access to any admin tooling or private information about users or the mod teams they are supporting. They are also not responsible for community moderation, except for in admin-sponsored communities.
What are the main goals of this program?
Our goal is to run GAP in a small handful of countries to start – with the possibility to expand globally as we learn and iterate on the program. This program will help Reddit to build bridges with local community ecosystems of mods and users and help ensure that we are aware of local context as our Reddit community continues to expand globally.