We are thrilled that you are interested in our Reddit Talk Host Program! We want this to be a fun, rewarding, and safe experience for hosts and listeners alike. Here are some things that you can expect from the program, and things that we expect from you as a host in the program. Please read these terms and let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions about the program or these terms.
We are still learning and always looking to improve on what we do, so we may change these terms, including the eligibility criteria.
We want to use this program to discover and reward hosts that can create great audio content for their communities on Reddit. The program will run for three months, from July 27 to October 27, 2022. For more details, check out our Reddit Talk page.
Generally. To be eligible for the program, you:
- must be 18 years or older;
- must have a Reddit account that is in good standing;
- must be in compliance with Reddit’s User Agreement;
- must not have been suspended or terminated by Reddit under a different username; and
- must have Reddit Talk enabled in your community (if you’re a mod or approved user) or your profile.
Users who have access to Reddit Talk (either as a mod or approved user in a community where Reddit Talk has been enabled, or as a general user whose profile has been enabled for Reddit Talk) and are otherwise eligible to participate will be automatically enrolled in this program.
Program hosts that remain eligible and comply with these terms will get the following perks:
During the program:
- Your talks will appear in a live bar placed at the top of the feed to relevant audiences on Reddit based on the topic you pick for each talk and the community you are hosting the talk from.
- We may promote you or your talks on our social media channels (e.g., Twitter).
- You will be invited to a community of other hosts and the Reddit Talk product team.
After the program, for hosts who have hosted at least four talks on Reddit Talk each 30 day period during the program (four talks between July 27 and August 26, and so on), with each talk being at least 30 minutes long (subject to the special rules below):
- The first 100 eligible hosts to meet the prerequisite will receive cool swag like Reddit hoodies and mics. Here’s how Reddit will determine whether you qualify for swag:
- At the end of the program, Reddit will review the talks hosted during the program to determine eligibility and compliance with these terms. Out of all the eligible hosts, the first 100 hosts that complete the program, as determined by the timing of their last qualifying talk, will be eligible to receive swag.
- For hosts who have teamed up with another host in a community (see “Special Rules for Communities” below), each of the two hosts on the team will be eligible to receive swag if the team as a whole meets the criteria.
- To get your swag, you’ll be required to provide us with your address. Sadly, we are currently not able to ship swag to India and Russia, so hosts located in these countries will not be eligible to receive this perk.
- All eligible hosts who meet the prerequisite will also receive a special trophy that will be featured on their Reddit profile.
Special rules for communities. If you are hosting in a community (e.g., subreddit),you may team up with one other host of your community to participate in the program (for example, you can co-host four talks a month, or each host can do two talks to get the total of four in a month, this is limited to two hosts per community). To qualify for the special rules, these talks must be hosted from your community as opposed to your user profile and each of the co-hosts must be otherwise eligible for the program.
- You must not engage in any activity that would violate our User Agreement, including using Reddit Talk in a way that breaks the law or that is infringing Reddit’s rights or third-party rights.
- You must follow our Content Policy and Broadcasting Content Policy (note: no NSFW content).
- While we understand that you cannot control everything that happens in your talk, as a host you will be in the best position to protect the users in your talk. Here are some tips on how to moderate a talk using the tools in Reddit Talk. You must do your best to create and maintain a safe environment in the talks you host.
- If you are hosting from your profile, you should pick a topic that is most relevant to your talk, so we can help you reach the right audience.
- Your talk should not have the primary purpose of promoting a specific cryptocurrency.
- If we choose to promote you or your talks on our social media, you agree that we can use your username and/or your past talks (including a clip of your past talk) in connection with the promotion.
If at any point during the program, Reddit determines that you are not eligible or are not in compliance with any of these terms, Reddit reserves the right to immediately suspend or terminate your participation in the program and will use commercially reasonable efforts to notify you of the suspicion or termination.