Operational Excellence Lead, Trust & Safety - USDS

TikTok

4.5

(6)

Los Angeles, CA

Why you should apply for a job to TikTok:

  • 4.5/5 in overall job satisfaction
  • 4.5/5 in supportive management
  • 100% say women are treated fairly and equally to men
  • 100% would recommend this company to other women
  • 100% say the CEO supports gender diversity
  • Ratings are based on anonymous reviews by Fairygodboss members.
  • Employee well-being is supported via hybrid work, short-term counseling through our EAP and a premium subscription to Headspace.
  • We embrace diversity across all dimensions and provide employees with 9 employee resource groups globally, including our WOMEN ERG.
  • Comprehensive parental leave policy as well as fertility treatment through healthcare providers with a $20,000 lifetime maximum.
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    Position summary

    is built to help imaginations thrive. This is doubly true of the teams that make TikTok possible.
    Together, we inspire creativity and bring joy - a mission we all believe in and aim towards achieving every day.
    To us, every challenge, no matter how difficult, is an opportunity; to learn, to innovate, and to grow as one team. Status quo? Never. Courage? Always.
    At TikTok, we create together and grow together. That's how we drive impact - for ourselves, our company, and the communities we serve.
    Join us.

    In order to enhance collaboration and cross-functional partnerships, among other things, at this time, our organization follows a hybrid work schedule that requires employees to work in the office 3 days a week, or as directed by their manager/department. We regularly review our hybrid work model, and the specific requirements may change at any time.

    The Operational Excellence Lead is responsible for driving operational excellence within our internal and external content moderation operations. They will work so that internal departments and vendor operations meet and exceed performance targets while delivering high-quality, innovative, forward thinking services.
    This role will work closely with cross-functional teams to identify and implement process improvements. It will leverage data-driven insights and foster a culture of continuous learning and innovation.

    Responsibilities

    • Assess existing content moderation processes for effectiveness and efficiency.
    • Develop and execute operational strategies to optimize performance, efficiency and accuracy across content moderation operations, including both internal and vendor teams. Evaluate and enhance current content moderation processes for efficiency and effectiveness.
    • Lead the identification and implementation of process improvements, leveraging data analytics and industry best practices to drive operational excellence.
    • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to streamline processes, implement innovative solutions, eliminate bottlenecks and enhance our operational metrics.
    • Analyze performance metrics, identify trends and patterns, and provide data-driven insights to inform decision-making and strategic planning.
    • Drive a culture of continuous improvement, encouraging innovation, problem-solving and knowledge sharing between inhouse teams and BPOs.
    • Identify and offer mitigation solutions to operations leadership on operational risks, developing contingency plans and helping implement risk management strategies.
    • Provide regular reports to senior management, highlighting efforts in increased efficiency and operational performances, detected areas of improvement and mitigation plans.
    • Create and run an innovation program that will span across both inhouse and vendor teams to ensure that ideas and trends are surfaced to the right teams, that the operations teams are educated on how to surface actionable trends and that successful/implemented ideas are rewarded accordingly.
    • Ensure ongoing professional development to keep up to date on content moderation industry best practices.

    The Enforcement Operations Team performs a critical function that supports our efforts to address objectionable or disturbing content. Content that this person may interact with includes images, video, and text related to every-day life, but it can also include (but is not limited to) bullying; hate speech; child abuse; sexual assault; torture; bestiality; self-harm; suicide; and murder.

    It is possible that this role will be exposed to harmful content on a daily basis.

    Qualifications

    Minimum Qualifications:

    • Strong understanding of content moderation policies, guidelines and industry best practices.
    • 2 years of experience in a leadership role overseeing operational processes
    • 2 years of experience working with content moderation teams
    • Proven track record of implementing successful process improvements
    • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills
    • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
    • Familiarity with industry-specific tools and technologies

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Certification in operational excellence or related areas
    • Experience working with global teams
    • Previous experience in vendor management
    • Your ability to work in a high tempo environment, adapt, respond to day-to-day challenges of the role.
    • Your resilience and commitment to self-care to manage the emotional demands of the role.

    Wellbeing Statement
    Trust & Safety recognizes that keeping our platform safe for TikTok communities is no ordinary job. It can be rewarding, psychologically demanding, and emotionally taxing. This is why we are sharing the potential hazards, risks and implications in this unique line of work from the start: so our candidates are well informed before proceeding.

    We are committed to the wellbeing of all our employees and promise to provide comprehensive and evidence-based programs, to promote and support physical and mental wellbeing throughout each employee's journey with us. We believe that wellbeing is a relationship and that everyone has a part to play, so we work in collaboration and consultation with our employees and across our functions in order to ensure a truly person-centred, innovative and integrated approach.

    D&I Statement
    TikTok is committed to creating an inclusive space where employees are valued for their skills, experiences, and unique perspectives. Our platform connects people from across the globe and so does our workplace. At TikTok, our mission is to inspire creativity and bring joy. To achieve that goal, we are committed to celebrating our diverse voices and to creating an environment that reflects the many communities we reach. We are passionate about this and hope you are too.

    Accommodation Statement
    TikTok is committed to providing reasonable accommodations in our recruitment processes for candidates with disabilities, pregnancy, sincerely held religious beliefs or other reasons protected by applicable laws. If you need assistance or a reasonable accommodation, please reach out to us at https://shorturl.at/ktJP6

    Data Security Statement
    This role requires the ability to work with and support systems designed to protect sensitive data and information. As such, this role will be subject to strict national security-related screening.

    Job Information

    [For Pay Transparency] Compensation Description (annually)

    The base salary range for this position in the selected city is $101000 - $188000 annually.

    Compensation may vary outside of this range depending on a number of factors, including a candidate's qualifications, skills, competencies and experience, and location. Base pay is one part of the Total Package that is provided to compensate and recognize employees for their work, and this role may be eligible for additional discretionary bonuses/incentives, and restricted stock units.

    Our company benefits are designed to convey company culture and values, to create an efficient and inspiring work environment, and to support our employees to give their best in both work and life. We offer the following benefits to eligible employees:

    We cover 100% premium coverage for employee medical insurance, approximately 75% premium coverage for dependents and offer a Health Savings Account(HSA) with a company match. As well as Dental, Vision, Short/Long term Disability, Basic Life, Voluntary Life and AD&D insurance plans. In addition to Flexible Spending Account(FSA) Options like Health Care, Limited Purpose and Dependent Care.

    Our time off and leave plans are: 10 paid holidays per year plus 17 days of Paid Personal Time Off (PPTO) (prorated upon hire and increased by tenure) and 10 paid sick days per year as well as 12 weeks of paid Parental leave and 8 weeks of paid Supplemental Disability.

    We also provide generous benefits like mental and emotional health benefits through our EAP and Lyra. A 401K company match, gym and cellphone service reimbursements. The Company reserves the right to modify or change these benefits programs at any time, with or without notice.

    Why you should apply for a job to TikTok:

  • 4.5/5 in overall job satisfaction
  • 4.5/5 in supportive management
  • 100% say women are treated fairly and equally to men
  • 100% would recommend this company to other women
  • 100% say the CEO supports gender diversity
  • Ratings are based on anonymous reviews by Fairygodboss members.
  • Employee well-being is supported via hybrid work, short-term counseling through our EAP and a premium subscription to Headspace.
  • We embrace diversity across all dimensions and provide employees with 9 employee resource groups globally, including our WOMEN ERG.
  • Comprehensive parental leave policy as well as fertility treatment through healthcare providers with a $20,000 lifetime maximum.