Community Manager

Marketing · Berlin, Berlin
Department Marketing
Employment Type Full Time
Minimum Experience Experienced

We’re looking for an outgoing and enthusiastic community manager who can motivate, inspire, and connect with our global network of freelance designers.   

This role approaches community management through a marketing lens. We’re looking for a persuasive storyteller with a keen design eye who’s able to foster community pride, encourage platform participation, and inspire creatives to chase their freelance dreams with campaigns and communications. 

You’ll be responsible for defining and executing our community engagement program, crafting community-driven campaigns and content, and owning our creator communications strategy. The ideal candidate should be a strong ideator who’s excited to experiment with new ways to engage our community based on what’s most effective in driving platform participation and brand loyalty.  

The right person for this role is...

  • A friendly, authentic, and outgoing person who builds rapport with strangers easily.
  • Bursting with big ideas about how to inspire and motivate our global community using existing channels (emails, webinars, forum threads, etc), as well as experimenting with new spaces.
  • Well-versed in crafting strategic communications and navigating difficult conversations. Positivity, earnestness, and warmth shine through with every word you write. 
  • Soft skill savvy. As a community manager, you’ll need to be deeply empathetic, a patient listener, and a key touchpoint who connects our creators with the broader business. 
  • A strong collaborator who’s eager to partner up on projects, navigate cross-functional team priorities, and thrives in a fast-changing environment.  
  • An independent, adaptable, and data-driven person who thrives in a fast-changing environment. 
  • A clear communicator who can speak and write at a native English level. 
  • 5+ years experience in Community Management, PR, Communications, Digital Marketing, Online Moderation, and/or Support.

Your responsibilities will be to…

  • Engage our community. Define, own, and evolve our community engagement program based on what’s most effective in driving platform participation and community connection. Activities could include thematic campaigns, professional webinars, meetups, and fun creative challenges.  
  • Inspire our community. Foster pride and brand loyalty by showcasing platform success stories and top-notch creative work on a regular basis.
  • Keep our community informed. Be our go-to person to share important platform updates, navigate tricky community discussions, distribute important resources, and make sure our community feels that their voice is heard. 
  • Manage our community spaces. Oversee our email marketing channel and designer forum (including managing our forum moderators).  
  • Be a community voice. Champion our designers across all areas of the organization.
  • Collaborate with other designer stakeholders. Work cross-functionally with our Learning/Development, Product, Support and broader marketing teams to elevate the designer experience on 99designs. 

In your first 3 months, you will...

  • Gain a solid understanding of the 99designs organization, platform, tools, and global community. 
  • Take over management of our designer forum.
  • Create and distribute your first designer showcase campaign.
  • Longer-Term: Develop a community engagement calendar aimed at motivating, inspiring and informing our designers about the benefits of being a part of the 99designs community. 

About 99designs

99designs is the world’s global creative platform that makes it easy for clients and designers to work together to create designs they love. Our mission is to champion creativity to create opportunities for people around the world. Founded in 2008, 99designs has grown from a small, online forum into a worldwide community of talented designers that is now the go-to solution for businesses, agencies, and individuals.

Working with us

We’re a global team with a philosophy of encouraging passionate people to be fun and creative. With offices in Melbourne, Oakland, and Berlin we benefit from bringing together the experiences and viewpoints of a wide range of talented people from around the world. We believe a diverse workplace is a healthy workplace.

99designs employees enjoy many benefits including:

  • Flexible working hours
  • Continual training and learning, including in-house mentoring opportunities
  • Regular local and global team activities and events for you to enjoy!
  • Top-of-the-line Mac gear
  • Continual training and learning, including mentoring opportunities
  • An Urbansports gym membership
  • Annual Volunteer day, as a group exercise or individual contribution
  • Regular team events
  • Access to wellbeing coaching


At 99designs we care deeply about diversity and inclusion. 99designs does not discriminate in employment matters on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, military service eligibility, veteran status, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, or any other protected class. We welcome applicants of all types, from all backgrounds that have the skills and experience we’re looking for. We are working hard to increase the diversity of our team wherever we can and we actively encourage everyone to consider becoming a part of it.

Our international Berlin-based team includes 33 talented team members with a shared passion for great design. Our office is located at the heart of Kreuzberg. We offer flexibility about where we work – according to individual preference you can work remotely or book yourself a desk at our beautiful office space in Bergmannkiez. 

Sound like you would be a great fit and find it interesting? We are eager to learn more about you!

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  • Location
    Berlin, Berlin
  • Department
  • Employment Type
    Full Time
  • Minimum Experience