UX Writer

Seattle, WA
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Ryan Stipes

Job Description:

The UX Standards Writer may be asked to work independently or collaboratively on a variety of tasks, including:

  • Guidelines for style, accessibility, and localization best practices 
  • Content audits to inform thoughtful component and pattern content recommendations 
  • Content briefs that define and defend feature strategy and UI text recommendations
  • Component and pattern documentation
  • Content architecture for a new design library 
  • Research studies on design and content concepts 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • BA/BS degree in English, Journalism, Technical Writing, UX, HCI or a related field (In lieu of degree, 5 years relevant work experience)
  • 4 years of UX writing experience as part of a team developing hardware, software, or at a digital agency
  • Superb writing and editing skills for UX and longer-form technical or design documentation
  • Proven project and stakeholder management experience
  • Familiarity with web and mobile UI design principles and practices
  • Thrive in a fast-paced environment and cope well with frequently changing requirements

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience developing information architecture for complex documentation sets
  • Familiarity with user experience research principles and practices
  • Basic knowledge of a design tool like InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, or Sketch
  • Experience working closely with engineering, design, and product management teams - comfortable discussing technical issues, from engineering details to design minutiae
  • Experience with localization practices and accessibility

Please attach your answers to the following questions along with your submittal:

  1. Do you have experience with UX Writing?
  2. Do you have experience creating or maintaining writing and design style guides?
  3. Do you have experience developing or participating in user research for software products?
  4. Have you ever created wireframes or mocks to visually convey your text ideas?
  5. Do you have experience addressing accessibility and universal design concepts in your writing projects?
  6. Do you have any experience working with design tools, such as Sketch?
  7. Are you familiar with Material Design?
  8. Have you used user data to influence any of your writing projects?