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Content Writer/Editor

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We need a writer who understands design, or a designer with serious writing chops. This is a multi-faceted creative role focused on the Design online presence and documentation, equal parts creative writing and technical know-how. We need someone who can tell a great design story, whether through editorials, UX writing, documentation, or copywriting; quickly nailing the Design voice to deliver amazing content to our teams and to the world.

 

What you’ll do

  • Audit existing editorial content, develop processes and guidelines, evolve and deliver a compelling tone of voice true to ourdesign ethos
  • Write Fluent Design System guidance for multiple platforms, including native Windows and web apps
  • Leverage existing developer documentation and integrate it into design guidance; blending the lines between the technical and the artistic
  • Own editorial improvements, maintenance, and calendaring of our website. You’ll also work collaboratively with the designers to ensure that the design and content speak with one voice
  • Connect with design partners across the company to source, organize, research, and write design stories that resonate with a creative audience

 

What you’ve got

  • Impressive writing skills and a portfolio to back it up. Storytelling, copywriting, UX writing, documentations, white papers – anything and everything that shows you’re awesome at narrative, voice, content strategy, and creative writing
  • Best practices and principles for writing for a design audience, and an open mind to educate the team and elevate our perspective
  • An understanding of design terminology and the relationship between technology and product design
  • The ability to break down large swaths of information into digestible content. Basically, you understand design lingo and can translate it for different audiences
  • The basics on web authoring, including formatting, troubleshooting, tracking and data collection, and SEO best practices
  • An open mind, curiosity about design-in-tech, and a willingness to learn – quickly – by doing

 

Your qualifications

Are open to interpretation. We see this as a unique role in which the right person will invent the role as they go, in a collaborative partnership with the team. We need you to be able to deliver on the expectations described above, but your background, degree, and years of experience are less of a concern than having the creative je ne sais quoi and hybrid mentality we’re looking for.

 

Required Experience

  • Experience as a writer and has the ability assist with strategy, content, and editing. 
  • Can help with Writing Design Guidance
  • Can help establish tone of voice
  • Contributing to the content of design Website (Design guidance, profiles, and articles)
  • Has any design experience is a Huge plus and would make them a very strong candidate.
  • You have experience with Style Guides, Google Material Design, or any style guide experience. 
  • Experience Adobe Sigma, Sketch experience also a HUGE Plus. 
  • Writing samples must include design or technical content

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