The world is full of technical writers who can translate complex material into understandable prose, and full of marketing copywriters who can get readers excited about a brand, and full of journalists who can talk to people and come away with compelling stories; ah, yes, but the world is decidedly lacking writers who can do all of the above. And that’s what’s called for here: someone who can both contribute to and leverage this software company’s considerable quantum of content, coming at it from numerous angles, from blog posting to white papers to thought-leadership articles and beyond. If you’ve got that rare, wide-ranging skillset going for you, let us know, because this company is ready to make you just as happy as you’ll make them.
The organization’s broadest goal is to mature the field of Software Intelligence, and everything you do will be in furtherance of that goal. You’ll conceptualize and execute a slew of impactful content for various audiences, all geared toward building brand awareness and the value of the company’s mission. “Slew of content,” did we say? Indeed we did, as in: blog articles, ebooks, thought-leadership articles, data-driven white papers, and probably some things that haven’t been invented yet. A good deal of your content will be the fruit of close conversations with some of the company’s recognized thought-leaders; other pieces will come from customers and partners telling you their success stories; much of it will be the result of your intelligent querying of the firm’s trove of proprietary data.
You’ll have external resources to pull from, so there’ll be some measure of managing vendor relationships, and you’ll do content approval and editing, as well.
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It’s extremely important that you’re comfortable writing about enterprise software, application development and similar technical subjects — like software security, cloud computing, dev-ops and more — so important, in fact, that we’d like to see that at least three-to-five years of your experience have been dedicated to it and that you truly understand the world of IT, its industry groups and the issues surrounding it. Having said that, you know how to do more than write for technical audiences: you’re well-grounded in content marketing, journalism and communication. You understand the importance and the appeal of story, and you’re able to shift personae depending on the knowledge level and needs of your audience.
You’re happiest when working in a fast-paced environment where the expectation is that you’re smart and nimble enough to deliver and over-deliver even when, in the fog of war, nobody has time to spell everything out for you. You’ve got great interpersonal skills and a sense of humor that smooths the way in interactions with colleagues, superiors and stakeholders of all stripes.
SEO is going to be important in this job, so be sure to mention your expertise therein.
If you’re a well-rounded writer who’s looking for variety, excitement and a chance to be both analytical and creative in your work, you’ll be extremely happy in this role.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, creed, age, sexual orientation, veteran status, marital status, disability, or any other status protected by applicable law.