We’re looking for a Senior Editor to join a team focused on community, customer and influencer communications. Reporting to the Director of Community & Influencer Relations, this person will be responsible for sourcing, developing, writing and editing content to be featured on The ReadME Project.
The right candidate is an experienced journalist, who understands how to develop content that is personal to GitHub’s community of open source developers.
The team’s work is highly visible, so candidates should have experience working with executives and senior leadership. They possess excellent communication and collaboration skills, high levels of empathy, and are a multitasking pro.
- Produce compelling open source community journalism and thought leadership.
- Write, edit, and/or repurpose stories to meet specific objectives for specific GitHub content mediums.
- Work with software development subject matter experts across the company, interview customers, and conduct additional research to develop original stories of open source software development moving humanity forward.
- Find smart, creative ways to develop or reframe content for and from strategic articles, blogs, The ReadME Podcast and executive presentations.
- Help support requests for developer narratives for internal and external events.
- Regularly assess the performance/impact of the content we publish and look for innovative techniques for storytelling.
Qualifications and skills:
- Between 9-11 years experience in journalism and content strategy.
- Knowledge of the software development industry and DevOps concepts.
- Ability to see left-to-right. Can move seamlessly between high-level, strategic thinking and more nuanced, tactical work.
- Skilled at cross-functional, influence-driven collaboration to achieve results.
- Experience working closely with executives and senior stakeholders
- Ability to be nimble, empathetic, and collaborative.
- Demonstrated ability to work calmly and maintain good judgment in high-stress environments
Who We Are:
GitHub is the developer company. We make it easier for developers to be developers: to work together, to solve challenging problems, and to create the world’s most important technologies. We foster a collaborative community that can come together—as individuals and in teams—to create the future of software and make a difference in the world.
Customer Obsessed – Trust by Default – Ship to Learn – Own the Outcome – Growth Mindset – Global Product, Global Team – Anything is Possible – Practice Kindness
Why You Should Join:
At GitHub, we constantly strive to create an environment that allows our employees (Hubbers) to do the best work of their lives. We’ve designed one of the coolest workspaces in San Francisco (HQ), where many Hubbers work, snack, and create daily. The rest of our Hubbers work remotely around the globe. Check out an updated list of where we can hire here: https://github.com/about/careers/remote
We are also committed to keeping Hubbers healthy, motivated, focused and creative. We’ve designed our top-notch benefits program with these goals in mind. In a nutshell, we’ve built a place where we truly love working, we think you will too.
GitHub is made up of people from a wide variety of backgrounds and lifestyles. We embrace diversity and invite applications from people of all walks of life. We don’t discriminate against employees or applicants based on gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, race, religion, age, national origin, citizenship, disability, pregnancy status, veteran status, or any other differences. Also, if you have a disability, please let us know if there’s any way we can make the interview process better for you; we’re happy to accommodate!
Please note that benefits vary by country. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask your Talent Partner.