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UX Writer Jobs: Adobe, Byton & Book A Tiger

UX Writer Jobs: Adobe, Byton & Book A Tiger
By Gordon Macrae • Issue #29 • View online

Regular readers of this newsletter will know that I’m sceptical of the coming robot apocalypse.
While the tech media gets all hot and bothered about how the AI-revolution will replace everyone’s jobs, I prefer to be optimistic. While machines eliminate jobs; rising productivity creates new jobs.
Still, it’s hard not to be a little worried by Jill Lepore’s piece in the New Yorker titled Are Robots Competing For Your Job? (spoiler alert: the robots don’t care, it’s the people who fund the robots that ultimately want to get rid of your job).
But it turns out there is a way to future-proof what you do for a living: have an ambiguous job title. “If your job can be easily explained, it can be automated,” says Anders Sandberg, of Oxford’s Future of Humanity Institute (what does that mean? Not sure but I do know his job is safe). “It it can’t, it won’t.”
Which is good, because my mum still can’t explain what I do for a living. No robots for me.
In other news, I particularly enjoyed the tone of Scott Kubie’s Twitter thread about microcopy earlier this week.
The whole thread is worth a read but I particularly enjoyed this comment:
If this is why you are a UX Writer then you’re in the wrong game, you’re a copywriter. And that’s fine, nothing wrong with copywriters, every organisation needs them. But it’s very different from UX Writing. You’re missing the “UX” part, for a start.
So you see, nuance is everything. Which makes me feel ok about the coming robot apocalypse. You’ll still need empathy when the robots come.
Anyway, I’d encourage you to go and read the whole thread. It’s worth the 30 seconds. Here are some other things worth checking out:
There are 1185 of you on this list, which is mind blowing. Hi.
Europe
Book A Tiger are not, unfortunately, a circus rental agency. Instead, they’re something much more mundane: a piece of facilities management software. It’s always the dull industries that are the most lucrative. They’re hiring for a German-speaking UX Writer in Berlin.
N26 are after a UX Writer in Berlin. You’ll need 3+ years of experience for this one and a passion for working in the financial sector. Which is a theme of the newsletter this week….
HM Revenue & Customs are looking for a Content Designer in Newcastle.
The Akce Group are hiring for a Content Copywriter in London. This one looks like a half a UX Writer role and half a Content Designer role. Regardless, you’ll need to be into finance and fintech.
North America
Adobe are recruiting a UX Content Strategist in San Francisco. You’ll have 3+ years of experience and know your way around Sketch, Figma, InVision, or Adobe XD.
Rylem Consulting are looking for a UX Writer in Kent, Washington. This is a 6-month position and you’ll need experience writing long-form travel copy to be successful.
Spotify are looking for a UX Writer in New York (this role is not listed on their site). This is a three-month contract position, with the possibility to extend or convert. Rates start at $100/hr, but depend on experience and the project.
BYTON are hiring for a UX Writer in Santa Clara. This whole job ad is just a wall of text which made me not want to read it. Looks like you’ll need 4+ years of experience.
Google and Uber are always hiring. If you’re a regular reader you already knew that.
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My name is Gordon Macrae. I’m a freelance Instructional Designer. Got a job tip or opinions about UX writing roles? I’d love to hear from you, reply directly to this email.
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