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Overheard: What is UX Writing? Jokingly, I simplify it by saying marketing writes with adjectives. I
UX Writer Jobs - Eventbrite, Github & MailChimp
By Gordon Macrae • Issue #12 • View online
Overheard: What is UX Writing? Jokingly, I simplify it by saying marketing writes with adjectives. I don’t.
Applying for jobs is hard.
This isn’t new information.
Despite the number of startups claiming to solve the problem, at the end of the day it comes down to people.
And people are weird. They have quirks, they’re irrational, they have biases and unexplored personality defects.
We all do.
So trying to solve a human process with machines is difficult.
Still, there are things we can all do to improve the process. A couple of years ago I helped to write an online course about getting a job as a web developer.
Amongst the bullshit articles about the correct walk, the ideal handshake, or the killer tactic that would guarantee you’d land the job were a couple of useful resources.
Firstly, Dev Aujla put together the best job hunting guide I’ve ever used. It’s aimed at the non-profit sector, but the lessons apply regardless of industry.
You should check it out.
Secondly, this tool helps you answer the question of “what salary should I ask for?”
I’m including some more remote roles than usual this week.
Based on feedback, there’s a good demand for remote roles. So there are more content strategy positions than usual in this week’s listings.
Remote UX Writer roles don’t really exist, so if you’re in the market for remote work then compare your skillset against content strategy roles. Maybe it’s a good fit…
One last thing, if you’re struggling to get experience to meet some of the job requirements in this email, take a look at the projects on Catchafire. I found my first UX Writing project there.
There are currently 533 of you on this list.
Which kindof blows my mind.
On with the show.

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North America
MailChimp are hiring a Senior UX Content Strategist in Atlanta. The office is in the Ponce de Leon Market which is right off the excellent Eastside BeltLine Trail and it has the best avocado toast I’ve ever eaten. Peak millennial bonus points.
Beyond are looking for a Senior Content Strategist in San Francisco. A small amount of writing involved with this one but it’s more managerial. You’ll have experience managing copywriters in the “learning space”.
Eventbrite are recruiting for a UX Writer in San Francisco. They’re looking for someone with 3-5 years of copywriting experience.
Sun Life are hiring a UX Writer in Montreal. Ideally, they’re looking for a French-speaker with experience in healthcare.
Horizn Inc are after a Senior Content & UX Writer in Toronto. You’ll work across marketing, product and learning / development for this one. Presumably your first job will be to find the missing ‘o’ in their name…
Europe
Vodafone are looking for a Digital Content Designer in London. They’re looking for someone who has “experience in two of the three skills – Copy Writing, Content Editing or Design”. You don’t need all three. So an opportunity for writing to be a priority. A friend once warned me to beware the phrase “digital transformation”.
IntaPeople are looking for a Content Designer in Blackpool, good day-rate. Govt. experience is required.
hackajob are after a Content Strategist in London. This one’s more editorial than straight UX Writing but this week is fairly light so sue me. “Dress down day every day” is in the job description. Which sounds more like a threat than a perk.
WE Communications are hiring for a Junior Content Strategist in London. Again, not a UX Writer job but a good junior position.
Esker are looking for a UX Writer in Lyon. You’ll need to be a polyglot for this one. English, French and at least one of the following languages: Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch or Polish.
Foodora are hiring for a UX Writer in Berlin. Good perks on this, including “German courses” if for some reason you live in Germany and don’t speak German…
Remote
Contently are looking for a Freelance Content Strategist. You’ll have 3-5 years in an enterprise environment for this one. And experience managing cross-functional teams. No small ask in a remote role.
Github are looking for a Core Content Writer. To be honest, this looks more like a ‘technical writer’ position.
CivicActions are hiring for a UX Content Strategist. You’ll be co-ordinating across project managers and UX designers. Chance to influence U.S. government digital services. Having just extricated myself from NY State, I can vouch that this role is essential.
Consenys are looking for a Lead UX Content Designer in a variety of cities and Remote. Blockchain alert!
Truss are recruiting for a Content Strategist / UX Writer. This is a new role so capacity to influence the product direction in a meaningful way.
About
My name is Gordon Macrae. By day I run UX, Product Management, and Data programs for an education company. By night I’m a freelance UX writer. Got a job tip or opinions about UX writing roles? I’d love to hear from you, reply directly to this email.
Good luck out there!
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