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UX Writer Jobs - Issue #8: Lyft, Wayfair and Amazon

UX Writer Jobs - Issue #8: Lyft, Wayfair and Amazon
By Gordon Macrae • Issue #8 • View online

Contemplative.
Contemplative.
I find the whole “robot apocalypse” argument strange. It seems like the sortof tasks robots are very good at doing — dull, repetitive, linear — are exactly the tasks that human beings are not good at doing long-term.
If you look at rates of boredom and job satisfaction among factory workers and corporate office workers, there are very few people who are energised by rote tasks.
Also, our brains just aren’t very good at it.
One of the things that’s very interesting about psychedelics is that our brains are tuned for novelty, and for good reason. It’s very adaptive to respond to new things in the environment, changes in your environment, threats in your environment. We’re tuned to disregard the familiar or take it for granted, which is indeed what most of us do.
I understand the fear of not having a job, of robots replacing you and this leading to increased unemployment. There are only so many “knowledge economy” jobs out there, after all.
But if the robots replace these dull, menial roles then maybe that leads to opportunities elsewhere….
There are currently 465 of you on this list. This is I-465 outside Indiana. Going round and around and around.
On we go.
North America
Blue Owl are recruiting for a UX Copywriter / Content Strategist in San Francisco. Small team, big impact. They have a “no jerks” hiring rule although I’m not sure how you screen for that.
Evive are looking for a Senior Copywriter (Product) in Chicago. This one spans marketing and product, with chatbot and UI writing. The ad says “Jeopardy, every day!” at the end. Which sounds vaguely threatening.
Carol Valdez is hiring a UX Writer over at Amazon. You’ll be in Seattle and have 5+ years of experience for this one.
Google are after a UX Writer in Boulder. Standard Google job listing here.
Lyft are hiring for a Content Strategist / UX Writer in San Francisco. You’ll need “Humor and jazz hands” for this one. As well as the ability to write, obviously.
Blue Cross and Blue Shield are hiring for a raft of UX Content Strategy roles in Illinois, Montana, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas. Those are all large states so heaven knows where you’ll actually be based.
Mindbody are looking for an Associate UX Writer in San Luis Obispo. The best burger I ever ate was in San Luis Obispo. It was magical.
Rest of the World + Remote
The UK Ministry of Defence are looking for a Content Designer in Blackpool. Government job listings are wonderfully official. Occasional travel to Glasgow required.
Digital Skills have a contract Content Designer position in London. £300-400 per day for 6 months.
Personio are looking for a UX Writer in Munich. You’ll speak English and German for this and be rewarded with an electric scooter and trips to Munich’s nightlife. Possibly at the same time.
Wayfair are hiring for a UX Copywriter in Berlin. You’ll be a native German speaker (with English) with relevant copywriting experience.
Adyen are after a UX Writer in Munich. You’ll have experience in the travel industry and speak German.
A bumper crop of German UX Writer jobs this week. HolidayCheck AG are also looking for a UX Writer in Munich.
FindEmployment are recruiting for a UX Writer in Nice. Nice work if you can get it.
Fundbox are after a UX Writer in Tel Aviv. You’ll need experience working with US small businesses.
Esanjo have a (Remote) UX Writer position. The company is based in Dubai but they’re looking for remote.
Interesting Reads
Here’s Anastasiia Marushevska’s take on how to build a better product with UX writing. Why it’s not technology that’s disrupting our jobs. Joanna Wiebe wrote this great article on friction words. Get out of here.
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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