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25 Jul 2019

Full-Time Writer, Content Marketing

Jason Bjorgo / Elastic – Posted by Jbjorgo Anywhere

Job Description

Elastic is a search company with a simple goal: to solve the world’s data problems with products that delight and inspire. As the creators of the Elastic Stack, we help thousands of organizations including Cisco, eBay, Goldman Sachs, Microsoft, The Mayo Clinic, NASA, The New York Times, Wikipedia, Verizon, and many more use Elastic to power mission-critical systems. From stock quotes to Twitter streams, Apache logs to WordPress blogs, our products are extending what’s possible with data, delivering on the promise that good things come from connecting the dots. We have a distributed team of Elasticians across 30+ countries (and counting), and our diverse open source community spans over 100 countries. Learn more at elastic.co

Overview

Elastic’s technology helps people use their data to solve problems, like assisting NASA in planning Curiosity’s next adventure on Mars, Wikimedia in making the world’s knowledge accessible, Yelp with serving up the right place to grab a bite, and more.

The Team

The Content and Editorial team at Elastic is looking to add a new full-time member to its crew. The team is responsible for the company’s written style, tone, and personality across our website, social media, events, collateral, video, emails, and more.

We are key contributors to Elastic’s story and content. Our task is to communicate a variety of messages in a compelling and accurate way. This means grasping technical concepts, finding a larger storyline, and delivering work that we’re proud of.

The Role

This new team member will focus on developing messaging and creative concepts for our SaaS products across all of our channels including webpages, emails, and ads. The main components of this role include writing and managing the content for launches, editing SaaS copy from other teams within the company, and strategizing around A/B tests with the Demand Generation team. Other responsibilities include:

Engaging with subject matter experts about technical topics and deriving a compelling way to communicate it to the market that aligns with Elastic’s writing style
Feeling comfortable with helping shape and define project requirements
Identifying, curating, and disseminating content that speaks to specific products, use cases, and audiences
Thinking creatively about messaging and concepts for Elastic’s products and offerings and
Using your time to not only deliver what needs to be done, but also explore what could be done, should be done
Coordinating and collaborating across all marketing teams (events, demand generation, design, web, customer experience, etc.) to ensure proper alignment and communication.
Coordinating and connecting with members across all lines of business: sales, solution architects, product managers, business development, engineers, etc. You’ll develop a pulse on the organization and the community.
You Will Need

Sharp writing and editing skills tuned to creative writing and thinking
The ability to think broadly about strategy while addressing the details
Crackerjack organizational skills, the ability to manage your work and collaborate
The ability to document the important bits of a discussion and share what you know and learn with others
A hunger to do better and be better
Developer empathy, a sense for business, and a drive for technical understanding and know-how
The gumption to wrestle with a problem until a creative, thought-through solution is achieved
A deep and abiding love for processing a lot of input, fishing out the interesting and relevant bits, and taking action to do something worthwhile
Bonus points for experience in the search and SaaS technology space
The ability to work full time
BA/BS or equivalent degree and a minimum of 3 to 4 years of experience
Qualities

Curiosity. Ask questions, follow hunches, and explore wonky ideas.
Energy. Have a let’s-do-this attitude and ability to drive projects to completion.
Organization. Things move quickly and entropy strikes just as fast.
Humor. You know, for fun.
Humility. The day you think you know it all, it’s probably time to retire.
Persistence. You haven’t really learned something until you’ve tried it in anger.
Good Taste. A knack for sensing what (potentially) works and what doesn’t.
Elastic is an Equal Employment employer committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity and affirmative action for all applicants and employees. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender perception or identity, national origin, age, marital status, protected veteran status, or disability status or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law, ordinance or regulation. Elastic also makes reasonable accommodations for disabled employees consistent with applicable law.

Additional Information – We Take Care of Our People

At Elastic, we strive to have parity of benefits across regions. While regulations differ from place to place, we believe taking care of people is the right thing to do.

Health coverage for you and your family.
Flexible location and schedule for many roles.
Generous number of vacation days each year.
Double your charitable giving — we match up to 1% of your salary.
Up to 40 hours each year to use toward volunteer projects you love.
Elastic is an Equal Employment employer committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity and affirmative action for all applicants and employees. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender perception or identity, national origin, age, marital status, protected veteran status, or disability status or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law, ordinance or regulation. Elastic also makes reasonable accommodations for disabled employees consistent with applicable law.

How to Apply

Please feel free to apply directly on our careers page. However, if you would like to make an introduction and send over your resume, I would be thrilled to meet you! :) Jason.Bjorgo@elastic.co

Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Full-Time. Salaries: 80,000 - 100,000.

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