elastic Writer, Content Marketing

Posted on July 23rd, 2019

At Elastic, we have a simple goal: to solve the world's data problems with products that delight and inspire. As the company behind the popular open source projects — Elasticsearch, Kibana, Logstash, and Beats — we help people around the world do great things with their data. 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 unite Elasticians across 30+ countries (and counting!), 18 timezones and 30 different languages into one coherent team, while the broader community spans across over 100 countries.

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.
Additional Information

We're looking to hire team members invested in realizing the goal of making real-time data exploration easy and available to anyone. As a distributed company, we believe that diversity drives our vibe! Whether you're looking to launch a new career or grow an existing one, Elastic is the type of company where you can balance phenomenal work with a great life.

  • Competitive pay based on the work you do here and not your previous salary
  • Stock options
  • Global minimum of 16 weeks in full parental leave (moms & dads)
  • Generous vacation time and one week of volunteer time off
  • Your age is only a number. It doesn't matter if you're just out of college or your children are; we need you for what you can do.

 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.

 

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