Senior Marketing Editor/Copywriter – San Mateo

Organization: Guidewire Software
Contact Name: Roula Stam
Address: 2850 S. Delaware Street, San Mateo CA 94403
Phone Number: 650-357-6897 
Email Address: rstam@guidewire.com
Web Site: https://careers.guidewire.com/job_search/job/oAFWafw5
Job Title: Senior Marketing Editor/Copywriter
Job Duration: Permanent staff hire

Description:

The editor/copywriter will join the Marketing Communications team, which produces a variety of deliverables: technical data sheets and white papers, product support articles and alerts, corporate presentations, web and ad copy, a quarterly newsletter, and other customer-facing communications.

Our messaging is clear, compelling, and customer focused, and the editor/copywriter ensures that all communications provide strong, concise content that maintains the company’s voice and style. This role requires significant technical editing expertise as well as strong writing skills that contribute to the success of our programs, campaigns, and initiatives.

This is a full-time staff position based in San Mateo, California. We expect the role to require approximately 75% technical editing and 25% product marketing writing.

Editing Qualifications:

  • Proven experience editing both technical content and marketing materials to ensure readable syntax and formatting, correct grammar, valid terminology usage, consistency in product naming and trademark conventions, and adherence to corporate styles, standards, and tone
  • Skills in determining the level of editing required for specific types of content
  • Thorough understanding of all aspects of written U.S. English (including its differences from other English varieties)
  • Expert knowledge of both The Chicago Manual of Style and the Microsoft Manual of Style
  • Experience in creating and maintaining specialized style and usage guidelines
  • Understanding of basic concepts of enterprise software applications
  • Ability to work with content writers of widely varying skills to provide feedback on readability, clarity, tone, consistency, grammar, and word choice
  • Proven effectiveness in meeting deadlines in a highly dynamic environment
  • Advanced skills with Microsoft Word and Microsoft PowerPoint

Writing Qualifications:

  • Significant professional experience creating technical product marketing content
  • Passion for writing compelling, concise copy for ads and other product-related messaging for multiple channels, including digital and print
  • Ability to maintain corporate voice and style
  • Creative problem solver who collaborates with graphic designers and web developers
  • Proactive interest in learning about software products and their features and benefits
  • Flexibility in adapting to and promoting change as company grows
  • Excellent interview skills with subject-matter experts, product owners, and customers

Education & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in English, Creative Writing, Journalism, Marketing/Advertising, Computer Science, or related field
  • Minimum of 8 years of professional experience in a full-time editorial role, including significant technical editing

Guidewire Software is regularly recognized among Glassdoor’s “Best Places to Work.”

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