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UX Writer Jobs: Bloomberg, Shipt & Amazon

UX Writer Jobs: Bloomberg, Shipt & Amazon
By Gordon Macrae • Issue #16 • View online

I’ve never been one to fight losing battles at work. Even when I was younger, I wasn’t a corporate martyr. If my manager told me to do something, I generally did it. Afterall, if I was still going to get paid at the end of the day then it didn’t make sense to kick up a fuss over some perceived slight or indiscretion. It wasn’t going to make me any more money.
As I’ve got older, this mindset has hardened. A job is a job is a job. Sometimes it makes sense to fight your corner. If your manager is asking you to do something that would require you to work a 60 hour week and come in on the weekends then sure, it’s worth fighting over. Because that’s time that’s being taken away from you. At the end of the day, when we’re dead, time is all we had.
Recently, I’ve felt more and more anger towards the “follow your passion” brand of marketing. I feel like I’ve been lied to every day since I graduated. Passion doesn’t pay the bills, and the bills pile up if you’re trying to pay in passion.
That’s not to say you shouldn’t work on something you enjoy. Or that work shouldn’t provide you with satisfaction. Just be realistic. And if you’re working on something outside of work, keep it light. It doesn’t need to kill you. Spotify’s Tobias van Schnieder has a good point about side projects and keeping them fun.

“The only way a side project will work is if people give themselves permission to think simple, to change their minds, to fail — basically, to not take them too seriously,” says van Schneider. “When you treat something like it’s stupid, you have fun with it, you don’t put too much structure around it. You can enjoy different types of success.”

So have fun. Have a good weekend. Rant over.
On with the show!
Samuel Stenberg on what UX Writers can learn from understanding how the brain works. Mario Ferrer breaks down the UX Writing process at King, and details his pathway into the field. The case for being good, not great. I only just discovered the Noun Project, not sure how I missed this for so long. And 100 websites that shaped the internet as we know it.
North America
fuboTV are recruiting for a UX Writer in New York. You’ll need around three years of experience for this.
The robots are coming, and they want you to write their words. Facebook are hiring for an AI Writer in Menlo Park. You’ll need seven years of experience in journalism or agency-land.
Ibotta (pronounced “I bought a…“) want a Senior UX Writer with 5+ years of experience in Denver. Their tech team maintains a good blog about their process.
Bloomberg want a UX Standards Writer in New York City. This one looks more like a technical writer role with lots of documentation work.
Uber want a UX Writer in San Francisco. You’ll need over four years of experience for this one.
All Turtles are recruiting for a Principal UX Writer in San Francisco. This looks like a fairly senior role but they’re only looking for 3 years of experience. It’s a sellers market right now.
Catalysis are looking for a UX Writer in Seattle. The title is ‘UX Writer’ but the job description says you’ll be "responsible for providing clear and concise copy in the creation of marketing collateral for our clients.” Something to probe in an interview. 
Horizn Studios are recruiting for a Senior Content and UX Writer in Toronto. They’re a fintech startup hoping to make enough money to buy an 'o’. Reports to the Director of Product.
Shipt are looking for a UX Content Strategist in San Francisco. It’s an entry-level role, you’re first job will probably be to sort out this wall of text they’re using as a job ad.
HelloFresh are also still recruiting for a UX Writer in Berlin. There are so few good UX Writers (with relevant experience) in Europe. If you are one, you should really consider this role.
GDS are looking for a Content Designer in London. If you haven’t already, check out one of Sarah Richard’s courses for a route into Content Design. I’m looking at their January course with interest.
Difrent Group are looking for a Content Designer in Newcastle. There are so many dropped vowels in this newsletter I’m starting to think it’s a lost script for Silicon Valley.
ResearchGate are on the hunt for a Senior UX Writer in Berlin. According to the job advert, Senior = 3 years. Which is kindof ridiculous but then again maybe I’m just jealous.
Facebook want a Content Strategist in London. Don’t we all?
AirHelp are recruiting a UX Copywriter in Berlin. A mix of copywriting and UX with this one. As you’d expect, given the job title.
Consenys are looking for a Lead UX Content Writer. The job ad lists positions in “Brooklyn, London, Raleigh, San Francisco, Remote”.
Around the World
Leap Dev are hiring for a Junior UX Writer / Digital Web Developer in Sydney. A funny, hybrid role this one. You’ll have SEO experience; basic HTML / CSS & Wordpress skills; a technical writing background; the ability to develop social media strategy; and an aptitude for graphic design. You’ll also support HR on “various tech and non-tech initiatives”. A most unique role.
Amazon are recruiting for a UX Writer in Bengaluru.
“Read this newsletter even if you’re not a UX writer” – Lizzie Bruce
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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.
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