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UX Writer Jobs - Etsy, Mango & Dropbox

Part of my motivation for starting this newsletter was for the words. My first job was as a sports j
UX Writer Jobs - Etsy, Mango & Dropbox
By Gordon Macrae • Issue #7 • View online

Part of my motivation for starting this newsletter was for the words. My first job was as a sports journalist for a terrible online “newspaper” called the International Business Times. I would include a link but I’d rather spare you the pain.
The paper was built on a flimsy advertising model that required every writer to submit up to 10 articles a day. Our base salary was pitiful, the upside (based on clicks to our articles) was only slightly better.
But I got into journalism for the words. So when I left the paper, my colleagues were surprised I went to work for a tech company. The truth was, I hated the idea of going to work as a copywriter or a marketing writer (no offense to anyone on this list). I just felt the world had enough stuff and I couldn’t face trying to sell things all day.
Which is why I got excited by UX writing in the first place. It seemed like the perfect medium for informing people how to use a product, rather than trying to sell them on it.
There are currently 430 of you on this list. The Ferrari F430 is a beautiful car and I don’t even like cars.
On with the show.

Google have a (contract) UX Writer job in, of all places, Kitchener, Ontario. You’ll have two years of experience (preferably in technical writing) for this one.
Zach Johnson has put out the call for a UX Writer at Dropbox. Now you know who to contact there’s no excuse to ignore that job listing.
Etsy are hiring a Senior UX Writer to handcraft a bushel of artisanal words at their bolthole in New York City. You’ll have 5+ years of experience.
Ring Central are recruiting a UX Writer in Belmont, California. They make “cool, disruptive products”, otherwise known as “telecommunications”. Maybe the world needs less disruption?
Orbis Consultants are looking for a (freelance) UX Writer in New York, New York. It’s a hell of a town.
Anson McCade are a recruitment firm and they’re after a Lead Content Designer for one of their companies in Birmingham, England. The job ad is appended with this “(Agile, Digital, Content Strategist, Content Writer, UX Writer)” so be careful here, that seems like a recipe for disaster. Pays up to £85k.
Babylon Health are looking for a Content Writer (UX) in London. Looks like projects span Marketing & Product with this, with free “Yoga and football sessions” if that’s your bag.
Nordea are hiring for a UX Writer in Copenhagen. You will need to speak at least one Nordic language for this one.
edreams are after an English-speaking UX Writer in Barcelona. You’ll be working across their four travel products and collaborate closely with the UK office.
Mango have an ad up for a UX Writer in Barcelona. This looks more like a Content Editor job. And I say that because that’s literally what’s written in the first line of the job description.
Rest of the World
The Government Digital Services team in Singapore are looking for a UX Writer who also has prototyping and design skills. Helpfully they point out they’re looking for a unicorn.
Worthy are after a UX Writer / Content Strategist (microcopy) person in Israel (all the buzzwords with this one). Strangely they’re looking for someone who was “born and raised in the US / has lived in the US for a long period”. Not sure what’s going on there….
Rachael Mullins went on the HCD podcast to talk about UX writing. Margaret Kelsey on how to bring your product to life with good UX writiner. Digital Nomads are not the future. Creative is not a noun.
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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