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UX Writer Jobs: Uber, Atlassian & Shopify

UX Writer Jobs: Uber, Atlassian & Shopify
By Gordon Macrae • Issue #47 • View online
Hello, I’m back sooner than you or I expected. Going forward, I will be sending out this newsletter on the first weekend of every month. So mark your calendars, stick a note on the door, or etch it into the wall in blood (however you remember things, I don’t know, we all have our systems).
I left my job at General Assembly this week. It was seven-and-a-half years since I started there. I sound like a broken record but it was truly a unique experience. It was time to leave, it was probably time to leave two years ago. So it goes.
Like an old tree that grows around, and eventually absorbs, an object in its path - a traffic cone, a wall, a dead fox; I had internalised an ownership of the company, a guilt, that I didn’t need to.
It feels good to step away.
People ask me what lessons I learned. So many, but perhaps the most important is that so much of a startup’s culture is set in the first 12 months. The minute an organisation starts to gain traction, little decisions fold themselves into the culture. Our culture was wrapped up in the “hustle hard, all work and no play” ethos of the early 2010s.
I have never been able to watch “Silicon Valley” because it was too close to the actual truth.
The place I’m going next is the opposite (or at least appears to be from the outside). In seven short years we’ve moved beyond the toxic startup culture we all idealised and aspired to. Topics like “parental leave” and “work/life balance” came up a lot in the interviews I did. It’s a significant change and one that is well needed.
A quick piece of housekeeping before we get started.
A reminder, from January this email will only be available through the UX Writer’s Collective. I’ll be sending out this email and one more in December. If you would like to carry on receiving this email beyond the end of the year you’ll need to sign up to a new email list. After that, blissful silence. Maybe you’d prefer that. I’m not judging. It worked for John Cage.
Here’s the link: UXWC Jobs Landing Page.
What I read this month:
North America Jobs
Shopify are on the hunt for two (yes, two) content strategy roles in their Canadian offices. If you’re in Toronto, they’re looking for a Senior Product Content Strategist to work on their platform team. Based in Montreal? Then they’re after a Senior Product Content Strategist to work on their financial solutions products. Both job descriptions are incredibly detailed and include the name of the hiring manager. Hint: not every company does this.
Mastercard are after a Manager, UX Writing in New York City. You’ll need curiosity, humility and a sense of humour for this one. A spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down.
QuickenLoans are looking for five UX writers in their Detroit, Michigan office. They have two distinct profiles they’re hiring for: a UX Writer and a Senior UX Writer. They’re asking for 3 years of UX writing experience, but will consider candidates with other content experience (content strategy, copywriting) too. Interested candidates can email Christine Brackel directly at
Ankr are looking for a Technical Writer. This is a remote role. This will be the most clicked link in the newsletter. Don’t delay (remember The Delays? They were a great band).
VidMob are after a UX Writer in New York City. This is a unique listing in that they advertise the salary range. You’ll need 6+ years of experience for this one and an “extreme attention to detail”. I’m not sure how you quantify that one.
Uber are hiring for a UX Writer in Seattle for their Rides product. You’ll need 3+ years of experience for this one and “a mastery of clear, precise writing that sometimes even sings”. Remember: they don’t want you to sing, just the writing. It’s an important distinction.
Europe Jobs
Deliveroo want a Senior UX Writer in London. Don’t we all.
The Culture Trip are hiring for a Freelance UX Writer in London. They will consider remote applicants but you’ll need to be available in GMT hours.
Skyscanner are looking for a Head of UX Copy in London. You’ll lead the UX writing team so ideally you will have done this somewhere else before.
HelloFresh have a job ad up for a Freelance UX Writer in Berlin. Get a taste (get it?) of what they’ve been working on by checking out their blog.
Spotify want a Senior UX Writer in Stockholm. You’ll have at least 5 years of experience for this one.
DBS want an Associate UX Writer in Singapore (among other roles). 3+ years of writing experience for this one. This looks like a junior role but I might be off.
Car Next Door are after a UX Writer in Sydney. You’ll need 3+ years of writing experience.
Atlassian are hiring for a Content Designer in Sydney. Lisa Reichelt works over there and has a great UX reading list newsletter.
Origin Energy are looking for a UX Writer in Melbourne. Again, 3 years of experience required here, three really is the magic number.
Canva have a job ad up for a UX Content Writer in Homebush, NSW. You will need four years of experience for this one.
My name is Gordon Macrae. 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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Good luck out there!
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