Location: Los Angeles
Posted on: January 16, 2022
We're looking for an Executive Editor to join a team focused on
The ReadME Project, GitHub's platform for developer storytelling.
We aspire to create engaging content for everyone in GitHub's 65
million member (and growing!!) developer community - the makers,
hobbyists, students, maintainers, and the people contributing to
open source. We want to tell their story, demonstrating the best of
The right candidate is well versed in Open Source Software, deep
tech and an experienced writer and editorial producer, who
understands how to develop content that is personal to software
Work with multiple disciplines including writers, podcast
production agency, developers, artists, animators, and designers to
create written and audio content for The ReadME Project, newsletter
and The ReadME Podcast.
Create a wide and diverse network in Open Source Software, both
internally and externally, to assist in generating stories and
content that are personal to software developers, both
inspirational and prescriptive.
Work with software development subject matter experts across the
company, interview customers, and conduct additional research to
develop original stories.
Partner with multi-discipline teams and drive editorial site
features, systems creation, planning and execution.
Manage day-to-day editorial and creative development issues;
identify problems in advance and drive creative solutions to fix
Drive multiple teams in content sprints and milestone planning,
executing, and reporting on results.
Proactively identify issues that could disrupt deliverables and
schedules and keep the team operating at a high level of
Find smart, creative ways to develop or reframe content for and
from strategic articles, blogs, The ReadME Podcast and executive
presentations.Regularly assess the performance and impact of
published content and look for innovative storytelling mediums and
styles to continuously engage GitHub's community of 65 million
Qualifications and skills:
Between 10-12 years experience in journalistic writing, editing and
Proven ability to find stories that appeal to the human side of
software development, as well as the impact of the open source
community on deep-tech.
Ability to see left-to-right. Can move seamlessly between
high-level, strategic thinking and more nuanced, tactical work.
Skilled at cross-functional, influence-driven collaboration to
Experience working closely with executives and senior
Ability to be nimble, empathetic, and collaborative.
Demonstrated ability to work calmly and maintain good judgment in
Who We Are:
GitHub is the developer company. We make it easier for developers
to be developers: to work together, to solve challenging problems,
and to create the world's most important technologies. We foster a
collaborative community that can come together-as individuals and
in teams-to create the future of software and make a difference in
Customer Obsessed - Trust by Default - Ship to Learn - Own the
Outcome - Growth Mindset - Global Product, Global Team - Anything
is Possible - Practice Kindness
Why You Should Join:
At GitHub, we constantly strive to create an environment that
allows our employees (Hubbers) to do the best work of their lives.
We've designed one of the coolest workspaces in San Francisco (HQ),
where many Hubbers work, snack, and create daily. The rest of our
Hubbers work remotely around the globe. Check out an updated list
of where we can hire here:
We are also committed to keeping Hubbers healthy, motivated,
focused and creative. We've designed our top-notch benefits program
with these goals in mind. In a nutshell, we've built a place where
we truly love working, we think you will too.
GitHub is made up of people from a wide variety of backgrounds and
lifestyles. We embrace diversity and invite applications from
people of all walks of life. We don't discriminate against
employees or applicants based on gender identity or expression,
sexual orientation, race, religion, age, national origin,
citizenship, disability, pregnancy status, veteran status, or any
other differences. Also, if you have a disability, please let us
know if there's any way we can make the interview process better
for you; we're happy to accommodate!
Please note that benefits vary by country. If you have any
questions, please don't hesitate to ask your Talent Partner.
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