Technical Editor, Tech Brand

5 months ago
US-CA-San Francisco
Department
Engineering - Engineering
US-CA-San Francisco
Requisition Post Information* : External Company Name
Uber Technologies, Inc.
Requisition Post Information* : External Company URL
www.uber.com

Uber Overview

About Uber

 

We’re changing the way people think about transportation. Not that long ago we were just an app to request premium black cars in a few metropolitan areas. Now we’re a part of the logistical fabric of more than 600 cities around the world. Whether it’s a ride, a sandwich, or a package, we use technology to give people what they want, when they want it.

 

For the people who drive with Uber, our app represents a flexible new way to earn money. For cities, we help strengthen local economies, improve access to transportation, and make streets safer.

 

And that’s just what we’re doing today. We’re thinking about the future, too. With teams working on autonomous trucking and self-driving cars, we’re in for the long haul. We’re reimagining how people and things move from one place to the next.



Job Description

About the Role

 

Uber is hiring a technical editor for our Tech Brand team to help manage the processes of the Uber Engineering Blog (eng.uber.com).

 

Applicants for this position are encouraged to submit a cover letter highlighting relevant work experience, in particular any past experience editing and sourcing stories.

Perks

 

What You'll Do

 

  • Responsibilities include writing and editing blog articles, shuttling articles through the reviews pipeline, and sourcing new content.
  • Timely editing, copywriting, and identifying structural weaknesses and improvements to articles to make them cogent and compelling to outside engineering audiences.

 

What You'll Need

  • Strong editing and writing abilities
  • Journalism or media experience, or equivalently a master’s in journalism or science writing
  • Technical experience, academic degree in engineering / computer science, or a demonstrated ability to write about technically complex subjects in an accessible manner to a wide, informed audience
  • Ability to teach and mentor others (in particular engineers with limited writing backgrounds) to help tell their stories of what they have built and develop angles on why it’s important
  • Experience writing or editing feature-length and long form articles
  • Experience in shaping editorial strategy for a publication and managing writers
  • Prior editorial experience in a newsroom environment as an editor, staff writer, or reporter
  • Portfolio of published work which demonstrates highlights of previous editorial work and/or authored clips
  • Background or familiarity with media / public relations, or PIO (public information officer at a university) a plus

About the Team

 

Tech Brand is a cross-functional set of programs responsible for telling the story of Uber's technology by showcasing the work of our engineers through the Uber Engineering Blog, open source work, and community events. We empower people within the company to tell our technology story.

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