Product Writer

at Brave Software (view profile)
Location San Francisco, CA, United States
Date Posted August 27, 2019
Category Project or Product Management
Job Type Office · Full time

Description

Brave is looking for an experienced and engaging writer to join our product team in San Francisco, reporting to our Chief Product Officer. Your work on the website, and across a variety of communication channels as well as in all our products — our flagship web browser and our tools and platforms for content creators and advertisers.

You will show off the Brave voice, articulate our vision, and communicate our values. We’re looking for a seasoned writer and editor who can produce standalone blog posts, write email campaigns, and communicate with web content. You’ll also have plenty of occasion to edit and improve copy from others before it goes out to our wide audience.

We’d like someone who can quickly understand and synthesize detailed technical information, spanning the areas of online privacy, security and cryptocurrency. You should be able to write broadly understandable in-product text, web content, blog posts and more. We’re looking for a writer who has an established ability to express difficult-to-grasp topics so that they’re understandable by a mainstream audience — while staying both accurate and concise. In this role, you’ll work as part of Brave’s product team, and in close alignment with Brave’s engineering, research, security, design and marketing teams.

The writer we’re looking for has three central proficiencies which will enable them to produce the material we need.

Technical. You can explain convoluted and arcane technical designs in straightforward engaging language. Your technical explanations retain the precision and accuracy that technical readers expect. Those unfamiliar with the advanced details get an accurate overview without being intimidated or browbeaten. You have a general familiarity with the privacy, security, advertising, and web concepts at the core of the product.

Marketing. Your writing excites and engages. You can emphasize the value Brave provides and allow people to imagine how it’ll fit into and enrich their lives. Your language drives home a fundamental call to action without overwhelming readers with an aggressive hard sell.

Product. You — personally — appreciate the well-crafted and the thoughtfully-put-together. You get excited about the ins and outs of the things you use, both physical and digital. You might have experience with product work, design practice, or functional art projects.

You don’t need to have experience doing all of these things already. But you should be excited about getting to work on these sorts of projects.

Responsibilities

  • Manage and maintain a continuous stream of content emphasizing Brave’s features and benefits, blending your own writing with (edited) work from the product and engineering teams.
  • Spearhead content creation for Brave’s web presence, coordinating with the design and operations teams. You focus on the words and ideas; design lays them out and illustrates; operations maintain & deploy.
  • Compose emails to people who use Brave and related services. Some of these will be informative “Check out our new stuff!” and some functional “Your account has been approved...”
  • Translate engineering-focused documentation and artifacts from GitHub wikis and issues, product specifications, and other uninspiring sources into clear and informative material which everyone finds easy to read.

Required skills and qualifications

  1. You are a great writer and editor.
  2. You can write accurately and engaging about technical products like Brave.
  3. You can improve and turn around other people’s copy.
  4. You are broadly familiar with the technical and market spheres in which we operate.

Perks and Benefits

Compensation

This is a full time position based in our office in SOMA, San Francisco. Your compensation includes a competitive salary, comprehensive medical, vision, and dental benefits, as well as a generous 401(k) contribution. Working hours are flexible and a certain degree of working from home (or otherwise outside the office) is expected. Brave does not put a limit on the total amount of personal time off you take in a year, but expects that any particular vacation/recreation will be limited to two continuous weeks or less. And we expect that you actually do take a vacation, and that you stop working if you’re sick. We offer a pre-tax commuter benefit program and regular in-office lunches, coffee & tea, and a generous array of catered snacks.

Benefits

Competitive salary
Unlimited PTO
Generous 401k plan
Travel and conference budgets
Commuters benefit (SF only)
SF Office South of Market
Flexible & remote work

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