Senior Writer and Editor


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Overview


As an accomplished writer and editor, you will work directly with subject matter experts to create stories that explain complex topics in interesting, applicable ways. You will also contribute to the content team through editing and story direction. For this role, you must enjoy researching, thinking, planning, and composing stories in a way that motivates prospects and customers to engage deeply with the Esri brand. You must also have an interest in GIS and embrace the value of maps as a storytelling medium. Our content team works across multiple distribution channels, but this role will allow you to focus on strategic writing and editing for high-profile content channels. As a writer at Esri, you can utilize content strategy and storytelling skills to increase awareness of our brand.

Responsibilities


  • Produce compelling journalism content and thought leadership
  • Write, edit, and/or repurpose stories to meet specific business objectives for specific audiences
  • Work with subject matter experts across the company, interview customers, and conduct additional research to develop original stories
  • Find smart, creative ways to develop or reframe content for and from strategic articles, blogs, and podcasts
  • Write impactful headlines and calls-to-action
  • Write and edit for quality, consistency, clarity, brevity, accuracy, and readability
  • Work proactively and volunteer assistance without being asked and under tight turnarounds
  • Manage relationships with other teams

Requirements


  • 10+ years of experience as an editor, copywriter, marketing writer, or journalist
  • Experience operating a marketing content channel
  • Strong interest and/or experience with maps, GIS, and IT
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • A proven blend of editorial and storytelling skills
  • Strong ability to translate complex concepts into clear, compelling, customer-centric copy and content for digital channels
  • Fast and insightful research skills
  • Enthusiasm for web metrics that gauge content performance
  • Above-average tenacity, strong work ethic, and desire to constantly improve and share insights
  • Bachelor’s or higher in communications, marketing, journalism, or English
  • Portfolio Submission: Please provide a link to a portfolio or include samples of your recent work

About Esri


Our passion for improving quality of life through geography is at the heart of everything we do. Esri’s geographic information system (GIS) technology inspires and enables governments, universities, and businesses worldwide to save money, lives, and our environment through a deeper understanding of the changing world around them.

Carefully managed growth and zero debt give Esri stability that is uncommon in today's volatile business world. Privately held, we offer exceptional benefits, competitive salaries, 401(k) and profit-sharing programs, opportunities for personal and professional growth, and much more.

Esri is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please email humanresources@esri.com and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Please note that only those inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this e-mail address.

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