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Title: Writing Manager
Date Posted: 2017-10-11
Location: New York, NY; Cambridge, MA
Do you ever wonder what happens inside the cloud?

Based in New York and Cambridge, DigitalOcean is a dynamic, high-growth technology company that serves a robust and passionate community of developers around the world. Our mission is to simplify cloud computing for every developer. We are working on solving some of the most challenging and interesting technology projects around, on a scale unmatched by few companies.

As the Community team grows, we are looking for a skilled and thoughtful leader to help us build out new content verticals.

DigitalOcean provides the simplest experience to launch and manage your server infrastructure online. Our Community team educates and engages with millions of developers throughout the world by curating a rich collection of sysadmin and coding focused tutorials and evangelizing emerging open source technologies.

Our current technical writers and technical editors provide instructive guides on managing, installing, and configuring open source software as well as building out practical articles on development.

As the Technical Writing Manager, you will be responsible for leading and building out your team, with an emphasis on user acquisition and increasing mindshare among students and businesses using DO.

What You'll Be Doing:

- Hiring, attracting, retaining and developing team of experienced technical individuals: system administrators, developers, focused on writing
- Building out new technical content verticals targeting specific persona types
- Managing a team of technical writers and leading the team's day to day activities
- Defining, documenting, and presenting strategy and roadmap for upcoming writing initiatives and sprints
- Providing regular feedback and guidance from a performance and development perspective
- Reporting on the team's performance and output to senior management
- Managing the budget, processes, and all team related activities for your team

What We'll Expect From You:

- Strong leadership and coaching skills-
- Experience managing technical individuals in a fast paced, high growth environment
- Experience with content strategy and strong editorial skills
- Excellent written and verbal communication
- Experience building developer communities with content
- Experience using data to inform strategy and decision making
- Familiarity with Linux, Distributed Systems, and Developer Focused Content
- 3+ years of experience in a similar role (as a content manager, documentation manager, etc)
- Local to NY or willingness to relocate preferred

Why You'll Like Working for DigitalOcean:

- We have amazing people. We can promise you will work with some of the smartest and most interesting people in the industry. We work hard but we always have fun doing it. We care deeply about each other and take our "no jerks" rule very seriously.
- We value development. We are a high-performance organization that is always challenging ourselves to continuously grow. That means we maintain a growth mindset in everything we do and invest deeply in employee development. You'll need to be great to get hired here and we promise you'll get even better.
- We care about you. We offer competitive health, dental, and vision benefits for employees and their dependents, a monthly gym reimbursement to support your physical health, and a monthly commute allowance to make your trips to and from work easier.
- We invest in your future. We offer competitive compensation and a 401k plan with up to a 4% employer match. We also provide all employees with Kindles and reimbursement for relevant conferences, training, and education.
- We want you to love where you work. We have great office spaces located in the heart of SoHo NYC and Cambridge, and offer daily catered lunches to keep your hunger at bay. We're also very remote-friendly--we use Slack to communicate across the company--and all remote employees have the opportunity to take an all-expense-paid trip to our office to get quality in-person time with the team at least once a year. We also allow employees to customize their workstations to meet their needs--whether remote or in office.
- We value diversity and inclusivity. We are an equal opportunity employer and we do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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