Managing Editor

Lead the production of editorial content to support the buyer’s journey

We are building Redpanda, a real-time streaming engine for modern applications. Redpanda is used by Fortune 1000 enterprises pushing hundreds of terabytes a day, and by the solo dev prototyping a React application on her laptop. We go beyond the Kafka protocol into the future of streaming, with inline WASM transforms and geo-replicated hierarchical storage. Think of it as a data API platform that scales with you from the smallest projects to petabytes of data distributed across the globe. We are on a mission to enable every developer to supercharge their real time applications.

In this role, we’re looking for a research-oriented, data-driven managing editor to lead the editorial content production that supports the buyer’s journey at Vectorized. Reporting to the VP of Marketing, you will build a high impact practitioner-focused content engine that is strategic to our business.

You will bring to the table a journalistic mindset rooted in data and research, and the knack to spot stories in a mix of keywords, customer use cases, product features and technology trends. You will be meticulous at content ideation, calendar planning, writing and editing, schedule tracking, and cross team collaboration. You will take pride in delivering content that retains an authentic, developer-friendly voice, while driving KPIs for the business. To accomplish these goals, you will work closely with teams across marketing, developer advocacy, engineering as well as with our developer community and freelance writers, and help build a content assembly line that grows our business.

You will

  • Develop and execute a quarterly content strategy in support of our pipeline goals

  • Run the process to define, prioritize, assign, write, track, edit and publish content

  • Collaborate with and provide editorial help to internal and external content creators

  • Define and nurture programs for content development via community contributions

  • Build and maintain an editorial calendar to track all the content in development

  • Measure quarterly content performance and iterate to meet business objectives

  • Support the marketing programs with editorial help when necessary

  • Build and grow the content function as the business scales

You have

  • 6+ years as an editor and hands-on writer for technical publications or product-led businesses catering to a technical audience.

  • Expertise in all things SEO, the ability to extract storylines from keywords, and build content that ranks well on search engines and drives engagement on developer hubs.

  • Ability to develop content in various formats across written and video mediums.

  • Aptitude for quickly absorbing topics such as data infrastructure, streaming data, message queues, serverless development, and related topics.

  • Detail-orientation and experience in systematically designing content clusters using new and existing content.

  • Proficiency in building and operating complex content calendars, cross team content workflows, and editorial processes that drive efficiency and quality.

  • Hands-on experience with tools such as, Jira, Google Analytics, etc. to support the editorial process.

  • Proficiency in written English, with a command of grammar, and editorial best practices for popular formats including blogs, articles, whitepapers, and ebooks.

  • Structured approach, resourcefulness, curiosity, and empathy to excel in remote-first early stage startup environments.

  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism, literature, or equivalent, with focus on research.

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