Human Capital is a venture firm for engineers. We believe great companies are built by great engineers, and we invest in people and companies that share the same belief.

In the last 5 years, that mantra has led us to invest in 10 companies before they became unicorns, including Snowflake, Anduril, Livongo, and Brex (where we wrote the first check). We have over $500M AUM and we've built a network of over 5,000 incredible, driven, ambitious engineers.

Now we're looking for an editorial lead to help build (write!) our next chapter.


The official description: We’re looking for an editor to help us use words and stories to build awareness and affinity of Human Capital. You’ll work closely with the head of marketing to build the editorial vision, then execute on it. 

The unofficial description: We love stories. Life’s better with great stories. We want someone to make storytelling core to everything we write. What we publish should be both fascinating and functional, inspiring and tangible, enjoyable and valuable. We want people to feel the same way about what we put out in the world as they do about their favorite newsletters, podcasts, books and magazines. We want them to look forward to every email, blog, tweet, newsletter, and post they see from us. You’ll help us do that.


  • Run our blog: You’ll build an editorial machine for our main long-form outlet (for now, at least). You’ll plan and write pieces that span from the functional (tips and how-to pieces) to the cerebral (macro trends, compelling historical reflections), from portraits and stories (about founders and teams) to investment memos (about the companies we back). 
  • Launch and write our newsletter: It doesn’t exist yet. You’ll bring it to life.
  • Own our social channels: You’ll bring your voice and storytelling obsession to Twitter and LinkedIn. This doesn’t mean using it as a short-form megaphone for our long-form content. It does mean finding ways to bring that same written creativity to engage people on different platforms. 
  • Interview people: You’ll spend time with engineers, founders, and generally interesting people in tech, drawing out interesting and valuable narratives and insights and turning them into written pieces. 
  • Write a lot: We’re a team of writers (lowercase w) but you’ll be pulled in to help with various projects across the company where our words carry more weight. This includes writing or editing emails, web copy, event blurbs, and other marketing collateral. 
  • Track, learn, and optimize along the way: We don’t expect you to get deep in the analytical weeds, but you should use both quantitative and qualitative inputs to measure what’s working (and what’s not), and incorporate those learnings as you build.
  • Figure out what’s next: We’ve got a foundation to build, but plenty to do beyond that. You’ll shape the future of the editorial function, so it’s a standout function for our brand. 


We expect you to have done *some* of these things, but it’s not required that you’ve done all of them.

  • 3-8 years of experience: What you did over these years may be a mix of the things below, or a long streak of one of them. We’re game for any combo.  
  • A journalism background: You’re in constant pursuit of a legendary story. You research, interview, think, write, rewrite—excitedly. You collect quotes, facts and numbers, then turn them into a compelling narrative. You believe a journalistic approach brings both creativity and freshness to the non-media realm. And you love a good lede. 
  • Content or editorial marketing experience: You understand the importance of understanding your target audience, then delivering materials that address their needs and speak to their interests. You care about working diligently towards goals and metrics, especially when it’s a mix of quantitative and qualitative.
  • A tech- and startup-heavy writing portfolio: You’ve interviewed and written about founders and tech companies. You’ve published pieces that tap into the people, trends and news of Silicon Valley, Silicon Alley, Silicon Beach (and maybe Miami, and… you get the idea)


  • You love talking to engineers and founders. You feed off the energy of builders. You can go deep on technology with people who live and breathe it, and turn technical concepts into accessible and compelling stories for those who love learning about it. 
  • You’re a tech optimist that’s (intellectually) entrenched in the startup world. You’re bullish on the potential of technology and technologists, and you geek out on the people, trends, bets and news that dominate tech press. This isn’t blind optimism—you take a critical approach, you think from first principles—but the space gives you genuine energy, day in and day out.
  • You love the cerebral, but value the tactical. You’re intellectually curious and obsessed with ideas, but pragmatic and appreciative of the tangible. This means you’re up for pieces that both resonate emotionally and help functionally. 
  • You’re equal parts consumer and creator.  You’re an infovore that loves observing and absorbing, but you’re also a maker that loves building and producing. The two feed into each other, and importantly, you’re not content without the latter.
  • You’re equally passionate about the macro and the micro. You think big picture and you get in the weeds. You think about the long term and dive into the details. You love strategy and execution.

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