When someone asks you for directions, are they often relieved by how clearly you’ve explained where to go? When you’re the lead writer on a project, is the information architecture as important to you as the words themselves? Does the sight of a missing Oxford comma drive you crazy?

 

If you answered “Yes!” to the above, we’d love to meet you.

 

On our fast-growing Content Strategy team, we’re seeking a UX Writer to help our cross-functional partners determine the right message to serve up via the right channel, at the right time. A typical day for you may look like enhancing a design with high-quality content, or diving into competitive research and proposing ways to evolve our style guide.

 

An ideal candidate is not only a strong writer, but a strategic thinker and sought-after collaborator who works well in entrepreneurial environments. If you’ve ever been called “tenacious” or a “UX evangelist,” that’s a plus. We’re a small team in a big org, and you’ll be relied on to consistently and persuasively advocate for best-in-class messaging on behalf of our users.

 

What you’ll do

 

  • Execute on deliverables like competitive research, content audits, and content models
  • Write clear, consistent, and compelling messaging for new and existing product features, including help content, UI elements, and supplier-facing communications 
  • Partner with engineering, product owners, researchers, and designers to deliver and maintain scalable, effective, and consistent content
  • Demonstrate a strong understanding of how users interact with our products and tools, and use data to drive content decisions
  • Provide ongoing qualitative and quantitative measurements of content usage and effectiveness
  • Carry the Wayfair brand voice through multiple channels, while driving product-specific tone and style standards

 

Desired skills & experience

 

  • A Bachelor’s degree in English, Journalism, Communications, or a related field, or equivalent professional experience
  • 1-2 years of professional writing experience for internal and/or B2B audiences (e-commerce experience is a big plus)
  • Experience participating in content strategy deliverables, such as content audits and content inventories
  • Ability to think holistically, understanding how design and content work together to provide users with a consistent experience
  • Familiarity with user experience research principles and practices
  • Strong multi-tasking, time-management, and organizational skills
  • A motivated self-starter with the ability to push projects to completion  

 

Note: Please be able to provide 2+ examples of your content writing work or a portfolio that demonstrates your writing skills and thinking process. In the absence of examples, you’ll be asked to complete a quick writing assessment. 

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