02 Nov
UX Writer
California, Mountainview , 94043 Mountainview USA

job summary:We follow a simple but vital premise in the User Experience group: "Focus on the user and all else will follow." We're passionately interested in our users and strive to learn everything we can about their behaviors, attitudes, and emotions to help define the products and experiences we create. The User Experience team is a critical driving force behind gathering these insights and using them to inspire and inform design. We are a multi-disciplinary team of interaction designers, visual designers, user researchers, prototypers, and writers who collaborate closely with each other and with engineering and product management to create innovative, delightful, and beautiful products that people love to use.As a writer on the Android UX team, you'll be responsible for writing and refining a wide array of text that will appear throughout the Android experience. This includes things like UI messages, onboarding flows, notifications, and error messages.Who you are: You are a stellar writer with an eagle eye and a good ear for natural-sounding prose. You have a portfolio of user-facing content that's crisp, concise, accessible, and friendly. You use empathy, reason, and data to inform content choices. You pursue a deep understanding of your products.

    location: Mountain View, Californiajob type: Contractsalary: $80 - 105 per hourwork hours: 8am to 5pmeducation: Bachelors responsibilities:

    Responsibilities
    • Write clear and concise user-interface text for Android products, and act as a subject matter expert for user experience writing.
    • Work collaboratively and closely with designers, researchers, prototypers, product managers, and engineers to define requirements; balance design and business objectives with strong focus on the user.
    • Develop concepts for early-stage products, and provide data-informed insights to improve existing experiences.
    • Follow Google-wide style as well as any product-specific style guides.
    • Recommend and implement new strategies for communicating product-related information to our users.
    • Develop, document, and maintain writing guidelines for internal stakeholders.
      qualifications:
      • BA/BS degree. In lieu of degree, 5 years of additional relevant experience.
      • At least 5 years of relevant experience in UX writing, technical writing, user help, copywriting, or journalism.
      • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and creative problem-solving abilities.
      skills:

      Skill/Experience/Education

      Mandatory Please provide writing samples in submittal. Candidate must provide a synopsis of project scope along with sample.
      • BA/BS degree. In lieu of degree, 5 years of additional relevant experience.
      • At least 5 years of relevant experience in UX writing, technical writing, user help, copywriting, or journalism.
      • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and creative problem-solving abilities.
      • Experience working collaboratively with designers, engineers, and product managers as part of the software development process.
      • Experience creating and maintaining style guidelines.
      • Ability to work independently and proactively communicate with cross-functional stakeholders.
      • Sharp attention to detail.
      • Strong curiosity about users and how to anticipate their needs by understanding behaviors.

      Desired
      • Experience writing for mobile and UI.
      • Understanding of UX design principles.
      • Experience creating content for a global audience with a good knowledge of localization and accessibility best practices.
      • Strong teamwork skills.
      • Knowledge of online technology and related technology and products.
      • Experience collaborating closely with UX researchers and applying study findings to content to improve usability.
      Equal Opportunity Employer: Race, Color, Religion, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, National Origin, Age, Genetic Information, Disability, Protected Veteran Status, or any other legally protected group status. Qualified applicants in San Francisco with criminal histories will be considered for employment in accordance with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. We will consider for employment all qualified Applicants, including those with criminal histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local laws, including the City of Los Angeles' Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance.


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