Remote, North America
Remote, North America
Black and White Zebra is looking to hire a talented and passionate writer with experience producing SEO-driven, intriguing, and informative software review content across various industries for highly engaged professional communities!
As a Technical Writer, you’ll be covering topics across various industries and disciplines, producing authoritative and engaging software review content for our growing portfolio of professional publications. Your work will help our readers excel in their careers and play an instrumental role in helping to significantly grow our audiences through organic search.
Our publications are independent resources—educational, authoritative, and trustworthy spaces that serve as both an educational hub and an online community for professionals in various fields.
You, along with the digital media publishing team at Black & White Zebra, will bring your research and writing skills to uplift our content as it’s developed, with the end goal of making awesome content that helps people succeed in their work.
Experienced writing about SaaS tools— The focus of this role involves writing about the software and SaaS tools that our audience is searching for to succeed in their roles and help their teams and organizations run more smoothly. You have proven experience capturing the essence of what software buyers look for and can convey that information in an authoritative, honest, accurate, and easily digestible way.
Obsessed with the English language—Your command of the English language impresses all who consume your work. You can effortlessly weave in the perfect metaphor to quickly explain a complex concept, and obsess over syntax and grammar. You have an opinion on the oxford comma.
Constantly in the pursuit of knowledge — You are a pro at producing in-depth content on topics you are well-versed in and deeply knowledgeable about. And for subjects you are unfamiliar with, you are just as comfortable digging in and thoroughly researching. You are a stickler for details and know how to communicate a big-picture idea or topic clearly and thoroughly. You go far beyond scratching the surface on any topic, and aspire to cover it comprehensively.
Strive to maintain high standards of quality and excellence — We care deeply about our audiences and want to publish best-in-class content that they will enjoy and come back to revisit. You will be responsible for writing A-list software review content that hits the mark and requires minimal editing. You are comfortable taking traditionally dry subject matter and making it extraordinary and captivating.
Production-oriented — You have never met an output goal you couldn’t meet. You are at your best when you’re working on multiple projects simultaneously, and do whatever it takes to meet your deadlines. You feel confident in your ability to prioritize your schedule to meet ambitious production objectives.
In a typical week, you’ll balance a mix of:
The success of a Technical Writer at Black and White Zebra is measured equally on quality and quantity. We’ll look for consistency in the production of content that meets and exceeds expectations of quality.
You’ll also be measured based on your professional growth. We don’t expect change overnight, but we do expect you won’t be the same writer you were six months after you started.
We know the application process can be time-consuming. To save you time, we ask that you complete a small assignment to gauge your abilities as a writer.
How To Complete the Assignment
Ready to become the next Zebra?!
We’re a fast-growing indie media company who excel at creating exceptional content and community.
We are an international team of 35+ with a home base in Vancouver, Canada. We got our start in 2011 as The Digital Project Manager blog, founded by our CEO Ben Aston. Since then, we’ve grown our team and our portfolio with a number of burgeoning online communities. We’re serious about being truthful, authentic and having a good time!
As a company we value and prioritize a flexible work environment. Our employees are entitled to lots of paid vacation per year and are encouraged to use all of it! We also offer opportunities for personal development so you can grow and develop your career. We have monthly team events to build a cohesive and FUN team! Some of our past events have included ropes courses, snowmobiling, go-karts and more! We believe that it is truly important to have a job that is not only rewarding, but one where you can enjoy the ride!
Are we a good fit?