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The mission of the GitHub Docs team is to guide everyone who uses GitHub to confidently meet their goals. We’re looking for a writer to create technical documentation for GitHub Docs.

You’ll report to the Core Docs Content Manager and work cooperatively with the Docs team to produce task-based, user-facing help content that’s tailored to a range of audiences.

The Docs Content team is highly distributed and we embrace an environment of asynchronous communication. You’ll need strong communication skills and the ability to build working relationships with coworkers in locations around the globe.

All Docs Content writers should be adept communicators, able to provide reviews on the content their team members create. They must be empathetic as a writer, able to put themselves in the user’s position and help solve problems before they’re asked. In this role, you’ll create a range of content from getting started guides to in-depth documentation on technical features.

If you’re a patient, compassionate writer who loves crafting content that helps people use software, we’d like to hear from you!

Responsibilities

  • Create helpful, scalable documentation for people learning to use GitHub’s products and tools, including GitHub.com, GitHub Pages, GitHub Desktop, and GitHub Enterprise.
  • Collaborate with product managers to continuously improve existing documentation based on customer feedback and user research.
  • Collaborate with the Docs Content team to plan, create, and maintain user-facing documentation.
  • Review and provide feedback for draft user-facing documentation from other writers on the team.
  • Review and provide feedback on documentation updates from people outside of the documentation team, like support or open source contributors.
  • Communicate with teams across GitHub about user feedback, product direction and vision, and technical product information to inform the documentation we create.
  • Contribute to the iteration of Docs Content team processes and workflows.

Minimum qualifications

  • Ability to create high-quality user-facing content for software products.
  • Strong user advocate, especially for new users.
  • Ability to compassionately give and receive editorial and technical feedback.
  • Strong ability to plan, prioritize, and carry out complex writing projects with high attention to detail along the way.
  • Excellent communication skills, especially when working with a distributed team.

It would be helpful to have

  • Familiarity with Git and GitHub
  • Experience creating technical content
  • Experience working collaboratively with a team of writers or editors
  • Curiosity and an interest in solving hard problems collaboratively

Here is an example of what we would expect:

  • Month 1, you’re comfortable fixing bugs and navigating your team’s roadmap. You’ve also met with folks across GitHub’s product organization and have built a foundational understanding of GitHub’s users and products.
  • Month 2, you’ve begun tackling more complex projects already scoped by other members of the team. You’ve also completed your first (or second!) content strategy plan with the support of other writers and the content strategist on our team.
  • Months 3 and 4, you’re beginning to research and document new feature ships with the support of other writers on the team.
  • Month 5, you’re noticeably more comfortable discussing GitHub’s products and users.
  • Month 6, you’re regularly picking up new work from our team’s project board and volunteering to review the work of other writers.

Who We Are:

GitHub is the developer company. We make it easier for developers to be developers: to work together, to solve challenging problems, and to create the world’s most important technologies. We foster a collaborative community that can come together—as individuals and in teams—to create the future of software and make a difference in the world.

Leadership Principles:

Customer Obsessed – Trust by Default – Ship to Learn – Own the Outcome – Growth Mindset – Global Product, Global Team – Anything is Possible – Practice Kindness

Why You Should Join:

At GitHub, we constantly strive to create an environment that allows our employees (Hubbers) to do the best work of their lives. We’ve designed one of the coolest workspaces in San Francisco (HQ), where many Hubbers work, snack, and create daily. The rest of our Hubbers work remotely around the globe. Check out an updated list of where we can hire here: https://github.com/about/careers/remote

We are also committed to keeping Hubbers healthy, motivated, focused and creative. We’ve designed our top-notch benefits program with these goals in mind. In a nutshell, we’ve built a place where we truly love working, we think you will too.

GitHub is made up of people from a wide variety of backgrounds and lifestyles. We embrace diversity and invite applications from people of all walks of life. We don’t discriminate against employees or applicants based on gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, race, religion, age, national origin, citizenship, disability, pregnancy status, veteran status, or any other differences. Also, if you have a disability, please let us know if there’s any way we can make the interview process better for you; we’re happy to accommodate!

Please note that benefits vary by country. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask your Talent Partner.

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