Automattic, the company behind products such as WordPress.com, Tumblr, Jetpack, and WooCommerce, is looking for a Head of Publishing. This person will oversee an editorial team that manages two award-winning long-form publications as flagship examples of what is possible on WordPress.com. The team provides editorial guidance across all of Automattic, primarily WordPress.com.
This person will ensure that our words, messaging, and publications are as carefully crafted as our code and pixels. Leading a small yet plucky team of professional writers and editors, you’ll collaborate with the team on an overall vision; identify and explore levers for growth; and help shape the business strategies for The Atavist and Longreads, Automattic’s flagship publications. You’ll offer high-level direction and support, but also roll up your sleeves and contribute as a productive member of the team: No task is too small. (And if you have an opinion on how to use the semicolon, you’re in the right place!)
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What We’re Looking For:
We are the people behind WordPress, WooCommerce, Jetpack, Tumblr, Simplenote, Longreads, and more. We believe in making the web a better place.
We’re a distributed company with more than 1200 Automatticians in 75+ countries speaking 90+ different languages. Our common goal is to democratize publishing so that anyone with a story can tell it, regardless of income, gender, politics, language, or where they live in the world.
We believe in Open Source and the vast majority of our work is available under the GPL.
We’re improving diversity in the tech industry. At Automattic, we want people to love their work and show respect and empathy to all. We welcome differences and strive to increase participation from traditionally underrepresented groups. Our D&I committee involves Automatticians across the company and drives grassroots change. For example, this group has helped facilitate private online spaces for affiliated Automatticians to gather and helps run a monthly D&I People Lab series for further learning. Diversity and Inclusion is a priority at Automattic, though our dedication influences far more than just Automatticians: We make our products freely available and translate our products into and offer customer support in numerous languages. We require unconscious bias training for our hiring teams and ensure our products are accessible across different bandwidths and devices. Learn more about our dedication to diversity and inclusion and our Employee Resource Groups.
Does this sound interesting? If yes, click the Apply button below and fill out our application form. In your cover letter, let us know what you can contribute to the team. Proofread! (But you already knew that.) Make sure you spell and capitalize WordPress and Automattic correctly.
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Position: Head of Publishing.