Posted On: March 10, 2014
Media Organization: Etsy
From our HQ in Brooklyn, NY, to our offices around the world, we make it possible for people everywhere to buy and sell unique goods. Community is in Etsy’s DNA, and being connected, a code we live by.
At Etsy, you can do the work you love, be yourself, and take fun seriously. Your teammates become teachers, sharing their skills at Etsy School. Competitive benefits, balanced working hours, and eco-friendly offices are engineered for human beings (not human doings). And everyone’s invited to break bread and make new friends at Eatsy, our locally-sourced communal lunch.
Etsy is the marketplace we make together.
Etsy is a B-Corp
Etsy is proud to be a certified B Corporation
— a new kind of company that uses the power of business to solve social and environmental problems.
Our Seller Development Writer-Editor will support Etsy’s mission by creating educational content to increase the success of our sellers throughout their business development.
Etsy is seeking a passionate, entrepreneurial–minded wordsmith to be a strategic writer and editor for seller-facing educational content. The ideal candidate is able to juggle a variety of editorial tasks and thrive in a collaborative work environment. You will develop content to serve both internal and external needs, working with various writers and topics to support our growing community. You will report to the Seller Editorial Content Manager and work alongside a growing Seller Editorial Team. This full-time staff position is located in Brooklyn, NY.
About the Team
Part of Etsy’s larger Member Operations Team, Seller Development builds proactive educational content and programs to connect, educate and empower our 1,000,000 active sellers to succeed. We cultivate the longevity of our seller’s businesses by focusing on sustainable educational solutions that encourage peer-to-peer connections through our Community.
About the Job
You will support Etsy’s mission by creating educational articles to help our sellers succeed. You will help the Seller Editorial Team maintain high editorial standards that increase the longevity of articles and enable them to be effectively reused across the team in various projects. You will be part of a collaborative effort to surface both internal and external needs that can be addressed through seller editorial content.
-Report and write Seller Handbook articles
-Edit Seller Handbook articles and other longer format educational content, including seminars, email newsletters and downloadable materials
-Pitch story ideas and assist with editorial calendar planning
-Help support content creation and editing needs across Seller Development and other teams within Etsy
-Assist with updating and maintaining article archive
-You’re an experienced writer and editor with a passion for helping entrepreneurs.
-You love working in a collaborative environment and can think about the big picture while paying close attention to detail.
You will be successful in this role if you:
-Have at least two years of professional experience working as a writer-editor, preferably with a background covering business.
-Can quickly write and edit content intended for a variety of audiences across multiple media channels
-Are a strong and clear writer with an editor's eye, looking out for grammar and spelling errors
-Are detail-oriented, with the ability to work well under deadline
-Are collaborative and flexible
-Understand the importance of documentation and tracking trends in content use
-Are familiar with a common editorial style guide, such as Chicago Manual of Style or Associated Press Style
-Are familiar with data analysis and able to make decisions with the help of data
Bonus points if you:
-Have experience as an Etsy seller and/or small business owner
-Have a contagious enthusiasm for and belief in the Etsy marketplace and vision
If you're interested in joining the team, please submit your resume and work samples on the Etsy website (https://www.etsy.com/careers/job/oyjyYfw7). You won’t be surprised to hear that we won’t consider them without a cover letter. Let us know how you fit the bill for each of our requirements above. Etsy is a place that values individuality and variety, so use your judgment and write to us in your own voice. If you practice a craft, curate a blog, or have an interesting side project, we’d love to hear about it.