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Software Engineering Writer – $30/hr

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Are you an engineer with a love of words? Have you taught Computer Science formally or informally before? Want to spend some time educating a readership of 50,000/month and growing on the newest software in the market? If so, this role is for you.

Please note: This position is not a Technical Writer or Documentation Writer, you must possess engineering knowledge and the desire to educate your readership. It won’t be a good fit if you don’t have a Computer Science/Electrical Engineering degree and haven’t worked with code for 5 years.

Company Description
Crossover is a well-funded startup that has developed a unique way to find, curate, and manage the top 1% of global talent – and connect them to medium and large businesses. We are experiencing rapid growth within the private equity companies we currently serve and are increasing our current staff of 100 to expand our business. Our team has fully embraced the benefits of globally distributed teams; you’ll be joining the ranks with top-tiered colleagues from over 15 different countries at Crossover.

Job Description
At Crossover you will play a dynamic leadership role in our fast-paced environment. Your main focal point would be to create highly valuable content for our readers. 3 articles per week of varying lengths on emerging software, software engineering practises, and will be expected. You will work with a team of similar engineering writers and educators led by a Content Strategist.

Key Responsibilities
-Produce engaging, useful and relevant software engineering content for our readers.
-Liaise with other writers and thought leaders in the IT space to collaborate on articles. .
-Research the market including reading relevant publications or blogs, and staying up to date with writing that is being produced in the industry.
-Always remain up to date, and thoroughly knowledgeable in your area of expertise.
-Undertake background research including desk based research and conducting site visits.
-Pursue and maintain knowledge of publication or syndication opportunities.

Required Skills and Experience
-Engineering Degree or Computer Science BSc.
-5+ years’ experience of content generation on online media like TechCrunch
-Personal network of media and journalism professionals.
-Strong writing skills are essential.
-Experience in the IT Software industry and deep understanding of the trade and its landscape.
-Coachability and efficiency. We love creativity and encourage provocative thinking. At the same time, we drive for continual growth in productivity and only accept team members who are committed to endless improvement.
-Entrepreneurial spirit, creative personality and proven experience of working in a team, experience with social media metrics, tracking results, gleaning insights from data and reporting.
-Willingness to work in a global culture and facilitate relationships across the world.

Compensation is $30/hr
Location: Global (remote)

We are passionate about creating and building thought leadership in the IT space and will support your efforts to research, learn and stay up to date including funding classes, certifications, conferences, and meetings.


HOW TO APPLY


 

Please click here to apply

To qualify, please provide a resume/CV demonstrating the required experience and skills. From there, to help us find the top 1% of talent, there will be a short technical test and 3 scenario-based questions. We realize these are challenging and can require a decent amount of time – so we thank you in advance for your efforts.

Are you up for the challenge?

Note: You will not be a good fit if you are not an engineer, engineering thinker and educator in the IT space. We are not looking for writer or marketer profiles at this time.

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