Editorial Manager

ABI is looking for a talented Editorial Manager to join our team. This master storyteller and precise editor will own the content creation and editorial responsibilities across all ABI websites, and will provide copywriting and editorial oversight for press materials, case studies, reports, collateral and blogs. They will also assist with writing email, social media and multimedia content for our inbound marketing and social channels, and will assist with drafting and editing media relations materials, speeches, scripts and other public relations-related copy.

The Editorial Manager will report to the Director of Marketing Communications & PR, and will work closely with ABI Program managers to meet mission, marketing, brand and business objectives.

ABI is committed to building a team rich with cultural, social and intellectual diversity. Candidates who can contribute to that goal are encouraged to apply and to identify their strengths and experiences in this area.

The Editorial Manager will work 2 days per week in our Palo Alto office and 3 days per week remotely and must be located in the SF Bay Area or willing to relocate to the SF Bay Area without financial reimbursement.

Responsibilities

You don’t mind rolling up your sleeves to operate at any level as necessary. You can develop a creative brief, build trust and understanding with business partners, listen and understand before taking action, work collaboratively and have great writing, editing and presentation skills. Key responsibilities include the following:

  • Serve as the primary writer for thought leadership pieces
  • Write and edit content for ABI’s website, email and program collateral
  • Edit community-related content and blogs
  • Identify and build relationships with external content contributors (e.g. ABI Partners)
  • Manage our editorial calendar
  • Further develop ABI’s warm and authoritative voice on issues of importance to our audiences and stakeholders
  • Monitor the editorial landscape to stay abreast of conversations in ABI’s area of impact
  • Identify opportunities for content improvements, additions and innovations, and successfully pitch those ideas to internal stakeholders
  • Work with other members of the marketing team to ensure messaging consistency across our channels

Qualifications

  • 3 or more years experience as a journalist, editor or content marketer for a mission-based company covering topics including technology, women’s issues and/or diversity and intersectionality; 5 or more years experience preferred
  • BA/BS in communications, marketing, journalism, or a related field
  • Excellence in writing, editing and proofreading
  • Demonstrated understanding of how to message impact and tell stories with data
  • Excellent communicator and creative thinker
  • Able to use data to inform decisions
  • Team player; excellent interpersonal and communication skills, particularly with individuals from other departments; ability to articulate creative concepts and rationale to internal “clients”
  • Ability to prioritize and manage work, adhering to project timelines in a fast-paced environment

Qualified, local candidates passionate about closing the gender gap in computer science should email a cover letter with current and desired compensation, three writing samples and a resume to employment@anitaborg.org and indicate “Editorial Manager” in the subject line.

Choose three of the following categories of writing samples from which to submit work: 

  • Blog post written on behalf of a company or organization
  • Speech
  • Video script
  • News story
  • Feature article
  • Press release
  • White paper

Please note that the cover letter, writing samples and resume are required for consideration.

About Anita Borg Institute

The Anita Borg Institute (ABI) envisions a future where the people who imagine and build technology mirror the people and societies that use it. To achieve that vision we connect, inspire and guide women in computing and organizations that view technology innovation as a strategic imperative.

As a mission-driven nonprofit, it is essential to expand communications concerning the underrepresentation of women in technical roles, the importance of increasing diversity in tech and promoting solutions to these issues. As the leading advocate for women in tech, ABI provides key influencers, organizations and individual women technologists with insight about the challenges that women face in technical careers, why this matters, the stories of women who are succeeding and the solutions necessary to build inclusive work environments. Through creative, integrated communications to key influencers, the press, and stakeholders in the broader tech and business communities, we can drive awareness of this important issue and promote change.