Senior Content Editor

Job Summary

If reading about and learning technology appeals to you, if you have an eye for seeing ways to improve whatever you’re reading, if you consider yourself a teacher at heart, we’d like to talk with you. You might be:

  • A developmental editor who works on technical subjects
  • An experienced technical writer who enjoys coaching others
  • A web content developer with a focus on technical communication
  • An educator in a STEM-related field considering a career change

Responsibilities

Play a significant role in the development of technical writers and customer-facing information:

  • Serve as a thinking buddy for writers on their writing and content design.
  • Give developmental and substantive feedback as well as copy edits on technically complex content.
  • Run the software, test procedures, and examine examples to inform your edits.
  • Collaborate on, develop, and communicate style guidelines, writing standards, and editorial processes.

Minimum Qualifications

  • A bachelor's degree and 7 years of professional work experience (or a master's degree and 5 years of professional work experience, or a PhD degree, or equivalent experience) is required.

Additional Qualifications

Required skills

  • Aptitude and curiosity to learn and understand technology
  • Ability to adopt the perspective of and advocate for the customer
  • Ability to give explicit and constructive feedback effectively, with rationale
  • Ability to juggle priorities and adapt your editing to meet deadlines
  • Attention to detail, language, grammar, and organization

Pluses 

Math

MATLAB

Programming

Software development

API documentation

Structured authoring

Instructional design

oXygen, XML

Web content design

Web content accessibility

Terminology management

Translation

 

This position is an on-site role located in Natick, MA.

Why MathWorks?

It’s the chance to collaborate with bright, passionate people. It’s contributing to software products that make a difference in the world. And it’s being part of a company with an incredible commitment to doing the right thing – for each individual, our customers, and the local community.

MathWorks develops MATLAB and Simulink, the leading technical computing software used by engineers and scientists. The company employs 5000 people in 16 countries, with headquarters in Natick, Massachusetts, U.S.A. MathWorks is privately held and has been profitable every year since its founding in 1984.

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