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UX Writer



Marketing & Communications, Design
New York, NY, USA · San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, June 4, 2024

About Us:

We're on a mission to make it possible for every person, team, and company to be able to tailor their software to solve any problem and take on any challenge. Computers may be our most powerful tools, but most of us can't build or modify the software we use on them every day. At Notion, we want to change this with focus, design, and craft.

We've been working on this together since 2016, and have customers like Pixar, Mitsubishi, Figma, Plaid, Match Group, and thousands more on this journey with us. Today, we're growing fast and excited for new teammates to join us who are the best at what they do. We're passionate about building a company as diverse and creative as the millions of people Notion reaches worldwide.

Notion is an in-person company. We currently require employees to come to the office for two Anchor Days (Mondays & Thursdays) and request that employees spend the majority of their week in the office (including a third day).

About The Role

You’ll be establishing a new practice, at a special and beloved brand, which deeply values craft. This is an opportunity to do the best work of your life for a business and team that want it. Imagine yourself in the 1970s or 80s thinking through how computing should look and feel for people who had never seen one before. That's what we're trying to do at Notion — make software that feels timeless, with the craftsmanship of German cameras, playfulness of Japanese toys, and mass appeal of Coca-Cola. We have no end of fascinating challenges that can only be solved by someone with innate product & UX sense, technical aptitude, great taste, and impeccable craft. You’ll be a key member of the strong, influential, and growing Design team. You’ll collaborate with and educate nearly every designer, current and future, at Notion.

You’ll report directly to our Head of Design.

What You'll Achieve:

  • Clear, consistent, and high-quality language across all Notion products.
  • Establish the practice of UX Writing both through your own actions and contributions, as well as sharing and spreading those around the company.
  • Directly contributing to new product designs with your own writing and guidance to designers.
  • Auditing, proposing, and making recommendations to improve existing products.
  • Document and maintain the norms and standards for UX writing across the company and product.
  • A thriving UX Writing practice and team.

Skills You'll Need to Bring:

  • This isn’t your first rodeo. We are looking for at least 6+ years of experience as a UX writer.
  • First and foremost, you are an incredibly skillful writer with a command of the English language in both consumer and technical contexts.
  • You design with words and collaborate deeply and easily with product designers as peers.
  • You’re an experienced manager and practitioner. You bring a love for craft to both. You’d be happy and fulfilled doing either.
  • You are a systems thinker, who has been able to bring clarity to complex products.
  • You have sensitivity and awareness of brand voice, neutral voices, product marketing, and product design. You enjoy collaborating with cross functional partners and often initiate the collaboration.
  • You have strong beliefs, loosely held. You're a good listener who collaborates well with different stakeholders. You observe and internalize all inputs and feedback to help you reach a decision.
  • You understand that momentum drives progress.
  • You value working cross-functionally with project management, engineering, research and data — in addition to your design peers.

Nice to Haves:

  • Multi-lingual – You can read and write with professional proficiency in multiple languages (Japanese, Korean, Spanish, etc.)
  • Builder spirit – You build out of interest and passion, and have launched projects on the web
  • Visual design skills – You complement your language with visual communication

We hire talented and passionate people from a variety of backgrounds because we want our global employee base to represent the wide diversity of our customers. If you’re excited about a role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every bullet point listed in the job description, we still encourage you to apply. If you’re a builder at heart, share our company values, and enthusiastic about making software toolmaking ubiquitous, we want to hear from you.

Notion is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate in hiring or any employment decision based on race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, genetic information, veteran status, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, or other applicable legally protected characteristic. Notion considers qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable federal, state and local law. Notion is also committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in our job application procedures. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, please let your recruiter know.

Notion is committed to providing highly competitive cash compensation, equity, and benefits. The compensation offered for this role will be based on multiple factors such as location, the role’s scope and complexity, and the candidate’s experience and expertise, and may vary from the range provided below. For roles based in San Francisco and New York City, the estimated base salary range for this role is $185,000 - $220,000 per year.