IDEO is looking for a senior editor to run our editorial apparatus. You are comfortable in both the business and design worlds, and use that fluency to connect big picture strategy to execution. You know how to coordinate an extended global team and set them up for success as we deploy marketing and communications initiatives both internally and externally.
Though overseeing editorial projects and workflows is the backbone of your job, you’re a craftsperson who can draft a strong point of view alongside a thought leader, and spin up compelling content for IDEO’s diverse storytelling channels, including its blogs.
To that end, you read omnivorously, keeping pace with the business, cultural, social, and technological trends across IDEO’s domains—organizational change, emerging tech, education, the public sector, food, mobility, health and wellness—and are adept at boiling down complex concepts (blockchain, anyone?) into a smart, human-centered story. IDEO is increasingly focused on launching new ventures, platforms, and tools, and you will be tapped to help guide the public messaging for such initiatives.
This is a global role based out of our San Francisco office and closely connected to marketing teams across our nine offices around the world. You’ll be part of an energetic, highly-connected marketing team that works hard and moves fast to channel IDEO’s thinking and stories through diverse channels. In addition, you will work closely with the IDEO community at large, which spans the US, Europe, and Asia, sharing a keen interest design and its potential to effect positive change in the world.
IDEO is a place unlike any other. It’s a place where you can solve diverse, complex challenges for our clients or the organization, alongside thoughtful, intelligent individuals who lead with curiosity, empathy, and optimism. Sure we work hard, but we also intentionally craft moments that allow our community to pause, create, and connect. We encourage our community to bring their whole selves to work, respect the need for work-life balance, and allow for autonomy in the design process and your career.
Please apply with resume, cover letter, and portfolio that shows your range. We will only consider applications with writing samples. We are not asking you to create new work for us, instead, we’d love to see some of the things you’ve already written.
IDEO is an equal opportunity employer; applicants are considered for all roles without regard to race, color, religious creed, sex, national origin, citizenship status, age, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, marital, parental, veteran or military status, unfavorable military discharge, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state or local law.