Managing Editor of Corporate Storytelling

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Elastic is a search company built on a free and open heritage. Anyone can use Elastic products and solutions to get started quickly and frictionlessly. Elastic offers three solutions for enterprise search, observability, and security, built on one technology stack that can be deployed anywhere. From finding documents to monitoring infrastructure to hunting for threats, Elastic makes data usable in real time and at scale. Thousands of organizations worldwide, including Cisco, eBay, Goldman Sachs, Microsoft, The Mayo Clinic, NASA, The New York Times, Wikipedia, and Verizon, use Elastic to power mission-critical systems. Founded in 2012, Elastic is a distributed company with Elasticians around the globe and is publicly traded on the NYSE under the symbol ESTC. Learn more at elastic.co.

Elastic is seeking a Managing Editor of our corporate blog to manage an in-house newsroom, own an editorial calendar that supports awareness of brand, product and talent, lead amplification strategies, add to the creativity and journalistic sensibility of the team, and grow reader engagement and conversion. This position will also serve as an important partner to the broader marketing team, as well as corporate functions and senior executives, to create publishing strategies, write or edit content, and consult on how to achieve business goals through editorial and publishing solutions.

What you’ll do in this role

  • Develop and lead the design and strategy for an updated corporate newsroom and editorial platform to scale the impact of our highly successful corporate blog.  
  • Create and own editorial calendar in collaboration with the team, with feedback from senior executives and business functions.
  • Own editorial and publishing plans that help the business scale its audience and drive users from brand awareness to product consideration. 
  • Manage a team of skilled editors and writers, as well as independently write stories, to create best-in-class brand journalism. 
  • Think holistically and creatively about the reader’s journey, and develop compelling and actionable content across those channels. 
  • Build relationships with the most talented engineers, product managers and product marketers to bring their ideas to life through our channels, anchored by your expertise in how best to create, engage, and publish. 
  • Inform organic social media publishing strategies, content creation, and retargeting programs.
  • Monitor audience engagement metrics regularly to optimize editorial content, site design, and engagement strategy. Regularly guide stakeholders through opportunities for redesign, A/B testing, new formats to improve business outcomes. 
  • Create and regularly present plans, timelines, objectives, and reporting to senior business leaders.
  • Lead editorial guidelines.

What you bring

This role is ideal for someone with editing and writing experience in journalism, and strategic communications and brand publishing experience in a corporate setting. You’ve led teams, scaled an editorial platform, and have a track record growing audience engagement. You agree that content isn’t an end unto itself. You understand how to connect editorial to business outcomes and the importance of advancing users on a buyer journey. You understand the developer audience and the C-Suite audience–and the type of content that lands for each. You are a self-starter with proven project and business management skills, and the ability to operate in a highly visible and accountable role. You are goal-oriented, genuinely curious, and constantly looking for ways to learn and improve. You are comfortable with spreadsheets and analyzing metrics to make decisions and identify creative opportunities. You understand SEO and organic growth strategies.

Additional Information - We Take Care of Our People

As a distributed company, diversity drives our identity. Whether you’re looking to launch a new career or grow an existing one, Elastic is the type of company where you can balance great work with great life. Your age is only a number. It doesn’t matter if you’re just out of college or your children are; we need you for what you can do.

We strive to have parity of benefits across regions and while regulations differ from place to place, we believe taking care of our people is the right thing to do.

  • Competitive pay based on the work you do here and not your previous salary
  • Health coverage for you and your family in many locations
  • Ability to craft your calendar with flexible locations and schedules for many roles
  • Generous number of vacation days each year
  • Double your charitable giving - We match up to $1500 (or local currency equivalent)
  • Up to 40 hours each year to use toward volunteer projects you love
  • Embracing parenthood with minimum of 16 weeks of parental leave

Different people approach problems differently. We need that. Elastic is committed to diversity as well as inclusion. We are an equal opportunity employer and committed to the principles of affirmative action. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender perception or identity, national origin, age, marital status, protected veteran status, or disability status or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law, ordinance or regulation. If you require any reasonable accessibility support, please complete our Candidate Accessibility Request Form.

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