Senior Manager, Blog Publisher and Editorial Strategy (R5456)

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At Elastic, we see endless possibility in a world of endless data. And we use the power of search to help people and organizations turn that possibility into results. Elastic is the leading platform for search-powered solutions. With solutions in Enterprise Search, Observability, and Security, we help improve customer and employee search experiences, keep critical applications running smoothly, and protect against cyber threats. Elastic enables organizations worldwide to use the power of Elastic, including Netflix, Uber, BBC, Microsoft, and thousands of others.

Elastic was built on a foundation of being free and open, which trickles down to how we work. We’re a distributed organization and have been from the beginning. Being distributed isn’t just a way of doing business—it’s a mentality that is at the core of our culture.

We are looking for an outstanding Sr Manager, Blog Publisher & Editorial Strategy. As publisher of the Elastic blog, you will oversee the UX, editorial A/B testing, analytics and performance insight recommendations, technology, contribution processes, and vendor management for a matrixed team of content creators and editors. You are upbeat, positive and idea-driven. You will manage a small, but mighty, team that edits, optimizes, and governs blog content. You will partner cross-functionally to ensure integration and alignment of the blog with Web, Product Marketing, Growth Marketing, Brand, and other teams.

What You’ll Do

  • Oversee all backend operations for the blog on WordPress, including partnering with a vendor to manage updates, collaborating with the Elastic Web and analytics teams, managing program timelines, updates, and reporting
  • Recommend any technical updates to improve site performance, optimization, and traffic.
  • Partner with internal UX experts and bring your own experience to conduct A/B testing and optimize the site for engagement and click through onto Elastic.co
  • Bring experience in editorial publishing to recommend headline, image, and other tests across target personas to improve site engagement
  • Manage monthly cross-functional team meetings and presentations, owning dashboards, presentations, and processes around team updates, internal newsletter, new employee blog training, and other channels as they develop
  • Manage team responsible for processes and governance around blog contributions, scheduling, and editing, including publishing, SEO optimization, internal blog standards, and governance, blog library, blog tagging, localization, blog CTAs and journeys, Global Communications copy editing, organic social coordination

What You Bring Along:

  • Experience managing blogs and growing audiences through UX optimization and SEO.
  • You have worked with WordPress VIP, Parse.ly, Google Analytics, other publishing and analytics tools.
  • Experience developing blog reader dashboards and making performance recommendations based on results.
  • You are data and customer-focused, and understand how to tell a story
  • Several years of experience in content, publishing, or editorial environments.
  • Strong grasp of backend experiences for publishing and packaging content for consumption, building decks, internal communications, and executive presentations.
  • A sense of humor! (We perform on a high bar of excellence, but we like to have a laugh along the way)

Does it sound like you? Then click the Apply button and embark on a journey with us!

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 donations 1:1 up to $1500 USD (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

The typical starting Total Cash Compensation range for new hires in this role is between $128,100 and $176,200, which consists of a Base Salary or a Base Salary plus a Target Commission, depending on the specific role. The Base Salary offered may vary depending on factors including skills and experience.

Additionally, this role is currently eligible to participate in Elastic’s equity plan as well as a range of health & wellbeing, retirement savings, and other benefits within a holistic total rewards offering.

Different people approach problems differently. We need that. Elastic is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender perception or identity, national origin, age, marital status, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law, ordinance or regulation.

We welcome individuals with disabilities and strive to create an accessible and inclusive experience for all individuals. To request an accommodation during the application or the recruiting process, please email candidate_accessibility@elastic.co We will reply to your request within 24 business hours of submission.

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