Santa Clara Valley (Cupertino), California, United States
The Editor-in-Chief, UX position is a key leadership role for our Apple Media Product and Design group. It is an opportunity to craft how millions of people interact with our Apple apps and services every day. We’re looking for an experienced UX Editor-in-Chief who is enthusiastic about user experience design and is able to develop and guide a team in building out a world-class UX writing function. You’ll be responsible for new consumer-facing features, as well as maintaining existing user interface copy and guidelines. You’ll primarily work alongside design leadership, collaborating to create amazing user experiences. You’ll also team with engineers, marketers, and others to ensure a successful product for both our business and our customers.
- A passion for language and for creating elegant user experiences
- Significant experience crafting UX copy
- Relevant experience directing a team of UX writers
- A deep understanding of UX and how copy and design support each other
- Ability to find the best & shortest way to clearly communicate an idea
- Experience creating tone and voice guidelines, and documenting and evangelizing their use
- An outgoing and confident personality
- Ability to lead several complex projects simultaneously
- Experience meeting deadlines
- Confident in asking questions and tracking down answers
- Strong sense of initiative and follow-through
- Utmost attention to detail
- Strong communication skills
- Knowledge of iOS, OS X, Excel, Word, and Pages. As well as Sketch, Photoshop or other design software.
- Experience with benefit-driven copy and subscription pathways a plus
We’re looking for an experienced UX Editor-In-Chief who is enthusiastic about user experience design. We work every day to create products that enrich people’s lives. You love words and language, and have strong feelings about style, grammar, tone, and voice. The only thing that rivals your passion for language is your passion for great user experiences. You cannot tolerate poor user interface and experience and you find yourself brainstorming better experiences for products you use. You’re an advocate for clean, alluring UI, and you champion writing and design that supports both the content and the user. You have years of experience living and breathing UX, and have held positions as a manager for UX Writers, UX Designers, Information Architects, Content Strategists, or similar. You’re familiar with Apple products, and are a regular user of iCloud, Apple Maps, Apple TV, Apple Music, Apple News, and the App Store. You’re a music and media enthusiast, and love keeping up with pop culture. You enjoy working through the details of complex problems, love logic puzzles, and relish the challenge of untying impossible knots.You’re good at following a process, but excited by an opportunity to create process for your team where none currently exists. You enjoy handling multiple products and tasks at once, and know how to effectively lead your time and prioritize your projects. You are good at identifying what information is needed to accomplish team goals, and relish working closely with others in a matrixed organization to get the answers. You take initiative and feel a strong sense of ownership, not just for your team's deliverables, but for the quality of the entire product. You’re confident inserting yourself into discussions to represent yourself or your team, and work hard to ensure your value in the organization is recognized and understood. You enjoy working with both introverts and strong personalities, technical and detail-oriented people as well as big thinkers and creative types. The thought of establishing working relationships with executives, marketers, producers, engineers, designers, project managers, and other cross functional teams—and helping consolidate their differing feedback to create stunning and professional features and products—excites and motivates you. Most of all, you’re enthusiastic about seeing where Apple media products and services re headed and eager to help craft an amazing user experience for millions of people around the world.
Education & Experience
BA or higher or degree in human interaction sociology, psychology, interaction design, visual design, English or world literature, or equivalent.