Sr UX Writer

Seattle /
Product – Product Design /
Full-time
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Who We Are:
For over 25 years, Getty Images has embraced disruption and change; riding the digital wave to evolve from a fragmented, analog stock photo business into a multi-billion dollar, global e-commerce industry leader and trusted brand. The breadth and quality of our content has always allowed our customers and partners to tell their stories with greater creativity and accuracy, eliciting more emotion and enabling more action.
 
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Getty Images works with over 360,000 contributors and image partners to provide comprehensive coverage of more than 160,000 news, sport and entertainment events, impactful creative imagery to communicate any commercial concept and the world's deepest digital archive of historic photography. With over 440 million assets, of which over 320 million are digitized, encompassing the latest global news, sports, celebrity, music and fashion coverage; exclusive conceptual creative images; and the world’s largest commercial archive. New content is added daily, with 8-10 million new assets added each quarter.
 
Getty Images offers the most exclusive and unique creative and editorial visual content globally. The breadth and quality of our content allows our customers and partners to tell their stories with greater creativity and accuracy, thereby eliciting more emotion and enabling more action. Getty Images moves the world —whether the goal is commercial or philanthropic, revenue-generating or society-changing, market-disrupting or headline-driving. Getty Images offers the highest quality and most diverse visual content, based on industry-leading expertise and innovation.

Duration: Permanent
Location: US remote - Preference to Seattle, Calgary
Start: ASAP

Due to the current conditions and impact of Covid-19, this key position will initially work from home, until such a time we open our offices. At the time of the local office opening, employees and managers will partner to determine the work site location in line with our Flexible working policy.

Who You Are:
You’re an accomplished UX Writer or Content Strategist looking for your next challenge. As a Senior UX Writer at Getty Images, you’ll collaborate with designers, product managers, researchers and engineers to write clear, concise and compelling copy that elevates our end-to-end product experience. You’ll shift between high-level content strategy and hands-on writing and editing, sweating the details to continually improve our products. On top of working with a close-knit team of writers and content strategists to apply consistent standards and raise the overall quality of our work, you’ll also help the wider product design team by engaging in regular, constructive critiques as you iterate and collaborate on defining the best possible solution. You’re a versatile, confident writer who backs up copy decisions big and small with well-thought-out rationale. 

Your Next Challenge

    • Influence your team’s roadmap and contribute to high-level strategic decisions in collaboration with design, product and engineering leadership
    • Plan, write, edit, test and improve Getty Images content including user interface language, microcopy, help content, labels, and navigation, ensuring the content strategy and copy decisions align with your team’s broader roadmap.
    • Make copy recommendations based on your project’s goals, advocating for clear and concise content solutions that meet user needs and achieve Getty Images’ business goals.
    • Bring clarity to ambiguity as you run card sort exercises, conduct content audits, and facilitate team discussions, exercising high customer-centric judgement in your day-to-day work.
    • Work within established editorial and tone of voice content standards to deliver high-quality copy within tight timelines.
    • Embrace a culture of feedback, sharing your work early and often.
    • Navigate a fast-paced environment with team members in different offices by balancing independent self-direction with frequent collaboration and open communication.
    • Tell compelling stories with a solution-selling approach when sharing designs and decisions with internal teams, stakeholders, and senior leadership.
    • Advocate for the importance of copy and content strategy as a core element of creating great user experiences.

What You'll Need

    • At least 5 years of experience as a UX Writer or Content Strategist working on mobile or web products that have been released to market.
    • Excellent presentation and overall communication skills.
    • Positive, collaborative attitude with a passion for creating, editing and planning online content.
    • Broad understanding of the many skills that fit under the title of UX Writer, with deep expertise in at least two disciplines including: problem definition, creating user flows, maintaining and evolving guidelines and, of course, writing.
    • A solid history of outstanding writing and a portfolio of strong examples with stories of how your end-to-end design approach and role led to significant improvements.
    • Proven track record to handle multiple and distinct projects at the same time.
    • Experience thriving in an agile/lean development environment.
Mental and Physical Demands:

Frequent communication with others to exchange information.
Occasionally moving objects up to 20 lbs and frequently moving objects up to 10 lbs.
Frequent sedentary work that primarily involves sitting/standing; Time of each will vary.
Constant operation of computer and frequent usage of other office machinery, including (but not limited to) calculator, copy machine, computer printer, etc.
Constant assessment of accuracy and thoroughness of the work assignment.

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We love debate, but collaborating to solve problems for ourselves and our customers is everyone’s responsibility.

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We will not tolerate rudeness.

We reject biased behaviour and discrimination
We seek to understand biases in all forms. We call out biases and discrimination when observed and take action where responsible.

We are inclusive of different voices, perspectives, and experience
Diversity and inclusion are never done, but we are passionate in their pursuit.

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We share goals and accountability; we and actively seek information and expertise; we make time for our peers.

We deliver on our commitments, and commercial goals
With one voice and shared accountability.

We put the customer at the heart of everything we do
We listen to, anticipate, and exceed customer needs, adapting as they evolve.


We celebrate our inclusive work environment and welcome members of all backgrounds and perspectives. Women, gender-nonbinary, people of color, LGBTQIA+ people and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. 

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