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UX Writer

| Greater NYC Area

Squarespace is a design-centric product company at heart, always striving for our products to enable anyone to tell their story to the world beautifully. The Product Design team is looking for a UX Writer to work with our product teams. The UX writer has ownership of copy across all our products, from labels, to error messages, to onboarding flows, and more. We're looking for an evangelist who can use words to design intelligent, accessible, and friendly user experiences.
You enjoy working through the minutiae of complex problems, love logic puzzles, and you're not fazed by a Gordian knot. You love process, but also know when you just need to get a job done. You enjoy working with introverts and strong personalities, technical and detail-oriented people, as well as big thinkers and creative types. You can handle multiple projects with ease, and know how to manage your time and prioritize your projects. You take initiative and feel a strong sense of ownership—not just for your work, but for the quality of all our products. And, you don’t need all the details to get started.
You’ll be involved throughout the process for many user-facing project in the product organization, alongside product designers, product managers, engineers, and more. This role will report into the UX Writing Manager at our New York office.

RESPONSIBILITIES 

  • Write and maintain UI copy across all Squarespace products
  • Work with product designers and other team members on wireframes and iterative click-through prototypes
  • Deliver polished UI strings to other team members
  • Create rational, articulable, elegant solutions to complex problems
  • Partner with technical, brand, and marketing writers to connect in-app messaging with our overall voice
  • Continually seek to understand the capabilities and technical constraints of the systems with which you’ll be working
  • Advocate for language in product design
  • Continually improve and refine our UI and copy style guides

QUALIFICATIONS

  • 2+ years of experience writing UI copy
  • Deep awareness of UX and how copy and design work together
  • Passionate about consistency and details
  • Experience using tools like Sketch, Figma, or similar
  • Ability to ask probing questions to and give/receive feedback in an iterative environment
  • Can find the shortest way to clearly communicate an idea
  • Excellent sounding board; comfortable pointing out when a design could be better
  • Ability to work through ambiguity and competing priorities
  • Experience preparing source language for localization

A portfolio of relevant work is required for consideration. It should illustrate your experience in the design process, writing different types of UI copy, and solving real user problems through words.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • C++Languages
    • GolangLanguages
    • JavaLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • KotlinLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • ScalaLanguages
    • SwiftLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • ReduxLibraries
    • AngularJSFrameworks
    • Backbone.jsFrameworks
    • Ember.jsFrameworks
    • HadoopFrameworks
    • SparkFrameworks
    • SpringFrameworks
    • KubernetesFrameworks
    • DockerFrameworks
    • HiveDatabases
    • MongoDBDatabases
    • MySQLDatabases
    • PostgreSQLDatabases
    • RedshiftDatabases
    • KafkaDatabases
    • PrestoDatabases

Location

Squarespace is headquartered in the West Village of Manhattan, within walking distance from the 1, A, C, E, B, D, F, and M trains.

An Insider's view of Squarespace

What are some social events your company does?

In the past we've had trivia nights, talent shows, and video game tournaments. My background is actually in theatre, so amazingly had the opportunity of taking to the microphone and hosting some of the events here.

Jose Paz

Community Manager

What kinds of technical challenges do you and your team face?

Our team’s mission is to configure, integrate, automate, and report on all HR systems. This means we are constantly trying to do things no one has ever done before. Some of the challenges we regularly encounter are hacking together system integrations, implementing controls to ensure data integrity, and manual task automation for our users.

Paul

People Tech Manager

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

As the Data Engineering team has grown, I've become a team lead and learning lots of new technologies, such as Postgres and Airflow.

Polina

Senior Software Engineer

What are some social events your company does?

The company holiday party is a pretty big social event. Each location has one and I’ve crashed three of the four parties in Ireland as well. At this point, if I don’t go to the Dublin holiday party, I might get messages asking if I’m okay.

Vishal

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What are Squarespace Perks + Benefits

Squarespace Benefits Overview

We take care of our employees in more ways than one. We offer competitive medical, dental, and vision for our employees and their dependents. We also offer up to 18 weeks of paid parental leave, daily gourmet lunches, and seasonal wellness programming, including meditation, yoga, and nutritionist sessions at the office. And so many snacks.

Culture
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Someone's primary function is managing the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Volunteer Time
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Pet Friendly
Recreational Clubs
Relocation Assistance
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Cross functional training encouraged
Online course subscriptions available
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