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Technical Writing Manager



Posted on Friday, June 21, 2024

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We are looking for a Technical Writing Manager to join the team! As a Technical Writing Manager at GitLab, you will be responsible for managing a team of globally distributed Technical Writers. Each of these Technical Writers is embedded with cross-functional stage group teams. We follow a Git-based, docs-as-code workflow, adopting a Docs-first methodology in our documentation practices. The work you and your team will do is very impactful, being seen by millions of our users around the world.

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What you'll do:

  • Grow and support your team of Technical Writers.
  • Promote a results-focused approach and work-life balance by helping to balance assignments across the team when workloads are uneven, manage conflicting priorities, and prevent over-resourcing.
  • Make sure Technical Writers effectively prioritize high-priority feature release work with other content, experience, and process improvements.
  • Help Technical Writers refine their writing skills by spot-checking content and providing editorial feedback.
  • Encourage efficient collaboration by defining processes that align with the rest of the product and engineering teams, are consistent and efficient, and use GitLab capabilities (like labels) to power process flows and metrics.
  • Promote and optimize the experience for documentation contributions from the GitLab team and the wider GitLab community.

What you'll bring:

  • Must have demonstrated experience using Git on the command line, ideally in a docs-as-code environment.
  • Proven experience managing a remote team of Technical Writers, including performance and compensation reviews.
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Robust organizational skills.
  • Ideally have experience working on developer tools, or tools/workflows used by Engineers and Product teams.

About the team

The GitLab Technical Writing team collaborates with developers, product managers, and the community to develop product documentation.

Good documentation meets the evolving needs of GitLab customers, users, and administrators. It educates readers about features and best practices. It enables people to efficiently configure, use, and troubleshoot GitLab. The Technical Writing team manages the site and its content, processes, and tooling.

How GitLab will support you

Please note that we welcome interest from candidates with varying levels of experience; many successful candidates do not meet every single requirement. Additionally, studies have shown that people from underrepresented groups are less likely to apply to a job unless they meet every single qualification. If you're excited about this role, please apply and allow our recruiters to assess your application.

The base salary range for this role’s listed level is currently for residents of listed locations only. Grade level and salary ranges are determined through interviews and a review of education, experience, knowledge, skills, abilities of the applicant, equity with other team members, and alignment with market data. See more information on our benefits and equity. Sales roles are also eligible for incentive pay targeted at up to 100% of the offered base salary.

California/Colorado/Hawaii/New Jersey/New York/Washington pay range
$106,400$228,000 USD

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