UX Community Specialist

20 Oct 2021
01 Nov 2021
As a UX Community Specialist, you will use content and events to build our UX team's brand and engage the external UX community. You'll work with people across the Shopify UX team to illuminate and amplify their work on commerce, craft, and team culture - whether that's on social media, through a blog post, or at a conference talk.

We need someone with strong storytelling abilities across a wide range of mediums and platforms, a demonstrated ability to work with subject matter experts to bring their work to larger audiences, and an understanding of community engagement activities.

You'll be part of the UX Operations team who are thoughtful and passionate problem solvers, creating scalable approaches that enable Shopify's UX team to focus on making commerce better for everyone . This is a new role that offers the opportunity to build and shape impactful programs.

Projects you could work on:
  • Supporting members of the UX team to co-create blog posts and other written media
  • Using a journalistic approach to identify and surface stories to tell
  • Managing social media accounts (including Twitter, Figma Community and Dribbble), engaging the wider community, and experimenting with new channels and platforms
  • Producing content for newsletters and helping to grow our audience, both internally and externally
  • Acting as a promoter for content in media, such as podcasts and video, working alongside freelancers where appropriate
  • Working with subject matter experts to develop content for event talks and presentations
  • Creating brand content for sponsorships, advertisements, and industry events/awards
  • Working with other members of the UX Ops team to highlight content opportunities in other programs and prioritize the involvement of subject matter experts
  • Assisting the UX team with their own content production skills, providing feedback and mentorship
  • Creating and managing new projects to amplify voices on the team and engage the wider community
  • Supporting with internal UX Ops projects as a craft expert
  • Helping organize strategic outreach activities such as meet-ups, industry partnerships, and event sponsorships


  • Exceptional communication skills across a variety of media, including the ability to present content in an inclusive way that speaks to diverse audiences and engages the UX community
  • Writing, editing, and proof-reading skills to maintain the production of high-quality content
  • Strong engagement and consensus-gathering skills, and an ability to collaborate effectively with a wide range of people
  • A willingness to experiment and iterate on new concepts and ideas
  • Strong project planning skills, deadline management, and an eye for the details
  • The ability to take ownership of tactical decisions, and be able to explain the rationale of those decisions
  • Creative problem solving skills and the unique ability to stay calm and positive when things turn sideways
  • The ability to be resourceful
  • A knowledge of UX practices and the UX community at large (conferences, awards, publications and media outlets) is a bonus, but not required

The right person for this role will:
  • Thrive on collaboration: You'll design, develop, and create content for the UX community (internally and externally) based on collaborative decision-making. You'll build strong working relationships with internal stakeholders and the external community to create a memorable brand experience.
  • Be self-directed: Every day is different and we thrive on ambiguity. You'll adapt to shifting approaches, situations, and priorities, be willing to experiment, and use your experience and judgement to create the best possible outcomes.

Please submit your CV and a cover letter that describes work you've created collaboratively to engage a specific community audience. What was your approach? What did you learn from the experience? Please submit by November 1st, 2021 at 11:59pm EST, Jen is looking forward to reading your application (they are really reading every single one!).

At Shopify, we are committed to building and fostering an environment where our employees feel included, valued, and heard. Our belief is that a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion enables us to truly make commerce better for everyone. We strongly encourage applications from Indigenous people, racialized people, people with disabilities, people from gender and sexually diverse communities and/or people with intersectional identities.

How we hire

At Shopify, we put a lot of care and time into who we hire. We believe that in order to build the best products, we need to build high impact teams. Our recruitment process centres around what we call the Life Story interview, a conversational-style interview where we get to learn more about you.
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