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Copy Editor (Remote, Americas)

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2 Feb 2022

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The Engineering Communications and Marketing team is looking for a meticulous Copy Editor who can help us tell the world about Shopify Engineering through thoughtfully crafted and impactful storytelling. You'll join a team of dynamic writers, editors, and marketers who are building brand awareness around Shopify Engineering. We focus on sourcing, producing, and promoting great technical stories from within the company that will resonate with developer audiences across the globe. Our goal is to deepen understanding, build reputation, and position Shopify as the go-to place for engineers to solve interesting problems on a large scale.

As a Copy Editor you will shape and polish copy for our high-traffic public-facing blog, and marketing materials. You'll work with a diverse group of engineers to tell technical stories, strengthen our narrative and improve content performance. You are collaborative, able to give constructive feedback and coach new writers. The ideal candidate is self-motivated, has a keen interest in tech, is willing to pitch in on any project and is excited to help Shopify engineers produce their best possible work.

What you'll do:
  • Collaborate closely with the Sr. Managing Editor of the Engineering blog to align on upcoming stories and edit and post engaging technical content on deadline.
  • Work closely with writers to review, edit and fact-check stories, ensuring adherence to editorial style.
  • Maintain high-quality work while keeping stories on schedule.
  • Write and edit headlines and SEO preview copy.
  • Work closely with Shopify's Legal and IP teams to ensure all content is accurate and does not have negative downstream implications.
  • Support CMS maintenance and optimization as required.
  • Assist in researching topics and stories and work across the team to produce engaging content.
  • Provide copy editing support for marketing initiatives on an ad hoc basis.
  • Collaborate closely with Social and Community on content marketing.
  • Represent Shopify Engineering at craft-level meetings.


  • Experience copy editing highly technical content.
  • A broad understanding of Shopify Engineering, coding, programming languages and developer culture.
  • An ability to handle multiple projects at once with an uncanny attention to detail.
  • Excellent communication, writing and mentorship skills.
  • An ability to interpret data.
  • A strong understanding of digital storytelling and SEO best practices.
  • Familiarity with social media platforms.
  • Technical copywriting skills are an asset.

Application Timeline:

We know that applying to a new role takes time, and we really appreciate your submissions! We're looking forward to learning more about you.This posting will close on February 2nd.

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.
Learn more about our hiring process


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