The jobs picture is still pretty bleak for us journos.1 This looks like it could be a fun gig for someone, out of famous product design group IDEO in its Palo Alto HQ:
“We’re looking for a savvy editor with a penchant for big picture thinking—a lover of both micro and macro.
“IDEO is looking for a marketing brand editor to help lead our storytelling both inside and outside the organization. This role is based out of our Palo Alto office and plays a significant part in IDEO’s marketing and communications group, a small and dynamic team spanning the US, Europe, and Asia.
“IDEO’s marketing brand editor will craft an authentic, human-centered view of IDEO using such public-facing channels as IDEO.com, business development tools, partnership opportunities, and other print and multimedia vehicles. Working closely with IDEO’s marketing and communications team and contract editors and writers, the editor will write, edit, curate, or oversee project case studies; award entries; creative briefs; press materials; and other brand expressions, leveraging IDEO’s work to build client relationships and community awareness. Experience managing projects, teams, and schedules will be helpful in keeping ahead of internal and external deadlines. This person will also work with IDEO designers, directors, and partners to craft and edit white papers, presentations, and long-form articles. To best support our thought leaders, the marketing brand editor should have a hearty appetite of their own for cultural, social, and technological movements—think, network culture, design for developing economies, health and wellness, education, branding, and so on.”