Dow Jones Technical Writer & Evangelist in NEW YORK, New York

Job Description:

Job Description

Dow Jones Engineering team is looking for a Technical Writer & Evangelist whose passion is helping developers be successful. We consider documentation an integrated product as critical to success as the APIs it explains. The Technical Writer will help set our documentation strategy and partners with Engineering team to make documentation an interactive experience that ensures we're meeting the needs of successfully educating, informing, and guiding other developers. As an Evangelist you will drive engagement within engineering team through organising events & hackathons, promoting engineering excellence and adoption of engineering standards


  • Own the development of technical core content roadmap for all engineering within Dow Jones

  • Assist in the creation and update of clear, concise, and human documentation for Dow Jones’ , News Corp and an external developer audience.

  • Democratize the documentation process across the Developer team, serving as an editor for contributing engineers.

  • Champion the Engineering excellence initiative across various locations and teams by organising events, hackathons, presentations and knowledge sharing sessions.


  • Bachelor's degree in English, Journalism, Technical Writing, Mass Communications, Science or Engineering.

  • Comfortable working in an unstructured writing environment with evolving processes and homegrown systems.

  • Comfortable handling multiple deadlines and self prioritization of ad hoc requests.

  • Experience with Project management activities and planning

  • Experience working directly with engineers, product managers, and other stakeholders to help document (and define) new developer products and features.

  • Experience writing all common forms of developer documentation (API reference, conceptual guides, and tutorials).

  • Experience programming with at least one of: Go, Java, Ruby — and the desire to gain experience with more.

  • Experience writing in Markdown and HTML.

  • Comfortable navigating and reading source code in a variety of languages.

  • Comfortable working with the Linux command line in a Macintosh environment.

  • Familiarity with version control systems.

Company Overview:

Dow Jones is a global provider of news and business information, delivering content to consumers and organizations around the world across multiple formats, including print, digital, mobile and live events. Dow Jones has produced unrivaled quality content for more than 125 years and today has one of the world’s largest news gathering operations globally. It produces leading publications and products including the flagship Wall Street Journal, America’s largest newspaper by paid circulation; Factiva, Barron’s, MarketWatch, Financial News, DJX, Dow Jones Risk & Compliance, Dow Jones Newswires, and Dow Jones VentureSource.Dow Jones is a division of News Corp (NASDAQ: NWS, NWSA; ASX: NWS, NWSLV).

Equal Opportunity Employer:

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status. EEO/AA/M/F/Disabled/Vets

Requisition ID 2017-29607

Job Locations USA-NY-NEW YORK

Job Function IT Development


Job Area1 Technology

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