March 29th, 2021
We’re accepting applications for this job until next Wednesday, March 24 (midnight, CET).
We at Datawrapper want to help everyone create better charts, maps, and tables. To achieve this, we offer an online data visualization tool with which beginners and advanced users can create beautiful visualizations.
But the more feature-rich our tool becomes, the better we need to explain in a smart way how Datawrapper can be helpful, and to whom.
What we need you for
We are looking for an experienced (copy) writer to join our team, 4-5 days a week.
You can join remote (in the timezones around Berlin, so GMT, CET or EET) or get an own desk in our Berlin office, as soon as the the team is back there after the Covid-19 crisis. We’re looking for someone who can start between April and August 2021.
Datawrapper is a company/tool that enables people worldwide to build great charts, maps, and tables. We’re used by
We’re a team of 15 people, mostly developers. Many of us have a journalistic background – and all of us are excited about visualizing data.
Your job will be to tell potential users, users that just started using us, and long-term users what they should know about Datawrapper. You’ll be writing
You’ll be a big part of our marketing efforts. But we don’t want you to write for SEO, we want you to write for people: Conversational, easy-to-understand and respecting our reader’s time. Thanks to you, they’ll figure out as quickly as possible how to be successful with Datawrapper.
As a writer, you’ll work together with me, Lisa, the head of communication. I’ll give you feedback (and I hope you’ll give me feedback, too) and brainstorm new tasks with you. You’ll also work closely with our CEO David, who knows our sales side best.
To make this job worthwhile for you to apply, here are the must-haves:
And here are the nice-to-haves:
A happy work life! Datawrapper team members appreciate the shared feeling to do meaningful work, a high degree of freedom, their helpful coworkers, and a general nice work environment. We’ve started building a bigger team in 2017 and saw only one person quitting since then.
In addition, you’ll learn to work with data and how to create good visualizations. You’ll also get many insights into the world of product development and explore the life at, and culture of a friendly young software company.
Does all of this sound like something you’d like to do? Great! We’re looking forward to hearing from you. To hire the best possible person for the job, we decided to give you three small tasks. Here are two of them:
We often use a content block containing a headline, subheadline, and a short text on our website. You can find examples here (look out for “Fully responsive” or “Custom styling”). Imagine we ask you to write one of these content blocks for our website to address data visualization designers working at small to mid-sized newspapers. They’ve never heard about Datawrapper but have created online and print graphics for their publication for months or years; some of them on their own (they’re pretty stressed about it), some of them in small teams. Explain how Datawrapper can help them and make them curious to learn more about our tool. You can find inspiration on our website and especially here.
Find all the grammar & spelling mistakes in this very job post – there also may be wrong word choices sprinkled in there. We write in American English.
The third task is about your skills in long(er)-form writing. To save you time, we’ll ask you to work on that only when we’re happy with your take on the first two tasks.
Please understand that we don’t have the time to answer emails that don’t mention these tasks. (If you’re strongly opposed to speculative work for applications, get in touch and we’ll work it out.) Besides the tasks, talk a bit about yourself and how your skills & experience could be a good fit for this job. An attached CV won’t hurt. Writing samples won’t, either. And if you have questions for us, don’t hold back.
→ Send it all to firstname.lastname@example.org
We hope you apply, especially if you’re from a group that’s underrepresented in our office. (That includes women.)
We’re looking forward to hearing from you!
Lisa & the Datawrapper team