Figma is hiringUX Writer

Full TimeUX Writing
Posted 2y ago
Figma is growing our team of passionate people on a mission to make design accessible to all. Born on the web, Figma helps entire product teams brainstorm, create, test, and ship better designs, together. From innovative products to long-lasting companies, we believe that nothing great is made alone. 

We’re looking for a senior UX Writer to bring humanity and clarity to Figma’s interface. You’ll be half(!)of our product writing team, overseeing a vast, wordy realm that includes most of the copy in Figma’s core design and prototyping tools. 

You’ll work on the product design team, collaborating closely with designers and people all across the company. You’ll lead feature-naming brainstorms with product managers, puzzle out error messages with engineers, and test your tooltips with researchers. Along the way, you’ll shape Figma’s voice and create resources that make everyone at Figma a better writer.

This is a full time role that can be held from one of our US hubs or remotely in the United States.

What you'll do at Figma

    • Own product copy and content strategy for Figma’s editor experience, including our UI design and prototyping tools, design systems, and APIs 
    • Lead feature-naming work in your areas and ensure terminology is clear and conversational
    • Participate in critiques, sharing work and giving feedback on visual and interaction design
    • Improve and document the UX Writing team’s process   
    • Craft UX copy guidelines, contribute to the company-wide style guide, and help build a strong culture of writing at Figma 
    • Foster conversations with the broader content design community and find ways to make Figma more useful for writers 

We'd love to hear from you if you have:

    • 4–5 years experience writing interface copy(settings, menus, tooltips, dialogs, etc.)  
    • An enthusiasm for translating very technical products into human terms
    • A proactive, outgoing approach to building relationships with other teams 
    • Deep familiarity with writing conventions for web, desktop, and mobile apps
    • The ability to move quickly, while also sweating the right details 
    • Experience using data and user research to guide writing decisions 
    • Great product thinking, and the confidence to advocate for design changes when needed
    • Knowledge of design tools like Figma or Sketch

    • At Figma, one of our values is Grow as you go. We believe in hiring smart, curious people who are excited to learn and develop their skills. If you’re excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with the points outlined in the job description, we still encourage you to apply. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles.
We will work to ensure individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please let your recruiter know if you require accommodation.

About Figma
Dylan Field and Evan Wallace co-founded Figma in 2012 with the vision of building tools for designers in the browser. Their goal was to create the first design tool that combined the accessibility of the Web with the functionality of a native app. Today Figma is a platform with tools and spaces to support the entire product development process—idea to design to build—and has simplified collaboration for companies like Microsoft, Uber, and The New York Times to name a few. 

At Figma, we celebrate and support our differences. We know employing a team rich in diverse backgrounds, experiences, and opinions allows our employees, products, and community to flourish. Figma is an equal opportunity workplace—we are dedicated to equal employment opportunities regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national orientation, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity, or Veteran status.
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