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Contributed Content Manager

PR / Communications
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We're looking for an experienced editor to take charge of growing contributed content to our marketing properties. The Contributed Content Manager, a new role at Userlane, will recruit and vet writers (guests and paid freelancers), assign and approve topics, edit drafts, and promote published work as well as research our target groups topics and will produce great (10x) content. You'll also own the budget, tools, and processes that enable a rapid growth in content production. Interested in joining a team that's on a mission to make everyone more productive at work? Then read on…

We know applying for and taking on a new a job at any company requires a leap of faith. We want you to feel comfortable and excited to apply at Userlane. To help share a bit more about life at Userlane, here are a few resources in addition to the job description that can give you an inside look at what life is like at Userlane. We hope you'll take the leap of faith and apply.

Userlane is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace dedicated to pursuing and hiring a diverse workforce.

Even though our job description may seem like we're looking for a specific candidate, the role inevitably ends up tailored to the person who applies and joins. Regardless of how well you feel you fit our description, we encourage you to apply if you meet these criteria:

You love working with writers to create their best work, setting and executing a plan to reach ambitious traffic goals, and constantly evolving processes to be efficient.

About You

Your German needs to be native level (speaking & writing) or equivalent. While our office language is English, all the content that you produce and oversee will be in German. You will be tackling the German market and therefore we’re looking for a native German.

You're an effective freelance manager. This isn't your first go at managing freelancers – you have this down. You don't just work with freelancers, you treat them as your team and grow their skills and careers through setting goals, reviewing results, and giving feedback. You also have knack for finding and recruiting top freelancers, a task you make time for weekly.

You're an Oxford comma advocate. Or you're not. Either way, you have an opinion on the matter since you're a stickler for strong grammar, style, and punctuation in writing. Editing is one of your greatest strengths.

You're a skilled writer. Although authoring content won't be your main responsibility, everyone on the editorial team contributes with written work.

You're a born detective. Userlane tackles a broad range of industries. You’ll have to research into the topics of your different target personas. Having already experience in Staff Training and E-Learning will help you thrive in this role – equally, a penchant for research and an eagerness to learn about these topics is key.

You're a proficient online marketer. You know how to drive traffic to a site through channels such as search, social, email, and partnerships. You're comfortable in Google Analytics and follow SEO best practices.

You're a fearless promoter. After a piece goes live, you have a plan to promote it through influencer outreach, news pitches, online communities, partners and more.

You're organized. Deadlines, editorial schedules, editing workflows—these items are music to your ears.

You're efficient. At Userlane, the work you do will have a disproportionate impact on the business. We believe in systems and processes that let us scale our impact to be larger than ourselves.

Things You Might Do

Userlane is a fast-growing company, so you'll likely get experience on many different projects across the organization. That said, here are some things you'll probably do:

  • Recruit paid freelance writers and guest authors.
  • Develop the Userlane freelancer program, including onboarding guides, contracts, budget and fees, and workflows.
  • Edit and promote contributors' work.
  • Earn and orchestrate placement of freelancer content on Userlane partner blogs and media sites.
  • Write for the Userlane Blog, Learning Center, app directory, and elsewhere.

About Userlane

For the past years, Userlane has been helping people across the world automate the boring and tedious parts of their job. We do that by helping everyone understand any software instantly. That’s correct, no more learning how software works.

We believe that with the right tools, you can have big impact with less hassle.

We believe in small teams. Small teams are fast and nimble. Small teams mean less bureaucracy and less management and more getting things done.

We believe in a safe, welcoming and inclusive environment.

The Whole Package


Our HQ in Munich, Germany


  • Great career development opportunities - we are growing rapidly and offer various options to take on responsibility.
  • Direct impact on the learning experience of several million active users.
  • Creative environment with talented and ambitious team members.
  • Regular team events, including video games, team offsites and company dinners.
  • Budget for hardware of your choice and for individual training and development.
  • Good food, a variety of breakfast foods and a fully stocked kitchen. Plus we love Burritos, Felix our CTO even has his own Burrito Meetup.
  • Work with awesome companies around the world. We partner with great software companies all over the world and you'll constantly get to interact with people from these great companies.

Finally, wait for us to reply! You are going to hear back from us, even if we don't seem like a good fit. In fact, throughout the process, we strive to make sure you never go more than seven days without hearing from us.

Userlane is an equal opportunity employer. We're excited to work with talented and empathetic people no matter their race, color, gender, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, physical or mental disability, or age. Our code of conduct provides a beacon for the kind of company we strive to be and we celebrate our differences because those differences are what allow us to make a product that serves a global user base.

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