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Senior Technical Content Editor



New York, NY, USA
Posted on Friday, March 15, 2024

Datadog’s Writing team is the public voice of Datadog. Our team of technical content writers and editors runs Datadog's main blog (a.k.a. "The Monitor"). We value accuracy, depth, and accessibility. The Senior Technical Content Editor will support our growing team to continue to create in-depth, compelling, and engaging content for our customers, a highly technical audience of engineers and developers.

At Datadog, we place value in our office culture—the relationships and collaboration it builds and the creativity it brings to the table. We operate as a hybrid workplace to ensure our Datadogs can create a work-life harmony that best fits them.

What You’ll Do:

  • Work closely with technical content writers to develop and provide deep editorial feedback on articles for the Datadog blog, such as:
    • Deep dives on modern technologies
    • In-depth monitoring guides and tutorials
    • Announcements about the Datadog product
  • Provide subject matter expertise in one or more areas related to Datadog and modern application development, observability, and security
  • Collaborate with editors, writers, product managers, engineers, and graphic designers to maximize the clarity, technical correctness, and visual appeal of our articles
  • Mentor writers and other editors to help them develop their skills and confidence in conceiving and developing new content
  • Help identify and create new formats and content types to better communicate original research, monitoring best practices, and technical tips to our readers
  • Continually measure reader engagement, and iterate to improve content focus, craft, and distribution
  • Actively assesses team processes and workflows to identify improvements

Who You Are:

  • You have a minimum of 5 years experience as an editor and/or writer in the technology industry, with samples of your work to share
  • You are able to craft superior, technically precise prose and elevate the work of your colleagues to a similar level. This includes improving the quality of the writing itself, as well as identifying technical passages that need clarification, revision, or deeper exploration
  • You are up to date on the latest trends in the cloud monitoring space and are constantly coming up with and pitching new story ideas
  • You are familiar with modern web application development methods, container platforms, cloud services, and other infrastructure technologies

Benefits and Growth:

  • The opportunity to grow our team and continue to foster a positive culture within a fast-growing company
  • New hire stock equity (RSUs) and employee stock purchase plan (ESPP)
  • Continuous professional development, product training, and career pathing
  • Intradepartmental mentor and buddy program for in-house networking
  • An inclusive company culture, ability to join our Community Guilds (Datadog employee resource groups)
  • Access to Inclusion Talks, our Internal panel discussions
  • Free, global mental health benefits for employees and dependents age 6+


Datadog offers a competitive salary and equity package, and may include variable compensation. Actual compensation is based on factors such as the candidate's skills, qualifications, and experience. In addition, Datadog offers a wide range of best in class, comprehensive and inclusive employee benefits for this role including healthcare, dental, parental planning, and mental health benefits, a 401(k) plan and match, paid time off, fitness reimbursements, and a discounted employee stock purchase plan.

The reasonably estimated yearly salary for this role at Datadog is:
$132,000$169,000 USD

About Datadog:

Datadog (NASDAQ: DDOG) is a global SaaS business, delivering a rare combination of growth and profitability. We are on a mission to break down silos and solve complexity in the cloud age by enabling digital transformation, cloud migration, and infrastructure monitoring of our customers’ entire technology stacks. Built by engineers, for engineers, Datadog is used by organizations of all sizes across a wide range of industries. Together, we champion professional development, diversity of thought, innovation, and work excellence to empower continuous growth. Join the pack and become part of a collaborative, pragmatic, and thoughtful people-first community where we solve tough problems, take smart risks, and celebrate one another. Learn more about #DatadogLife on Instagram, LinkedIn, and Datadog Learning Center.

Equal Opportunity at Datadog:

Datadog is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer and is proud to offer equal employment opportunity to everyone regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity, veteran status, and more. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. Here are our Candidate Legal Notices for your reference.

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