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Editorial | Mountain View, CA | Full Time

Job Description

About Us

KiwiCo is an innovative ecommerce company that sparks kids’ creativity and curiosity through offline and online materials and inspiration. Committed to helping young innovators build their creative confidence and problem-solving skills, we offer kids a delightful, engaging way to explore, create, and learn. Our core offering is a subscription service that delivers curated hands-on projects to kids ages 0-16+. We take great pride and ownership in the products we build and in the community of parents and kids we serve. We’re backed by leading investors, and we were named one of the “20 Startups to Watch” by Business Insider. Our offices are located in Mountain View, within walking distance of the Caltrain.


KiwiCo is seeking an Editor (or Associate Editor, depending on experience level) to take on responsibility for creating, editing, and managing instructional and educational content for our hands-on projects for kids of all ages, with a focus on science, art, creativity, and learning.

This is rewarding and rich position that requires someone with excellent written communication skills, great instincts for making content engaging and accessible, and strong project management skills. We’re looking for someone with a laser focus on deadlines, a strong understanding of how to bring visuals and text together to make a piece cohesive, as well as a broad operating range who can think and plan strategically and act quickly against the day-to-day execution.

Responsibilities include:

  • Moving our editorial pieces through our production process, ensuring deadlines are met and all guidelines are followed.

  • Write, test, and edit illustrated instructions. Ensure that editorial standards are followed and instructions are clear.

  • Research and develop fun informational articles and activity pages.

  • Support business, marketing, and branding objectives with content that is valuable, unique, and interesting, and helps position Kiwi Crate as a thought leader in the children’s education and creativity space.

  • Collaborate closely with Product Design, Photography, Graphic Design, and Marketing


Required Qualifications

As a start-up celebrating creativity and development, we believe and encourage the same in our team.  We seek team players with an infectious positive energy, great initiative, and a get-it-done attitude.  Candidates must thrive in ambiguity and love a rapid pace.  You must have a strong desire to learn and improve.

The ideal candidate has great initiative and operating range.  Required skills and responsibilities:

  • Experience. Bachelor’s degree with 2+ years of writing and editing experience. You have excellent writing and editing skills, with the experience and skills required to work in a fast-paced editorial production environment. The ideal candidate has direct work experience as a managing editor.

  • Passionate about education. You love our young customers and understand how to communicate enriching educational concepts in a fun and relatable way.

  • Detail-oriented. Exceptional attention to detail, grammar, and logical story construction, with an eye for visual communication and photography.

  • Communication. Excellent written and verbal communication skills and the ability to collaborate across various departments.  

  • Organization. This is a fast-paced, deadline-driven role, which requires collaborating with the entire product design team, so great organizational skills are a must.

  • Hands-on, “get things done” mentality.  Self-starter with the ability to prioritize in a fast paced environment and meet changing deadlines and priorities on multiple simultaneous projects.  Ability to multi-task and meet deadlines while still paying attention to details and executing flawlessly.  Strong project management skills.

  • Resourceful and Flexible.  You see a project from idea stage through successful completion and do whatever it takes to make it a success. You are comfortable with the rapid pace of change in a small, nimble team. You are an innovative thinker and can solve problems creatively.  

  • Collaborative.  Ability to lead and influence cross-functional teams in a matrixed organization, as well as confidently make presentations to senior management. Able to give and receive feedback well.

  • Broad operating range.  Have the ability to think strategically and create processes and organizational efficiencies, while also having a love of detail and editorial finesse.  Thrives in a fast-paced, small company environment.


Desired Qualifications

  • Experience in education, formal or informal.

  • HTML, image editing, and other basic web skills.

  • Experience in search engine optimization (SEO).

  • Photography and video production experience.

  • Experience with a startup or with a product team.


Please include a cover letter highlighting your background and describing your interest in addition to your resume.