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Title:  Senior Editorial Lead


Sunnyvale, CA, US, 94089

Requisition ID:  26929


Are you data-driven?  We at NetApp believe in the transformative power of data – to expand customer touchpoints, to foster greater innovation, and to optimize operations.  We are designed for simplicity, optimized to protect, created to embrace future opportunity, and open to enrich choice.  We are the data authority for hybrid cloud, and we are helping our customers realize the full potential of their data.


We’ve built a Data Fabric for a data-driven world – to simplify and integrate data management across the resources that are best for the business.  With the Data Fabric, our customers can harness the power of cloud data services, build cloud infrastructures, and modernize storage through data management.

Job Summary

NetApp University (NetAppU) is seeking a Senior Editor to lead its editorial team. NetAppU needs a highly organized, detailed-oriented individual with exceptional editorial judgement and proven ability to edit training materials-for both technical and sales. The Senior Editor collaborates across internal and external teams, prioritizes tasks, supervises and mentors the editorial team, and develops and implements NetApp University editorial strategy. This position reports into the NetApp University Production Services Manager and interfaces with editors, graphic designers, production specialists, and vendors. The Senior Editor position is based out of NetApp's Sunnyvale corporate campus. 





• Manage the day-to-day activity of NetAppU's editorial resources. Provide direction and consultation on projects. Monitor and facilitate productive communication between editors and clients.

• Supervise the day-to-day work of the editorial project manager. Provide guidance regarding project assignments, schedules, editorial approach, and communication with clients. 

• Organize and chair editorial team meetings to discuss and define editorial standards, best practices, and processes. 

• Respond to questions and concerns of content creators. Provide information, discuss issues, and listen to feedback. 

• Provide job aids and training to NetAppU content creators on the use of NetAppU templates, editorial guidelines, and editorial tools such as Acrolinx, and spellchecker. 

• Stay abreast of, communicate, and support adherence to NetApp branding and positioning-to promote a consistent NetApp voice and to support company initiatives and messaging. 

• Engage and collaborate with content groups throughout NetApp to align in regard to terminology and style. Represent NetAppU on cross-departmental initiatives that relate to editorial standards, terminology, and naming. 

• Research product information and update the NetApp University Terms Database and the Acrolinx terminology database to ensure that NetAppU style and terminology guidelines support the NetApp message.

• Collaborate with NetAppU's graphic designers, content developers, and managers to create and refine NetAppU templates for a variety of learning materials. 

• Review editorial processes for opportunities to simplify workflows. Adjust editorial processes to support evolving user requirements.

• Edit NetApp's learning content for clarity, consistency, organization, and effectiveness. Conduct editorial reviews on a broad range of learning materials-courses (ILT, VILT, and e-learning) and ancillary materials (assessments, certification exams, videos, microlearning lessons, and so on) for a range of internal and external audiences (sales, pre-sales, post-technical sales, and so on).


Job Requirements

• Possession of strong leadership, organizational, communication, and project-management skills.

• Ability to simultaneously manage multiple projects of varying complexities at once, meet deadlines, work independently, and function effectively under pressure.  

• Ability to contribute to a learning organization-with expertise in learning and development methodologies, instructional best practices, and instructional design.

• Experience creating and maintaining editorial style guides, terminology databases, and glossaries. 

• Experience leading a geographically distributed editorial team.

• Knowledge of and experience with minimalism and localization strategies.

• Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and SharePoint). 


Education and Experience


• Five plus years in editing and managing technical content, preferably in a learning and development organization. 

• Three plus years in managing resources (people, processes, and tools) and in working collaboratively.

• BA degree in a language-related field. 

• Graduate work in a field related to language and/or training preferred.


So get ready to tap into the data visionary within, and join us as we accelerate digital transformation and empower our customers to change the world with data!


If you ask a NetApp employee why they work here, the answer is inevitably the same: the people. At NetApp, our culture is at the heart of what we do. We place importance in trust, integrity, teamwork, and caring above all else. NetApp is a place where people are empowered to make a difference. Empowered to innovate. Empowered to collaborate. Empowered to help ourselves and others be data-driven and change the world. We take care of each other, our customers, our partners, and our communities simply because it’s the right thing to do.


We work hard but also recognize the importance of work-life balance for our employees because what’s important to them is important to us!  Recently we implemented Family First, which encourages employees to take paid time off to bond with a new child (through birth or adoption) or to care for a family member with a serious health condition.  Our volunteer time off program is best in class, offering employees 40 hours of paid time off per year to donate their time with their favorite organizations.  We provide comprehensive medical, dental, wellness and vision plans for you and your family.  We offer educational assistance, legal services, and access to discounts and fitness centers. We also offer financial savings programs to help you plan for your future.  


Join us and see what empowerment can do. 



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