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Fictiv Exists to Enable Hardware Innovators to Build Better Products, Faster

Fictiv, coined the “AWS of manufacturing,” is a leading technology company transforming the $350 billion manufacturing industry. Our cutting-edge cloud platform uses AI and machine learning algorithms to help companies build hardware at the speed of software. Come join our growing team!


Impact In This Role

Fictiv is seeking a talented Content Editor to join our marketing team and drive the production of best-in-class technical articles, guides, e-books, and other educational resources for our mechanical engineering community. The ideal candidate is an experienced writer and communicator in the manufacturing industry, known to geek out on topics that include “GD&T,” “12-axis,” “snap fits and press fits,” and “vapor smoothing.” You’re a stickler for accuracy and likely earned a reputation for beginning sentences with “Actually…”

You are the type of person who enjoys tapping into others’ knowledge and expertise. Your superpower is the ability to understand complex topics and distill them into shareable assets that anyone will understand and appreciate. You have a knack for knowing what’s interesting, both for your target reader and search engines, and getting the best out of your collaborators. You’ve never met a publishing deadline that you’ve never… met. The occasional pun or wordplay doesn’t bother you.

Whether working with technical writers, generative AI tools, or rolling up your own copywriting sleeves, you understand the value and effort required to produce great educational content that informs, entertains, and drives brand preference. 

This position reports to the Director of Content Marketing.

What You’ll Be Doing
  • Develop and manage an editorial calendar that aligns with publishing volume targets and topic distribution strategy, in partnership with product, search, and growth marketing
  • Measure and track technical content performance, including average search ranking; website, email, and social engagement, subscriber growth, and influence on new customer acquisition KPIs
  • Proactively generate new content ideas based on engineering knowledge gaps, trends, and customer questions
  • Manage the production of technical content produced by internal and external writers; review, provide feedback, and edit for accuracy and quality standards
  • Write copy and produce other forms of content; this role is responsible for a 50/50 split between production management and individual contributions
  • Ensure key messages and brand voice are reflected in all external communications
  • Manage technical review and collaboration processes in collaboration with product, product marketing, and other subject matter experts
  • Collaborate with communications and creative, search, growth, and product marketing team members on cross-functional goals and initiatives
  • Help facilitate the production of videos, webinars, case studies, speaking engagements, and other content marketing initiatives
  • Participate in strategy and production of company newsletters and social media initiatives
  • B.A. in mechanical engineering or similar field, with 2+ years in an educational or communications role preferred; alternatively, a degree in marketing, communications, or a similar field, with 2+ years of experience in the manufacturing industry
  • Passion for writing with an excellent portfolio of work
  • Excellent editorial, proofreading, and writing skills
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills
  • Highly skilled at writing copy for a technical audience is required (with a strong preference for experience with B2B marketing to mechanical engineers)
  • Capability to grasp complex, sometimes abstract ideas and concepts
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and meet deadlines under pressure
  • Familiarity with persona development and marketing tactics
  • Experience writing direct response copy with strong calls to action (CTAs)
  • Desire to experiment with ideas, iterate quickly, and collaborate with a fast-paced marketing team
  • Experience with generative AI content creation is a plus
Preferred Qualifications
  • At least 2 years of experience in the manufacturing industry, with expertise in CNC machining, injection molding, or 3D printing
  • At least 2 years of experience in a relevant education or communications role
  • An online portfolio or 2-5 samples of the most relevant work
  • Experience using Google Suite, Jira or Asana, Slack, Zoom and Grammarly
Physical Requirements

While performing the duties of this job, the employee routinely is required to sit, walk, talk, hear, use hands to keyboard, fingers, handle, and feel; stoop, kneel, crouch, twist, crawl, reach, and stretch.

Perks and Benefits
  • Competitive medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • 401K plan
  • Monthly Virtual Work stipend for things like food, internet, travel, pet care, health and wellness
  • Annual Education stipend
  • Parental leave programs 
  • Paid volunteer days
  • Onboarding setup, including: standing desk, laptop, monitor, and chair, and a stipend for additional items such as headphones, blue light glasses, or any other ergonomic supplies you may want or need
  • And much, much more!

Fictiv is continuing to expand our remote US workforce. Recent hires include professionals located in:

Arizona (AZ), California (CA), District of Columbia, (DC), Delaware (DE), Florida (FL), Georgia (GA), Hawaii (HI), Iowa (IA), Illinois (IL), Indiana (IN), Kansas (KS), Massachusetts (MA), Maryland (MD), Michigan (MI), Minnesota (MN), Missouri (MO), North Carolina (NC), New Hampshire (NH), New Jersey (NJ), Nevada (NV), Ohio (OH), Oregon (OR), South Carolina (SC), Texas (TX), Tennessee (TN), Utah (UT), Virginia (VA), Washington (WA), West Virginia (WV), Wisconsin (WI), Wyoming (WY)

Interested in learning more?  We look forward to hearing from you soon.


About Fictiv

Our Digital Manufacturing Ecosystem is transforming how the next rockets, self-driving cars, and life-saving robots are designed, developed and delivered to customers around the world. 

This transformation is made possible through our technology-backed platform, our global network of manufacturing partners, and our people with deep expertise in hardware and software development.

We’re actively seeking potential teammates who can bring diverse perspectives and experience to our culture and company. We believe inclusion is the best way to create a strong, empathetic team. Our belief is that the best team is born from an environment that emphasizes respect, honesty, collaboration, and growth.

We encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups, including but not limited to women, members of the LGBTQ community, people of color, people with disabilities, and veterans.

Apply now