Marketing Writer, SUSE, Flexible US location
Suse - Massachusetts

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Marketing Writer

SUSE, an Attachmate Group company

Location: Flexible (offices in Houston, TX; Provo, UT; Seattle, WA; and Waltham, MA)

SUSE, a leading enterprise Linux distribution provider and now an operating division of The Attachmate Group, is seeking a talented marketing writer. This person will be a key individual contributor, working closely with solution, product and alliance marketing team members to develop compelling customer-focused copy that supports a variety of marketing programs.

Successful marketing writers will be able to tailor writing for each appropriate audience. They must quickly grasp technical concepts and effectively articulate complex information. The preferred candidate will be able to manage all facets of the copy-development process, including interviewing internal subject-matter experts and reviewing and refining communication strategies. In addition to proofreading and copy editing, the writer will often perform heavy organizational editing. Other critical skills include good time management, attention to detail, understanding of branding concepts, and ability to work in a high-performance, results-driven organization.

Key Responsibilities

Write and edit marketing materials including datasheets, brochures, white papers, customer stories, product demos, direct-marketing emails, online marketing campaigns, and web content.

Work closely with internal clients and project managers to refine marketing-communication strategies and then meet project goals and deadlines.

Confidently conduct interviews and other research required to produce effective marketing materials.

Adhere to corporate standards to ensure consistency in style and usage.

Work with web production staff to incorporate search engine optimization into each web page.

Ensure messaging is targeted to designated audience and media.

Qualifications

Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Awareness of product-marketing concepts and best practices for direct and online marketing.

Curiosity about technology—how it works and what you can do with it.

Ability to manage multiple projects under tight deadlines.

Excellent organization and self-motivation habits.

Knowledge of grammar, spelling, and formatting issues, with experience using writing resources such as the AP Stylebook.

Exceptional attention to detail and ability to multi-task.

Ability to work independently as well as in a team setting.

Bachelor’s degree in communications, English, or related field.

Three-plus years of writing experience in a marketing communications environment.

A working knowledge of current marketing vehicles, especially social media tools.

About SUSE:
Established in 1992, SUSE is the original provider of the enterprise Linux distribution and the most interoperable platform for mission-critical computing. With a portfolio centered around SUSE Linux Enterprise, we power thousands of organizations around the world across physical, virtual and cloud environments. Through our continued commitment to the highest quality Linux support and innovative products, SUSE grew more than threefold after it was acquired by Novell in 2004. Now operating as an independent business unit of The Attachmate Group , SUSE continues its unwavering focus on open source software development and the needs of its commercial partners and customers.

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With more than 340 employees, SuSE Linux AG is one of the world's largest Linux specialists. Thanks to its stability and quality, SuSE Linux...