Managing Editor

Main Location
New York City, NY, United States
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As the first Executive Editor at MongoDB, you have a tremendous opportunity to take the reins of our voice, tone, narrative, and editorial direction.

In this leadership position you will lead all aspects of all incoming written content, build global content and style guidelines, lead content ideation sessions, develop story angles, POVs, storyboards, briefs and coordinate the output of a creative team of copywriters and graphics specialists.

We are looking for an outstanding storyteller, sharp editor, collaborative leader, and data-centric problem solver who deeply understands how to engage and influence our audience to meet strategic business goals. 

This position reports to the Director of Content Marketing and is based in our NYC headquarters. 


  • Define MongoDB’s outstanding brand voice and build editorial guidelines that ensure consistency across audiences and communication channels
  • Lead all aspects of the creation of innovative, well-crafted writing for audio, display, and video, balancing the big picture with executional detail
  • Collaborate with key leaders on the big content ideas that align with our goals, propel our brand forward, and lead a cross-functional team in presenting those ideas to the world
  • Approve, reject, or rewrite story pitches from writers
  • Find and build story ideas for writers to flesh out
  • Hire and train freelance and staff writers to craft content across channels and types
  • Partner with Director of Content Operations on project roadmaps
  • Partner with Growth and Marketing Operations to make data-centric decisions that improve our performance and evolve our strategy and content development across brand channels
  • Build and own our editorial calendar and content themes that bring our content strategy to life


  • 15+ years as a professional writer and editor for a variety of audiences, subject areas, and formats. Foundations in journalism, publishing, or media preferred
  • Outstanding editorial skills and a deep understanding of how to craft and evolve narratives, guide contributors, and guide creatives
  • Past experience building and leading a distributed team of in-house and freelance writers 
  • Possess a journalistic eye and process to evaluate what makes a story a story
  • Experience with content distribution strategy
  • Database software and technology, cloud computing, and enterprise software products industry is helpful

*MongoDB, Inc. provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.*

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Managing Editor