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Writer and Editor, IBM Research

Science and Research

Research and Development


New York, New York, United States

At IBM, work is more than a job - it's a calling: To build. To design. To code. To consult. To think along with clients and sell. To make markets. To invent. To collaborate. Not just to do something better, but to attempt things you've never thought possible. Are you ready to lead in this new era of technology and solve some of the world's most challenging problems? If so, lets talk.

Your Role and Responsibilities
At IBM Research, we invent things that matter to the world. Today, we are pioneering the most promising and disruptive technologies that will transform industries and society. Our scientists are charting the future of artificial intelligence, driving breakthroughs like quantum computing that will allow us to process information in entirely new ways, leading global industries in advancing the capabilities of semiconductors, and taking on the most daunting challenges across what we have coined “hard tech.”. With more than 3,000 researchers in 12 labs located across six continents, IBM Research is one of the world’s largest and most influential corporate research labs.
Are you passionately up to date on emerging trends in technology? Can you translate complex ideas into simple, clear, and intuitive communication? Do you act with an urgency that says the work matters — because it does? If yes, let's talk.
We are seeking an experienced technical writer and editor to join our team of professionals crafting how the world experiences the innovative work coming out of IBM and its research labs. We’re bridging the gap between the science and the story, and driving narratives across our content portfolio, including blogs, video scripts, social media material, and presentations.
Working closely with IBM researchers and the broader IBM Research marketing and communications team, and reporting to the Editor-in-chief, your work will include translating complex technical and scientific concepts into engaging, inspiring articles for a technical audience. You will write and help edit stories about our researchers, their innovative bodies of work, and our labs across the globe. In a writer, we're seeking a creator with passion and demonstrated experience delivering projects with real impact that communicate in a way that excites and engages on any platform. The ideal candidate possesses excellent communication skills and an open ear. As part of a broader communications and content function, you will develop a keen understanding of the work happening both inside of IBM and across the competitive landscapes of hybrid cloud, AI, quantum computing, and scientific research. You’ll be able to speak to audiences from all knowledge levels, from the general public to subject experts.
Everything you create builds upon the core story of IBM and its rich and successful history of research, always focused on inventing what's next.

Required Technical and Professional Expertise
• 3-5 years of writing/editing for a technical or scientific publication, freelance, or organization covering related topics.
• Being able to apply your unique experience and perspective to develop new and novel ways to tell stories and articulate IBM’s research accomplishments in a strong, clear, and intelligent manner.
• A sharp editor who can boil technical stories down into clear, succinct, and interesting stories that keep audiences engaged and educated.
• Strong project management skills, with a commitment to being highly organized and a determination to meet deadlines.
• Experience collaborating well across various stakeholders to ensure the information we develop is accurate, consistent, high-quality, and communicated internally and externally.
• A drive to keep learning and take feedback from editors and subject matter experts.
• The ability to synthesize complex technologies, products, and market challenges with a timely knowledge of emerging and enterprise technologies and key industry players.
• A portfolio of written material or stories that show off proficiency in writing and technical understanding.

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise
• BA/BS or higher degree in marketing, journalism, or relevant scientific or communications discipline.
• Experience building and maintaining relationships across multiple teams, as well as with partners and senior leadership.
• Experience with web-based storytelling, including familiarity with content management systems.
• Previous experience writing for: video scripts, features, social media copy, marketing ephemera (invitations, save-the-dates, landing pages, agendas, posters, cards, and presentations).
• Science communication experience for a research institute, technology company, scientific publisher, the science or technology desk of a major news outlet, or equivalent, is a plus.


About Business Unit
IBM Corporate Headquarters (CHQ) team represents a variety of functions such as marketing, finance, legal, operations, HR, and more, all working together to solve some of the world's most complex problems, help our clients achieve success and build collaborative work environments for IBMers.

Your Life @ IBM
In a world where technology never stands still, we understand that, dedication to our clients success, innovation that matters, and trust and personal responsibility in all our relationships, lives in what we do as IBMers as we strive to be the catalyst that makes the world work better.

Being an IBMer means you’ll be able to learn and develop yourself and your career, you’ll be encouraged to be courageous and experiment everyday, all whilst having continuous trust and support in an environment where everyone can thrive whatever their personal or professional background.

Our IBMers are growth minded, always staying curious, open to feedback and learning new information and skills to constantly transform themselves and our company. They are trusted to provide on-going feedback to help other IBMers grow, as well as collaborate with colleagues keeping in mind a team focused approach to include different perspectives to drive exceptional outcomes for our customers. The courage our IBMers have to make critical decisions everyday is essential to IBM becoming the catalyst for progress, always embracing challenges with resources they have to hand, a can-do attitude and always striving for an outcome focused approach within everything that they do.

Are you ready to be an IBMer?

About IBM
IBM’s greatest invention is the IBMer. We believe that through the application of intelligence, reason and science, we can improve business, society and the human condition, bringing the power of an open hybrid cloud and AI strategy to life for our clients and partners around the world.Restlessly reinventing since 1911, we are not only one of the largest corporate organizations in the world, we’re also one of the biggest technology and consulting employers, with many of the Fortune 50 companies relying on the IBM Cloud to run their business. At IBM, we pride ourselves on being an early adopter of artificial intelligence, quantum computing and blockchain. Now it’s time for you to join us on our journey to being a responsible technology innovator and a force for good in the world.

Location Statement
IBM offers a competitive and comprehensive benefits program. Eligible employees may have access to: - Healthcare benefits including medical & prescription drug coverage, dental, vision, and mental health & well being - Financial programs such as 401(k), the IBM Employee Stock Purchase Plan, financial counseling, life insurance, short & long- term disability coverage, and opportunities for performance based salary incentive programs - Generous paid time off including 12 holidays, minimum 56 hours sick time, 120 hours vacation, 12 weeks parental bonding leave in accordance with IBM Policy, and other Paid Care Leave programs. IBM also offers paid family leave benefits to eligible employees where required by applicable law - Training and educational resources on our personalized, AI-driven learning platform where IBMers can grow skills and obtain industry-recognized certifications to achieve their career goals - Diverse and inclusive employee resource groups, giving & volunteer opportunities, and discounts on retail products, services & experiences The compensation range and benefits for this position are based on a full-time schedule for a full calendar year. The salary will vary depending on your job-related skills, experience and location. Pay increment and frequency of pay will be in accordance with employment classification and applicable laws. For part time roles, your compensation and benefits will be adjusted to reflect your hours. Benefits may be pro-rated for those who start working during the calendar year. This position was posted on the date cited in the key job details section and is anticipated to remain posted for 21 days from this date or less if not needed to fill the role. We consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable law. IBM will not be providing visa sponsorship for this position now or in the future. Therefore, in order to be considered for this position, you must have the ability to work without a need for current or future visa sponsorship.

Being You @ IBM
IBM is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal-opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, caste, genetics, pregnancy, disability, neurodivergence, age, veteran status, or other characteristics. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.