📷 Senior Content Writer

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Who we are

We are a small, highly entrepreneurial team of technologists and engineers with deep technical expertise. We love to build things and relish the idea of a grand challenge, along with a sense of humor.

We believe that space is the ultimate new frontier, and we are on a mission to provide routine access to earth orbit. Our customers are entrepreneurs and enterprises that are launching a new generation of services powered by small satellites that will connect, observe, and influence our planet. We differentiate ourselves by applying a fast-paced, agile approach to space launch. 

The Team

The Communications and Brand team is small but mighty. We’re looking to add people who are excited to shape how our audiences experience Astra.

The Opportunity 

This role is based in the San Francisco Bay Area at Astra HQ in Alameda, CA.

Astra is launching a new generation of space services to improve life on Earth from space.

Astra is seeking a talented, seasoned content writer to support communication initiatives. This role will be responsible for writing compelling copy to help external audiences understand why and how Astra is transforming the space industry.

Working closely with both our executives and communications team, this role will collaborate cross-functionally to produce content that represents Astra to audiences that range from investors, media, analysts, employees, and the general public. Forming a key part of Astra’s Communications team and adhering strictly to brand guidelines, the individual in this role will deliver a consistent, professional, Astra-quality content.

The candidate should be, at different times, a writer, project manager, critical and creative thinker, storyteller, and communication expert. This person will be passionate about words and language, and have strong feelings about style, grammar, tone, and voice. The ideal candidate will be collaborative, passionate, high energy, organized, detail-oriented, and able to easily distill messages.

How You’ll Fulfill Your Mission

  • Produce clear, well-written internal communications such as news announcements, journalistic style news articles, and customer success stories that inform, engage and inspire Astra’s audiences
  • Collaborate closely with a wide variety of stakeholders across Astra to produce content that tells our story
  • Conduct interviews with employees and Astra stakeholders to produce captivating content.
  • Engage in research and information gathering from Astra by building relationships with the stakeholders.
  • Work to outline, write, and publish content
  • Ensure produced content meets Astra guidelines and standards.
  • Experiment with new storytelling approaches to drive readership and engagement.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills & comfortable communicating with all levels, including Sr. level leaders
  • Excellent organizational skills & attention to detail a high sense of urgency, initiative, & proactive planning
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced collaborative team environment and maintain relationships with team and key business partners

Qualifications

  • 5+ years of experience in writing for traditional or digital agencies, in-house marketing or communication team.
  • Ability to master the Astra tone of voice and deliver copy that makes complex concepts easy to understand.
  • A great brainstormer capable of generating big ideas and a creative approach to storytelling.
  • Resourceful and able to work with minimal guidance.
  • Ability to manage several complex projects simultaneously and deliver quality work under deadline pressure.
  • Experience writing short and long form content and an understanding of what moves an audience.
  • A self-starter who is comfortable working in a fast -paced and high ambiguity environment.
  • Exceptional project management, collaboration, and communication skills.
  • Strong sense of initiative, follow-through, and extreme attention to detail.
  • Experience working with international teams, and demonstrated empathy for regional needs and preferences.
  • Experience writing for science/technical audiences is highly preferred.

Salary and Benefits

We're competitive in compensation and offer equity as part of the package. We have great benefits that include health, vision, dental, and 401K in comparison to other startups. We offer hot lunch every day and there's plenty of snacks and drinks to get you through the day. We celebrate our accomplishments with quarterly off-sites and frequent happy hours.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

ITAR Requirements: This position requires compliance with U.S. Government space technology  trade restrictions, specifically the International Trafficking in Arms Regulations (ITAR), Export Administration Regulations (EAR) and additional regulations governing satellite, launch vehicle, missile, and other related technologies.  All jobs restricted by these regulations will be contingent upon the applicant’s status as a documented U.S. Person or their ability to receive a trade license from the cognizant government agency; in addition to any required company background checks and in compliance with applicable U.S. and California laws.  Similarly, positions requiring the ability to work on government contracts or a security clearance are also contingent upon the applicants ability to receive the appropriate clearance and be allowed to work on U.S. government contracts.

© Astra Space Inc. All rights reserved, Astra is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran status, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. We encourage people of different backgrounds, experiences, abilities, and perspectives to apply.

San Francisco Applicants: Astra will consider applicants with arrest and conviction records (criminal histories) in a manner consistent with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.

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United States, Alameda, CA

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