Requirements for Content Manager, Editorial

  • 5-10 years of experience writing and/or editing
  • Strong attention to detail, organization, and time management while balancing multiple projects
  • Highly creative with the ability to make straightforward, educational content engaging 
  • Strong persuasive communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Experience communicating and coordinating with C-level executives and business leaders preferred
  • Contagious curiosity and passion for entrepreneurship and technology


Responsibilities for Content Manager, Editorial

  • Create original content for the YC blog, YC Startup Library, and newsletter using the skills you’ve honed, including research, interviews, writing, editing, and publishing.
  • Build an editorial strategy designed to inspire founders and aspiring founders globally, and experiment with new mediums and ideas to reach a broader audience.
  • Discover new storylines and content ideas by staying connected to the team at YC and the YC founder community, and staying up to date on tech news.
  • Be the gatekeeper, copy editor, and project manager for all content published on the YC blog; help group partners, executives, and team leads share their insights publicly.  
  • Work cross-functionally with YC group partners, executives, and team leads, and work closely with YC alumni; partner with the video, design, and social media team at YC to raise awareness of published content.
  • Optimize content for SEO.



Our full benefits package includes medical, vision, and dental plans, infertility benefit, STD/LTD, life insurance, commuter benefits, flexible spending account, health savings account, 401(k) + 4% matching, generous parental leave, paid holidays and flexible paid time off policy.

About this position

We are looking for a Content Manager, Editorial to join as an integral part of our growing team. This role is a key member of the Outreach team, which owns all written, video, and audio content for YC, as well as the marketing and comms functions. This person will help build a long-term editorial strategy for the YC blog, YC Startup Library, and newsletter — and pursue new mediums and ideas to reach a broader audience. They will work with top YC founders, YC group partners and executives, and collaborate closely with the Senior Director of Communications. The right candidate is entrepreneurial, unafraid to take creative risks, and passionate about storytelling and startups.

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Job Summary

Years of Experience
$160,000 to $220,000 + target bonus (depending on skills and experience)
San Francisco Bay Area
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Y Combinator (YC) is a startup fund and program. Since 2005, YC has invested in nearly 3,000 companies including Airbnb, DoorDash, Stripe, Instacart, Dropbox, and Coinbase. The combined valuation of YC companies is over $300B. YC has programs and resources that support founders throughout the life of their company. Startup School teaches the basics of starting a company. The YC batch program helps founders as they build their product, talk to their customers, and raise funding. Work at a Startup makes it easy for founders to find their first engineers. YC Series A helps founders launch their A round. YC Growth Program provides founders with resources to scale their companies and hire an executive team, and YC Continuity invests in their later stage rounds.

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