Director Chief Editor

Sunnyvale, California

Posted in Manufacturing and Production
about 1 month ago

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Job Info

Company Background:

At Intuitive, we believe that minimally invasive care is life-enhancing care. Through ingenuity and intelligent technology, we expand the potential of physicians to heal without constraints. Our mission is our guiding force; our culture is the DNA that makes us unique.  

As a pioneer in robotic-assisted surgery (RAS), we have been expanding our innovations through technology to help make a difference in the world. For 25 years, human ingenuity has guided our journey to help solve some of healthcare’s complex challenges. 

We believe a great idea can come from anywhere—inclusion and mutual respect are vital to our culture. We value character grounded in integrity, a strong capacity to learn, the energy to get things done, and diverse experiences to help us think in new ways. We actively invest in our team members to support their long-term growth so they can continue to advance our mission and strive to achieve their highest potential.  

Join a team committed to taking big leaps forward for a global community of healthcare professionals and their patients. Together, let’s help to advance the world of minimally invasive care. 


As Intuitive grows, we are looking for a Chief Editor to join our Brand and Creative team. Our multi-disciplinary team oversees brand strategy, design, multimedia production, content, social media, digital marketing, and project management.

This new position will drive alignment, consistency, and discipline across Intuitive’s brand communications and corporate messaging. This senior role will impact and influence a broad group of internal and agency partners and focus specifically on messaging and initiatives that have significant strategic and cross-functional impact.

As part of the Brand and Creative team within Global Corporate Marketing, you will work collaboratively with key stakeholders across the business including Executive Communications, Investor Relations, Global Public Affairs, Campaign Marketing, Portfolio Marketing, Internal Communications, and others. The Chief Editor will be responsible for deeply understanding the brand and brand narrative, mastering the Intuitive voice and tone, and driving consistency and clarity on key initiatives. You are comfortable working in a high-volume, fast-paced, highly matrixed global environment with evolving priorities, and are an experienced and effective communicator comfortable working with senior-level executives. 

In this position, the ability to build relationships, influence thinking, and coach colleagues is essential. The Chief Editor will focus on clearly and compellingly framing content, based on strategic goals and brand positioning, and building cross-functional and global alignment to drive content excellence. You will work closely with the company’s content team to set consistent expectations, build skills, review and tune work, advise, coach, and inspire those most responsible for content creation at Intuitive. You will be a connector between our clinical, regulatory, and legal reviewers and content producers, helping evolve and drive alignment on language use. You’ll help us codify, track, and oversee development of processes, tools, and trackers to amplify, scale, and measure this work. In the past, you’ve developed your reputation as a strong collaborator, connector, communicator, and team-builder driving disciplined processes that yield remarkable outcomes. This role is both player and coach: excellent writing, editing and communications skills and a portfolio of high-impact work are essential.

Role and Responsibilities:

Editorial Leadership:

  • Serve as Chief Editor for high-impact content to drive message clarity and consistency across the business, including annual and sustainability report review, tender document messaging, corporate campaign materials,  go-to-market and event deliverables, and more.
  • Serve as approver for key corporate work, ensuring all content is on-brand, consistent in terms of style, quality, and tone of voice.
  • Ensure clear and consistent pull-through of core brand messages across the business.
  • Support and teach brand-supportive storytelling and adherence to editorial guidelines to content creators and others within and beyond the Brand and Creative content team (including Marketing and other content creators).
  • Drive clarity between review teams and content producers, serving as primary point of contact when addressing macro issues related to language use.
  • Conduct cross-functional and cross-channel audits of produced content across the business on a regular cadence to assess and tune effectiveness of tools, processes, and editorial coaching and oversight.
  • Collaborate with functional counterparts on messaging and campaign work to hone quality of deliverables, amplify share of voice across key channels.
  • Partner with marketers, agency partners, and others to strengthen awareness and application of Intuitive editorial style, voice, and tone.

Team and Pull-Through

  • Coach, teach, and advise content team members within Brand and Creative and cross-functionally through councils and working groups.
  • Build strong collaborative working relationships with Global Corporate and Regional Marketing colleagues, executive staff, and enterprise content management team.
  • Develop and shepherd writers’ programs/initiatives to create community and a commitment to content excellence.

Governance, Guidelines, and Metrics

  • Manage regular update of Intuitive editorial guidelines, tools, checklists, and templates to ensure editorial guidance is clear, actionable and reflects latest thinking.
  • Build awareness and understanding of guidelines across business partners (internally and externally).
  • Collaborate with core team and align business to a corporate editorial calendar to facilitate a clear process, aligned touchpoints, and cadence of activities to drive core messages.
  • Consult with stakeholders and mediate questions regarding application of brand and editorial guidelines.

Skills/Job Requirements:

  • Minimum Education: Bachelor's or Master’s degree in Journalism, Communications, Marketing, Advertising, Business, or related experience.
  • Minimum of 12+ years of experience serving in increasingly senior roles associated with content strategy, content design direction, editorial best practices, editorial guidance systems, and messaging tools.
  • Demonstrated track record of excellence in written and verbal communications and ability to communicate complex ideas clearly, compellingly.
  • Strong creative and strategic mindset with ability to influence, advise on, and shape brand-aligned content across the business.
  • Drive and maintain alignment with internal collaborators, including Investor Relations, Global Public Affairs, Corporate Campaign team, Internal Communications and Legal, Regulatory and Clinical.
  • Maintain a deep and broad knowledge of best practices in content strategy and healthcare communications and share with key stakeholders.
  • Success in a highly collaborative, team-oriented business environment; where results are dependent on the ability to balance a strong bias for action with the need for cross-functional integration.
  • Experience leading or collaborating with teams of writers, content producers, designers, and agency partners.
  • Background in business-to-business marketing and healthcare (and in communicating in a regulated environment) preferred, but not required.
  • Ability to travel up to 10% of the time.

Intuitive is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. We provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants and employees, and prohibit discrimination and harassment of any type, without regard to race, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, color, age, religion, protected veteran or disability status, genetic information or any other status protected under federal, state, or local applicable laws.  

We will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records in accordance with fair chance laws. 

Shift : Shift 1 - Day

Travel : Yes, 10 % of the Time

Travel Requirements: Yes, 10 % of the Time Shift: Shift 1 - Day

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