Part-time Documentation Contractor

  • Tidelift
  • Remote (United States,)
  • Feb 16, 2021
Short-term Contract Technical Writing Remote-Friendly

Job Description

What we're building and how you can help

At Tidelift, we help organizations effectively manage the open source behind modern applications. Through the Tidelift Subscription, we deliver a comprehensive management solution, including the tools to create customizable catalogs of known-good, proactively maintained components backed by Tidelift and its open source maintainer partners.

Tidelift enables organizations to accelerate development and reduce risk when building applications with open source, so they can create even more incredible software, even faster.

We're well-funded and growing fast. You will play a large role in tackling challenging problems and helping build the company, while learning alongside our experienced team.

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The role

We are looking for a part-time contractor to help us level up our documentation and develop processes to keep it great.

We will be looking for you to help us with:

  • Updating, organizing, and improving existing customer-facing documentation
  • Help us understand documentation gaps and develop strategies to close them
  • Make recommendations related to documentation platforms, integrations, and building processes so good documentation and learning is built into our development processes

Our team and our values

We are trying to build a healthy, values-driven culture. We want to be: 

  • Optimistic: We see an amazing future ahead, and want to inspire others to share in it. This is both internal—building each other up and looking for the best in people—and external—we know open source is awesome, and we want to make it even better. 
  • Practical: We know words and ideas alone won’t change lives. We help people most by creating a pragmatic, viable, and sustainable business that works for everyone. So we care about usability, design, and honest assessment of costs and benefits. 
  • Additive: We want an environment that encourages and inspires growth, both for individuals and for the open source community as a whole. That means embracing a growth mindset, and valuing culture add over culture fit.
  • Inclusive: We believe technology will be stronger when it better reflects the voices and ideas of society as a whole. So we want people from different backgrounds and experiences to not just be represented, but to be heard, valued, and flourish. We do not tolerate discrimination or harassment. 


In this role, you would have the option to work remotely from North or South America. As long as you are not located in a country facing US sanctions, we can likely make it work. Our team is spread through US-Eastern and Pacific time zones. We anticipate 25 hours per-month over a 3 month initial engagement.

How to apply

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