Technical Editor

Joby Aviation

Santa Cruz, CA, USA Remote

Full time

Trucks VC portfolio

May 2

Joby Overview

Located in Northern California, the Joby Aviation team is steadily working toward our goal of creating an affordable, all-electric air transportation system. Imagine an air taxi that takes off vertically, then quietly and quickly carries you over the traffic congestion below, giving you back the time that otherwise would have spent sitting in traffic. Since 2009, our team has been making this dream a reality, designing and flight testing a prototype aircraft capable of serving in a network of electric air taxis. We’re looking for talented individuals to join our team as we push onwards toward certifying the aircraft with the Federal Aviation Administration and preparing for commercialization with launch targeted in select markets for 2024. 


As a Technical Editor, you will be part of a fast scaling team responsible for the quality, clarity, and accuracy of the documentation for the technologies related to an aircraft product. You will handle multiple review processes for certification documents, edit diagrams included in documents, and provide ad hoc editorial expertise to authors and Subject Matter Experts (SMEs). You will also assist in defining and improving editorial processes.

This is a technical editing position that has the potential to expand to include technical writing.


  • 2-5 years experience as a technical writer or editor
  • Self-motivated and energetic
  • Experience wrangling competing comments from diverse and busy SMEs
  • Intense attention to detail
  • Ability to work across silos
  • Experience editing complex diagrams
  • Track documents through multi-stage technical and editorial review processes
  • MS Word expertise


  • Experience with diagraming tools such as, Visio, or LucidChart
  • Experience editing certification documents for the FAA or another government agency
  • Experience editing long, complex documents
  • Experience envisioning, defining, and codifying editorial processes
  • Knowledge of the aerospace or another highly regulated industry

Pursuant to various local, state, and federal regulations, you must show proof of your full COVID-19 vaccination status prior to your start date. Exemption requests are available for bona fide religious and medical circumstances.

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