Changing the job posting policy in Content + UX

These two men are likely to get two very different salary offers, simply because of the color of their skin (image © liwordson via https://www.nappy.co/).

To support pay equity, should we consider requiring salary disclosure in job postings?

What a little data can do

Line graph depicting the number of content and non-content jobs posted (May 8, 2018-Jan. 31, 2019).
Line graph depicting the number of in-house content roles vs. freelance or contract (May 8, 2018-Jan. 31, 2019).
Line graph depicting the number of content jobs containing salary details (May 8, 2018-Jan. 31, 2019).

What do members really want?

Is “we’ll take what we can get” really the standard we should be setting for employers of content professionals?

Why are people visiting the #job-openings channel?

How we evaluate job postings

The one thing members would change

Finding consensus around structured content

What does the future hold for Content + UX #job-openings?

Rolling out a new posting process

The trade-offs are real, so we’re taking an experimental approach and intend to iterate until we find a sweet spot.

Encouraging community-powered change

Sidebar!

Additional data cuts

Donut charts displaying the number of content jobs shared each month in Content + UX that include salary.
Donut charts displaying who shared each content job (e.g. on behalf of their employer or otherwise), in Content + UX from month to month.
Donut charts displaying the number of in-house vs. freelance content jobs shared each month in Content + UX.
Bar graph showing that U.S.-based responses far outweigh those from other countries. We had respondents from North America, South America, Europe, Asia, and Africa.
Donut charts displaying how important each of several factors were to people when evaluating job openings.

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