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Senior Editor

Keywords / Skills : Editor, editorial leader, content writer, Editorial strategy, Mange writers, editorial content

10 - 15 years
Posted: 2019-08-28

Job Description
Job Description for Toolbox SME Editor Designation: Senior Editor

Location: Full time, onsite.

Reporting Manager: Editor-in-Chief

Publication: Toolbox Tech

Overview:


We are seeking an experienced editorial leader well versed in the IT domain, who has written at an expert level on IT. They need to be able to fully take charge of the in-house content generated for Toolbox Tech. This individual would need to be an accomplished writer, who can edit with ease, and sound authoritative with respect to technology and IT. Someone who would leverage their interest in emerging technologies to craft compelling content.

The ideal candidate would have:


• Deep IT industry knowledge and experience

• Ability to write long form content such as white papers, eBooks, guides

• Ability to guide the overall editorial strategy and ‘editorial voice’ of toolbox

You must value expert insights, bold ideas and intellectual courage. You must be a fast learner who can multi-task and handle multiple streams of data and communications. You must be able to imbibe and formulate content quickly and, in the form and format required. You must have an enquiring and curious bent of mind. You also need to be well versed in modern modes of media and communication – e-mail, social, etc.

Strategic Areas of Focus:

a. Editorial strategy: Working closely with Senior Editor and Editor-in-Chief for all content and

editorial strategy on the publication: monthly discussion to discuss what is working and what is not, course correction, content innovation, etc.

b. Own and Maintain the Editorial Calendar: Ensure we are writing about popular/resonant topics; track website performance and course correct the editorial calendar based on what is working. Keep it updated at all times.

c. Manage execution of editorial calendar. Ensure we are on track with the content as per the predefined timelines.

d. Mange writers: Mange the performance of junior and senior writers with respect to quality, quantity and timelines.

e. SME: Act as the resident SME for all things IT and technology.

f. Performance metrics: Track/measure the performance metrics, interpret the results and recommend improvements to content strategy based on the insights.

Day to Day activities:

1. Editorial QC for all editorial content: From articles, news reports and press releases to guest author contributions, freelancer articles, interviews and all long form content – ensure the quality and standard, the substance and depth of the insight, the SEO factors and the grammar are in place where required.

2. Supervise team members, freelancers or agencies contracted to write features and articles as decided in the editorial calendar, on time and as per the standards. QC the same/SEO the same. This includes editing their articles, providing feedback, tracking timelines, tracking deliverables, etc.

3. Writing original, well-researched content, which is search optimized: (Including getting quotes from practicing professionals on the topic to inform the articles.)

a. Feature articles on thematic topics that help IT professionals do their jobs better

b. Industry insights

c. Long form informational articles

d. Columns and op-eds

e. Weekly roundups

f. eBooks

g. Explainer Series

h. Buyer’s Guides

i. Vendor comparisons

j. ‘Ultimate Guides’ to IT Execution & Strategy

k. Execution Checklists

l. White papers

m. Webinars

n. Video scripts

5. Ops and Support:


a. Outreach to industry executives and reps for comments and quotes for inclusion in articles

c. When required, uploading content to the website via the CMS 
 

Skill Set and Experience


- Expert in IT and writing about IT

- Excellent (American style) English writing skills

- Excellent editing skills

- Ability to do secondary research to gain insight into the subject at hand

- Understands online publishing and the need for SEO of content, social amplification and promotion and distribution of content - Well read, aware of current IT environment and business technology environment

- Previous work experience in the IT sector or IT publication or beat preferred

- A fast learner, who has worked in a fast-paced environment before

- Ability to handle pressure

- Passion for editorial excellence – a Grammar Nazi, who makes sure the content flows well, is presented optimally, is optimally readable, etc. - Highly organized and ability to project manage and time manage to deliver within deadlines

- Excellent email communication skills

- High level of resourcefulness to get the job done – DIY go-getter with self-driven learning style


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