Monday, August 22, 2011

Job: Ars Technica is looking for an IT Editor

Ars seeking a writer who knows visualization. 

Ars Technica is looking for an IT Editor

Technica is back on the market, looking for another IT guru to add to our team. We're specifically looking for an experienced IT Editor who loves innovative technology but hates Valley hype (and who knows the difference between the two). We're looking for an editor with a passion for creating new insights, new angles, and new stories, all in the service of fostering understanding. At Ars, subject matter expertise is important, so we're looking for an IT Editor with similar values.

The position is full time and pays according to experience. Professional writing experience is a must; we will not consider applicants without it (sorry). The IT Editor will vet stories, make assignments, and work with the editorial board on projects big and small. Writing and reporting are also central. Whether the position ends up being more editing or more writing will depend on what works best for Ars and for the ideal candidate. So be sure to tell us your preferences right up front.

What will the position cover? We're particularly keen on topics such as virtualization, the cloud, computer architecture, and system design (to name just a few), but we're first and foremost interested in finding technical expertise fortified with passion for the realm of IT. The rest will work itself out. I'll also note here that we have a fantastic IT writer joining our staff in just two weeks, and we anticipate more growth this year and next in the department.

Compensation will be commensurate with experience. Living in or near San Francisco, New York, Chicago, or Boston is a definite plus; living in the United States is required. Candidates must be willing to travel when the story requires it, and must be comfortable working from home (or in your Batcave, Fortress of Solitude, etc.) the rest of the time.

To be considered for a spot, or to ask us any questions, connect with us at Potential candidates currently working at competing organizations should know that we will keep your interest and any inquiries private.

What should you send us? Consider it your first assignment, and we're your readers. Send us whatever you think we need to know, tell us what's at stake in hiring you, and make an impression. A recap of your professional experience is a must, and should go at the top, where we can clearly see it.

To recap:

  • Professional experience is a must.
  • This is a full-time position, to start ASAP.
  • The pay is competitive and our team cannot be beat.
  • Boston, San Francisco, New...

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