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Job Ref:  204669781
Employer:  cv-library.co.uk
Job Type:  Permanent
Country:  United Kingdom
City:  Abingdon
Post Code:  OX14
Salary:  £29000 - £50000/annum
13/10/2016 04:00
Cybersecurity writer - Content Marketing

Job Purpose

Our client is looking for an experienced Cybersecurity writer to join the Social Media and Corporate Communications team based in their Abingdon, UK office. You`ll be writing for websites, and will enjoy creating short, snappy articles about computer security in an easy-to-understand, approachable voice. You always have one eye on social media and news sites to spot the breaking news.

You know what makes a good story, and you`re able to dig into the technical details to pull out the most newsworthy parts. You know what keeps readers engaged, particularly our intelligent, sceptical, technical readership. You enjoy a very fast-paced working environment and will be unfailing in your mission to get the news out on time every day.

Ideally you have a background or training in IT security - you might even have worked as a malware researcher, a security consultant, a developer, or on a support desk. You are comfortable speaking with threat researchers and you are able to read a data feed to find the trends of note.

You might just be an amateur enthusiast who likes to geek out on IT security but whatever your background - you know your Dark Web from your Deep Net, and how to explain a heap spray to your grandma and a CSRF attack to her cat.

Duties & Responsibilities

- Create original daily content for the Naked Security news site, either topical or long-tail articles
- Work with wider marketing and product teams to create articles for the company blog, making sure to maintain company tone of voice at all times
- Write articles to promote the work of company. Work with the company researchers to pull out interesting parts of the story and rework as appropriate, making it accessible to everyone
- Interrogate data and feeds from comany to find news hooks and daily trends that readers should be aware of
- Edit company white papers and research, helping the marketing team understand the story behind the data
- Maintain and update editorial style guide and promote usage across department
- Copyedit other news stories, reports, articles, technical papers for accuracy, tone and style
- Work to an editorial calendar to ensure all product launches and campaigns are covered on the company blog

Special Conditions

- Minimal travel
- Valid passport required

Organizational Responsibility

- Reports to the Editor and Content Marketing Manager
- Direct relationships with company, social media and product teams, as well as global marketing and corp comms team

Cybersecurity Writer



- Extensive experience of copyediting
- Extensive experience of IT security
- Technical background
- Experience in content production


- Online experience
- Writing or journalist background
- SEO knowledge
- Project management

Skill & Abilities


- Ability to take content from idea to production
- Can turn technically-complicated prose into easy-to-understand news articles and reports
- Ability to keep to deadlines and manage expectations
- Finger on the pulse of the latest developments in IT Security
- Likes covering a wide-range of subjects related to IT security
- Strong editorial skills


- Ability to manage multiple projects and tasks
- Ability to teach or train



- Self-starter, organized, flexible
- Excellent planning, communication, time-management and follow-through skills
- Excellent written and verbal skills
- Not phased by strong personalities, can work with everyone


- Knows how to take feedback and criticism constructively



- Degree level, or equivalent





- Presentation skills training



- Holds valid passport
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