News Editor - Spiceworks

Editorial Pune, India Hyderabad, India


Position at Spiceworks

About You:

You must value rich editorial content, operational efficiency, and professional excellence. You must be a fast learner who can multi-task and handle multiple streams of data and communications. Your inquiring and curious bent of mind must always force you to read and learn more about the subject you cover and write about, and you must be constantly connecting with thought leaders and influencers in the field to bring more diverse perspectives into your writing. You also need to be well versed in digital media and publishing, as well as the world of corporate business.


About the Team:

You will be a part of the Editorial function, which is responsible for creating industry-leading content for our global audience of marketers, HR professionals and IT leaders on our Toolbox properties. You will join our high-performance team, where transparency, integrity, agility and hands-on job ownership are valued above all else. If you’re raring to join a world-class digital publishing team with global opportunities and reach, this job is for you. As part of Spiceworks Ziff Davis, you will be a member of one of the world’s largest B2B media networks, with ample global opportunities to grow in the world of digital publishing.

Job Description

You will be central to the efforts of the Editorial Content team, running the Daily and Weekly News Program In your specific vertical on Toolbox (Martech, HRtech or IT)

You must be an excellent writer, with the ability to understand a specific industry happening and be able to articulate in a <1000 word feature why that event matters to the industry, putting it into perspective for our readers.

Your goal is to ensure that Toolbox publishes the best possible perspective on the latest news in the space, in the area of new product or feature launches, mergers, acquisitions, partnerships, funding, C-suite moves, events, awards, surveys and miscellaneous happenings, meeting both quantitative and qualitative targets.


Roles and Responsibilities:

  1. Sourcing, selection and writing of content for News Program:
    1. Identify daily news items to be published to the site based on big news, big brands and nature of news
    2.  Write a rich analytical piece of about 700-1000 words on the specific news event, adding editorial context, external expert views and opinions sourced directly or from social media and blogs to add dimension to the coverage, as well as scrubbing all promotional references from the press release. The outcome is a good analysis of the news, with rich context, as well as editorial commentary to put the news into perspective for our audience of marketing/hr or IT professionals, and why this news matters to them.
    3. Curate news and write a daily or weekly news roundup of curated content for less-major news stories not published as stand-alone items.
    4. Typical volumes goal is 2-3 stand-alone news items and 1 news roundup of the less-major news per day (curated, written, edited and published)


  1. Uploading content
    1. Proof-read content as per AP style guidelines
    2. Quality check the content as per the Toolbox Editorial Guidelines
    3. Ensure the content is Search Optimized as per the SEO Guidelines
    4. Ensure the content is tagged appropriately and placed in the right section of the site as per taxonomy
    5. Upload the content as per timelines to the Wordpress CMS


  1. 5-6 years in a similar role, preferably in Journalism, Editing, Content, Marketing, Content Management, Media, Publishers in the B2B or tech media space, preferably handing a news desk for a digital publication
  2. Excellent written skills in US English, preferably with some proof-reading experience
  3. Proven familiarity with SEO will be a huge advantage
  4. Must have worked on an CMS or a similar system or must be familiar with the same – preferably WordPress
  5. Basic IT skills – MS Office, Excel, Email communication skills
  6. Exposure to Media/ Publishing/ Marketing/ HR or IT function will be a bonus


Other skills:

  1. An eye for detail, ability to focus on quality
  2. Critical thinking ability to identify what content is a good fit for our publication and what needs to be rejected
  3. Prioritizing and multitasking, highly organized and disciplined with daily tasks to respect and meet tight deadlines
  4. Persistent and patient
  5. Team player

Qualification: Graduate degree in English Medium is mandatory. Any degree in Journalism, English, Mass Communication, Marketing or in a related field will be preferred.

Salary: Salary as per industry's standards.

Employment Type: Permanent Job, Full Time, Location can be remote.