Tech Writer/Reviewer, Software and Security - PCMag

Editorial New York, New York Remote - United States


Description

Position at PCMag

If you live and breathe technology and have a way with words, PCMag.com, the best tech reviews site on the web, wants to hear from you. We’re looking for a killer reviewer with top-notch skills to work on the Software Reviews team. Your main beat will be security apps and services—think antivirus, parental control apps, and VPNs. Top candidates will have security interests, experience, and contacts.

That said, the Software team covers plenty of other beats, from video streaming to OS tips, tricks, and hacks. There’s plenty of room for a curious, ambitious writer to develop other stories, as long as the gotta-haves get done. In other words, if you’re an ambitious self-starter with an interest in security and other tech, you should apply. We’re headquartered in NYC, but remote applicants are welcome. Ziff Media Group is committed to diversity and encourages members of traditionally underrepresented communities to apply.

Responsibilities:

  • Write and edit clear, authoritative reviews, features, tips and advice pieces, product roundups, buying guides, and news stories.
  • Get ahead of trends and aggressively find new services and software to review; we’ll rely on you to lead the coverage, so this is key.
  • Establish and maintain strong relationships with the companies you’ll cover.
  • Appear in videos for reviews and trend stories.
  • Become a leading personality in the security beat, one other journalists will rely on as a source. We’d like to see you starting your own newsletter, writing columns, appearing in PCMag-produced videos, and so on.

 
Qualifications:

  • Proven writing experience required. 3 to 4 years of professional writing/editing experience at an established website, magazine, or newspaper is preferred, but we’ll consider any clips you think will convince us.
  • An interest in, and knowledge of, security and other software and services.
  • You must be a self-starter who can independently prioritize projects and be able to thrive in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment.
  • You should have a strong work ethic and strict attention to detail.
  • The ability to write quickly and clearly is an absolute must.
  • Familiarity with online publishing platforms and basic image manipulation is a must.
  • Product review experience is a strong plus.
  • On-camera video experience is a plus.

This position is part of the Ziff Davis Creators Guild, a NewsGuild union, and a contract is being negotiated. For more information, please visit the NewsGuild website.


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