Executive Editor - PCMag

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Executive Editor, Features & Special Projects, PCMag

Have a passion for technology, a strong entrepreneurial spirit, and an ever-expanding trove of story ideas? Know exactly how (and when) to tell the right story and package it in the most compelling way? Can you write killer headlines and decks in your sleep? Are you fanatical about organization, details, and data? Can you inspire a team of writers and editors? These skills could land you a key leadership role at the largest technology reviews and buying advice site.

PCMag, a division of Ziff Davis Technology is looking for an experienced, enthusiastic editor and leader to expand our coverage and take on special projects including building new editorial franchises and tentpole features. From short, daily trend pieces and our monthly reader-surveys to deep dives and smart, unique data-based stories and series, you'll shape a dynamic world of content to complement our top-notch technology buying advice and reviews.


  • You'll manage a team of staff and freelance writers who create a mix of shorter stories around trending news and events, update and create new evergreen service journalism pieces, and write longer-form stories including original research and data. Mostly you'll be assigning and editing, but sometimes you'll write those stories yourself.
  • You'll work with writers to create new data-based feature and franchise ideas that leverage our own testing and survey results as well as those of data partners to tell richer stories. Experience with data journalism is a strong plus.
  • You'll create, maintain, and continually evolve our editorial calendar and run weekly editors’ meetings to align and optimize coverage opportunities across teams.
  • You'll play a key part in our daily morning news meeting, helping to inform the most important stories of the day, using data in your coverage decisions.
  • You will be a prime driver in our daily and long-term coverage plans, so you need to know what's now in consumer technology, what's next, and what's beyond that.
  • You'll mentor and coach the team by providing continual feedback and encouraging professional development.
  • You should be performance driven; you'll work with our audience development team to help reach growth goals by creating unique, pitchable stories that not only resonate, but help elevate our brand image.
  • You should have a firm grasp on the business side of media; you'll be collaborating with our sales and marketing teams to create coverage that not only delights our audience but creates new revenue opportunities.


  • A strong work ethic, a quick wit, and a sense of humor
  • At least 7 years of editing and team leadership experience at a major publication (preferably with a technology focus)
  • The ability to write and edit clearly and quickly. Your strict attention to detail, intimate knowledge of grammar and style, and quick ability to make rough copy shine are given.
  • Strong editorial judgment along with proven headline writing and story packaging chops
  • Top-notch organizational, project management, and cat-herding skills
  • An intimate understanding of SEO
  • Experience formulating winning content strategies using audience data from popular analytics tools.
  • You should also be comfortable using a CMS, image editing, and data visualization programs.
  • A wide stable of talented and reliable freelance writers and/or data partners is a huge plus.
  • We're located in New York City and are willing to accept applications from both local and remote candidates, but you must be able to work our core hours of 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM ET weekdays.
  • Your submission will not be accepted without a cover letter. The salary range for this position is $115,000 to $125,000.

***In terms of logistics, all interviews will take place over phone or video due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic***

Who we are:

Spiceworks Ziff Davis (SWZD) powers Authentic Connections™ for B2B tech vendors with insights and solutions that enable them to navigate a complex buying journey. We leverage a unique combination of first-party and third-party intent with firmographic and technographic data for unmatched visibility and valuable context into evolving buyer needs. Our key competitive advantage is in our owned and operated network of Community, Tools, Apps, Content, Research and Demand Gen brands. A division of Ziff Davis (NASDAQ: ZD), SWZD is a global leader in intent-backed, full-funnel marketing solutions that fuel pipeline and revenue growth for B2B sales and marketing organizations.