Editorial Director

Trail of Bits

Remote


About Trail of BitsTrail of Bits helps secure the world’s most targeted organizations and products. We combine high-end security research with a real-world attacker mentality to reduce risk and fortify code.As a cybersecurity research and consulting firm, we serve clients in the defense, tech, finance, and blockchain industries. We help with their most difficult security challenges by designing and building new technology, researching new techniques to advance the state of practice, and reviewing the security of the latest available technology products before they hit the market.Our team consumes, produces, and presents research as a natural part of doing business. When we make new discoveries or developments, we strive to share our knowledge and release our tools as open source. It’s a practice that’s earned us industry accolades and helped contribute to our double-digit bottom-line growth.Role Trail of Bits is seeking a Director of Editorial to handle our company’s public presence, content marketing strategy and editorial operations. You will be heavily integrated into all internal and external areas of content marketing, branding, and communications. You must be a tech-savvy storyteller who can translate complex security and engineering concepts into understandable, relatable stories. You will report to the VP of operations, working in close collaboration with the CEO and practice leads. You will manage and orchestrate a team of writers, audio and video producers, graphic artists, and other content creators. You will be tasked to create stories that appeal to a range of audiences; in service of the goal to make Trail of Bits the leading boutique security firm in the industry. You will succeed in this role if you are passionate about cybersecurity and consulting and possess a deep understanding of modern communications channels and techniques. Your influence will increase Trail of Bits sales, solidify and grow our brand recognition, and tell our company, employee, and client story.

Responsibilities

    • Work with our CEO and other stakeholders to develop, articulate and execute a content strategy for Trail of Bits in alignment with brand voice and key organizational goals.
    • Oversee the day-to-day development, production, and distribution of digital content including podcasts, newsletters, social media content, video and blog posts. 
    • Hire, coach, and retan editorial team staff members. Roles may include technical writers, technical editors,  producers, and videographers.
    • Oversee the editorial process, ensuring that all copy and production deadlines are met; final review of all copy for style, accuracy and readability. Collaborate with technical writers and editors to execute all content-writing projects. 
    • Establish, manage, and grow trusted relationships with members of the mainstream, engineering, financial, and information security press in print, online, radio, podcasting, television, and online video platforms.
    • Ensure 100% of our research projects are supported by comprehensive content-driven promotional campaigns.
    • Identify new internal and external marketing opportunities backed by research and data and ensure all content marketing efforts run smoothly internally and externally. 
    • Facilitate promotional appearances by leadership and engineers involved with specific projects of interest interviews, podcast and video appearances, content partnerships, conference presentations or sponsorship opportunities, and speaking engagements etc.
    • Manage all editorial department metrics. Report on content trends, key growth metrics, and identify content winners (and losers) for traffic, revenue, and engagement.
    • Maintain social media needs across multiple accounts (e.g., Twitter, Instagram, Discord, Telegram, LinkedIn, BuiltIn, etc.) cultivating and facilitating authentic interaction and information sharing. 

Requirements

    • 7 years of editorial brand leadership experience as an editor, journalist, content marketer or adjacent roles.
    • Demonstrable experience with communications and marketing in the cybersecurity industry with a verifiable network.
    • Demonstrable experience with multiple media types, such as podcasts, video, and webinars; demonstrable experience with a wide variety of content types, including news, proposals, technical reports, procedures, and others.
    • Sound judgment and demonstrated experience finding and developing written features and articles with a proven ability to write and flex content for different audiences, mediums and contexts with a referenceable and relevant portfolio of work.
    • Desire and ability to lead a team of editorial professionals with significant management experience, including mentoring, hiring, and coaching.
    • Experience working in state-of-the-art content management system with an Inherent curiosity around learning new technologies, tools and techniques
    • Comfort and competence dealing with current technologies. We are a fully distributed, cloud native company using exclusively software as a service tools: collaborative productivity and application suites like Google Workspace, Github, AWS, Skiff, Slack, Trello, Nifty, etc. 
    • Experience with community management running email and social media campaigns using Twitter, LinkedIn, BuiltIn, Instagram, etc.
    • Must live in the United States or Canada.

Company Perks

    • Before, during and after COVID-19, our workforce works flexibly. Many employees choose to work from home around the globe. As long as you deliver against your goals, we encourage you to harness your personal working style to let you work best.
    • Liberal expense policy for acquiring the equipment and software that help you do your job. If we need hardware to work effectively, we buy it. 
    • We offer exceptional and tailored technical, leadership and organizational training for our team members. Everyone is encouraged to identify additional opportunities for personal professional growth with working at Trail of Bits.
    • We routinely highlight the amazing work our employees do via our blog, product offerings, and conference talks. We celebrate you!
    • We're at the forefront of a number of markets and have the internal expertise and the ambition to capitalize on those opportunities. Our employees see their work in use and valued by many others.

Benefits for Eligible US Employees

    • Multiple generous health, vision, and dental insurance plans including no-monthly-premium options supporting individuals and families through JustWorks.
    • Ancillary benefits including life and disability insurance, pre-tax commuter benefits, free Citi Bike membership, access to a HealthAdvocate, a healthcare Flexible Spending Account (FSA), and a free One Medical membership.
    • 3-4 months paid parental leave.
    • 401k with 5% company matching through Betterment.
    • Moving expenses: $5k one-time.
    • Charitable donation matching up to $2,000.
    • Bonuses for recruiting, public speaking, tool releases, blog posts, academic posters, proposals, and whitepapers, and end-of-year bonuses based on company, team, and personal performance.
    • 20 days of Paid Time Off (PTO) per year.
    • 14 company holidays per year.
    • Carbon offsets for your personal and corporate carbon emissions through Project Wren.
    • Manage your student loans right alongside your 401(k) in Betterment.

Benefits for Canadian Employees

    • Premium health, vision, and dental insurance plans.
    • Life/AD&D Insurance options, as well as short- and long-term disability insurance plans.
    • RRSP plan with 5% company matching.
    • Charitable donation matching up to USD $2000.
    • Bonuses for recruiting, public speaking, tool releases, blog posts, academic posters, proposals, and whitepapers, and end-of-year bonuses based on company, team, and personal performance.
    • 10 days of Paid Time Off (PTO) and 10 days of sick time per year.
    • 14 company holidays including provincial statutory holidays and select US holidays per year.
    • Carbon offsets for your personal and corporate carbon emissions through Project Wren.

Dedication to diversity, equity & inclusionTrail of Bits is committed to creating and maintaining a diverse and inclusive workplace where our employees can thrive and be themselves! We welcome all persons into our community. We embrace the diversity of gender, gender identity or expression, race, color, religious creed, national origin, ancestry, age, physical and mental disabilities, medical condition, genetic characteristic, sexual orientation, marital status, family care or medical leave status, military or veteran status, or perceived membership in any of these groups.