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Proofpoint
Work From Home / Remote (All Provinces)

Writer / Editor

It's fun to work in a company where people truly BELIEVE in what they're doing!

We're committed to bringing passion and customer focus to the business.

 

The Role  

Proofpoint is looking for a Writer/Editor to join our Security Awareness Training business unit. The ideal candidate will bring a passion for creating high-quality content in any form. You will enjoy learning about and distilling complex subjects into easy-to-understand video scripts, articles, newsletters, posters, presentations, and other forms of content. You will spend your days working with the content creation and strategy team to come up with creative concepts and ideas, and then take the lead on developing content and working with the team to produce a final, engaging product. 

 

What you bring to the team 

  • Highly comfortable working independently to write cybersecurity awareness and training content from scratch
  • Experience researching and writing about unfamiliar topics, including technology topics
  • Ability to transfer technical concepts into digestible content for a non-technical audience
  • Comfort with outlining content direction for others to execute on
  • Experience writing for different audiences (B2B, consumer, executive, etc.) 
  • Experience writing different types/styles of content (long-form pieces, digital product content, technical materials, marketing communications, blogs, infographics, etc.) 
  • Strong understanding of short- and ultra-short-form pieces, with the ability to write/edit to word and time count restrictions without compromising the intent of the piece
  • Ability to multi-task and manage multiple projects of varying complexities
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment and be comfortable with quickly ideating and creating content
  • High level of comfort with copy editing and assisting other writers with their projects 
  • Willingness to mentor other team members to build their writing abilities
  • Experience on a multi-disciplinary team and collaborating with creative teams from concepting through production

 

Musts   

  • Undergraduate degree, preferably in a related business or creative discipline (e.g., Marketing, Professional Writing, Journalism, or English)
  • Ability to work on East Coast time
  • Familiarity with everyday cybersecurity behaviors that help to protect personal and corporate data, devices, and systems 
  • 5+ years of formal experience writing/editing content
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Keen attention to detail 
  • Understanding of production schedules, version control, and effective key project management
  • Ability to effectively work, communicate, and collaborate with a geographically dispersed team, primarily in a work-from-home 
  • Expert-level knowledge of MS Word and PowerPoint
  • Familiarity with AP Style
  • High level of comfort working in a cloud-based environment (for example, using SharePoint or other cloud-based collaboration tools)
  • Must submit samples with application (website link, PDF, etc.)
  • Must be willing to take a writing/editing test

 

Nice to have

  • Information security/cybersecurity community experience: a blog, website, published papers, conference presentations 
  • Working knowledge of full O365 suite of products (Excel, Teams, Outlook, etc.)
  • Prior experience working remotely

 

If you like wild growth and working with happy, enthusiastic over-achievers, you'll enjoy your career with us!

 

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Additional Details

Code: R6950
Category: Advertising / Marketing
Location: Work From Home / Remote (All Provinces)
Tags: Marketing, Writing, Content
Posted: Jan 01, 2022
Deadline: OPEN
Type: Full-time
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