Editor (remote working optional)

We’re looking for a world-class Editor to write, commission, and edit articles for Simple Talk, Redgate’s industry-leading technical journal.

Simple Talk has already reached 1,000,000 reads each month. Your job will be to attract the next million, using your intimate knowledge of the Microsoft Data Platform (especially SQL Server) to make sure Redgate remains a thought leader in the database software industry.

Working in our Inbound Marketing Team, you work with existing authors, whilsting also building a stable base of reliable, insightful new writers. You’ll commission articles on all aspects of the database landscape, from guides to the basics and in-depth examinations of features, to cutting-edge commentary and controversial opinion pieces. You’ll also work with the wider team to produce a regular newsletter and drive up its performance. You will have the opportunity to introduce different formats of content, and experiment with new ways to talk to our audience, and drive engagement with the site.

As a prominent voice in the SQL Server community, you’ll write articles yourself, covering the topics you think matter most to your peers and to Redgate.

Last, but not least, you’ll be the public face of Simple Talk. You’ll be the point of contact for everyone inside and outside Redgate, reply to emails to the Editor, and represent Simple Talk to other community influencers and potential writers, squarely positioning us as trustworthy industry experts. 

To apply, just send us your CV and a covering letter – make sure to include some of your own articles.

What makes you a Redgate Editor?

  • You’re an experienced writer and editor, so you know what makes a successful technical article.
  • You’re well-versed in SQL Server and the wider Microsoft Data Platform.
  • You’re happy working to hard deadlines and can reliably deliver articles to meet them – we publish at least two articles each week.
  • You’re passionate about teaching others and have no difficulty conveying technical concepts in straightforward ways.
  • You believe in collaborative working, and can build good relationships with people across different specialisms.
  • Although you have clear ideas about how to build a successful content site, you want to hear from others to help shape your strategy.
  • You’re not afraid of getting deep into data – you’re happy to work iteratively, testing, measuring, and learning as you go. 

What would help?

  • You’ve edited a digital technical publication before.
  • You’ve got hands-on knowledge of Google Analytics, to see what’s popular, and WordPress for setting your content.
  • You have firsthand experience of working with Redgate’s products. 

What’s the package?

  • You’ll work about 40 hours a week, Monday to Friday, with flexible work time.
  • We are open to the opportunity of working remotely
  • Salary is negotiable dependent on experience
  • A great benefits package.
  • We’ll give you the tools and training you need to excel and we’ll actively support your development.
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