Technical Editor

Remote /
Assurance – Software Assurance /
Full-time
About Trail of Bits
Trail 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 looking for an experienced Technical Editor with exceptional communication, writing, editing, and critical thinking skills. This position will be primarily focused on ensuring our clients receive clear and quality technical documentation to be used by both technical and non-technical users. The ideal candidate will:
    • Manage all digital, video, audio and print content development for a global technical team of security researchers
    • Edit, revise, contribute to and create technical documents as well as regularly re-review completed documentation to maintain accuracy and relevance
    • Take complex or technical information and rewrite it to be actionable and easy to understand
    • Create consistent content management principles and workflows for optimal productivity
    • Self-manage communication and collaboration with technical project teams 
    • Deliver publications and reports on time in a fast-paced environment with many quick-turnaround projects

Responsibilities

    • Develop, maintain and ensure quality and brand alignment across all platforms and content 
    • Lead writing, compilation and distribution of all blog posts, whitepapers, talk submissions, podcasts, publications and marketing collateral to reflect Trail of Bits’ brand and drive consistency
    • Edit and finalize 3 - 15 technical client-facing reports per week, ensuring grammatical issues are resolved and corporate style guidelines apply
    • Collaborate with consultant writers' across the organization to improve technical writing skills
    • Provide internal one-on-one technical writing coaching sessions, develop supplemental writing resources, and other training material for consultants 
    • Keep a library of cybersecurity findings and research up-to-date, and provide the knowledge and language to customers in your content
    • Improve technical editing workflow capabilities through strategy, analytics and tracking
    • Assist with the training and mentorship of other internal editors and writers

Requirements

    • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field preferred
    • At least 3+ years of technical copy editing experience
    • Content strategy experience is a plus
    • Excellent writing skills with the ability to pass a writing test
    • Strong attention to detail
    • Ability to effectively prioritize and manage multiple workstreams
    • Ability to quickly grasp complex technical concepts
    • Capacity to communicate effectively with people across diverse project teams
    • Understanding of security threats and application security is a plus
    • Experience with G Suite tools required

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
    • 14 company holidays and four weeks of Paid Time Off (PTO)
    • Carbon offsets for your personal and corporate carbon emissions through Project Wren

Benefits for Eligible 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
    • 14 company holidays including provincial statutory holidays and select US holidays
    • 2 weeks of Paid Time Off (PTO) and 2 weeks of sick time per year
    • Carbon offsets for your personal and corporate carbon emissions through Project Wren