Experienced Reporter

New York
Mar 28, 2013
Apr 27, 2013
Ms. Illena Armstrong
Full Time
SC Magazine, a Haymarket Media publication, is in the market for a Reporter to work in its New York office.

What is SC Magazine? Well, let us ask you: Have you ever had a friend whose hacked Facebook account sent out spam? Ever received a letter from your bank that your credit card number was compromised? Ever get a phishing email asking you to click on something that looked real, but actually was a ploy to infect your computer with a virus?

Cyber crime is one of the fastest-growing criminal activities in the world. And it's never been more important to the pros who specialize in defending their organizations against these online attacks to have an independent information resource that gives them much-needed news, features, product reviews and events to help them tackle their day-to-day responsibilities more effectively.

The reporter we desire will be dedicated to supporting SC Magazine's long-standing position as the leading brand in the information security marketplace, as well as helping to maintain the award-winning publication's reputation for strongly-written, objective, leading-edge articles in the magazine and on the website.

The qualified candidate is an independent, experienced reporter with solid journalistic acumen and integrity. This well-rounded talent should easily transfer to the SC Magazine website, as the publication's products extend well beyond the monthly hardcopy. SC properties include robust website offerings and both online and live events.

In addition to the main role of reporter for both the magazine and website, the pro filling this post will assist our executive editor and digital content coordinator where needed with activities related to keeping SCMagazineUS.com up-to-date, accurate and informative to our loyal readers. Both website and hardcopy activities will call on this person to bring fresh ideas to the table, adhere to deadlines, prioritize tasks, stay organized and establish a strong network of contacts.

The successful candidate will be a technology-savvy reporter (some knowledge of cybercrime and data security is desirable), with both glowing news- and feature-writing abilities. He/she should confidently handle both face-to-face and phone meetings with senior industry executives, government leaders and other industry luminaries. From making the rounds, this reporting pro should bring some timely, enterprise and lively story ideas to the table, as well as have a minds eye to break the big story and see compelling ways of presenting stories to readers.

In addition, the successful candidate will be able to comfortably and confidently moderate online and live events, as well as host online video and podcast interviews. This means participating in events, such as the SC Magazine Awards gala, SC Congress conferences & expos, virtual conferences and other industry happenings. Thus, tenacity and sociability also are key traits. Travel will be involved.

Timidity is not in this successful candidate's vocabulary. He or she will be playing a visible role at SC Magazine and must be ready to hit the ground running with this tight-knit editorial team.

To apply, please email your resume and cover letter with salary requirements to Editor-in-Chief Illena Armstrong at illena.armstrong@haymarketmedia.com, copying Executive Editor Dan Kaplan at dan.kaplan@haymarketmedia.com. Please place 'Reporter' in the subject line. No phone calls, please.

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