Writer, Daily Newsletter on Security (two writers needed)

Location
Working from home
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Apr 18, 2017
Closes
Apr 25, 2017
Ref
TSDA
Specialty
Writer
Metro Area
New York
Duration
Contract, Freelance

BLR

Seeking two dependable, experienced writers with broad expertise in the field of security to share the writing of a daily Internet newsletter. Looking for interesting, practical, readable articles covering a wide variety of topics from cybersecurity to violence prevention. (See listing below for more details on the topics covered).

Articles are written as follows:

Monday through Thursday, 3 articles per day of 500 to 1000 words each. (This workload to be split between two writers on an equitable basis.)

Articles are submitted in weekly batches 2 weeks before publication. Submission deadlines may shift closer to publication date as the job progresses, with deadlines potentially advancing to just two days before publication. The two writers who share the job confer regularly with each other and with the newsletter’s editor to insure varied coverage and to avoid duplication.

Please detail your experience in the security area and enclose representative clips of your work. Finalist candidates will be asked to prepare (and be paid for) several sample articles.

Thank you!

Topic list:

Total Security Daily Advisor

TOPICS LIST / DESCRIPTIONS

Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity has taken the forefront on the global stage, and it’s more important than ever for companies to protect their sensitive data. Challenges such as bring your own device (BYOD), shadow IT, and social engineering further complicate the everyday cyberthreat. Look here for the latest news and best practices that can help you reduce your organization’s risk.

Facility Security

Every organization has its own unique facility security needs, but the basics of gatekeeping are nearly universal. We take a look at all levels of facility security, including building access, protocol and procedures, visitors, security staffing, the common challenges for specific types of facilities, and much more.

Grounds Security

For many businesses, it’s not enough that the building is secure—the immediate area surrounding it must be secure as well. We cover everything from fencing and perimeter security to grounds surveillance methods and appropriate staffing.

Security Hardware and Technology

The tools of the security trade are advancing at an extraordinary pace. We take a look at the latest security hardware and software, from malware and cyberattack detection to cameras to motion sensors. These articles will help you determine what gadgets may be best for your security strategy—and what will fit your budget.

Emergency Preparedness

 “It could never happen here” is not an acceptable attitude when it comes to emergency preparedness. Security professionals must be ready to work alongside other employees within the organization in the event of workplace accidents, medical emergencies, natural disasters, or incidents of violence.

Policies and Training

Your security initiatives are only as effective as the policies and training designed support them. Look here for advice on crafting strong cyber and physical security policies as well as best practices for communicating these policies through proper training.

Emerging Issues in Security

Security is constantly evolving, and it’s important for professionals to stay up to date. We provide the latest news, opinions, trends, case studies, strategies, and regulatory developments that could have an impact on the field.

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