Editor in Chief

Reno, Nevada (US)
Negotiable salary based on candidate + benefits.
Oct 03, 2019
Metro Area
Full Time

Would you like to work with protecting people’s privacy online? We’re a newly formed non-profit that aims to help people live in a modern world, online and offline, without having to accept indiscriminate surveillance and data gathering. 

As part of this mission are launching a brand new, independent, online publication and information portal. For this project we are seeking a founding Editor in Chief. The goal is to gather both news, information, commentary, and reviews in one location. 

You will initially perform the full range of editorial duties. We have engineering and product expertise on staff in the areas of privacy and security for you to tap into for domain knowledge, content, and reviews. In addition, you will have a budget for freelance writers. 

Our current plan envisions:

•    “News Tab”: Tracking daily news cycle on all things Privacy. Our portal should become the one spot on the Internet to keep abreast of relevant news. We have engineering support for raw news aggregation, but you will be the human curator.
•    “Articles Tab”: How-to guides, reviews, general articles, etc. – a steady, quality stream of fresh freelance content commissioned and edited by you.
•    “Editorial Tab”: our own as well as third-party opinion pieces.
•    “Resources Tab”: An up-to-date (and concise) single point of reference for visitors on where to go for further information.

Potentially we will also be starting a separate (book) publishing arm.

Important to your independent mission is that the portal is funded by the foundation. There may be a paywall such that certain content is for paid membership, but there will be no advertising, sponsorship programs, or the like. You will not be managed by a dashboard of data on clicks and SEO stats. Your job is not to “create demand”. It’s not about being data-driven about our readers – the problem is that there is too much data already! Your job will be to create the best destination information and media site for all things Privacy. 

You are adept at translating complex technical issues into content that connects with a wide audience. You are a master of all things from concept to writing to editing.

You have bachelor’s degree or higher in communications, journalism, or English. You have extensive writing and proofreading experience. 

The job is full-time, salaried position, with competitive benefits. 

Hiring manager is founder and president Peter Magnusson, formerly head of Google Cloud, VP of App Development at Snap, and Senior VP of Oracle Public Cloud (LinkedIn:PeterSMagnusson).

We are an equal opportunity employer. Our location is in midtown Reno, Nevada. We can cover relocation expenses.

You can also respond to this job opening by sending your resume to:
careers+72795 (at) magnusson (dot) institute

Note: if you have thoughts or concerns in how we are using some of the same privacy-infringing techniques that we at the same time decry, then feel free to let us know, and please suggest better ways for us to approach how to build an organization with integrity.

You can reach us with any general concerns at the above email, or write us at:
Magnusson Institute, 1 E Liberty St #600, Reno, NV.