Jobs, Freelance opportunities and Internships

The Security Ledger is an independent news web site devoted to covering the intersection of information security and the burgeoning Internet of Things. Led by founder and Editor in Chief Paul Roberts, The Security Ledger features original reporting and opinion by some of the information security industry’s leading minds.

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Like any growing organization, Security Ledger is always looking for top-quality contributors on the editorial and business side. And there are always opportunities to contribute to Security Ledger as a freelance writer/reporter or via an internship. This page presents the current openings and other opportunities to work with Security Ledger.

Thought Leadership and Contributed Content

 If you are a subject expert in information security, embedded systems, law and policy, industrial control, or any of the myriad of issues that Security Ledger covers, we’re interested in sharing your voice with our readership. If you are interested in contributing a blog post to The Security Ledger, use the Contact feature on our site to send a message with the Subject “Story Idea.”

Freelance Contributions

 If you are a writer or reporter with a good story idea or a lead on a possible story, we want to hear about it. To submit your pitch, use the Contact feature on our site to send a message with the Subject “Story Idea.” A note: please familiarize yourself with the content of Security Ledger and the kinds of stories we cover prior to submitting your pitch. Freelance contributions should range from 300 to 1,200 words.

Internships

 The Security Ledger is currently looking for a part time, paid editorial intern for Summer 2015. The description of the position is as follows:

Editorial Intern – Summer 2015

Term: Summer 2015
Commitment: 10-20 hours/week (negotiable)
Location: Boston, but flexible
Salary: $10/hour

Description: The Security Ledger (www.securityledger.com), an independent online news and analysis website is looking for a part time, paid editorial and social media intern.

The Security Ledger editorial intern will report to SL’s Editor in Chief and assist with all facets of news coverage. Day to day, the intern will help by monitoring newswires, news sites and social media to identify trends and formulate news stories. Interns will get experience researching and writing copy for publication on SL, generating story ideas, short form news aggregation and long form reporting (features, trend stories, Q&As and interviews, slideshows, etc.) The intern will also manage social media and email campaigns and engagement (MailChimp, Twitter, Facebook, G+, Tumblr, etc.)

Qualifications:
• A strong interest in and desire to write and report on technology
• Strong oral and written communication skills
• Flexibility and a willingness to take on a variety of jobs and assignments in a fast paced environment
• An ability to work independently, take initiative as well as collaborate on larger products.
• Digital literacy. Experience using WordPress as well as standard content production tools (image editing, basic video editing, presentation, etc.) a plus.

Applying: If you’re interested, send an e-mail with INTERNSHIP in the subject line to paul@securityledger.com. Include a description of yourself and your interests as well as examples of writing you have done (journalistic or otherwise).