Update: This position has been filled.
Want to break into tech publishing and make your mark in the web development community? We’re looking for an enthusiastic techie – possibly a recent graduate – to join our innovative and friendly product team as a trainee technical editor. While career experience of web design and development would be very useful, it’s more important that you can demonstrate enthusiasm and a passion for the Web, along with a solid grounding in web technology and programming fundamentals.
Technical editors are responsible for the technical and educational quality of SitePoint books and supplementary products. They need to stay abreast of the latest trends in web design and development, assisting our authors to produce content that is clear, easy to understand, and technically accurate. Technical editors also help to guide our publishing strategy. It’s a varied role – where you might be working on a book about CSS3 one week, and then one on Rails the next. Although excellent writing and communication skills are required, it’s not a copy editing position, as we have an English editor responsible for style and grammar.
So, if you want to nab this rare opportunity, and have great communication skills, want to help guide the next generation of web professionals, and find the prospect of getting paid to tinker with various web technologies exciting, we’d love to hear from you.
Note: The role is based in our offices in Collingwood, Melbourne.
Simon Mackie is SitePoint's Managing Editor, responsible for producing books and other content products for web pros. He lives in sunny Bristol on the south west of England.