Principal Technical Editor

Abingdon, GB, OX14 3YP

Sophos Labs

Sophos is a worldwide leader in next-generation cybersecurity, protecting more than 500,000 organizations and millions of consumers in more than 150 countries from today’s most advanced cyberthreats. Powered by threat intelligence, AI and machine learning from SophosLabs and SophosAI, Sophos delivers a broad portfolio of advanced products and services to secure users, networks and endpoints against ransomware, malware, exploits, phishing and the wide range of other cyberattacks. Sophos provides a single integrated cloud-based management console, Sophos Central – the centerpiece of an adaptive cybersecurity ecosystem that features a centralized data lake that leverages a rich set of open APIs available to customers, partners, developers, and other cybersecurity vendors. Sophos sells its products and services through reseller partners and managed service providers (MSPs) worldwide. Sophos has major hubs around the globe. More information is available at www.sophos.com


Sophos employs a global network of highly skilled cyberthreat researchers, responders, and data scientists, responsible for protecting businesses from cyber-attacks. The teams provide cyber protection and threat intelligence to millions of users, using Sophos’ endpoint, server, network, and mobile products.


Sophos has a strong commitment to sharing our research discoveries with the industry, public, and academic institutions. We have published many research articles on the SophosLabs UNCUT and Sophos News blogs, alerting the world on emerging threats and attack techniques.


We are expanding the breadth and depth of our cybersecurity publications coverage and are looking for a strong candidate to join the existing team as a Technical Editor.


An ideal candidate will have an experience in the style of writing common to investigative journalism, or cybercrime investigations, and will posses’ strong skills in area of information technology. An experience in cyber-security is also desired.


The primary focus of the role will be to work closely with experts from SophosLabs, Sophos Managed Threat Response (MTR), Rapid Response, Sophos AI, and other teams to extract and transform their knowledge and discoveries into engaging and actionable publications.


This collaborative role comes with an opportunity to conduct your own research using the vast amount of data and tools available.


Location: remote


Main Duties 

  • Engage with SophosLabs, MTR and Data Science teams to extract new and interesting information on the threat landscape
  • Write comprehensive and professional blog articles using raw technical information provided by research teams
  • Review and edit publications produced by these research and operation teams to ensure high standards of journalistic integrity, accuracy, and writing quality
  • Produce, edit, and publish/schedule own and others' reporting in a CMS
  • Produce visuals to explain technical matters – videos, diagrams, and infographics
  • Follow standard procedures for blog publications, including reviews and approvals
  • Leverage Big Data analytic tools to draw insights and statistics
  • Conduct own research in the areas of cybersecurity
  • Stay on top of cyber-threat landscape and be able to represent it internally and externally
  • Present at security events and conferences
  • Maintain Sophos presence on social media platforms (Twitter, Facebook and others) to directly engage with our readers and external researchers
  • Respond to public comments on publications
  • Conduct effective project, task and time management practices
  • Participate in media interviews
  • Provide regular updates on progress to management and stakeholder teams
  • Contribute to strategic roadmap planning and process improvements

Skills and Experience 

  • Experience writing original reporting for online publications, and an understanding of the target audience
  • Background in journalism, formal or informal cybercrime investigations, or technical writing
  • Demonstrated ability to perform technical fact checking
  • Solid understanding of information technology – operating systems, networks, and protocols
  • Good understanding of modern cyberattack lifecycles and aspects
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills – ability to communicate across and up the organization




What’s Great About Sophos?

  • Our people are what makes Sophos special – we demonstrate shared vision, talent, innovation, and creativity, all of which are accompanied by a great sense of fun and team spirit.
  • Employee-led diversity and inclusion groups that build community within Sophos and provide internal education and advocacy (eg. Sophos Women in Tech group to improve gender parity, encourage gender-balanced leadership, and support career progression at Sophos)
  • Sophos Environment Network and employee challenges to contribute to sustainability and reduce our environmental footprint
  • Annual commitment to charity and fundraising across our global sites and volunteer days for employees to give back to local communities
  • Global trivia competitions to keep our minds sharp
  • Global Mental Health days off work for all Sophos to help employees relax and recharge
  • Monthly employee wellbeing webinars and training to support employee health and wellbeing
  • Employee rewards and thanks, such as our free annual subscription to Calm


Our Commitment To You

We’re proud of the diverse and inclusive environment we have at Sophos, and we’re committed to ensuring equality of opportunity.   We believe that diversity, combined with excellence, builds a better Sophos, so we encourage applicants that can contribute to the diversity of our team.  All applicants will be treated in a fair and equal manner and in accordance with the law regardless of gender, sex, gender reassignment, marital status, race, religion or belief, color, age, military veteran status, disability, pregnancy, maternity or sexual orientation.  We want to give you every opportunity to show us your best self, so if there are any adjustments we could make to the recruitment and selection process to support you, please let us know.


Data Protection

If you choose to explore an opportunity, and subsequently share your CV or other personal details with Sophos, these details will be held by Sophos for 12 months in accordance with our Privacy Policy and used by our recruitment team to contact you regarding this or other relevant opportunites at Sophos. If you would like Sophos to delete or update your details at any time, please follow the steps set out in the Privacy Policy describing your individual rights. If you have any questions about Sophos' data protection practices, please contact dataprotection@sophos.com.

At Sophos, we want every organization to be protected by innovative, next-generation IT security, even those who don't have a huge IT staff. We protect organizations of all sizes, all around the world by making enterprise-grade security that is simple to deploy, manage, and use. It is our passion, and something we are truly proud of.

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