Senior Technical Editor (Unit 42) at Palo Alto Networks (Remote)

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Company Description

Our Mission

At Palo Alto Networks® everything starts and ends with our mission:

Being the cybersecurity partner of choice, protecting our digital way of life.

We have the vision of a world where each day is safer and more secure than the one before. These aren’t easy goals to accomplish – but we’re not here for easy. We’re here for better. We are a company built on the foundation of challenging and disrupting the way things are done, and we’re looking for innovators who are as committed to shaping the future of cybersecurity as we are.

Disruption is at the core of our technology and on our way of work to meet the needs of our employees now and in the future through FLEXWORK, our approach to how we work. We’re changing the nature of work from benefits to learning, location to leadership, we’ve rethought and recreated every aspect of the employee experience at Palo Alto Networks. And because it FLEXes around each individual employee based on their individual choices, employees are empowered to push boundaries and help us all evolve, together.

Job Description

Your Career

As a Technical Editor for Unit 42, you will be honing and communicating high-quality, groundbreaking cybersecurity research for the threat intelligence and incident response arm of Palo Alto Networks. Your goal is to work closely with researchers and the Unit 42 publishing team to ensure our research is clearly communicated in well-produced blog posts and other written, recorded and visual materials. Constant collaboration with various research groups, Corporate Communications and Content Marketing teams is essential to help raise the profile of our research and improve our brand visibility.

Your Impact

  • Work with researchers to ensure high-quality, accurate, well-written pieces that are ready for publication through our blog, social media and other properties.
  • Review pieces for clarity, accuracy, grammar, spelling, punctuation, content, brand consistency and style
  • Make necessary corrections and/or coordinate with other teams to identify who can resolve outstanding issues in a piece
  • Assist researchers in shaping posts in a manner aligned with SEO best practices
  • Assist with producing metadata to accompany research posts, such as writing alt text to accompany key images
  • Assist with quality assurance for pieces related to Unit 42 research such as landing pages, webinars, etc. 
  • Maintain awareness of when additional notification and coordination is necessary in order to responsibly disclose our research
  • Be available to give feedback and advice to researchers and others producing content around our research
  • Work with the publishing team to clearly communicate the status of research blogs as they move through our internal processes
  • Work with the publishing team in our ongoing effort to improve our guidelines, processes and scheduling

Qualifications

Your Experience

  • 5+ years of relevant technical writing or editing in a research publication environment (academic, nonprofit or corporate) required
  • Strong communicator with extraordinary writing, communication and editing skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Knowledge of SEO best practices
  • Self-starter and highly motivated, with ability to be productive working remotely in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment
  • Able to understand highly technical cybersecurity content and improve how it is communicated
  • Knowledge of AP style, and a willingness to collaborate to determine a consistent style for rapidly changing industry terms
  • Experience in online content production
  • Ability to handle communications and meet deadlines across complex stakeholder groups with members based throughout the world
  • Deep knowledge of Google Workspace, especially features used in asynchronous collaboration

Bonus

  • An advanced degree related to communications and/or cybersecurity
  • Knowledge of WordPress and/or HTML
  • Experience with social media scheduling tools
  • Experience with multimedia production
  • Experience with Adobe Analytics, Google Analytics or similar
  • Familiarity with project management processes and/or software

Additional Information

The Team

Unit 42 brings together our world-renowned threat researchers with an elite team of security consultants to create an intelligence-driven, response ready organization. The Unit 42 Threat Intelligence team provides threat research that enables security teams to understand adversary intent and attribution, while enhancing protections offered by our products and services to stop advanced attacks. As threats escalate, Unit 42 is available to advise customers on the latest risks, assess their readiness, and help them recover when the worst occurs.

Our Commitment

We’re trailblazers that dream big, take risks, and challenge cybersecurity’s status quo. It’s simple: we can’t accomplish our mission without diverse teams innovating, together.

Palo Alto Networks is evolving and changing the nature of work to meet the needs of our employees now and in the future through FLEXWORK, our approach to how we work. From benefits to learning, location to leadership, we’ve rethought and recreated every aspect of the employee experience at Palo Alto Networks. And because it FLEXes around each individual employee based on their individual choices, employees are empowered to push boundaries and help us all evolve, together.

We are committed to providing reasonable accommodations for all qualified individuals with a disability. If you require assistance or accommodation due to a disability or special need, please contact us at [email protected]

Palo Alto Networks is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity in our workplace, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or other legally protected characteristics.

The compensation offered for this position will depend on qualifications, experience, and work location. For candidates who receive an offer, the starting salary (includes on-target earnings = base + on target incentives for sales roles) is expected to be between $107,600/yr to $158,200/yr. The offered compensation may also include restricted stock units and a bonus. A description of our employee benefits may be found here.

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

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  • Vaccine requirements and disclosure obligations vary by country.
  • Unless applicable law requires otherwise, you must be vaccinated for COVID or qualify for a reasonable accommodation if:
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    • You choose to access a Palo Alto Networks worksite
  • If you have questions about the vaccine requirements of this particular position based on your location or job requirements, please inquire with the recruiter.

More Information on Palo Alto Networks
Palo Alto Networks operates in the Cybersecurity industry. The company is located in Santa Clara, CA and Plano, TX. Palo Alto Networks was founded in 2005. It has 10190 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability Insurance, Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits and Life Insurance. To see all 470 open jobs at Palo Alto Networks, click here.
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