Editor, CIO

Job Location(s) CA-ON-Toronto
Job ID
2021-2251
Company
IDG Communications
Category
Editorial
Unit
Global Content
Employee Type
Regular Full-Time
Career Level
Experienced (Non-Manager)

Overview

Join the world’s leading technology media, events, and research company as we launch our flagship CIO brand in Canada.

 

IDG is dedicated to enterprise IT and the people who buy, influence, and consume technology. Our category-defining brands dominate the tech media landscape. We are the leader in tech media solutions, delivering the most comprehensive, best performing, and innovative marketing services in our sector.

 

We are looking for an exceptional Editor for the launch of our flagship CIO brand in Canada. A figurehead for CIO, and a community leader for strategic IT and business leaders in Canada.

 

This is a key role for IDG, the public face of the launch of our most important publication in this most exciting and rapidly growing market. Able to travel throughout Canada, the Editor of CIO Canada will be an important figure both within the Canadian business community, and inside IDG.

 

We are looking for an IT and business strategy expert with impeccable communication skills. If you are curious, innovative and driven by success we want to hear from you.

 

Qualified candidates in any remote Canadian location, in addition to Toronto, will also be considered for this role.

Responsibilities

The goal of this role is to increase the profile of CIO Canada. You will build a vibrant community of excellent, strategic CIOs, using our platform to promote them and their work to audiences in Canada and beyond.

 

Each day you will focus on meeting with CIOs. Building relationships and writing and recording profile interviews, telling their stories and helping them build their careers.

 

Your will give the CIO brand credibility and visibility by being in market, and by knowing CIOs and the challenges they face. You will support our sales teams in their work with customers,  providing strategic insights into the Canadian market and the CIOs working within it.

 

Working alongside our in-region editors for CIO, you will be a figurehead who presents and delivers event. A well-respected IT and business strategy expert you will build strong audience and commercial relationships on behalf of the brand.

 

You will lead Editorial strategy for CIO in Canada, but you won't have to create the majority of the content, nor any of the SEO content that exists to drive engagement with CIOs. That will continue to be handled by our global editorial team based in the US, Singapore, India, UK, Australia, and beyond.

 

The editorial content you will produce will form the local content that makes the Canada edition of CIO locally relevant and you will work closely with our Online Editors on this. You will be able to lean on our Online Editor and in-market sales people and will be surrounded by an experienced worldwide team of editorial, marketing, social media, email newsletter and SEO experts for help with reaching the Canadian CIO audience.

 

Some of the main KPIs include:

  • CIOs met with and profiled
  • The size and engagement of the local database of CIOs
  • Event portfolio growth and theme design enhancement
  • In-market brand presence and awareness
  • Commercial programmes delivered; client meetings attended

Qualifications

  • At least two years of editorial experience in the B2B space, ideally in a technology-focused role
  • Strong industry contacts and demonstrable knowledge of IT and business strategy in Canada
  • Demonstrable experience of writing interviews and case studies
  • Some experience of working with sales people and customers
  • Some experience of presenting at events is desired – a willingness to do so is critical

Please upload a formatted version of your resume and cover letter during the application process.

 

IDG is an equal-opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, age, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, or other legally protected status.

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