Position Overview

The Editor-in-chief of Network Solutions/Editor of C4ISRNET, will lead the day to day editorial operations and development of C4ISRNET, while also driving strategy, vision, advocacy, collaboration and synergy for the Network Solutions group, which focuses on the company’s network and IT market sector.  The position will  lead and develop the government IT market outreach effort for  Network Solutions, which consists of brands C4ISRNET, Fifth Domain, and Federal Times.

Reporting to the Executive Editor of the Business-to-Government group, the Network Solutions EIC will infuse innovation, initiative and contemporary edge in content development, pushing the Network Solution editorial team to think outside of the box, and thus drive significant digital traffic growth into the brands.  The EIC Network Solutions/Editor C4ISRNET will make data analytics and social media a driving force in content decisions, deployment and audience response.  The position will strive to make Network Solutions a leader in video and innovation in product development in the company.

As Editor of C4ISRNET, the position develops, plans, prepares and executes content for the C4ISRNET brand, working with and managing staff and collaborating with colleagues in other departments. The role is responsible for content across all C4ISRNET platforms – web/mobile, social media, video, newsletters, print and events.  The Editor of C4ISRNET actively works with key defense agencies and industry in the C4ISR and defense networks sector, positioning C4ISRNET as the clear sector leader in coverage focus and excellence, market relationships, brand presence and impact, and innovation in coverage The position also directly manages editorial budget for the brand.

Specific Job Duties and Responsibilities

  • C4ISRNET editor duties:   lead the day to day editorial operations and development of C4ISRNET.  Position develop, plan, prepare and execute content for the C4ISR & Networks brand, working with and managing staff and collaborating with colleagues in other departments.  Develop and grow the C4ISRNET traffic and audience, engaging in all product platforms - web/mobile, social media, video, newsletters, print and events

  • Network Solutions editor-in-chief duties: Provide leadership for the Network Solutions group of brands, driving strategy, vision, advocacy, collaboration and synergy and market outreach, working with and guiding staff.  Develop video and other multimedia projects, develop new project ideas. Work in partnership with executive editor to come up with new concepts for editorial products and approaches to drive traffic across the government and defense IT brands. Develop collaborative strategies for the Network Solutions group that drives growth across all brands in the sector.

  • Event and project development: Play a leadership role for Network Solutions events in establishing concept, agenda, identifying speakers, and working with team to execute events. Act as host/moderator for events as needed. Participate in panels at non-proprietary events as a topical expert.

Qualifications

The ideal candidate brings at least five years editing and/or reporting, and familiarity with military affairs, as evidenced by: 

  • Extensive experience in news media in digital, print, social media and video form.
  • Extensive experience in defense and government IT markets.
  • Leadership experience.
  • Experience with events, webcasts and custom products
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