Senior Editorial Specialist

  • R5702
  • Boston, MA, United States

Senior Editorial Specialist

Rapid7’s Content Marketing Team is looking for a Senior Editorial Specialist to manage our blog, podcast, vlogs, and more! The Senior Editorial Specialist is responsible for scheduling, editing, and publishing content across our site. The ideal candidate also has a knack for storytelling and loves picking up the pen. This is a highly collaborative role, offering opportunities to work alongside product and growth marketers, creatives, communications experts, researchers, and more. 

About the Team

You’ll be joining Rapid7’s Content Marketing Team, home to creative and technical writers, where each member of our team contributes to blogs, vlogs, and podcasts in various capacities. You’ll have the opportunity to work alongside content strategists and technical writers to bring their stories to life across all of these channels.

About This Role

Our ideal teammate thrives in a fast-paced environment, has a customer-centric mindset, and a love of storytelling. Creating and curating the stories customers care about and having a knack for turning the highly technical into the highly consumable are what sets this person apart.  They need these coveted qualities because they’ll be the gatekeeper and champion of Rapid7’s highly trafficked and much-loved blog and other editorial content like podcasts, videos, and vlogs. It’s the perfect opportunity for a seasoned editorial expert to shine.

In this role, you’ll:

  • Amplify Rapid7’s brand and brand voice through editorial content experiences that speak directly and authentically to the security audience

  • Work closely with your content strategy and brand teammates to develop a blog editorial calendar and content that delivers on company goals without ever losing sights of customer needs

  • Use your editorial savvy and customer understanding to drive blog subscribership up, up, up–creating a loyal following of readers excited for each new post  

  • Conduct research into various industry topics, interview subject matter experts, and collaborate with cross-functional teams to generate original content ideas 

  • Work with our digital team to implement SEO best practices

  • Manage the blog’s content creation process from start to finish with a firm grip on every detail and deadline

  • Act as a producing partner on our podcast, contributing to editorial planning, episode ideation, and episode distribution

  • Write, ghostwrite, and copy edit multiple blog posts per week

  • Oversee the staging and QA process for posts and be the one to hit “Publish” once they have reached perfection 

  • Use your understanding of content ROI to deep dive into performance metrics to improve the efficacy of the content we create and regularly report analytics to senior leaders 

  • Brainstorm, collaborate, and contribute to digital content experiences for special events and promotions

  • Challenge convention, ask hard questions, and facilitate productive discussions

  • Stay plugged into industry going ons, content trends, and develop a deep understanding how our customers communicate and the language they use 

And we’d love for you to have the following experience and education:

  • 6+ years experience writing creative and technical content, developing strategic editorial plans, and managing ongoing editorial processes for a blog or similar publication with a strong background in B2B content marketing

  • BA/BS degree in English, Marketing, Journalism, Technical Communications, Creative Writing, or equivalent experience in a related field

  • Stakeholder management expertise and a demonstrated ability to enact bold, new strategies

  • Proven ability to deliver content under tight timelines and during breaking news cycles 

  • Experience using content management systems like Contently, productivity tools like Asana and Jira, and working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite 

  • Bonus points will be earned if you have a passion for podcasting and audio editing chops

  • A portfolio of your finest content moments is required (please include the link on your resume)

We know that the best ideas and solutions come from multi-dimensional teams. Teams reflecting a variety of backgrounds and professional experiences. If you are excited about this role and feel your experience can make an impact, please don’t be shy - apply today.


Rapid7 is creating a more secure digital future for all by helping organizations strengthen their security programs in the face of accelerating digital transformation. Our portfolio of best-in-class solutions empowers security professionals to manage risk and eliminate threats across the entire threat landscape from apps to the cloud to traditional infrastructure to the dark web. We foster open source communities and cutting-edge research–using these insights to optimize our products and arm the global security community with the latest in attackers methods. Trusted by more than 10,000 customers worldwide, our industry-leading solutions and services help businesses stay ahead of attackers, ahead of the competition, and future-ready for what’s next.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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