Softonic publishes Softonic.com, the leading global software and app discovery destination, offering the most complete selection of software and apps across hundreds of categories. The European company with one of the largest online audiences, and currently holds 40th position worldwide with more than 100 million unique monthly users who generate more than 4 million daily downloads on Softonic.com.
We are continually growing and innovating and want to scale the company to the next level. We are growing also within US market and looking for a Reporter of News that could help us with the strategy of trends that can be leveraged by Softonic's catalog.
About the Position
The News Reporter is aware of events ahead of date and detects New Trends that can be leveraged by Softonic's catalog
The News Reporter investigates, gathers , verifies and produces the news that are most relevant for all our users worldwide, according to the global editorial line and strategy.
The News Reporter aims to create worldwide scoops that can position us ahead of the competition, in terms of speed and quality.
Be the voice of Softonic for software and content expertise
Apply editorial policies and decisions with minimal delay
Be up-to-date on software news, trends, and events, sharing important info and identifying content opportunities
Investigate, gather, verify and produce the news that are most relevant for all our users worldwide, according to the global editorial line and strategy
Track, value, and implement trending topics to convert them into success stories
Keep track of your content’s performance through web analytics, KPIs, and other internal tools in order to meet goals and identify needed revisions/optimizations
Assure the freshness and quality of our content according to our editorial style guide and SEO guidelines
Build strong relationships with software&game developers in order to guarantee fresh, valuable, and exclusive content for our users
Engage with our community, through our web and social media channels
Bachelor Degree in Journalism/ Marketing/Communication etc
High level of responsibility, self-motivation and enthusiasm
Ability to work quickly and accurately in a fast-moving environment
Good knowledge of technology and software trends
Online writing skills, with a distinct style and voice
Good knowledge of journalism basics (e.g. objectivity, fact-based writing, verification of sources, points of view balance, research capabilities)
Creativity, to produce content with an original and attractive editorial point of view
Excellent spelling and proofreading skills in local language
SEO optimization knowledge, applied to content creation
Good networking skills
Professional online editorial experience (media sites, blogging or similar)
Image editing skills
Efficient time and tasks management
Passion for finding information to help and guide people on software topics
Experience with Content Management Systems (Wordpress or similar)
Strong social media experience
Experience with Google Analytics or similar web analytics tools
Business knowledge of the software industry