Editor for Toptal Thought Leadership Publication at Toptal
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Job Description

About Toptal

Toptal is a global network of top talent in business, design, and technology that enables companies to scale their teams, on-demand. With $200+ million in annual revenue and over 40% year-over-year growth, Toptal is the largest fully distributed workforce in the world.

We take the best elements of virtual teams and combine them with a support structure that encourages innovation, social interaction, and fun (see this video from The Huffington Post). We see no borders, move at a fast pace, and are never afraid to break the mold.

Position Description

As an Editor for Toptal’s thought leadership publication, you will be responsible for fresh, innovative thinking on the contingent talent industry that aims to challenge and upset the status quo. You will ensure the site we create grows as a world-class publication for the talent industry targeting an Enterprise audience. Key topics could be around the current and future state of staffing, remote workforces, staffing needs, trends, strategies, etc. You will be working closely with the Lead Editor, executives, team leads, domain experts, as well as external partners, including industry leaders and Fortune 500 executives, to research and create in-depth, thought-leading articles, interviews, white papers, videos, and more. You will also be responsible for establishing and maintaining an extremely high-quality bar for all articles/content as this publication aims to become the top staffing publication on the internet.

This is a remote position that can be done from anywhere. All communication and resumes must be submitted in English.

We are unable to provide visa sponsorship at this time.


You will partner with our Lead Editor to create our strategic positioning, conduct research that helps to continuously evolve our positioning, while also serve as an advocate for change in the industry. You will work with top thought leaders internally and externally from around the world to publish in-depth research on the most important concepts and trends in staffing. You will be responsible for creating content and articles but will collaborate with leaders on the ideas and content. You will work with experts to showcase their expertise in a world-class publication designed for an Enterprise audience. You will stay on the cutting-edge of staffing industry trends, publishing analysis on important developments, and reviewing relevant articles published by other thought leaders.

You will work with a world-class team of designers and editors to ensure that all pieces published feature compelling visuals and clear, concise thinking. You will help define what a well-researched piece of content (article, whitepaper, video, etc.) looks like and ensure that all pieces published meet this quality bar. You will stay on the cutting-edge of industry trends, researching and providing a constant stream of high-quality research ideas and initiatives.

In the first week you will:

  • Onboard and integrate into Toptal.
  • Partner with the Publications team to take advantage of the suite of resources available.
  • Learn about Toptal’s Enterprise offering, understand their needs and workflow, and begin to define the voice for the Publication.

In the first month you will:

  • Engrain yourself into our Enterprise business and target audience to truly understand what’s important to this group and what they’re searching for in regard to the future of work space.
  • Partner with our Enterprise and Growth teams to identify and prioritize article topics, while providing weekly updates on progress and potential external thought leadership partners.
  • Work with thought leaders across a variety of disciplines to showcase their expertise through educational studies (practical, theoretical, and/or conceptual) designed for an Enterprise audience.
  • Define what an A+ Toptal article looks like and ensure that all pieces published meet this quality bar.
  • Work closely with Toptal’s SEO team to get an understanding of how the new publication will integrate with this function.
  • Develop an understanding of key metrics and how to measure them.
  • Complete the editing or writing of your first article.

In the first three months you will:

  • See through to completion the writing or editing of five to ten articles/content pieces.
  • Work with top industry leaders and partners from around the world to publish in-depth articles within the publication’s scope.
  • Stay on the cutting-edge of industry trends, providing intelligence to the Toptal team by reviewing relevant articles published by competitors and media outlets in the space.
  • Develop distribution techniques to grow the impact of the site.

In the first six months you will:

  • Be fully immersed and familiar with all Toptal processes and tools.
  • Improve your writing, content research, and editing skills.
  • Work closely with the Enterprise team to develop projects to further publication’s direct impact on their bottom line.
  • Complete the publishing of fifteen to twenty articles/content pieces.

In the first year you will:

  • Have elevated your writing and editing skills.
  • Be seen as an expert at blog writing, editing, content research, promotion, distribution, and publishing.


  • You must be a self-starter. You will have multiple partners across the organization, but you’re expected to define opportunities and take on more responsibility as the new publication scales.
  • You will not only be a writer, but also an interviewer, a strategist, and ultimately drive tangible impact for the publication.
  • A personal interest/passion for the changing workforce and technology, with excitement to learn more from experts and thought leaders in the space.
  • Ability to work with research- and editing-specific tools
  • Extensive background in the enterprise space and a willingness to learn more.
  • Experience in enterprise sales or marketing is preferable
  • Strong research and analytical skills, with a focus on being able to distill complex, nuanced topics into understandable and compelling pieces of content; a thoughtful approach to storytelling in order to tell Toptal’s narrative of this changing workforce.
  • Strong attention to detail and the drive to consistently improve.
  • The ability to adhere to tight deadlines without sacrificing quality.
  • Motivation to rapidly learn new skills and expand your expertise in areas related to how to scale a rapidly growing company.
  • You must have excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • You must be a world-class individual contributor to thrive at Toptal. You will not be here just to tell other people what to do.
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