Lead Editor for Toptal Business (Finance) at Toptal

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Job Description

About Toptal

Toptal is one of the most innovative and rapidly expanding tech start-ups from Silicon Valley. With backing from investors such as Andreessen Horowitz and Adam D’Angelo, our platform is the fastest growing labor marketplace in the history of the Internet—connecting thousands of elite engineers and designers all over the world. In the last five years, Toptal has become the #1 choice for tech companies requiring top-shelf engineering and design talent and for the top 3% of freelancers looking for their next challenge.

While we’re primarily focused on bringing quality and value to our clients, we’re also committed to creating a world-class environment for our employees. We are a completely distributed company with thousands of core and network team members located all over the world, and we take the best elements of virtual teams and combine them with a support structure that encourages innovation, social interaction, and fun. We take an all-hands-on-deck approach to our work, taking pride in being collaborative, creative, and flexible.

If you aren’t looking for a job because you’re already killing it, we want you.

Position Description

As the Lead Editor for Toptal Business, you will be responsible for building a world-class publication for business consultants (finance) from the ground up. You will be working closely with Toptal’s Director of Business Talent and Director of Finance as well as Toptal’s global network of elite strategy consultants to write and curate in-depth, thought-leading studies on the most important trends in the business world. You will be responsible for defining and executing the publication’s topic strategy, establishing and maintaining an extremely high quality bar for all studies, and positioning the publication as the top finance publication on the internet.

This is a remote, full-time position that can be done from anywhere.

Responsibilities:

  • Research and analyze the work of leading publications in the industry, including HBR, McKinsey Quarterly, and NYT DealBook.
  • Define and execute the publication strategy for Toptal Business - Finance.
  • Work with top strategy consultants to publish in-depth research on the most important events and trends in finance and the consulting industry.
  • Define what an A+ Toptal Business - Finance study looks like and ensure that all pieces published meet this quality bar.
  • Work with leading business figures across a variety of disciplines and industries to showcase their expertise through educational studies designed for an audience of other top strategy consultants.
  • Work with a world-class team of designers and editors to ensure that all pieces published feature compelling visuals and clear, concise thinking.
  • Stay on the cutting-edge of industry trends, publishing analysis on important developments and providing intelligence to the Toptal team by reviewing relevant articles published by competitors and media outlets in the space.
  • Create briefings for Toptal senior leadership ahead of key conferences and press events.
  • Support the development and publication of press releases as needed.

Requirements:

  • Prior writing experience, preferably including a focus on finance-related topics.
  • Strong knowledge of important events and trends across multiple industries at the top of the business strategy world.
  • Unparalleled attention to detail.
  • Ability to work under pressure and adhere to tight deadlines while never sacrificing quality.
  • An understanding of the legal code of conduct guidelines as they relate to publishing and journalism.
  • Experience interviewing technical subject matter experts and the ability to quickly understand complex products and market dynamics.
  • You must have an exceptional eye for quality and a relentless drive to improve anything that falls below your standards.
  • Ability to build and scale in a fast-growing company with a focus on execution.
  • You must have excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • You must be a self-starter who can define strategy and execute with limited guidance.
  • 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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Required skills

Location

Anywhere

Commitment

Full-time

Desired Start

Tomorrow

View the whole team →WHO YOU WILL WORK WITH

  • Breanden has been an engineer, founder, CTO, and consultant in industries ranging from aerospace to financial services to high tech. He has a BSE in Chemical Engineering from Princeton University, where he was previously asked to speak at TEDxPrincetonU, giving a talk on time optimization and resource management. As a Toptal co-founder, Breanden frequently writes about scaling a hyper-growth and distributed company, and he has been featured on the blog of Tim Ferriss, The Huffington Post, and many others. Having been on both sides of the hiring equation as an engineer and team lead, Breanden combines his technical expertise and management experience to ensure that clients, developers, and team members at Toptal continually strive for excellence as the company rapidly scales.
  • Raj completed joint Bachelor's and Master's degrees from Oxford in Physics, before ditching oscilloscopes for PowerPoint and getting an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. He has spent most of his career in consulting at Marakon, focusing on Corporate Strategy and New Market Entry for Fortune 500 Companies. Most recently, Raj launched Skillbridge, a platform that matches top-tier freelance consultants with companies. Raj has also worked for social impact startups in Kenya with Technoserve.
  • Alejandro is an engineer and entrepreneur. Previously, he founded and built Postcron, which was recently acquired. With a degree in Electronics Engineering from the Universidad Católica de Córdoba, Alejandro is an unmatched growth hacker who applies quantitative analysis and a ruthless drive to increasingly accelerate company growth. At Toptal, he strives to maintain quality while always increasing quantity.
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