Staff Writer

IVPN - permanent

Gibraltar

25 Feb

Open to all applicants globally!

Please note this not a call for freelancer applications. We are looking for a full-time member for our distributed team – you can work from anywhere in the world in this role.

IVPN is a rapidly growing privacy service on a mission to enable people to build relationships with those they trust, and protect themselves from those they don’t. We’ve been around since 2010, but the market has recently exploded with the massive increase in user awareness for online privacy.

We are looking for a privacy advocate Staff Writer to craft long-form articles, blog posts and occasionally copy for our website. Our next team member is an experienced writer who cares deeply about topics related to privacy and is ready take ownership over the execution of our content-related plans.

What kind of content we are planning to publish?

  • Well-researched 1000+ word articles on privacy, information security, the VPN industry and related topics
  • New entries to our privacy guides section that inform and educate readers on issues of data collection, surveillance, user profiling etc.
  • Blog posts responding to recent events relevant to our business based on internal/external data, expert interviews and your analysis
  • We are not looking for fluff pieces, rehashing of topical news with absolutely no added value, listicles etc.

What are you going to be working on in the first 6 months?

  • Publishing 1-2 articles per week for our blog/guides section
  • Researching and delivering 2-3 in-depth investigative pieces on issues like data collection by ISP’s, ad tracking and data brokers, privacy violations in authoritarian states, etc.
  • Writing a company culture & best practices playbook in cooperation with the leadership team

Experience

  • You deeply care about all issues concerning the right to privacy
  • You are a Native English speaker or you are fluent in English on a similar level
  • You have at least two years of experience writing and editing online content and have published articles outside your blog or website
  • Your write with a well-developed, engaging style
  • You have strong research skills and consistently fact-check your writing
  • You possess a high degree of technical proficiency
  • You have a strong desire to represent the values of transparency, integrity and factual reporting

Salary and Perks

  • You will educate people about privacy issues and help them take action as a member of a team that truly cares about this mission
  • TheWireCutter picked us as #1 among VPN providers, underlining our established and proven service that’s been around since 2010
  • Fully remote setting – most of the IVPN team works from various European countries, but you are free to be anywhere in the world and set your own schedule
  • We offer a competitive salary, generous vacation policy and to cover the cost of the equipment you need for your job

About IVPN

Our mission is to enable people with the tools and power to control and secure their private information online.

We believe that privacy is necessary for personal autonomy, that privacy is a neccessary precondition for the development and preservation of our individual self. This power to selectively reveal oneself to the world requires strong cryptography which lies at the core of all our products.

We believe that freedom is necessary for an open society. You have the right to freedom of opinion and expression online without interference or surveillance. Freedom leads to enhanced expressions of creativity and original thought. And we’re determined to protect that right with everything we do.

We believe that freedom requires net neutrality. Internet service providers and other controlling authorities should enable access to all content equally. A free and open internet is essential for the spread of ideas, innovation, entrepreneurship and protecting freedom of speech.

We believe that privacy requires strong security. Privacy is not simply a matter of choosing what to not share with the world. With the advent of cloud computing, corporations and governments are intent on invading our privacy and we need to employ strong encryption on all networks that we don't control.

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