[Talk-GB] So you think you're an Open Source expert?

Jonathan Bennett openstreetmap at jonno.cix.co.uk
Mon May 12 17:44:16 BST 2008

Apologies for the slightly spammy mail, but I need to find the right 
person for this job, and they may just be an OSMer. After all, we're a 
frighteningly intelligent bunch...

Note that the reply address is different to the one on this mail.

Job: Open Source Editor, heise online

heise online UK (http://www.heise-online.co.uk/) is looking for an
editor to run its Open Source channel. heise online (rhymes with visor)
is the UK's newest technology web site, and focuses on practical advice
for the technical expert based on our own research, not just what the
vendors want you to know or are willing to tell you. heise online is
published by Heise Media, the UK arm of Germany's most successful
technology publishers, Heise Verlag.

The successful candidate will know their GPL from their BSD, be able to
explain the advantages of ODF and understand what a SCM system does.
Previous journalism experience not necessary, but excellent
communication and research skills are required. The ability to explain
highly technical concepts clearly and concisely is vital. A cool head
under pressure is also desirable. As well as managing the content for
the Open Source channel, the editor's job involves being an ambassador
for the site, so they must be comfortable speaking in public, and mixing
with people from the industry in various settings.

The editor's responsibilities will include writing, commissioning and
editing news and features, including translations of German articles.
The job will involve occasional foreign travel, and some work in the
evening. The Open Source editor will report to the Editor-in-Chief of
heise online.

Candidates will need to be based in the UK, or willing to relocate there 
(unless you think you can attend regular meetings in London by flying in 
  from Tuscany at your own expense).

CVs should be sent to jonathan.bennett at heise-online.co.uk before 29th May.

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