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IT Security Writer

Location: Palatine, IL

Department: Petri IT Knowledgebase

Type: Contracted

Min. Experience: Experienced

Are you an IT security professional who has extensive, hands-on experience with implementing an IT security strategy for a medium to large enterprise? Can you recite the differences between authentication, identity, authorization, and encryption in your sleep? And do you know – at a glance – what the acronyms SIEM, AES, SSL, WEP, WPA, WPA2, and CISO stand for? Do you keep tabs on all the latest developments in malware, ransomware, viruses, and other malicious software?

Do you also like to write – perhaps you have your own blog, or you’ve had technical articles published before – and you’re active on social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn? If so, we’d like to talk to you.

The IT Security Writer will post news analysis, opinion, and both short- and long-form technical how-to content about computer security, specifically on the Microsoft Windows server and client platform.  Applicants should also be well versed and knowledgeable about using security products in mixed-vendor environments, including Windows Server, Linux, and MacOS environments, as well as on mobile devices running iOS, Android, and Windows Phone operating systems.


  • Write two how-to or opinion blog posts per week (2), and two long-form how-to technical articles per month (2).
  • Post content directly into a WordPress-based web content management system (CMS)
  • Promote content and engage with readers using popular social media platforms.

Submission Process

Applicants should send the following information when applying:

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Two writing samples of IT security-focused technical content or opinion
  • Links to previously published work, blogs, and social media handles (LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter)

Employment Type

This is a paid, freelance contract position. Compensation will vary depending upon experience and expertise. This is a remote position, so applicants can work from home.

Desired Skills & Experience

Candidates must be detail-oriented, knowledgeable in their subject area, and proficient in American English and grammar. Applicants must have real-world experience managing IT security efforts in a work environment.

Technical Certifications and Industry Recognition

Existing security certifications (CISSP, SSCP, CISM, CompTIA Security+) and industry recognition are preferred but not required.

Company Description

As one of the world's leading IT-related content and community sites, the Petri IT Knowledgebase offers thousands of articles focused on helping IT professionals and system administrators do their jobs faster and more effectively. In addition to having an extensive library of how-to and tutorial content focused on Microsoft Windows, Windows Server, Exchange Server, System Center, Cisco, VMware, and dozens of other IT platforms and technologies, the Petri IT Knowledgebase forums are also a popular online destination for system administrators to network and exchange information with their peers.

The Petri IT Knowledgebase was founded by Daniel Petri in the late 1990s, was acquired by Blue Whale Web, Inc. in 2006, and continues to be one of the top destinations on the web for IT news, information, how-to articles, and other useful content.


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