As you can probably tell from a bunch of the recent posts, the MSDN team at Microsoft is expanding.  Here’s an opening I’m anxious to fill…  If you know anyone who may be interested, have them give me a shout…

The MSDN & TechNet Group is looking for a Content Strategy Lead (CS) for TechNet Online. The CS Lead acts as the public face of TechNet to both external and internal customers, while leading the content planning and development for the TechNet sites. As content strategist, planner, and writer, the CS must partner deeply with the product teams to understand the needs of IT Pros and the overall IT Pro strategy as well as the overall technology strategy. Additionally, the CS Lead will have managerial responsibility for a team of other content strategists.

Major responsibilities include:

  • Coordinating with the product and marketing teams to produce a content plan on an ongoing basis
  • Working with the acquisitions team to commission, review, and acquire content
  • Managing ongoing review of content and the appropriate archiving of old content
  • Working with site management on publication schedules, headlines, hot topics, featured books, and other content features
  • Participating in the community by being actively engaged in the newsgroups and listsrvs; attending appropriate conferences and tradeshows as the TechNet representative; and responding, or coordinating responses, to technical questions directly from customers (ex: via feedback from the Web site)
  • Act as a major stakeholder with regard to future site features, improvements, and evolution.

Required skills include a deep technical knowledge of IT; the Microsoft Server family; a clear understanding of Microsoft's direction and strategy; ability to work in a rapidly changing environment; solid coding and writing skills; ability to assess content for quality and customer value; proven ability to work across organizations to align goals and execute against them; and an intense passion for and knowledge of the Microsoft IT Pro community. Experience: At least 5 years experience in development or technical program management and experience writing, teaching, or in other ways communicating complex technical information. Experience managing people is a plus.