CoinDesk today announced plans to double its current headcount from six to 12 full-time employees by the end of 2016.

In order to capitalize on the momentum of its emerging events and research products, the New York-based team is looking to staff up with new technology, marketing, research and editorial hires.

“We have an incredible opportunity to become both the paper of record and the leading forum for the blockchain and digital currency industry,” said Ryan Selkis, Managing Director of CoinDesk.

“We are focused on constantly improving the quality of our news coverage, the technical depth of our research, and the relevance of our events for our global audience. These hires will help us solidify our position as the industry’s leading media company for years to come.”

The company is expected to further grow its headcount to 20 by the end of 2017.

Open positions include:

Director, Technology

Responsible for development projects, overall maintenance and the optimization of our servers, website and APIs. As a multi-disciplinary, full-stack developer, we are looking for someone to help us improve the performance of our back-end, experiment with new products, and manage the revamp of our website and mobile products.

Preferred: 5-7 years of development, preferably at a digital media company with a WordPress CMS.

Director, Digital Marketing 

Responsible for crafting the email, social and search campaigns that attract new audiences to our website, and convert our engaged readers to research and events customers. This person will work with our development team on UX optimizations; grow our funnel of marketing qualified leads (MQLs) across product lines; and improve our social media and syndication performance.

Preferred: 5-7 years digital marketing strategy experience, preferably at a fintech or media company.

Research Analyst 

Responsible for setting the direction and building the team for our research product, this hire will also produce evergreen content for the CoinDesk website. This person will evaluate new applications and technical developments, interview subject matter experts, analyze trends and data, and synthesize findings into professional-targeted reports.

Preferred: 4-5+ years of research, strategy or consulting experience, preferably with a technology and/or financial services focus.

Journalists (2-3) 

Responsible for chronicling the most substantive daily developments in the blockchain and digital currency industry, these hires will help tell the story of the emerging “Internet of Value”.

Preferred: 2-3 years of academic research or journalism experience focused on financial services or technology, preferably with proficiency in digital currencies and blockchain technology.

Applicants can apply to CoinDesk with cover letter and CV via [email protected].

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