swedenThe Nordic and Baltic startup scenes have come of age and ArcticStartup has grown with them. Much has been done, but there’s still much to do. I will outline some of the changes, improvements and future plans below, but there’s one message above else that should take priority: We are looking for a new member to fill big boots in our team. We are looking for a full-time co-editor for Sweden. This role is a big deal and it will also command equal compensation.

We will offer a modest monthly salary and equity for a suitable candidate who is a real self-starter and can take the lead in the Swedish market building a strong editorial side-by-side with the team in Finland, as well as develop the monetization and business areas, which we will identify together. We expect you to have:

  • Some previous writing experience (a personal blog or articles in other publications)
  • An interest in reporting on breaking stories
  • Familiarity with the Web and online business
  • Fluency in Swedish and English
  • An interest in entrepreneurship
  • An interest not only in journalism, but also in monetizing an online media

Also:

  • Previous work or connections with advertisers are a plus

We don’t care so much about what you have done before, but want to hear what you will do in the future as the co-editor of ArcticStartup. Send your application to editor(at)arcticstartup.com by 20 December 2009.

The co-editor will join a strong team. Antti Vilpponen has taken on an important role as our new CEO making sure the business stays on course. Antti will also have an active role writing stories just as before, and will keep our product development on schedule. What product development, I hear you asking.

We recognize that there are a number of ways we could help out the startups in their journey from an idea to a successful business. We have watched the space for quite a while and have subsequently identified the areas we believe we can really help out. It’s still early days regarding the product and we’ll be sure to let you try it, see it and comment on it when there’s something ready. I’m happy to announce that Karri Saarinen will lead our product development with the help of the rest of the team.

Further, Hendrik Morkel has joined us as our new cleantech writer to take the growing cleantech editorial forward with Päivi Kangasmäki and myself. Nick Mueller has also joined us to cover Sweden. We are really excited to welcome both writers to our editorial team (see everybody’s bios here). Welcome guys!

On the same note, we are sad to inform you that our Sweden correspondent Paula Marttila has left the team. We thank Paula for her invaluable contribution and wish her all the best in her future endeavors.

Exciting times!