Do you love technology? Do you have well-researched opinions about which gadgets are the best gadgets? Are you objective and capable of turning those thoughts into killer articles? Can you write the best words in the best ways? If so, we have a job for you.
What We’re Looking For
Review Geek is looking for experienced and objective tech writers. Folks who don’t just use technology, but are immersed in it. People who were born in it, molded by it. If you live and breathe technology every day and are constantly researching for the best keyboard you can buy, the perfect webcam for your friends, family, or that teacher you know, why mechanical keyboards are better than the alternative (or why they aren’t!) then you might be a good fit for us. Or we might be the outlet you’ve been looking for to get some of these thoughts out of your head and into the world.
We’re looking for writers who can consistently come up with solid ideas. You know, the inquisitive type. The tinkerer. The thinker. The researcher. You need to be able to come up with ideas, then turn those ideas into killer articles that people will want to read. We’ll also provide you with topics we need covered, and it’s up to you to become an expert (if you aren’t already) and provide the best advice our readers need.
Here are a few examples of the type of work we want more of:
- The 9 Best Wireless Mechanical Keyboards
- What to Do If You Lose the Remote for Your Chromecast with Google TV
- You Probably Don’t Need a Screen Protector
- Everything You Need to Convert Your Cassette Tapes to Digital
And that’s just a very small sample size. We’re not looking for tech news writers—we have plenty of those. We’re looking for some to dive into what tech is, what it could be, what it should be, and what makes this version of a gadget better than that one.
About This Job
This is a freelance position, but we’re looking for regular contributions. It’s up to you when you write and how you work, but at least some overlap with the editorial team is pretty crucial. We love talking about ideas as they come through to make sure we nail the angle. This leads to less time editing later and ensures that everyone is happy with the final product. Teamwork, yeah.
Pay is DOE, but will never be less than $100 per article.
The job is remote, but we prefer writers in the United States or U.S. time zones. The team (and editorial staff) are scattered across U.S. time zones, so finding a bit of overlap shouldn’t be an issue. Note: If you are not in the U.S., you likely will not be eligible for Review Articles and limited to list, roundup, and explainer work.
This is the fun part, right? Here’s what we need from you:
- Experience. You need to know what you’re doing, so at least three years of experience writing about technology is a must. Also, WordPress experience is preferred. The first rule of Review Geek is: we write in the CMS.
- Attention to detail. It seems like this is always a requirement for most jobs, and this one is no different. You have to be able to pay attention to the little stuff. Details matter.
- Ability to work in a fast-paced environment. This position is remote, but that doesn’t mean we don’t get things done quickly. Sometimes it’s like the wild west in our Slack. Take that however you want.
- Self-motivated. You are a grown person and your editors are not babysitters. If you can’t get stuff done in a reasonable manner on your own, then it just won’t work out. Sorry.
- Equipment. It should probably go without saying, but you’ll need your own computer. And internet connection. And phone. And anything else that may be required for what you want to write about. It’s a tech writer job, you need tech.
- Age: You’ll need to be at least 18. Sorry, thems the rules.
What’s In It for You
So you know what we want, but what about you? You have needs, too. Here’s what we offer:
- Competitive Pay. As stated above, pay depends on article type and length but we start at $100 per article.
- Regular, on-time payments. We’ve worked with a lot of freelance writers over the years, and one of the most common complaints is that places don’t pay freelancers on time. We get that you have bills to pay and stuff to buy, so we’re not about that life. We pay NET 15, so you’ll always get paid for your work in a timely manner.
- An awesome place to work. Here’s the truth: working for RG is awesome. Seriously, our Slack is probably cooler than any other Slack you are currently in or have been in. Just saying. And we’ll support you with great feedback so you can be the best writer around.
How to Apply
Send an email to email@example.com with the subject Review Geek Writer and include the following in your email:
- Explain why your skills are worth showcasing to millions of readers each month.
- Your name and location.
- Any previous experience you have with writing and/or blogging, particularly on the beat in question (if applicable).
- Whether or not you are currently employed and, if so, what you do.
- A brief overview of the topics you are familiar with in the world of technology.
- Most Important: We want a writing sample. If you have previous writing to showcase, particularly writing with an emphasis on technology, product reviews, or tech-related explainers, include a link to the samples in your email. If you have a personal blog, a forum account, or an active commenter account from anywhere, feel free to include that as well.
We don’t have normal office hours (or even an office) so you can be located anywhere–this is strictly a telecommuting job (although only US residents are preferred for logistics reasons).
So what are you waiting for? Email us already!