Writing Gig: How-To Geek Is Looking for a Remote Full-Time Technology Writer

It ain’t TV, but it’s a genuine writing gig that you can tell your friends and family about if you get it.

EDITOR’S NOTE: We aren’t recommending or guaranteeing this job, just letting you know it’s available. (Our lawyers made us say that.)


by Walter Glenn

How-To Geek, one of the largest and most influential tech sites on the web, is looking for a full-time technology writer that shares our passion for explaining tech.

Our readers love How-To Geek because of its unique voice. We’re not a website just for geeks—we are the geeks. We’re the people you turn to when your computer isn’t working right, you need to do something technical, or you want to understand the latest technology. We explain it all in simple, approachable terms. When providing instructions, we use lots of screenshots that make technical processes easy to follow.

What We’re Looking For

We’re looking for someone who is technically adept across multiple platforms (Windows, macOS, iOS, Android, networking, and other consumer technology) and who can dive into writing smart, engaging articles. This position is fully remote!

Here are some examples of the types of articles you’d be writing:

Skill Requirements

  • 3+ years of demonstrable writing experience on consumer technology at a major print or digital publication (you must be able to furnish published writing samples)
  • High comfort level writing straightforward, practical, and instructional-style advice on technology to a lay audience
  • Practical experience working with major operating systems (Windows, macOS, Android, iOS) and applications, as well as a solid grasp of general technology
  • Ability to dive into new technology subjects and learn them quickly
  • Ability to keep up with writing new articles and revising edits on submitted material daily
  • Keeps up with the news surrounding those platforms and the world of technology in general
  • Strong research skills
  • Willingness to work closely with editors, but also able to write with minimal oversight
  • Solid skills in taking and manipulating screenshots
  • Experience working in WordPress preferable
  • Deadline focused, with a get-things-done attitude
  • Strong attention to detail with emphasis on accuracy and quality
  • Ability to prioritize work to balance multiple projects and deadlines
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively as part of a team
  • Self-motivated with a positive attitude
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Basic working knowledge of SEO principles is a plus

Primary Responsibilities

  • Write multiple short (400-1000 word) straightforward instructional posts per day on various platforms and technologies
  • Write occasional longer, feature-length articles
  • Generate new article ideas based on your own experience and also accept assignments from editors
  • Update existing articles from our archive when needed

Benefits

  • This job is a temp-to-perm position. During this evaluation period, which can last up to, but no longer than, 3 months, we are offering $25/hour at 40 hours/week….

Read all about it at howtogeek.com

Writers and Editor Wanted at Lifehacker

Here at TVWriter™ we try to keep our eyes out for paying writing gigs and pass them on to y’all whenever possible. Today we’re presenting in full the latest announcement from one of our favorite (and most reputable) websites.


by Melissa Kirsch
via Lifehacker.Com

Are you full of strong opinions on the right way to do things that you’re dying to share with the world? Do you geek out over everything from how best to pack a suitcase to the finer points of cell phone etiquette? Do you give incredible advice, if you do say so yourself? Are you also a smart, curious, witty, detail-oriented writer or editor who wants to help people improve their lives?

Then we want to hear from you.

Lifehacker is hiring for the following positions:

These are full-time positions with competitive salary and good benefits, working out of our New York City mothership or remotely. This is your chance to help bring our audience of tens of millions best-in-class service journalism.

Interested? Apply!


As usual, we aren’t guaranteeing the wonderfulness of the job or the hiring experience, just passing on what seems like a solid opportunity to earn money by writing or editing even though it isn’t television writing per se.

If you reach out to Lifehacker about this op, good luck and please let us know how it goes!

Sort of a Writing Gig: Watch 13 Scary Movies & Get $1300

If you’re a Stephen King fan and want to make some extra money watching some films based on Stephen King books while your bodily reactions are monitored and recorded, DISH Network may have the gig for you.

Here’s the scoop from DISH:

Get your popcorn ready and your coziest blanket near—USDish.com is looking for one (un)lucky fan to watch 13 movies based on Stephen King’s most chilling novels. With It: Chapter 2 and Doctor Sleep hitting theaters soon, we want to pay you $1,300 to witness 13 horror classics in preparation for Pennywise and Danny Torrance.

Halloween is just around the corner, so it’s fitting you get cozy with Carrie or play fetch with Cujo. Maybe take Christine for a spin and see where it takes you. In the process, tell us how everything’s going. How’s your heart rate during the scary scenes? Which movie’s your favorite or least favorite? Are you watching these flicks alone, or bringing a friend along so you can have night terrors together? You tell us, we pay you $1,300. Simple! Scary, but simple!

Two catches:

  • God knows how many people will apply for this gig, and there’s only room for one scary movie watcher to, you know, rule us all.
  • You’ll have to do some free (as in unpaid) writing as part of your application, and you’ll need to demonstrate that you yourself will be a publicity-worthy commodity, as in:

In 200 words or less, tell us why you should be tortured this way. For bonus points, include a link to a video showing us your Halloween spirit! Let us know how you like to celebrate the Halloween season and any other relevant information that would make you the perfect candidate. It’ll be the scariest—but easiest—way to make $1,300, so apply today!

Still up for it? Then hie thyself over to https://www.usdish.com/get-paid-to-watch-stephen-king-movies

Once again, we aren’t recommending this position, just alerting y’all to its existence. And, also once again, if you do get involved in this process, please let us know how it goes!

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Writing Gigs: ‘Review Geek’ is Looking for a Writer

FWIW, we here at TVWriter™ think this is a very well written want ad. (That means you should be an even better writer if you answer it.)

Here you go:

Can’t stop digging through the latest tech and gadget news? Have a way with words? You might be the part-time news writer we’re looking for.

We are looking for an experienced writer who will crawl news feeds, Reddit, and other cool sites looking for interesting and current things to talk about. Topics will be mostly tech and include smartphones, laptops, tablets, general gadgets, and beyond. You can also expect to cover some non-tech news too, so the ideal writer will be comfortable covering a wide range of topics.

This position requires collaborating with a team in a fast-paced environment. You’ll be finding the news as it happens, coordinating stories with our editors in Slack, and then writing up the new posts quickly.

This is a part-time, remote job. We need somebody who can work about 5 hours per weekday (five days per week) from around 9:00 am through 2:00 pm Eastern Time (US).

Yes, indeed, this is a paying job, and even though it isn’t in TV, it could be quite helpful in pursuing your dream. The deets – Skill Requirements,  Primary Responsibilities, General Situation, and, of course, How To Apply are HERE

As usual, TVWriter™ wants to remind you that while we are passing along this info, we aren’t recommending this gig per se. If you do follow  up on this post, please let us know how your experience was so we refine our recommendation process for the future.

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Check out reviewgeek.com

 

Writing Gig: Review Geek Looking for Freelance Writers

ReviewGeek.Com is looking for a few experienced writers to join their team on a freelance basis. We’re talking about a technology website focusing on saving everybody time and money when it comes to picking the best and most suitable “toys” to shell out hard-earned money on.

The site puts it this way:

Whether you’re standing in a store aisle debating between products on the shelf or shopping in bed with your phone, we’re here with the best recommendations, tips, and guides. We pore over every new product so you can quickly find the best fit for your needs and lifestyle instead of wasting your free time sifting through endless reviews, comparisons, and comments.

Review Geek’ pay scale starts at $100/article, and their ideal candidates “can contribute four or five articles ” a week ranging from 800 to 1600 words each.

Clearly, this is an entry-level gig, but, hey, if you get it, you’ll definitely be able to smile at yourself in the mirror and go, “I’m really a writer!” or “Yeah, baby!” or whatever it takes to get you through the day.

Interested? Just about everything you need to know, including the specific requirements and how to apply, is HERE

As usual, we’re reporting, not recommending. If you follow up, please let us know how the experience went, and if you get the job, don’t forget to tell us so we can enjoy your good fortune with you.

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