Writing Gig Op: Lifehacker is Hiring a Personal Finance Writer

Lifehacker must be gearing up for something. Last week we told you about their need to hire a staff writer. This week, they’re looking for a personal finance writer. Do you qualify?


by Melissa Kirsch

Do you have a black belt in salary negotiation? Are you in possession of more airline miles than everyone you know combined? Would your opinions on student loan payoff plans be considered “fascinating dinner party conversation”? Could you retire next year but would prefer instead to work in a very cool job explaining the finer points of personal finance to an audience of millions?

Then we want to hear from you.

Lifehacker has an immediate opening for a staff writer specializing in personal finance. This is full-time position with competitive salary and good benefits, working out of Gizmodo Media’s New York City mothership or remotely. You’ll pitch and write stories, star in videos, go on adventures, and bring our audience of tens of millions best-in-class service journalism.

We’re looking for someone with a minimum of two years writing about personal finance for a consumer-focused outlet.

Sound good? Apply!


We can’t promise that this is the gig of a lifetime, but Lifehacker is on this TVWriter™ minion’s Feedly must-read list and has been helpful as hell. If you do go the gold here, please let us know how it went, win or lose. Who knows? We may publish your experience as an article right here.

Writing Gig Op: Lifehacker is Hiring a Personal Finance Writer

Lifehacker must be gearing up for something. Last week we told you about their need to hire a staff writer. This week, they’re looking for a personal finance writer. Do you qualify?


by Melissa Kirsch

Do you have a black belt in salary negotiation? Are you in possession of more airline miles than everyone you know combined? Would your opinions on student loan payoff plans be considered “fascinating dinner party conversation”? Could you retire next year but would prefer instead to work in a very cool job explaining the finer points of personal finance to an audience of millions?

Then we want to hear from you.

Lifehacker has an immediate opening for a staff writer specializing in personal finance. This is full-time position with competitive salary and good benefits, working out of Gizmodo Media’s New York City mothership or remotely. You’ll pitch and write stories, star in videos, go on adventures, and bring our audience of tens of millions best-in-class service journalism.

We’re looking for someone with a minimum of two years writing about personal finance for a consumer-focused outlet.

Sound good? Apply!


We can’t promise that this is the gig of a lifetime, but Lifehacker is on this TVWriter™ minion’s Feedly must-read list and has been helpful as hell. If you do go the gold here, please let us know how it went, win or lose. Who knows? We may publish your experience as an article right here.

Writing Gig: Ars Technica is hiring a full time reporter

Arstechnica.Com, one of the most respected tech sites on the interwebs, is looking for, as they put it, “an experienced reporter—a true journalistic hustler who will work the (literal and metaphorical) phones to bring our readers fresh, hot news about the interaction between technology and society.”

They want someone with at least three years of reporting experience who can write with the same tone and attitude demonstrated in the paragraph above. The job is full-time, and they’re a good place. We don’t recommend employers, but if we did…well, this seems like a good thing to us if you need a day job to keep  you going until your TV writing dreams come true.

Find out all about it here

If you answer the call, please let us know how it went so we can be proud of ourselves for doing the right thing, or hang our heads in shame for getting involved if the experience is a negative one.

How-to Geek is looking for writers

Hey, all you underemployed writers out there who are looking for a big break! (Yeah, that’s like all of us, isn’t it?) Not that we’re recomending this – oh, no, our  lawyers have made it very clear that we don’t dare do that – but it certainly looks like a good gig,

Just make sure that you find out what they pay before saying yes:

by Walter Glenn

Are you an experienced writer who has life skills you want to share with the world? We’re looking for general interest freelance writers for another publication, and we’d like to hear from you.

What We’re Looking For

We need smart, curious, detail-oriented writers who are comfortable researching and writing advice about various aspects of life in general. This is an ongoing freelance position, and we’re looking for writers who can start immediately.

In particular, we’re looking for experienced writers in the following areas:

  • Finance
  • Cleaning & Organization
  • DIY and Home Repair
  • Travel
  • Parenting & School
  • Personal Care
  • Shopping
  • Fitness & Health
  • Relationships
  • Time Management

And don’t worry if you don’t have experience in all those topics. Even if you can write about one or two of them, we want to hear from you.

All of our writers should have the following qualities:

  • You must be able to write tips, how-to articles, and more detailed explainers that are clear, well-researched, and easy to understand.
  • You must be creative and able to generate article ideas, take suggestions, and make topics interesting and exciting.
  • You must be at least 18 years old and have your own computer.
  • You must have solid English writing skills.
  • You should have some basic screenshot and image editing chops. HTML skills are a plus.
  • You must be able to write several articles per week on an ongoing basis.

Read it all, including the ever-popular “how to apply” at HOW-TOGEEK.COM

 

Writing Gig: Amtrak is looking for writers

To be precise, Amtrak is offering what it calls “social media residencies,” which do indeed involve writing – on, as you’ve probably already figured out, social media. Here’s what they have to say about it:

The #AmtrakTakeMeThere Social Media Residency aims to showcase how people from different walks of life travel by rail. By way of social media, our chosen residents will share their individual experiences aboard our long distance trains while engaging users through their respective online communities.

The idea here is that AmTrak puts you on a cross country AmTrak train for free – and even pays a $1000 stipend to cover travel expenses! – and you record your trip in whatever creative way you usually – and, because you care about your audience -best do that kind of recording and publish it via your FB, Twitter, Instagram, etc. accounts.

They’re very clear that:

We’re not looking for glitzy influencers with millions of followers who quit their day job to travel the world

So that means that real people like those of you who hang out over here at TVWriter™ from time to  time have a real chance of making this happen.

But why take our word for it when you can get the deets and fill out the application form HERE?

Oh, and for the record, although we aren’t guaranteeing that this will be the greatest gig ever, we do want to say that it seems like one of the absolutely coolest “I’ll do anything to be a writer!” ops ever.

If you apply, please, please, please, let us know how it goes. We love bragging about our visitors, you know?

Break a leg!