Writing Gig: How-To Geek is Looking for Writers

Actually, the headline above is a tad generic. What How-To-Geek, one of the top tech sites on the interwebs, specifically seeks is “writers focusing on movile (Android, iOS, wearables, etc.). You know, stuff like this:

by Cameron Summerson

As mobile technology grows and expands, so does our coverage. We’re looking for experienced, professional, and knowledgeable freelance writers to help take our mobile content to the next level.

What We’re Looking For

We’re looking for experienced writers to help cover news and editorial explainers related to mobile technology. The ideal candidate will be well versed in Android, Chrome OS, iOS, and wearable technology, though we don’t expect you to be an expert in all of those categories—having a “specialty” is fine, but you must be willing to learn and write about all mobile tech.

This is a freelance position where you’ll be responsible for writing news topics that are assigned to you in a quick and timely manner, while focusing on finding that unique How-to Geek angle—we explain complex topics in a way that are clear and easy to understand, and expect nothing less from our news coverage.

In other words, we’re not looking for someone to rehash the same news that everyone else is sharing—we’re looking for that unique angle that helps people make sense of what’s happening with each particular piece of news.

To summarize, ideal writers will possess the following qualities:

  • You must be a geek at heart, always looking to learn more about technology and make your gadgets work better.
  • You must be able to explain complex topics in a way that is clear and easy to understand, even to non-experts.
  • You must be creative, and have the ability 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. It’s a shame we even have to mention that one.
  • You should have some basic screenshot and image editing chops. HTML skills are a plus.
  • Morning availability will be preferred for news writers (we’re operating on US time here)—most news hits before noon, so being able to stay ahead of the curve is important.

To give you an idea of what’s expected, here are a couple examples of the type of work we’re looking for:

Read it all at HowtoGeek.Com

As usual, TVWriter™ isn’t recommending the job, its duties and environment, et al per se. We’re just telling you it exists. But if you decide to apply, we’d love it if you would please let us know what the experience is like.

Hey, did we really just write a sentence ending in two different Latin phrases? Good on us!