We know you're out there, dear future Engadget writer, but we need you here with us -- where we can touch you, teach you and pay you to write about all those gadgets you love so much. Professional writing experience is necessary, and preference will be given to those with experience in the technology space. If you're familiar with what we do, you'll know that we also require an ability to write about gadgets with wit, concision, accuracy and authority. And being obsessed with Engadget is good, too. Here's what we're after:
- Late-night freelance news writers: This position will require availability between 5PM ET and 3AM ET. Applicants can be located anywhere in the world (time zone converter here), but these hours will not change. To clarify, this is an Engadget US position, but location matters not. Primary tasks will include writing multiple news stories per day and assisting our staff in managing news.
- NYC-based freelance reviews editor: This position will require daily availability at our headquarters in Manhattan. The ideal candidate will work alongside our NYC-based reviews team, and will be expected to deliver in-depth, insightful and thorough reviews of smartphones, software, laptops, tablets and the occasional arcade dock. Experience writing consumer technology reviews is a must.
Want to apply? Read on!
You simply need to send us an email containing everything requested below. Here's a tip: not following these instructions to the letter will seriously hurt your chances. Another tip: if you have professional writing experience (and you do, right?), please attach a resume.
- Send in three sample posts written in the Engadget style to the email address at the bottom of this article.
- "The Engadget style" doesn't mean a generic-sounding blog voice -- think about how your own writing style and voice can shine through while still fitting Engadget.
- These sample posts can be about whatever you want, but they should seem like they could have been written by one of our writers (but without all the typos and gross inaccuracies). Avoid making up products or stories -- keeping it real helps us see how you might handle an actual news item.
- We won't be using these on the site, we just want to get a sense of how well you can do this stuff.
- Your favorite related gadgets (and why).
- Please include links to your prior work, too.
- A few words about yourself. (Please note, due to legalities we can't hire minors.)
- Your contact and location info.
- How much time per week you can commit to blogging. If it's less than 40 to 50 hours then you probably shouldn't bother, and keep in mind we're looking for folks to be on as much as humanly possible. But be realistic, okay?
- Any foreign languages you speak. Those fluent in Spanish, German, Japanese, Korean and / or Chinese will be looked fondly upon.
- Any experience you have with CSS / HTML / PHP coding, or otherwise monkeying with code in a content management system. (Don't freak out if you have none of this).
- Any other questions you may have about the gig.
What not to do (and what to do)
- Send your email to jobsATengadgetDOTcom.
- If you have any questions, you can put them an email and send it to the same address.
Note that we will only review fully complete applications, and remember to put the name of the position you're applying for in the title of your email (read: "Reviews Editor" or "Late-night news writer").
We also apologize, but the sheer volume of applications makes it difficult to respond to everyone. If we're interested we'll get in touch, and thanks in advance!