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Want to write for Engadget? We're hiring in Tokyo, Japan!

Darren Murph

Oh sure, you love gadgets -- but do you have the chops to write about them? We'd love to know if you think you do, because we're looking to actually pay humans to do this stuff. Professional writing experience isn't necessary (though folks with it will get first consideration), but what we really care about is that you can write skillfully about gadgets with wit, concision, and authority. And being obsessed with Engadget is good, too. So here's what we're after:

  • Tokyo, Japan-based editor: Full-time, based in Tokyo (or nearby), able to work from home and quickly commute to the city for events, meetings, etc. English must be your first language, as that's what you'll be writing for us in. Speaking Japanese isn't a requirement, but it doesn't hurt. To clarify, this is an Engadget US position, but based in Tokyo. This is not a position for our sister site, Engadget Japan.
Want to apply? Read on.

If you're an established writer, you can bypass the "Writing" section below and forward links / attachments of your articles to jobs *at* engadget *dot* com.

If not, here's what you to do to apply (and just a heads up, if you don't follow the rules, you really hurt your chances):


  • 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.
    • Make sure these are germane to the site you want to write for.
    • 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).
  • Give us a few words about how you think Engadget differs from other technology pubs out there.
About You
  • A few words about yourself. (Please note, due to legalities we can't hire minors.)
  • Your contact 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)
  • If you're an established writer, you can attach a resume (either in the body of the email itself or as an attachment is fine) as well as a cover letter with links to your previous work.
  • If you have any questions, email darrenATengadgetDOTcom directly.
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: "Tokyo Editor").

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!

To apply to Engadget, please send us an email at jobsATengadgetDOTcom with the phrase "Tokyo Editor" in the subject line!

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