We're hiring! News writers and features editor wanted

By on March 28, 2013, 8:00 PM

Has the thought of collaborating on TechSpot ever crossed your mind? If so, here's an opportunity to join our editorial team. If you have a passion for technology and the necessary writing skills, give us a shout. We are looking for at least two editors to work on news coverage and feature articles. These are paid positions.


Don't worry, you'll be happier than this guy (for the most part).

Check below for a more detailed description of what we’re looking for. Even if the job is not up your alley you can still help us by sharing this on social networks or directly with any friends and colleagues that may be a good fit.

News writer

  • We want someone that’s driven and self-motivated when it comes to the Internet, computers and technology in general. Being a regular reader of TechSpot is not a requirement but certainly a plus.
  • We need you to be active, posting at least 2 stories per day. Payments are made per post and extra incentives will be given based on metrics like traffic and community engagement.
  • You must be proficient in English and grammar. An approval process will be enforced until you are settled in and get a better grasp of the quality that’s required and the topics to be covered.
  • Geographic location is not a constraint since most of the time you’ll be working from home (or the office when the boss is not looking). That said, we might favor qualified writers based in Europe so we can do a better job covering different time zones, and those living in or near San Francisco and New York.
  • Topics we usually cover on TechSpot include: computer hardware and software, Internet applications and services,  IT industry in general, mobile devices, and PC and console gaming. You need to be able to learn the background of a story, thrive on the details, and offer fresh insights.

Features editor

  • All of the above applies with the exception that you’ll be working on original content such as reviews, how to guides, buying guides and other feature articles.
  • Creativity and a knack for picking timely and interesting topics is very important.
  • Ideally we’d like one article per week but we can do one every other week if a topic requires more work.
  • Compensation will be commensurate with article length, quality and experience.
  • This position requires previous experience.

What should you do?

If you are interested and would like to learn more please email us. Tell us the position you are applying for and whatever you think we need to know about you. We’ll follow up with the candidates best fit for the job. Thank you!

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ikesmasher said:

Somewhat relevant question, do article writers get their prompts from stories that they found in the internet that someone else had just published, or is there some national/international pool of THIS JUST IN.

JC713 JC713 said:

TechSpot (y)

TomSEA TomSEA, TechSpot Chancellor, said:

I'd volunteer to be your "no pirating" columnist, but I don't want to be hunted down at night.

Good luck in your search! You guys have done a great job evolving TechSpot into one of the premier tech sites.

1 person liked this | treetops treetops said:

Sounds like a dream job. Too bad my technical know how is not up to par. I vote for captain crunch, I mean cranky . I could do game reviews but I probably dump on 90% of them. Pirate philosophy? Politics, yes, current events yes. A good asteroid article would go with current events. What technology we have to reroute one etc. To bad I'm lacking in pure IT skills, maybe after I get my bachelors.

Good luck to all candidates!

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Julio Franco Julio Franco, TechSpot Editor, said:

@ikesmasher, not sure I understand your question. You mean, how do we come up with topics for updating the frontpage news? If so, we have our ways

Arris Arris said:

Press releases from companies, twitter feeds of key personnel within said companies, other news sites. There are many, many sources of news and not just re-posting.

Guest said:

"This position requires previous experience."

Imagine every company having such a stinky attitude....

4 people like this |
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Steve Steve said:

"This position requires previous experience."

Imagine every company having such a stinky attitude....

It helps us avoid hiring guests.

TS-56336 TS-56336 said:

It helps us avoid hiring guests.

...And narcissist.

1 person liked this | Guest said:

I'd volunteer to be your "no pirating" columnist

Oh my Lord, that is so funny there isn't an acronym to cover it.

Your articles would be hilariously bad: Thief! Thief! Stealing! Stealing! Thief! Thief! Stealing! Stealing! Omg stealing!

Then when someone refutes your single point on piracy you could reply with your favourite rebuttal: Thief! Thief! Stealing! Stealing! Thief! Thief! Stealing! Stealing! Omg stealing!

Ad infinitum.

1 person liked this | amstech amstech, TechSpot Enthusiast, said:

Im in! First things first, I am going to need a pair of GTX Titan's to umm...do some testing!

JC713 JC713 said:

Im in! First things first, I am going to need a pair of GTX Titan's to umm...do some testing!

Pop in a 3960x too haha.

ikesmasher said:

@ikesmasher, not sure I understand your question. You mean, how do we come up with topics for updating the frontpage news? If so, we have our ways

Yea thats what I was asking.

Now I must rest easy knowing there is like a secret society of journalists. :P

cmbjive said:

Wow. I'd like to do this gig. My question is can you just specialize in one area, I.e., console gaming?

Zeromus said:

Hm did I post here and get my comment deleted or did I write something and decided at the last minute that I didn't want to post? Either way, what qualities are you guys looking for?

St1ckM4n St1ckM4n said:

Good luck to us all!

TomicasWorld TomicasWorld said:

Are the positions filled?

kodrutz kodrutz said:

Just applied, I hope there's some room left for me.

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