Full Job Description
Job Title: Freelance Smart Home Guides Writer
Job Type: Freelance
Location: Remote (able to work Pacific Time)
Who We're Looking For:
Digital Trends is seeking several freelance writers with a passion for consumer tech and gadgetry. This can be either a part- or full-time gig, however, we'd like it to become a consistent, long-term working relationship if we're satisfied with your work.
Right now, we're looking for a competent writer who's willing to contribute to our Smart Home section. Each week, you'll write or update an upwards of 8-10 guides - less, if you're working in a part-time capacity - covering everything from the latest rumors regarding Echo devices to the newest methods for installing a smart light switch in your home. If chosen, you will write a range of article types, including tutorials, buying guides, rumor roundups, and more social-friendly pieces geared toward platforms such as Facebook and Twitter. The ability to research, source, and find the best advice or products for every situation is a must, as is the ability to vet existing copy when revising an existing piece.
The ideal candidate already has experience writing and fact checking online, consistent time each day to write at least one or two guides (several hours), and the desire to dive right into creating publishable content with minimal training. The ability to turn around airtight copy quickly and reliably while using excellent editorial judgment is crucial, as is a background covering the burgeoning smart home industry. The right candidate is familiar with key players in the space (Amazon, Philips, etc.), as well as third-party offerings and various virtual assistants.
As part of your job, you will also find and secure relevant images, video, and other media to draw readers into your posts and retain them. Your sources will include media from manufacturers, official press releases, stock photography, and more.
Here's how to apply:
Submit a cover letter with the following info:
Your background, your areas of interest/experience in tech, and your availability.
Resume with relevant tech writing or journalism experience.
Writing samples: Send three published clips of your writing.
Other relevant links: Add a link to your LinkedIn profile or online portfolio.
In lieu of published clips, you may also choose to write one of the following assignments:
Write a roundup of the best smart smoke alarms or a tutorial outling how to change the voice on a Google Home. Use the articles below, if in need of a template.
***Do not apply unless you have experience writing guides or similar content, and can write several hours each weekday. You must know how to fact check, create basic header images for a story, and be self-driven to start new projects.
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