The Tech Report is looking for a staff writer and news writers


— 10:20 AM on January 21, 2016

The Tech Report is hiring. We're looking for smart, entertaining writers who are passionate about technology and want to share that passion with our audience. If you've always dreamed of seeing your name under one of our headlines, take a look at our open positions and shoot us an application.

Staff writer
We're looking for a full-time staff writer who will compose feature-length articles and reviews for us, like our famous System Guides. This writer will also contribute to our daily news coverage, and they'll help our other writers make their pieces better. They may be asked to star in TR multimedia like our podcast, too.

The ideal candidate will be a computing enthusiast with experience building and maintaining PCs. You should be passionate about and familiar with the personal computing technology we use today in all its forms. A background in IT, computer science, electrical engineering, or technical writing, either through education or work experience, is a plus.

A strong command of the English language and exemplary writing skills are required for this role. You'll work with our staff to distill hardware specs and test results into well-crafted and entertaining prose. You'll also be called upon to proof and edit other writers' feature articles and news posts from time to time, sometimes without supervision.

Familiarity with Microsoft Excel is strongly preferred. Basic image editing experience (with Photoshop or other applications) is preferred but not required. Experience with basic photography concepts and possession of a non-smartphone camera is also preferred but not required.

This is a full-time, salaried position. The Tech Report is largely a remote organization, so you should be comfortable with such an arrangement. We mostly communicate using tools like Slack and Skype. You must be able to motivate yourself and manage your time effectively without direct supervision. Access to a PC and a reliable Internet connection is essential for this role. You must also be qualified to work in the USA.

To apply, please send a resume, a brief cover letter introducing yourself, and a news writing sample in TR style based on this press release to jobs@techreport.com. (Your sample work will not be published on the site.) We will accept applications until the position is filled.

News writers
We're also looking for a freelance news writer or two to assist with our daily news coverage.

Ideal candidates will be comfortable scouring a wide range of sources for newsworthy information and quickly turning that raw material into entertaining, polished news articles. Those writers will also be comfortable using the right images and videos to help tell those stories.

We cover a wide range of interesting stuff happening in tech. Accordingly, you should be passionate about all of the personal computing devices we use today, as well as the stuff inside them and the companies that make them. Experience building, maintaining, and modding PCs is a huge plus, and general IT experience also helps. A solid command of the English language is essential.

This is a remote, part-time, freelance position. You'll communicate with us using Slack and Skype. Expect to spend a couple hours per day writing for us. Ideal candidates will have a flexible schedule for large, infrequent events like Apple keynotes that tend to produce a lot of news. Candidates should also be qualified to work in the USA.

To apply, please send a resume, a brief cover letter introducing yourself, and your take on a TR-style news post (with images) using this press release to jobs@techreport.com. (Your sample work will not be published on the site.)

Due to the volume of applications we receive, we cannot reply to every potential candidate. We will contact you with more information if we think you're a good fit for the TR team. Thanks in advance for applying.

   
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