Help wanted – Become a writer on the Gadgeteer team!

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Would you like to become a writer on the Gadgeteer team and write about fun gadgets and gear? I currently have 3-4 positions that I need to fill. Click through to see how to apply to my team of gadget and gear freaks!

Update 02/01/17

I’ve received over 25 applicants and am not accepting any more at this time.

Compensation:

This is a non-paying position. Your “pay” will be the product samples that you’ll be able to keep once you’ve written a review.

I’m not looking for professional freelance writers or guest posters to write fluff pieces just for SEO purposes. I’m looking for everyday gadget nerds like me, who just love this stuff and aren’t in it for the $’s.

Work expectations:

You will be encouraged to submit at least two original news posts per month along with reviews. News posts are short and consist of only one image and a short paragraph with a minimum of 200 words. Check out our past news posts to see examples of the type of writing and topics we cover.

New team members will start out posting news for a couple weeks. Then if you are picked to become a permanent part of the Gadgeteer team, you’ll have the opportunity to also do product reviews in addition to your monthly news posts.

Requirements:

1. You must have a firm grasp of the English language, the basic fundamentals of good grammar, and know the difference between “its” and “it’s” and “your” and “you’re”. I don’t have time to completely re-write your posts, so your writing skills will weigh heavily on my decision to choose new people for the team.

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2. You must have above average photography skills and have the ability to take sharp, well-lighted close ups of the products being reviewed. Dim, blurry images won’t cut it.

3. You must be able to stick to deadlines. Reviews will be submitted within 30 days after you receive the product sample. If you can’t stick to that deadline, then please don’t apply.

4. Age and gender do not matter, but you do need to be located here in the US because PR agencies generally will not ship review samples outside the country due to shipping hassles and expense.

How to apply:

Send me an email julie@the-gadgeteer.com telling me about yourself, your age, location, what you currently do for a living, what types of products that interest you most and why you think you would be a good fit for my team. I’ll use this info to decide who I will ask to audition by writing a sample review which will show me your writing and photography skills. I will then choose the best candidates to go through a trial period posting news. After that trial period ends, I’ll decide who will become permanent team members.

I’m excited to hear from you! If you have any questions before sending me your bio email, post them in the comments.

If you have any questions before sending me your bio email, post them in the comments.

Update 02/01/17

I’ve received over 25 applicants and am not accepting any more at this time.

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  • James January 28, 2017, 1:33 am

    “firm grasp of the English language”
    Oh gee, that English stuff must be pretty slippery. That said, WELL DONE Julie, I didn’t know what it took to keep churning out these great reviews. Your truly a gem (the ‘ and the e are here. Teeheehee.)

  • James January 28, 2017, 1:36 am

    How can we the readers help/contribute?

    • Julie Strietelmeier January 28, 2017, 8:40 am

      If you’d like to become a member of the team, you just follow the instructions above 🙂 If you mean helping without becoming a member, that’s a good question. I’ll have to put some thought to that.

  • Justin January 28, 2017, 11:13 am

    On my red “Join my team!” bar on the top of the website, the “Learn more” link is going to an amazon product page.

  • Daniel Storbeck January 31, 2017, 2:22 am

    hmmm… only for US… I’m living in germany…

    • Julie Strietelmeier January 31, 2017, 6:28 am

      I’m sorry. It’s too expensive and a hassle for PR firms to ship review samples outside the US.

  • Julie Strietelmeier January 31, 2017, 7:44 pm

    Thanks to everyone who has applied. I’ve received enough applicants and won’t be accepting any more.

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