Help wanted – Join The Gadgeteer team!


helpwanted

Would you like to become part of Gadgeteer team? Due to a few people leaving in the past year, I currently have 3-5 positions open. Keep reading to see if you have what it takes to join my crazy group of gadget nerds.

Compensation:

This is a strictly a non-paying position. Your pay will only be the products that you’ll be able to keep once you’ve written a review.

Work expectations:

You will be encouraged to submit at least two original news posts per month along with reviews. These posts should be short and consist of only one image and a short paragraph with an average of 200 – 350 words talking about new, useful, interesting, wacky and unique products, apps, services, etc that our readers might find interesting.

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

Requirements:

1. You must have a firm grasp of the English language and the basic fundamentals of good grammar. You need to know the difference between “its” and “it’s”, how to write a sentence and spell check it. I don’t have time to re-write your posts, so this is a must and will be the number one thing to keep you from being chosen to be part of 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. Using a smartphone most likely will not work either.

3. You must be able to stick to deadlines. Reviews need to be submitted 4-6 weeks after you receive the product sample. If you don’t think you can do that, then please don’t apply.

4. I’m not looking for a professional freelance writer or a guest poster to write fluff pieces just for SEO purposes. I’m looking for every day geeks like me, who just love this stuff and aren’t in it for the $’s.

5. Age, gender, location does not matter, but be aware that if you are located outside the US, you’ll probably be disappointed because most US companies / PR agencies will not ship review samples outside the US.

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.

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

Update 02/05/16

I’ve received enough interest and do not need any more applicants.

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2 comments… add one
  • Leanne February 5, 2016, 3:45 pm

    I’m in Australia, I love gadgets, I love anything to do with technology. I was so excited about sending you a bio until I got to point number 5 about the US companies. Bugger!

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