Help wanted – I want you to join the Gadgeteer team!

Update 02/06/18 Submissions are now closed.

Would you like to become a writer on the Gadgeteer team and write about interesting gadgets and cool gear? I currently have 2-3 positions that I need to fill. These are volunteer positions, where your “pay” is the opportunity to try out the latest gizmos. Interested? Details on how to apply are listed below.

Work expectations:

Newbie team members will start out writing news posts for a week or two. News posts are short articles 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.

If you are picked to become a permanent part of the Gadgeteer team, you’ll have the opportunity to do product reviews. Team members who also write news posts on a regular basis will get preferred access review samples.

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 and the rest of the team, who just love this stuff and aren’t in it for the $’s.

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.

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 must 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 the PR agencies that I work with generally will not ship review samples outside the country due to shipping hassles and expense.

How to apply:

Send me an email to 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 for a spot on the team 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.

Update 02/06/18 Submissions are now closed.

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8 thoughts on “Help wanted – I want you to join the Gadgeteer team!”

  1. Dear Julie. I’m from Mexico and Just I want to let you know I love your work. I’m happy to see this page and your reviews. I love gadgets and Technology.
    Cheers!

  2. Lillian Marinich

    HI Julie.
    I live in Sarasota, Florida for approximately 8 months a year. I also, have a home in Cincinnati, Ohio which we go to the rest of the time.
    I love your newsletter and look forward to it weekly.
    I know you do not need it, but I am a female, 69 years old, and love cool gadgets. Thank you for reviewing this.
    Lillian Marinich

  3. Dear Julie,
    Allow me to point out that you forgot to discriminate against the continentally-challenged applicants.
    Oh wait, there it is in number four. I won a kindle paperwhite from goodereader.com in December and haven’t got it since so I totally understand the shipping hassles and the thieving #$%%@@ that work in Uganda post office.
    It is too bad for you though because I have a farm grasip of de engrish ranguage. In fact, dey say I even spik like dem.
    Keep up the good work Julie. Good luck on the next two-three writers.

      1. Oh Julie,
        I was just kidding. I read through too quickly and when I saw the first comment, I thought I had caught you out.
        Your website is all inclusive and a joy to read.

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