Freelance Technology Writer (Multiple Positions)

Posted: 4/12/2019 | Expires: 5/12/2019

Location: Working from home
Function: Writing & Editing
Specialty: Copyediting, Writer
Level: Experienced (Non-Manager)
Duration: Contract, Freelance
Salary Description: Pay per article

Freelance Technology Writer [Multiple Positions]

 

 

Lifewire, one of the largest tech sites on the web, is looking for a number of experienced freelance technology writers who share our passion for creating content that leaves readers feeling educated, empowered, and understood. We’re looking for writers who think of themselves more as technology educators than journalists.

 

 

Our goal is to demystify consumer technology for folks who may not be enthusiasts, but use technology every day. Here's the kind of person we're looking for to write for the Lifewire audience:

 

 

  • You read about technology for fun

     

    You enjoy experimenting and trying new technology for fun

     

    You regularly toss aside your working setup to try something completely new

     

    You've told your friends and family to contact you before they buy anything

     

 

You see, the audience we reach is not that of a tech enthusiast. Our articles don't cover breaking news or insider jargon. We're not looking for snark either.

 

 

Technology is super important to our readers because of how it makes their lives better, not because they obsess over the technology itself. Our writers take pride in understanding this audience and knowing how to speak to them.

 

 

What Our Articles Look Like

 

Here’s what our published articles look like. These represent a wide array of what Lifewire covers and if you have examples similar to this then it makes sense to apply. If you do not, however, it’s highly unlikely we’ll contact you.

 

 

  • Best Apps for Apple Pencil

     

https://www.lifewire.com/best-apps-for-apple-pencil-4173790

 

 

  • 20 Free Data Recovery Software Tools

     

https://www.lifewire.com/free-data-recovery-software-tools-2622893

 

 

  • What is Twitch?

     

https://www.lifewire.com/what-is-twitch-4143337

 

 

  • How to Fix Hal.dll Errors in Windows 7, 8, 10, & Vista

     

https://www.lifewire.com/fix-hal-dll-errors-in-newer-versions-of-windows-2619245

 

 

  • How to Disable the Touchscreen in Windows 10

     

https://www.lifewire.com/disable-windows-10-touch-screen-4579853

 

 

  • How to Force-Quit a Program in Windows

     

https://www.lifewire.com/how-to-force-quit-a-program-in-windows-2625781

 


 

Must have:

 

 

  • 5+ years demonstrable experience writing about consumer-facing technology

     

    Experience writing for a web-based publication

     

    Ability to write on a breadth of technology topics, across popular platforms and devices

     

    Strong research skills

     

    Very high comfort level and demonstrable experience writing straightforward, practical, and instructional-style advice on technology

     

    Willingness to work closely with an Assignment Editor and Copy Editor

     

    Terrific skills in screenshot-taking and finding great images for your content

     

    Ability to work on multiple simultaneous projects and meet staggered deadlines

     

    Experience with a WordPress-style CMS

     

    A working Google Account and familiarity with Google Sheets

     

 

Nice to have:

 

 

  • Experience working as a remote freelancer

     

    Experience working with an Assignment Editor and Copy Editor

     

    Demonstrable experience documenting processes

     

    Demonstrable experience creating curriculum or other educational content

     

    Experience creating animated GIFs or custom imagery

     

    Active social media following

     

 

As mentioned, we’re primarily looking for technology generalists with experience across the gamut of modern technology.

 

 

In case it isn't clear yet, we're not your normal news-oriented tech site. We're very instruction-driven and our goal is always to help and educate. Just because you know technology and can also write does not necessarily mean you can write great instruction-based content about technology. You need to identify as much as an educator as you do a writer!

 

 

IMPORTANT

 

We are not currently accepting applications via resume/CV. To be considered, you must fill out this form to apply: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfstXlZ5GVpNYSbL9L8X5WKAKDJO97JYIyqcmH7HsdSKW3gNg/viewform.

 

 

Our freelancer contracts last for up to one year and may be renewed. We require a minimum number of pieces to be submitted per month, a number we individualize with each of our writers based on their abilities and our needs. Most pieces are between 500 and 1500 words. We offer competitive per-article rates.

 


 

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