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
- 20 Free Data Recovery Software Tools
- How to Fix Hal.dll Errors in Windows 7, 8, 10, & Vista
- How to Disable the Touchscreen in Windows 10
- How to Force-Quit a Program in Windows
- 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!
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.