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Technology Writers, Lifewire

Dotdash, Working from Home

Dotdash brands help people find answers, solve problems, and get inspired.

Salary: Pay per article

Level: Experienced (Non-Manager)

Duration: Freelance


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 experienced tech writers who think of themselves more as technology educators than journalists; BIPOC are strongly encouraged to apply.

About the Role:

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.

  • The Best Movies on Amazon Right Now

https://www.lifewire.com/best-movies-on-amazon-prime-right-now-4847106

  • 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

About You:

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.

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

You must be authorized to work in the US.

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.

About Us: Dotdash brands help people find answers, solve problems, and get inspired. We reach over 100 million people each month, more than 35% of the U.S. online population, according to comScore, and are one of the largest content publishers on the Internet. Dotdash brands collectively have won more than 50 industry awards in the last year alone, and are among the fastest-growing in their categories. Our brands include Verywell, Investopedia, The Spruce, The Balance, Byrdie, MyDomaine, Brides, Lifewire, TripSavvy, Liquor.com, Treehugger and ThoughtCo.

Please be aware of fraudulent recruiters offering opportunities at Dotdash. Note that any correspondence with a member of the Dotdash recruiting team will come from a @dotdash.com or a notification@jobvite.com account belonging to a Dotdash Recruiter. If you are in conversations for a job opportunity and wish to confirm its validity, please reach out directly to security@dotdash.com.

Dotdash embraces inclusivity and values our diverse community. We are committed to building a team based on qualifications, merit and business need. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

About Dotdash

Dotdash's vibrant brands help over 100 million users each month find answers, solve problems, and get inspired. Dotdash is among the largest and fastest growing publishers online, and has won over 50 awards in the last year alone, including Digiday's 2020 Publisher of the Year. Dotdash brands include Verywell, Investopedia, The Balance, The Spruce, Simply Recipes, Serious Eats, Byrdie, Brides, MyDomaine, Lifewire, TripSavvy, Liquor.com, and TreeHugger.

Please be aware of fraudulent recruiters offering opportunities at Dotdash. Note that any correspondence with a member of the Dotdash recruiting team will come from a @dotdash.com or a notification@jobvite.com account belonging to a Dotdash Recruiter. If you are in conversations for a job opportunity and wish to confirm its validity, please reach out directly to security@dotdash.com.

Dotdash embraces inclusivity and values our diverse community. We are committed to building a team based on qualifications, merit and business need. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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