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How-To Geek is Hiring a Geeky Writer – Here Are the Details

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Think you have the perfect combination of geek knowledge and writing skills? We’re looking for an experienced writer to join our team, and here are all the details.

We need a new writer to cover topics surrounding Windows 7 or 8, home networking, home routers, security, media, troubleshooting, mobile devices, and many similar topics. We are not looking for writers that focus solely on Linux or tech news writers.

Please apply if you have the following qualities:

  • You must be a geek at heart.
  • You must be able to put in plenty of time, work, and dedication. If you’re too busy already, don’t apply.
  • You must be able to write articles that are easy to understand.
  • You must be creative. You must generate ideas for articles on your own, and take suggestions like a pro.
  • You must be at least 18 years old.
  • You must have solid English writing skills.
  • You must be able to write tips, how-to articles, explainers, guides, instructional articles, etc. Again, we are not looking for tech news writers.

Here’s a couple of our previous articles so you can get an idea of what we’re looking for in terms of quality and content. Please make sure to look through these before you decide to apply.

These are just examples, but they are all solid articles that we’re proud of.

How To Apply (Important)

Send an email to and include the following in your email:

  • Explain why your geek skills are worth touting to millions of readers each month.
  • Your name and location.
  • Any previous experience you have with writing, not necessarily with blogging.
  • Whether or not you are currently employed, and what you do if you are.
  • A brief overview of the topics you are familiar with, and what operating systems/computers you have access to. Windows is a must.
  • Most Important: We want a writing sample. If you have previous writing to showcase, feel free to share that.


Just in case you’re wondering…

  • This is a paid contract writer position. We also have a competitive bonus program.
  • We don’t have normal office hours, or even an office. This is strictly a telecommuting job.
  • We don’t need a Linux or tech news writer. Make sure to read the articles linked above.
  • Bonus points if you can find the typo in this post.

So what are you waiting for? Email us already!

Lowell Heddings, better known online as the How-To Geek, spends all his free time bringing you fresh geekery on a daily basis. You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 12/11/12

Comments (11)

  1. Henry



  2. Alex Thorp

    So… Write some articles for them on a regular basis, and submit them. If they are good maybe they will get published. You might not get any pay for them, but you can build a portfolio which will help later on if you want to pursue a carrier in journalism.
    I’ve written quite a view articles for sites and had them published. I never got paid, but my voice was heard, and I got to tell people some of the amazing things that they didn’t know yet. I did that before college. When I started my English classes, I was able to bring in some of the articles I had written and got advanced placement into the 300 level classes at the age of sixteen.
    All that being said, The labor laws could use some adjustments. I would consider applying myself, but I already have a very busy schedule. :)

  3. NSDCars5

    Not fair! I’m 11! I’ll be 18 in, like, 7 years!

  4. Syn

    I’m only sixteen. Was really hoping for a spot like this to open (because I spend 90% of my time on the computer) and I could possibly create articles. Eh, I’ll submit them via other sources (e-mail) and perhaps you’ll take my word for it. :)

  5. surgec411

    Aww man NSDCars5 is right! I’m such a geek, but I’m only 13!!

  6. Delam Hadz

    i hope in the future i can apply this, cuz this days have been really bussy

  7. Danny

    You kids think you have it bad? I still have 48 years before I can watch ultra porn!

  8. bobro


    and why are all you kids wanting a job so much, bloomin hell at 13 i couldnt concintrate on anything long enough to make it a job… except for girls!!

  9. TheFu

    No Linux? I’m out. ;)

    To all the kids,

    Age 10-12 – I mowed lawns with a friend until we moved away.
    Age 12-16 – got a job delivering morning newspapers. Up a 4:30am every day – every holiday, regardless of rain, snow, sleet, broken bones. Yes, I broke my foot twice and still had to make all the deliveries wearing a cast … in pouring rain. At least it wasn’t winter. ;)
    Age 16-18 – dishwasher in the winter months, lifeguard in the summer.
    Age 18 – Loaded semi-tractor trailers with PVC pipe fittings.
    Age 19+ Worked at a BBQ restaurant all year ’round while in college

    I’m not a lifeguard anymore, but I still wash dishes. Men should get used to washing dishes.

    There are lots of jobs out there. Everyone needs to have a yard work job and food service job. Not everyone can write technical stuff for a living. If you REALLY want to do it, start a Windows8 Blog (or a blog on any topic) and get followers. Spam the world with links to your blog. Write at least 1 new, interesting article a day. It is much harder than it sounds. We’re talking about “new” articles, not a rehash of something you saw elsewhere. New, fresh, creative.

    That is very hard. Also work on speaking without using “like.”

    Unless it is about Linux. ;) There is always something new, fresh, creative there. For fun, look up bindfs. Not many people know that command. Or look up udisks.

  10. RangeRyder

    What a shoe-in.

    I guess I don’t have to worry about the egg-heads above, no time, no creativity, no adaptive learning skills.

    For the aged challenged, learn real world skills… get off the computer and smell the roses……….

  11. Ryan D. Lang

    I would love to write for HTG. You might be familiar with some of my work:

    You can read more about me on LinkedIn:

    All of that and more is in an e-mail.

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