Are you a die-hard Mac and iOS user who knows the ins and outs of working with both? We want you to write for us.
What We’re Looking For
We need an experienced writer to who can work up articles ranging from straight-forward how-tos to more complicated explainers and feature stories. You should have demonstrable writing experience and access to a Mac and iPhone (iPad is also a plus) that can run the latest versions of macOS and iOS. You should also be comfortable researching and writing stories even when you don’t have direct experience with the topic.
You should be able to explain these topics simply and effectively. It’s our job to make tech easy to understand, and the ideal candidate will need to be able to do precisely this for Mac and iOS topics. Excellent communication and the ability to make complex topics easy to understand are crucial.
Here are some examples of good how-to pieces we’ve done in the past:
- How to Control When macOS Updates Are Installed
- How to Speed Up Your Old, Slow iPhone or iPad
- How to Migrate Your Data from an Old iPhone to Your New One
And some great feature articles we’ve done:
- Mac OS X Isn’t Safe Anymore: The Crapware / Malware Epidemic Has Begun
- Don’t Be Fooled: The Mac App Store Is Full of Scams
- What Is a Time of Flight (ToF) Camera, and Why Does My Phone Have One?
This is a freelance position where you’ll be assigned topics to write about, but we also encourage you to pitch topics that we haven’t covered yet. It is also strictly a telecommuting job. We don’t have normal office hours—or even an office—so you can be located anywhere.
To apply for this job, you must meet the following criteria:
- Be able to explain complex topics in a way that is clear and easy to understand, even to non-experts.
- Be able to generate article ideas, take suggestions, and make topics interesting and exciting.
- Be at least 18 years old and have your own computer.
- Have solid English writing skills (and be prepared to write in American English).
- Have some basic screenshot and image editing chops. HTML skills are a plus.
How to Apply
Here’s how to tell us how wonderful you are:
- Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject Mac and iOS Writer.
- At the top of your email, tell us your name and location.
- Include a brief summary (think a paragraph or two) of your qualifications.
- After that summary, include links to at least three writing samples. Those can be professionally published pieces or posts on a personal blog, but they should show off your ability to explain technical topics in a clear and understandable way. If you don’t have online writing samples to link, you’re welcome to send them as attachments instead.
- Feel free to attach your resume or include a link to an online resume or LinkedIn profile.
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