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How-To Geek, one of the largest and most influential tech sites on the web, is looking for a full-time technology writer that shares our passion for explaining tech.

Our readers love How-To Geek because of its unique voice. We’re not a website just for geeks—we are the geeks. We’re the people you turn to when your computer isn’t working right, you need to do something technical, or you want to understand the latest technology. We explain it all in simple, approachable terms. When providing instructions, we use lots of screenshots that make technical processes easy to follow.

What We’re Looking For

We’re looking for someone who is technically adept across multiple platforms (Windows, macOS, iOS, Android, networking, and other consumer technology) and who can dive into writing smart, engaging articles. This position is fully remote!

Here are some examples of the types of articles you’d be writing:

Skill Requirements

  • 3+ years of demonstrable writing experience on consumer technology at a major print or digital publication (you must be able to furnish published writing samples)
  • High comfort level writing straightforward, practical, and instructional-style advice on technology to a lay audience
  • Practical experience working with major operating systems (Windows, macOS, Android, iOS) and applications, as well as a solid grasp of general technology
  • Ability to dive into new technology subjects and learn them quickly
  • Keeps up with the news surrounding those platforms and the world of technology in general
  • Strong research skills
  • Willingness to work closely with editors, but also able to write with minimal oversight
  • Solid skills in taking and manipulating screenshots
  • Experience working in WordPress preferable
  • Deadline focused, with a get-things-done attitude
  • Strong attention to detail with emphasis on accuracy and quality
  • Ability to prioritize work to balance multiple projects and deadlines
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively as part of a team
  • Self-motivated with a positive attitude
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Basic working knowledge of SEO principles is a plus

Primary Responsibilities

  • Write multiple short (400-1000 word) straightforward instructional posts per day on various platforms and technologies
  • Write occasional longer, feature-length articles
  • Generate new article ideas based on your own experience and also accept assignments from editors
  • Update existing articles from our archive when needed

Benefits

  • 401(k): Employer match up to 4%; eligible after 3 months of employment
  • Health Insurance: Medical, dental, and vision insurance cost covered in whole by Company (to include eligible family members also covered in whole)
  • Paid holidays: We offer the following paid holidays: New Year’s Day, Washington’s Birthday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving Day, the Day after Thanksgiving, Christmas Day
  • Non-Cashable PTO (Vacation and Sick Days): The Company offers 120 hours of non-cashable PTO for combined paid vacation and sick pay annually. Each employee is permitted to only carry over 80 hours of Non-Cashable PTO each calendar year.
  • Remote work: You will be working from home and should have your own computer with reliable Internet access

About the Job

  • Location: Must be legally allowed to work in the US, based in the US, and available to work during regular business hours
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Salary: $40K-$45K per year, depending on experience

How to Apply

Think you’re the person we’re looking for? Head over to our job posting on Indeed and click the big blue “Apply Now” button.

Walter Glenn Walter Glenn
Walter Glenn is the Editorial Director for How-To Geek and its sister sites. He has more than 30 years of experience in the computer industry and over 20 years as a technical writer and editor. He's written hundreds of articles for How-To Geek and edited thousands. He's authored or co-authored over 30 computer-related books in more than a dozen languages for publishers like Microsoft Press, O'Reilly, and Osborne/McGraw-Hill. He's also written hundreds of white papers, articles, user manuals, and courseware over the years.
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