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LifeSavvy Media Writer - Part Time Freelance - Remote Position

How-To Geek LLC Sterling, VA
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.

Love writing? Always find yourself crawling the latest food, fashion, and lifestyle news?

We are looking for an experienced writer who will crawl social media, news feeds, Reddit, and other cool sites looking for interesting and current things to talk about. Topics will include food, fashion, fitness, and other lifestyle trends. The ideal writer will be someone who’s comfortable keeping up with the latest online conversations and covering a wide range of topics.

This position requires collaborating with a team in a fast-paced environment. You’ll be finding the news and interesting conversations as they happen, coordinating stories with our editors in Slack, and then writing up the new posts quickly.

This is a part-time, freelance, remote job. We need somebody who can work about 5 hours per weekday (five days per week) from around 9:00 am through 2:00 pm Eastern Time (US).

Skill Requirements

  • Strong writing skills (with writing samples to prove it)

  • Familiarity with and ability to keep up with news and ongoing conversations from multiple sources like social media, RSS feeds, news feeds, Reddit, and other sites

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Experience working in Wordpress preferable

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment

  • Detail-oriented and 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

  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively as part of a team

  • Self-motivated with a positive attitude

Primary Responsibilities

  • Searching for and keeping up with what’s happening from a variety of sources

  • Writing engaging posts for the site based on what’s happening that day

About the Job

  • Should be able to work from 9:00 am through 2:00 pm Eastern Time (US) every weekday. An estimated 25 hours per week.

  • $25/hour

  • Remote work. You will be working from home and should have your own computer with reliable Internet access

  • Must be legally allowed to work in the United States

How-To Geek LLC

How-To Geek is an online technology magazine and one of the top 500 websites in the US. Since it was created more than a decade ago, the site’s 10,000+ in-depth articles have been read over 1 billion times. More than 15 million people read our articles every month. Our readers love How-To Geek because of its unique voice. We’re not a website 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 gadgets. We explain it all in simple, approachable terms. When providing instructions, we use a copious amount of screenshots that make technical processes easy to follow. How-To Geek is for everyone. How-To Geek has been recommended as an expert resource by industry groups like the Wi-Fi Alliance and newspapers like The New York Times. Organizations like the BBC and Wirecutter have directed their readers to us for our helpful tutorials. Technology news outlets like Techmeme, The Verge, Slate, Digital Trends, TechCrunch, and John Gruber’s Daring Fireball have linked to stories we’ve broken. We’ve been cited as a source in books like Team Human by Douglas Rushkoff, a media theory professor at the City University of New York’s Queens College and CNN contributor. How-To Geek has been used as a resource for everything from university textbooks to late-night TV.

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Sterling, VA
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