How-To Geek - Smarthome Writer - Full Time
LifeSavvy Media Ashburn, VA
- Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
We're looking for a solid writer with experience researching, installing, troubleshooting, and writing about smart home technology.
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.
So, you should have a passion for explaining tech, a genuine curiosity about researching and trying out new smarthome technologies, and the technical experience to back it all up.
What You’d Be Doing
Research, test, and help drive coverage of smarthome products for our site.
Generate new article ideas based on your own experience and also accept assignments from editors
Write multiple short (400-1000 word) straightforward instructional posts every day on various technologies. Examples of our short articles include:
How to Control Philips Hue Lights From Your Mac: https://www.howtogeek.com/689948/how-to-control-philips-hue-lights-from-your-mac/
How to Fix an Echo or Google Home That Won’t Connect to WiFi: https://www.howtogeek.com/403031/how-to-fix-an-echo-or-google-home-that-wont-connect-to-wifi/
Write occasional longer, feature-length articles. Examples of our feature articles include:
What to Do When Selling Your Smarthome: https://www.howtogeek.com/415879/what-to-do-when-selling-your-smarthome/
How Alexa Listens for Wake Words: https://www.howtogeek.com/427686/how-alexa-listens-for-wake-words/
Update existing articles from our archive when needed
Demonstrable experience writing smarthome-related content for a major print or digital publication
Genuine curiosity for trying out new products, along with the ability to dive into new subjects and learn them quickly
Ability to keep up with writing new articles and revising edits on submitted material daily
Keeps up with news surrounding various smarthome technologies
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 and deadlines
Ability to work both independently and collaboratively as part of a team
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Experience working in WordPress preferable
Basic working knowledge of SEO principles is a plus
About the Job
This job is a temp-to-perm position. During the initial evaluation period, which can last up to, but no longer than, 3 months, we are offering $25/hour at 40 hours/week.
401(k): Employer match up to 4%; eligible after 3 months of full-time employment.
Health Insurance: Medical, dental, and vision cost-sharing insurance plan.
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. Employee is permitted to only carry over 80 hours of Non-Cashable PTO each calendar year.
In-office and remote work. You will be working primarily in our office, but may work remotely from home sometimes, as well. You should have your own computer with reliable Internet access.
Must be legally allowed to work in the US, within commute distance of Ashburn, Virginia, and available to work during normal business hours.
Salary: $50K per year
LifeSavvy Media is an online media company, with a reach of over 30 million readers monthly. Our sites including How-To Geek, ReviewGeek, LifeSavvy, and CloudSavvyIT.