Mobile Writer at XDA

Remote
Contracted
Mid Level

Do you love phones, tablets, Android (or iOS), and mobile apps? We're looking for a talented, experienced Phones and Tablets Contributor to join the team at XDA. For nearly 20 years, XDA has been helping people do more with their mobile devices, including expanding beyond the core functionality and expert buying advice. 

This is a remote position and you're able to be based anywhere in the world as long as you have a reliable internet connection, stay in constant communication with us, and have a PayPal account for payments. The role will begin on a freelance basis with payment per post but there is potential for it to lead to a salaried position.

To be considered for the role, you must have articles covering mobile news, reviews, or buying guides that have been published elsewhere. In the application, you'll be asked for links to this content, as well as any additional areas of coverage such as:

  • OS Updates
  • Apps
  • Android ROMs and Modding
  • Development
  • Chrome OS and Chromebooks
  • Wearables and Fitness trackers

The ideal candidate will be able to write all or some of the following types of content:

  • Product and Service Comparisons
  • Buying Guides
  • Features & Op-Eds
  • News
  • Product and Service Reviews
  • Versus Comparisons
  • Roundups & Accessory Guides
  • Tutorials

If you have expert knowledge about one or more of the above topics and have experience writing about it in a professional capacity, we want to hear from you! Please fill out the application form in as much detail to help us understand your experience and what makes you a great fit to write for us. Please note: only experienced candidates will be considered for this role.

Requirements:

  • Professional experience as a freelance writer and familiarity with WordPress or Drupal.
  • You can submit a minimum of 2,000 words (1 longer article, or multiple shorter articles) per week.
  • A very high standard of written English (native speakers preferred)
  • You can follow guidelines and accept editorial criticism and feedback, and make neccessary edits.
  • Knowledge of, or willingness to adapt to, the AP writing style
  • Extensive knowledge of one or more of the above topics.

We'll prioritize those who also have:

  • A professional camera and the ability to take original photos and/or video.
  • Being flexible to our needs including writing about a variety of topics across different content types.
  • Knowledge of SEO basics.
  • Past experience writing similar content.

To apply:

  • Tell us about your past experience as a freelance writer and why you think you'd be a good fit for us.
  • Fill in all the questions about what you'd like to cover, and how much you can write each week.
  • Provide samples of your work. We accept only links to published articles online, which must have your name in the byline. No ghostwriting, no pen-names, no Google docs, no Word documents!
  • Tell us where the spelling error is in this job advert.

Only applicants demonstrating relevant experience and following the instructions above will be considered.

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