Neowin: Now hiring driven and motivated writers

Neowin has several news poster positions available.

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If you're based in Europe or Australia/New Zealand we'd love to hear from you! However, we will also consider writers based elsewhere too, such as the United States and Canada!

If you have a passion for reviewing hardware and writing informative and inspiring news articles, Neowin might be the right place for you.

What are our expectations?

  • Be active: We require no less than 4 articles a week, but the more, the better. We pay our writers per original article depending on unique hits. This won't replace your full time job, but is an easy way to earn extra cash for a few good nights out or other things.
  • Be original: We expect all articles to be originally written, we have strict guidelines for approvals. You must be proficient in English and grammar. We understand no-one is perfect, but we try to maintain high standards in order for a post to be approved on the main page.
  • Be awesome: You need to be able to bite your tongue when negative criticism occurs. It happens from time to time, but remember you will represent Neowin on and off this site.
  • Be there: Although not mandatory, living near a convention/tech hotspot such as London, Las Vegas, Seattle, New York, or Tokyo is a plus.

We do not assign or require people to write only on specific areas unlike other established news sources. Our writers can write from a variety of different categories.

Here's a general idea of what we cover here at Neowin:

  • Microsoft
  • Apple
  • Linux
  • Gaming
  • Software
  • Hardware
  • Gadgets
  • Mobile Devices
  • Editorials & Reviews
  • And anything else that's related to technology

If you feel you have what it takes to be a part of our awesome team here at Neowin:

Send your application here. Please note that due to the volume of applications we receive, we may not be able to reply to you instantly. Please give us at least a week to reply to you.

Additionally we're not looking for "guest" or "sponsored" posts, those applicants need not apply.

Thanks, and good luck!

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Umm, I am 17 and live in Malawi, Africa (too small a country for anything really exciting, technologically speaking, to be happening) but I do read a lot about software and devices so maybe I could do something along those lines. So, do I even stand a chance because, otherwise, I don't want to spend time trying out with an application - especially since the "test" article you gave is on internet security, a seriously boring topic for me?

TCLN Ryster said,

Reading comprehension is probably a pre-requisite for the job too It says elsewhere will also be considered, they're not "excluding" anybody. For a site with a global audience, I imagine they want to spread their writers around to provide the best time zone coverage.

Hmm, this sounds like something I would be interested in. However, as a student with a job, it might be a bit hard to write 4 articles every week. Alternatively, is it possible to write the missing articles from one week in another week? For example, if you wrote 2 articles one week, then the next week you write 6.

Is this there a minimum length of time you have to work for? Will being hired legally bind me into working for a year ? Thanks a lot,
Dan

DanHull3 said,
Is this there a minimum length of time you have to work for? Will being hired legally bind me into working for a year ? Thanks a lot,
Dan

We'd obviously like you to stay as long as possible, but there's no requirement. If you're accepted and after a few months you find that you don't have the time/motivation, it's no harm, no foul.

alwaysonacoffebreak said,
Mostly "man rapes a broomstick" type of stories are not really mainpage material

Thats more Rappy type news. Hum is more tech orientated.

Make sure it's also a requirement that they actually know how to read source information and post correct information. Tired of BS articles that spread the wrong info on here when the source information clearly states otherwise. Obviously because they didn't read it properly or they're simply starting some 'drama' to get people to click. I won't say any names, but you should know who.

Ice_Blue said,
Why exclude the rest of the world?

Reading comprehension is probably a pre-requisite for the job too It says elsewhere will also be considered, they're not "excluding" anybody. For a site with a global audience, I imagine they want to spread their writers around to provide the best time zone coverage.

It also comes down to our needs, we have lots of writers currently in the US, so we are looking to fill spots in other timezones.

Everytime I see and advert for a job that lists everything the company needs and does not give a single detail about what the company offers to the selected individual, I say, no thanks.

It has happened to me in the past that after spending hours getting through the selection process filter and landing the "job", the terms the company offered me amounted to slavery, and I am not saying this si the case, but it happened to me and obviously turned it down after wasting many hours my time.

fastcat said,
Everytime I see and advert for a job that lists everything the company needs and does not give a single detail about what the company offers to the selected individual, I say, no thanks.

It has happened to me in the past that after spending hours getting through the selection process filter and landing the "job", the terms the company offered me amounted to slavery, and I am not saying this si the case, but it happened to me and obviously turned it down after wasting many hours my time.

And we all had to know this why?