Founded in 2000, Neowin.net reaches a deep community of IT professionals, extreme tech enthusiasts and a hardcore gaming community by providing technology industry news with added emphasis on software. New posts often set off a firework like response, generating hundreds if not thousands of views in just minutes.
For a brief summary of the different staff groups on Neowin, please click here.
To contact us by postal mail:
15090 Beck Road,
Plymouth, Michigan 48170
Managing Editor (United States) John Keefer
A journalist for more than 35 years (19 in newspapers, 16 in video games) with a law degree to boot. I'm an old fart that questions everything, and if I don't get the right answers from individuals, I will research the topic to get them myself.
Senior Editor for North America: Rich Woods
I love to talk about and listen to others talk about technology. I like to hear people's opinions, especially when they're different from mine. It's fascinating to me why people do or don't use certain technologies and what they do or don't care about.
I'm also a big Doctor Who fan. As I stated above, I enjoy listening to other people's opinions because I understand that no opinion is right or wrong. Only as we learn about each other's opinions while respecting them can we educate ourselves into having the most enlightened perspective; however, if you think the Doctor Who is not a good show, you are incorrect.
More than anything, that love of TV shows such as Doctor Who and Star Trek stems from a love of technology that has existed as long as I can remember. As a child, I told my parents that I would grow up to make games for Nintendo. I never worked for Nintendo, but I did start out as a programmer. I then moved on to blogging, as the discussion is the thing that I'm truly passionate about.
NOTE: Things get lost in text. Don't ever assume that I'm disrespectful of your opinion.
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Jobs at Neowin
We are always looking for people to complement our team, from news reporters through to the development team.
We offer paid positions for news reporters, below you can see what you could earn as a staff reporter, the payments are made in stages depending on how popular the article is and is calculated against revenue sharing, these figures are recalculated and/or reviewed annually.
This means we reward our news reporters based on the popularity of the articles they submit online. We "hold" articles for four weeks before paying out so that the reporter gets the maximum amount of views paid for the article. We also have several bonus options in place for those that go above and beyond.
- 1 - 4,999 views - $5 flat rate based on a hit count of four weeks
- >5,000 views - $10 (this is what everyone should be aiming for, and over)
- >9,000 views
- >15,000 views
- >20,000 views
- >35,000 views
- >100,000 views bonus at the discretion of the Editor staff
Monthly bonuses (articles total views)
- >250,000 views
- >300,000 views
- >400,000 views
- >500,000 views
Views counted for payment are unique, not page hits.
We are currently looking for:
Below are the positions currently open on Neowin.
- Paid contributor position: News Editor/Reporter, Please view the requirements here.
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Contacting & Following us
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Server Hardware and hosting
We moved to Amazon Web Services (AWS) in 2014 to give us greater flexibility with the hardware that we need to run the site. As of March 2017 we currently utilize:
- Three AWS ec2 Web Servers;
- One AWS ec2 Database Server
Before that, Neowin owned three frontend web servers and two database servers that were hosted in a data center in Chicago (1TB data connection). All of the servers were repurposed outside of Neowin.
Fair usage of the Neowin logo
The Neowin logo was created by Jason Kelley and was based off an earlier version that Larry Cook made in 2001. We allow external websites to use it in reference to Neowin.net. The logo has seen many incremental "polish" updates, but remains the same branding.