Audio Writer (Freelance Reviewer): Earbuds, Headphones, Microphones, More
LifeSavvy Media2.0
Remote
Job description

LifeSavvy Media is looking for experienced and objective tech reviewers to write about audio products on How-To Geek and Review Geek. We're looking for those who don't just use technology, but are immersed in it. If you live and breathe technology every day and are constantly researching for the best keyboard you can buy, the perfect webcam for your friends, family, or that teacher you know, why mechanical keyboards are better than the alternative (or why they aren’t), then you might be a good fit for us.

We're looking for writers who can fairly evaluate a product using their expert knowledge and explain its pros and cons to readers who might not be as technical. LifeSavvy Media's Reviews Director and Reviews Editor will provide you with products to review, but it’s up to you to become an expert (if you aren’t already) and provide the best advice our readers need.

About This Job

This is a freelance position, but we're looking for regular contributions. It's up to you when you write and how you work, but at least some overlap with the editorial team is pretty crucial. We love talking about ideas as they come through to make sure we nail the angle. This leads to less time editing later and ensures that everyone is happy with the final product.

At this time, we're specifically looking for those with audio experience. The person hired will be reviewing headphones, earbuds, microphones, soundbars, and more.

Pay is based on the type of product being reviewed and the estimated length of the review. All rates will be assigned and agreed to during the pitch process. We will then physically ship a product to you and you'll have a designated amount of time to evaluate the item and write your review. Once completed, we will provide you with a shipping label to send the product back.

Additionally, the below word counts are estimates. There are no hard minimum or maximum word counts. Each review's length will depend on the product.

Basic Review - $100

  • ~500-900 words
  • Examples: Budget earbuds, USB microphones

Moderate Review - $175

  • ~900-1,500 words
  • Examples: Mid-tier sound systems, headphones

Extensive Review - $250

  • ~1,500+ words
  • Examples: Flagship headphones, premium soundbars

The job is remote, but we're looking for someone in the United States. The team (and editorial staff) are scattered across time zones, so finding a bit of overlap shouldn't be an issue.

Requirements

Here's what we need from you:

  • Experience. You need to know what you're doing, so at least three years of experience writing about technology is a must. Also, WordPress experience is preferred.
  • Attention to detail. It seems like this is always a requirement for most jobs, and this one is no different. You have to be able to pay attention to the little stuff. Details matter.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment. This position is remote, but that doesn't mean we don't get things done quickly.
  • Self-motivated. As this is a freelance position, our editors will do what they can to assist you through the review process, but you're responsible for writing your reviews in a timely manner.
  • Equipment. It should probably go without saying, but you'll need your own computer, internet connection, and anything else that may be required for what you want to write about.
  • Age: You'll need to be at least 18.
  • Location: You must be based in the United States. Due to this requirement, we will have to jump on a video call during the interview process.

In addition to your resume, please share links to three relevant writing samples (not author pages).

What's In It for You

Here's what we offer:

  • Competitive Pay. As stated above, pay starts at $100 per article.
  • Regular, on-time payments. We've worked with a lot of freelance writers over the years, and one of the most common complaints is that places don't pay freelancers on time. We get that you have bills to pay and stuff to buy, so we're not about that life. We pay NET 15, so you'll always get paid for your work in a timely manner.
  • An awesome place to work. LifeSavvy Media is a great place to work, we'll supply you with fun new gadgets to review, and we’ll support you with great feedback so you can be the best writer around.

Job Type: Contract

Pay: $100.00 - $1,000.00 per week

Application Question(s):

  • You're an iPhone user, but your Android friend asked which true wireless earbuds they should buy. What do you tell them and why?

Experience:

  • Writing: 1 year (Required)
  • professional product reviewing: 1 year (Required)

Work Location: Remote

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