MakeUseOf is a consumer technology website with 21 million monthly pageviews. Our team consists of tech enthusiasts from around the world and we’ve been helping people make the best use of their digital tools since 2006.
Pay and Expectations
We are looking for long-term freelance relationships with US writers.
We expect a minimum of 8 articles published per month at approximately 1,000 words per article. We are offering $120 per article, with an additional monthly performance bonus that starts after one year and grows the longer you write for us.
Our ideal candidate has credentialed expertise in technology, such as a relevant college degree, certifications, or past work experience. However, we do accept experienced writers with a proven background who are willing to grow into areas of expertise.
Candidates must be proficient in WordPress and able to pitch article ideas regularly. Accepted candidates will start with an 8-article probationary period.
We are specifically looking for writers in the following topics:
Social Media Writer
Relevant areas: Tutorials and explainers about social networking apps and social media for regular users, NOT business marketing.
Relevant areas: Adobe products like Photoshop or Lightroom, but also photo, video, or music editing software and apps.
Relevant areas: iPhone and iPad tutorials, troubleshooting, best iOS apps, etc.
Relevant areas: Mac tutorials, troubleshooting, software, etc.
Relevant areas: Linux tutorials, Linux software, comparing distros and DEs, etc.
How to Apply
Please email us at writing [at] makeuseof.com with the subject as “2019 MakeUseOf Writer Application” and begin your email with “Challenges are what make life interesting.”
Include links to three relevant writing samples published on the web, indicate which topics you’re interested in plus any previous experience you have in those topics, explain why you’d be a good fit for our team, and mention any other jobs/clients you currently have.