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MakeUseOf is hiring technology writers

MakeUseOf Published: February 5, 2019
Location
Anywhere
Work can be done remotely
Job Type
Company Type
Small Business

Description

MakeUseOf is a consumer technology website with 15 million monthly readers, mainly in the US, UK, and Canada. We’ve been teaching people how to make the best use of their digital tools since 2006.

Our team consists of tech enthusiasts from around the world. Many of us have been with MakeUseOf for 5-10+ years and have advanced from writers to editors and more. We pride ourselves in supporting our team members to become the best they can be.

Pay and Expectations

We are looking for long-term freelance writer relationships.

We expect a minimum of 8 articles of 1,000 to 1,300 words published per month. The pay is $90 per article or $120 with experience, e.g. if you’re currently writing for a reputable publication.

Requirements

Applicants with credentialed expertise are ideal (relevant college degree, certifications, past work experience, etc). However, we are open to accepting experienced writers who can grow into areas of expertise.

While our writers aren’t locked into writing for any particular section of the site (except during the initial probationary period), we’re specifically looking for more coverage in the topics below.

Sections

We’re recruiting writers with expertise in the following topics.

Linux

Relevant areas: Linux tutorials, Linux software, exploring and comparing distros and DEs, etc.

Example articles:

10 Reasons to Install an Arch Linux-based OS on Your PC
How to Run Android Apps and Games on Linux
How to Install Adobe Photoshop on Linux

Security

Relevant areas: Explainers and tutorials about VPNs, malware, privacy, antivirus software, etc.

Example articles:

How to Disable UEFI Secure Boot to Dual Boot Any System
5 Free Security Tools You Likely Haven’t Heard Of (But Should Install)
5 Types of Mobile Apps You Should Stop Installing

macOS

Relevant areas: Mac tutorials, troubleshooting, software, etc.

Example articles:

Mac Shutting Down Randomly? Here’s What You Can Do
7 Tiny Time-Saving Mac Apps You’ll Fall in Love With
8 Best Microsoft Office Alternatives for Mac Users

Programming

Relevant areas: Programming tutorials, explaining programming concepts, comparing programming languages, etc.

Example articles:

How Programming Affects Your Brain: 3 Big Truths According to Science
How Much Money Do Programmers Make?
A Beginner’s Guide to Understanding Python Lambda Functions

DIY

Relevant areas: Arduino, Raspberry Pi, other microcontrollers, hardware hacks, 3D printing, etc.

Example articles:

How to Use an Android Tablet as a Screen for Raspberry Pi
How to Build a Cheap Android PC With Inexpensive Parts
The Pros and Cons of Building Your Own Linux PC

Creative

Relevant areas: Adobe products like Photoshop or Lightroom, but also photo, video, or music editing software and apps.

Example articles:

How to Change the Background of a Photo in Photoshop
The Best Free Music Production Software for Beginners
The 7 Best Sites to Find Free InDesign Templates

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