Freelance Photography Guides Writer

  • Writing
  • Part Time
  • 3 years ago

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    No. of Openings 1 opening
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    Location Restrictions Work from anywhere

Job Description

Job Title: Freelance Photography Guides Writer

Job Type: Freelance

Location: Remote (able to work Pacific Time)

Who We’re Looking For:

Digital Trends is seeking several freelance writers with a passion for consumer tech and gadgetry. This can be either a part- or full-time gig, however, we’d like it to become a consistent, long-term working relationship if we’re satisfied with your work.

Right now, we’re looking for a competent writer who’s willing to contribute to our Photography section. Each week, you’ll write or update an upwards of 8-10 guides — less, if you’re working in a part-time capacity — covering everything from the latest news regarding Panasonic’s upcoming mirrorless to in-depth guides detailing the difference between Lightroom CC and Lightroom Classic. If chosen, you will write a range of article types, including tutorials, buying guides, rumor roundups, and more social-friendly pieces geared toward platforms such as Facebook and Twitter. The ability to research, source, and find the best advice or products for every situation is a must, as is the ability to vet existing copy when revising an existing piece.

The ideal candidate already has experience writing and fact checking online, consistent time each day to write at least one or two guides (several hours), and the desire to dive right into creating publishable content with minimal training. The ability to turn around airtight copy quickly and reliably while using excellent editorial judgment is crucial, as is a background covering digital cameras and photography equipment. The right candidate is familiar with common camera terminology and key hardware players in the space (Canon, Nikon, etc.), as well as various image-editing applications and sharing platforms.

As part of your job, you will also find and secure relevant images, video, and other media to draw readers into your posts and retain them. Your sources will include media from manufacturers, official press releases, stock photography, and more.

Here’s how to apply:

Submit a cover letter with the following info:

  • Your background, your areas of interest/experience in tech, and your availability.
  • Resume with relevant tech writing or journalism experience.
  • Writing samples: Send three published clips of your writing.
  • Other relevant links: Add a link to your LinkedIn profile or online portfolio.

In lieu of published clips, you may also choose to write one of the following assignments:

Write a roundup of the three best cameras for wildlife photography or a tutorial outlining how to make a shadow in Photoshop. Use the articles below, if in need of a template.

***Do not apply unless you have experience writing guides or similar content, and can write several hours each weekday. You must know how to fact check, create basic header images for a story, and be self-driven to start new projects.

As an equal opportunity employer, Digital Trends encourages, honors, and values diversity. Our goal is to create a culture of inclusion. We are committed to fostering a positive multigenerational and multicultural workforce by supporting inclusion in all forms, both within our company and across interactions with our audience, clients, and candidates.

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