Digital Trends is seeking an experienced writer with a passion for all things Outdoors. This is a fast-paced gig where you’ll be responsible for producing reviews, features, and opinion pieces. You will be completing a mix of assigned stories as well as those you pitch to the Associate Section Editor, whom you will also be reporting to. If we’re satisfied with your work, it could develop into a consistent, long-term working relationship with many opportunities down the road.
Job Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:
If hired, you will be expected to write multiple reviews, features, and opinion pieces ranging anywhere from 700-1500 words. Subjects include general tech and anything that falls under the Outdoor tech umbrella including hot new devices, trending topics, technology breakthroughs, viral videos, entertainment news, feature posts, review of products, and pretty much anything else fun or engaging. In time, a solid candidate may also earn the option to report live from events & conduct interviews. You will follow our in-depth style guide for all your work.
Broad knowledge of the current Outdoor tech landscape is a must, and knowledge of WordPress or a similar CMS is important. As part of your posts, you will be finding and securing relevant images and other media to draw readers in and keep them there. Your sources will include media from manufacturers, official releases, stock photography, and more.
The ideal candidate already has considerable experience writing and fact checking online tech news, time each week to review gear, and the drive to dive right into creating publishable content with minimal training. There are no set hours for this position – only the expectation that fresh stories will make it live on Digital Trends during daylight hours on the days that you are on duty. The ability to turn around airtight copy quickly and reliably while using excellent editorial judgment is crucial.
If you aren’t self-driven and constantly motivated to start new projects with a quick turnaround, this probably isn’t the right gig for you.