We've enjoyed steady growth at AnandTech over the past several years. Last year in particular we saw our traffic break record highs thanks to all of you. As anyone who follows the site knows very well, the list of things we have to review/cover usually exceeds our available time. To continue to grow, we need your help. We're looking for writers with a true passion for the technology we cover, a deep understanding of what's out there and a thirst for more knowledge.

We're looking for contributors to help out both with reviews as well as our short to medium form Pipeline coverage. The areas in particular we're looking for help with are listed below:

- Smartphones
- Tablets
- SoCs
- Notebooks
- Enterprise & Datacenter Coverage
- GPUs & PC Components
- Professional GPUs

If you find yourself at the intersection of knowledge and passion about any of those areas, and have some time to contribute, you're exactly what we're looking for. These are paid, part-time positions that we're looking to fill. What I need is a writing sample that demonstrates your ability to talk about any one of these topics. Your sample can be in the form of a review, a pipeline post or an analysis piece - it should be something that looks like it would fit in on AnandTech. Although not specifically listed here, we're also looking to expand video content on the site. If you've got a knack for video work, feel free to pass along a sample.

Once you've produced it, send it on over to callforwriters@anandtech.com. We'll read through all samples but can't guarantee a reply due to the sheer volume of submissions we tend to receive. If we like what you've sent and there's a potential fit on the team, we'll be in touch.

I'll conclude this post with a passage I wrote for our About page:

In the early days of technology reporting on the web the focus was almost exclusively on depth. We had a new medium for content that didn't come with the same restrictions as more traditional forms. We could present as much data as we felt was necessary and we could do it quicker.

As the web grew, so did the approach to gaining readership. In many cases, publishers learned from the tips and tricks of more traditional media to growing their audience. The focus shifted away from ultimate understanding of what was being reported, to producing content significantly motivated by increasing traffic, or revenue, or both. Thorough observations were out; sensationalism, link baiting, and the path to shallow 10-o'clock-news reporting were in.

While I believe it's definitely easier to produce content by going this route, I don't believe it's the only way to build a well read website.

If the above resonates with you and you'd like to help by being a part of something different, I'd encourage you to submit a writing sample.

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  • Krysto - Friday, January 24, 2014 - link

    Sign me up. Reply
  • nathanddrews - Friday, January 24, 2014 - link

    Who can argue with that résumé? :P Reply
  • theqnology - Friday, January 24, 2014 - link

    I really want to be doing this part time but.... wouldn't it count against the person if he's not able to get his hands on the devices? I could read other sites and come up with some conclusion based on others' observations or hands on experience, but I wouldn't be credible.

    Last system I built was an i5-2500K, 2x4GB 12800CL7, Z68, HD5800. Only recent addition to it is a 64GB Crucial m4, but that was a year ago. Point is, not a lot of technology has brushed these hands.

    If there is something I'm looking for more on tech sites though, it's a fair treatment to anything MS. Most of these articles have the Linux users written all over them, which incidentally, I assume are most of the audience of these types of sites.
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  • apappas - Friday, January 24, 2014 - link

    There is only one (1!!!!!!!) site that does Linux benchmarks and it is not even that good. That lack of information lead me to get a 4850 back in the day which was exceptional on Windows compared to what nVidia offered at the time, but mediocre and now unsupported on Linux. Reply
  • Flunk - Friday, January 24, 2014 - link

    Bah, you were lucky. I was using a Radeon x850 AGP on Linux. ATi conveniently forgot to include the device ID on the FGLRX drivers and I had to hex-edit the driver files to get them to work. As far as I remember they NEVER fixed that either. What would you do if you weren't comfortable doing that?

    P.S. That Linux site (the P one) isn't very good, you're right.
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  • Jeffrey Bosboom - Friday, January 24, 2014 - link

    Interestingly, I think this site doesn't have enough Linux coverage, especially with the small form factor (NUCs etc) computers they've been reviewing recently. Just install Ubuntu and use it for half an hour to see if there are any driver issues. Testing Linux suspend/resume for laptops would be nice too. Reply
  • Ryan Smith - Friday, January 24, 2014 - link

    "Wouldn't it count against the person if he's not able to get his hands on the devices?"

    No. The specific details depend on the field, but in general we would be acquiring the necessary devices.
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  • Samuel H - Friday, January 24, 2014 - link

    I have a request: hire professionals with generous but short contracts, and get them to do user-specific workstation evaluations. Like, get a video editor, give him half a dozen systems, from mid-end PCs to powerful workstations and one of those new and shiny Mac Pros, and let them test them with their usual software and usage patterns. A couple of months later, give those same systems to a 3D artist. Then a Physics PhD. Etc.

    Given this would be a "pro" product, you can publish a summary of the results, and charge for the full review.
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  • jmke - Friday, January 24, 2014 - link

    Professional users doesn't necessarily good reviewers make. Reply
  • Joel Kleppinger - Friday, January 24, 2014 - link

    Indeed. And what you'd learn is the best system for that user and their workflow. Which is great if you want to emulate what they do and how they do it. But it ends up making tiny annoyances out to be deal breakers since the ONE thing they depend on doesn't work as well as they like with it. Reply

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