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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  • Samuel H - Saturday, January 25, 2014 - link

    The web is full of info about how fast games run, but there's a short supply of info about how things like Resolve, After Effects or Maya run on different systems (no, specviewperf is not really useful). Of course they'd have to find people that no only know what the industry uses, but are also good reviewers. Not that difficult, really.

    One very recent example:
    http://liftgammagain.com/forum/index.php?threads/n...
    What's missing: they didn't test anything other than mac pros.
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  • leops1984 - Friday, January 24, 2014 - link

    Are there any restrictions as to where the writers must live (i.e., must they be US-based, etc.) Reply
  • Ryan Smith - Friday, January 24, 2014 - link

    There are no location restrictions. You can be anywhere. Reply
  • tipoo - Friday, January 24, 2014 - link

    I think I'll give this a try. I've always wanted to write for a tech blog, as my technology ramblings are scattered throughout the internet and I probably write several novels worth a year. Reply
  • BlakKW - Friday, January 24, 2014 - link

    I've been visiting AT for many years, and one of the things I love about this site is that I often learn as much from reading the comments section as I do from an article. The comments often distill a subject that I don't really understand, into salient points and highlights "what it means to me".

    With that in mind, I've always wished AT did more science/tech coverage like you see on OCC (Overclockersclub)...I usually find their little tech blurbs to be fascinating, but often wish people actually commented on them.
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  • FITCamaro - Friday, January 24, 2014 - link

    Does Anandtech employ those at Dailytech? Or are they completely different entities? If so, can we just get rid of Tiffany? Reply
  • silverblue - Friday, January 24, 2014 - link

    Ouch. Not the name I expected, either. ;) Reply
  • DanNeely - Friday, January 24, 2014 - link

    Different. DT was started by an AT author who wanted to write about rumors and leaks that AT didn't want to cover because doing so would risk vendors being willing to give them pre-release information under NDA.

    It appears that the sites are slowly drifting apart; Pipeline stories have pushed DT down to a less visible position on the sidebar while covering a fair amount of the same sort of content and DT is producing more long in depth articles than they did in years past.
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  • JarredWalton - Friday, January 24, 2014 - link

    AT and DT now go through the same marketing company, and we often see each other at trade shows (e.g. CES), but basically we don't have anything to do with one another's sites. Reply
  • BMNify - Friday, January 24, 2014 - link

    Then why not just get rid of Dailytech section, as it is their blogging is worse than tabloids and lowers the standard of Anandtech, DT makes engadget and verge look unbiased and professional lol. Try and get some other decent startup blog or just delete the section to maintain the standard set by Anandtech. Reply

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