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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  • Ryan Smith - Friday, January 24, 2014 - link

    A month. Reply
  • Drazick - Friday, January 24, 2014 - link

    Could you please just hire someone to publish things to your Google+ account?
    That would be great.
    Reply
  • themeinme75 - Friday, January 24, 2014 - link

    thank you for you sincerity. Reply
  • B3an - Friday, January 24, 2014 - link

    Nice. About time guys, i've been saying you should get more writers for a long time. Reply
  • ben.avellone - Friday, January 24, 2014 - link

    Love this site! Been coming here since I was 15 or so... 7 years!
    Maybe I'll stir up some courage and write a piece to submit :)

    Good luck to all the applicants!
    Reply
  • Souka - Friday, January 24, 2014 - link

    Definitely need more writers.... we absolutely have enough editors!!!!

    (aka... "you used 'there' instead of 'they're' on the 2nd paragraph")
    Reply
  • wrkingclass_hero - Friday, January 24, 2014 - link

    When you said "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" did you mean that you are also looking for videographers? Or did you mean that you were looking for a writer that also could do video? Reply
  • Anand Lal Shimpi - Friday, January 24, 2014 - link

    The latter. We're not ready to go all-in on video, but if someone prefers video as a method of content distribution rather than written posts it's definitely something we're willing to entertain.

    Take care,
    Anand
    Reply
  • wrkingclass_hero - Friday, January 24, 2014 - link

    Oops, I already sent a sample from a documentary that I am working on. If you ever need a videographer or an extra photographer for conventions or events around the Bay Area, I'd honestly do it for free as long as you give me a badge. It would be an honor. You guys produce the best articles on the internet, and I am constantly learning and gaining insight from you guys. Reply
  • Der Keyser - Saturday, January 25, 2014 - link

    Hi Anand

    As a 7 years+ daily reader on your site, I would really like to express my concerns about your explorations into using more video in your reviews. While video certainly can be a very effective means of relaying information it can also be the exact opposite thing. Judging from the comments section on this site, most people here are very much "above average intelligence", and probably the most knowledgeable audience on any generally available tech site. The major problem with video is that you cannot selectively scan/read sections based on your prior knowledge and interest. Besides, It's impossible to search effectively and the need for earphones/speakers makes it impossible to consume in a setting where your attention is simultaniously needed elsewhere (workplace / at home with the kids/family and so forth).

    Please make sure everything important stays textbased on anandtech and that video remains a feature for examplifying and adding "eyes on" detail to reviews.

    Just my two cents.

    -Der Keyser
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