The Call for Writers is something of an annual tradition over here at AnandTech. As anyone who follows the site knows very well, the list of things we have to review/cover easily exceeds our available time. So the call for writers gives us a chance to find new talent and new opportunities to grow, be it into new coverage areas entirely or just covering more of the existing products our readers have come to enjoy over the years.

The ultimate purpose of the Call for Writers is to find new talent. To continue to grow and improve our content, 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:

  • News/Pipeline
  • Networking
  • GPUs (US-only)
  • Systems/Laptops (US-only)
  • Mobile/Smartphones (US/Canada & Europe)
  • Podcast Editor
  • Memory
  • Community Manager (US-only)
  • Monitors
  • Home Automation/IoT
  • Professional Graphics/GPU

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, with most positions open on a world-wide basis, and certain positions primed for a quick promotion to full-time. 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.

Once you've produced it, send it on over to callforwriters@anandtech.com. Please also include a description of what subject(s) you would be interested in writing about, and some basic information about your background and where you're located. We'll read through all samples, but we 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 from 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.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How old do I need to be to work for AnandTech?
A: You need to be old enough to legally work in your country of residence without significant restriction. Otherwise we have no specific requirements so long as you can do the job well. Anand started the site at 14, after all...

Q: Do I need to be located in the United States to work for AnandTech?
A: Some positions do require that you be in the US for logistical reasons, and those specific positions are noted. However unless otherwise noted, most positions are open on a world-wide basis.

Q: Do I need to supply my own products for testing or contacts at companies? (i.e. do I need to be an insider?)
A: No. Assuming for the moment you have a computer to write on, then you already have the most important piece of equipment that you need. Meanwhile you will need some knowledge of the field at hand, but we will introduce you to the people you need to know for your position at AnandTech.

Q: Can I really work for AnandTech even though I don't have a Ph.D in electrical engineering?
A: Yes! We are first and foremost looking for people with a passion to learn, and the knack to make it happen. There's a certain degree of baseline knowledge needed for any given position, but if you can read existing AnandTech articles then you're already half-way there.

Q: Is there a submission deadline?
A: We have a tentative end point for the end of March

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  • ballsystemlord - Tuesday, March 05, 2019 - link

    Sorry, I've no idea who DillholeMcRib is. I'll look him up....
    I'm not finding anything through google. Do you have a link?
    Reply
  • PeachNCream - Thursday, March 07, 2019 - link

    I can help with that. Check the comments section of this article and all will be made clear:

    https://www.anandtech.com/show/14044/anandtech-cal...
    Reply
  • wrkingclass_hero - Friday, March 08, 2019 - link

    Bro, you don't know who DillholeMcRib is!? Reply
  • ballsystemlord - Monday, March 18, 2019 - link

    Seriously, I have no idea who DillholeMcRib is. As a real person or a fictitious name.
    I was offered $400 for if I wrote for the linux journal with an identical quality requirement and subject matter of AT. He said he wanted $4000 plus HW which I would have had to furnish for myself in the case of my LJ article.
    Hence my comment.
    Reply
  • Manch - Tuesday, March 05, 2019 - link

    In $$ yes, In Pesos, no... Reply
  • MrCommunistGen - Monday, March 04, 2019 - link

    I've been pretty interested in throwing my name into the hat the last couple years. I'll have to see if there's something interesting I have on hand I can write a piece on. Reply
  • DillholeMcRib - Sunday, March 10, 2019 - link

    Communists are unwelcome in the realm of logic, facts and reason, sir. Reply
  • ballsystemlord - Monday, March 04, 2019 - link

    Ryan, are you guys going to review SBCs at some point in time? It appears to be a good portion of the tech guru landscape. Reply
  • Ryan Smith - Monday, March 04, 2019 - link

    I assume you mean Single Board Computers? Reply
  • Billy Tallis - Monday, March 04, 2019 - link

    Now that you mention it, I'm a bit surprised to realize that I can't recall ever being contacted by an SBC vendor about a product announcement or review sample. We get vendors asking us to review a lot of stuff that's way further off-topic for the site than something like hobbyist SBCs and dev boards. I suspect that market may be just too small and have margins too thin to support much PR, for all that the subject matter has very high nerd appeal. Reply

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