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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  • Vlad_Da_Great - Tuesday, March 05, 2019 - link

    They have missed that opportunity. That idea should have been implemented long ago. You can tell that this site is run by techies, no business strategy development, poor sales, and execution, etc. AnandTech is slowly fading away, I see Google is not showing them on the top stories as often as it used to. Only Ian and Ryan left and I believe they dont pay much. They did writers search a few months back again.
    No website design improvements for years, no iOS or Andoid APP, Youtube channel has old content.
    Personally, I believe the best option for AnandTech will be to abandon the website writings and go to radio podcasts and youtube channel.
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  • PeachNCream - Tuesday, March 05, 2019 - link

    Apps seem sort of pointless since a lot of them just end up being like a bookmark to a website which you can just as easily access via a browser (mobile or otherwise) with a similar amount of user interface poking, clicking, or dragging. Why bother unless you're so inept as to need to get spoon-fed a cute little icon inside your app drawer in order to feel comfortable with content consumption that ultimately just uses the underlying Webview fabric no matter where you come at it from.

    As far as video content, no thank you. Videos deliver information in a liner manner at a pace equal to the passage of real time. I can skip over crap that is meaningless to me more simply when its written content like all of the useless fluff language used to assess a cell phone (example - claims that the color of the Nokia 9 PureView is a means to categorize it as a premium product). Brevity is not something AT excels at which is currently fine because I can just ignore things that have no meaning to me or are just there to fill whitespace. Skipping ahead in videos is, at best, less precise and takes longer. So does consuming the content if you're at all a decent reader since a brain can read faster than it can listen to sounds. Videos require production time that probably would consume more of the limited resources at AT's disposal or demand a dedicated production team to glue together raw video content quickly....or you can just get less content less frequently. So no thank you on videos. Leave aside that vapid expanse of empty visual effects to the children that lack the ability to pay attention for more than a few moments and must be constantly wow'ed by moving pictures and sounds.
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  • Cullinaire - Monday, March 18, 2019 - link

    Apps suck, half the apps out there are worse than using the browser.
    Videos suck, if AT went full video I'm gone.
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  • Dug - Tuesday, March 05, 2019 - link

    Just a recommendation. Get rid of the giant tweets bar. So much is out of context, confusing, and wasted space. Instead, take the time to write a quick blog or create a quick article and put it on the front page. If you want people to visit your site, it needs to be concise. Twitter comments should be left to a link, not a front page website. Reply
  • Cullinaire - Monday, March 18, 2019 - link

    Totally agree with this. Reply
  • gmskking - Thursday, March 07, 2019 - link

    Calling all Jan Michael Vincents! Reply
  • Tams80 - Saturday, March 09, 2019 - link

    I'd have been interested in a mobile/smartphone very casual part-time job (in particular less covered parts), but unfortunately, live in the still Galapagos of mobile technology of Japan (yes, it's nowhere near as bad as it was, but it's still a locked down, distrustful mess).

    So good luck with your search!
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  • vorsgren - Sunday, March 10, 2019 - link

    When you say you want help in the memory area, do you mean memory reviews, or deep dives on how memory works and how memory latency/bandwidth affect various programs? Or do you want both? Reply
  • Ryan Smith - Tuesday, March 12, 2019 - link

    Ideally, both. The latter helps to inform the former. Reply
  • vorsgren - Tuesday, March 12, 2019 - link

    Alright, I think I know of a program that would be really interesting to test with varied memory speeds/latency, and I might test it with different clockspeeds as well. Be Emailing you soon! Reply

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