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[Contract & Remote] iOS & Jailbreak Obsessed Technical Writer

Editorial | Remote Work - No Location | Part Time and Contract

Job Description

If you are a technical writer with experience jailbreaking and modding Apple smartphones, Gadget Hacks wants you on our team.

Gadget Hacks is looking for apple-obsessed technical writers to expand our team. Our writers dedicate themselves to analyzing and improving the products people buy and use every day — smartphones. We solve pain points people are having and dig in and explain new features — in the hardware, operating system software, and apps that run our phones. 

Gadget Hacks writers spend their days with their favorite devices: smartphones. Our readers look to us for the latest news on both Apple's iPhone and iOS platform, and Google's Android operating system and the latest phones from brands like Samsung, HTC, LG, OnePlus, and Motorola.

Our writers need to be able to clearly explain the difference between Lightning and USB Type-C ports to someone who has no idea. Then, dig deeper into how their audio quality differs from a traditional 3.5 mm headphone jack or a Bluetooth audio connection, and how the DAC on the phone influences output in various modes. Then put that all together into a guide telling readers how to get the best audio experience out of the phone they already have.

Specifically, we're looking for a contract writer with jailbreaking skills to dig in and cover all the latest mods and tweaks for Apple's jailbreakable iPhones. The ideal writer would have comfort with both Cydia and Sileo (and be able to explain their differences) and love digging through the latest releases to find the best mods. We're looking for real iPhone tinkerers, who love taking Apple's hardware and software beyond where they're meant to go.

Responsibilities:

  • Keep your finger on the pulse of the smartphone community, particularly the jailbreaking community.
  • Research and pitch ideas, write stories promptly, enter their work into our system, and take pictures and screenshots to illustrate the story.
  • Write engaging, original tech copy that's clear, understandable, correctly formatted, and grammatically correct.
  • You'll need to respond to edits and make revisions promptly.
  • Perform research in developer-geared forums and help sites to perform advanced troubleshooting, find the right terminology for your stories, and to better explain the inner workings of topics covered.

Requirements:

  • Well-versed in the Apple landscape: Knowledge of iOS versions, apps, jailbreak history. 
  • Comfort jailbreaking and finding/installing/testing tweaks. 
  • Have a bounty of ideas that fit our unique approach, style, and audience.
  • Have incredible attention to detail and top-notch writing skills, including the ability to edit your work and check your facts before submission.
  • Have experience writing tech content, especially an interest in producing shorter-form content for consumers (not manuals or other technical documentation).
  • Have the ability to take critical feedback and use it to improve.

Bonus Points:

  • Technical background or knowledge.
  • Discovers bugs and pain points and solves them. You're likely the person that people come to when they have phone problems. 
  • Already spends time on smartphone forums (e.g., Reddit, MacRumors) and news sites (e.g., iDownloadBlog, 9to5Mac, Apple Insider).
  • Have a degree in journalism or technical writing. 
  • Are comfortable and experienced working from home as a contract writer. 
  • Developed a jailbreak tweak or iOS app — or helped others do so.

Perks:

  • Contract writers at Gadget Hacks set their schedules and work from home.
  • We use Slack and a few other programs to communicate and track pitches and drafts.
  • You get to play with smartphones all day, including potentially getting demo units or company-owned phones and attending phone release events.
  • You'll get access to developer betas to test out new operating systems and app features before anyone else.

To Apply:

  • Send a cover letter detailing your interest in the position along with your resume and application. 

About Us:

Gadget Hacks is a fast-growing smartphone how-to site offering the latest and greatest news, tips, tricks, guides, and comparisons. As a sister site to WonderHowTo, the Gadget Hacks brand has been around for years. But since 2017, we've been investing in evolving Gadget Hacks into a destination in its own right by growing our readership and adding new writers to our roster. 

We aim to be the best, most thorough, and most honest smartphone guide on the market. Our goal is to help people find the best phone for how they use it, and give them all the tools, news, how-tos, and fun mods and hacks to make it unique to them and get it working its best.

We're continually looking for new ways to make phones better at doing our favorite things — whether it's listening to music and podcasts, watching Netflix and Hulu, or being more productive. That means we spend a lot of time testing out new apps and comparing our old favorites. We aim to see which are best and explain why, while telling our readers about the latest and greatest features and updates.