htpcBeginner.com is a rapidly growing website that offers tutorials, news, and reviews on home theater PCs, media players, Linux home servers, PC components, and relevant consumer electronics. It is the leading site in its category, with an Alexa Global rank of ~22,000 and over 15 million annual pageviews. For more information see our about page.
INTERNSHIP / PART-TIME JOB – WRITER
htpcBeginner.com is looking for at least one part-time article writer / contributor. The job involves researching, experimenting, and writing about hardware and software related to Home Theater PCs (HTPCs) and Home Servers (or Network Attached Storage Devices). Type of articles include new product/software reviews, announcements (software updates, new products, new versions, etc.), and tutorials/guides. Each article will be original/unique, about 500 to 800 words long, and can take from 1 to 3 hours to write based on experience and skills of the writer. The expectation is to deliver 5 articles per week.
Initial training will be provided to orient the writer to picking topics, Search Engine Optimization (SEO), WordPress, and formatting guideline.
Hours, Location, and Duration:
About 1 to 3 hours per day, any 5 days of the week, any time of the day, and from anywhere. Supervisor is available through phone, IM, email, etc. and when needed face-to-face. Initial length of employment will be 3 months. Based on performance and interest, term may be reduced or extended.
Compensation and Time-offs:
$100 per week. Flexible hours allow you to complete future work in advance and take days off (in agreement with supervisor). When available you will also receive free devices (computers, media players, etc.) as gifts.
Required Education / Skills:
- Students pursuing BS (Juniors/Seniors) or Graduate degree in Engineering, Journalism, or other majors as long as they can demonstrate knowledge/skills required for the job.
- Strong English language writing skills
- Ability to research a topic and write with minimal supervision
- Strong interest writing about latest technology (hardware and software)
- Good knowledge that allows understanding hardware and software related to HTPCs, home servers, network attached storage devices, media centers, media players, etc.
- Knowledge of WordPress and Search Engine Optimization a big plus.
- Awareness about Kodi / XBMC, Plex, media players, Ubuntu / Linux Servers, Download Stations, File Servers, Raspberry Pi (and other similar devices), OpenELEC, HTPC builds, etc. a big plus.