Tech Writer/Reviewer, Wearables/Digital Health and Smart Home - PCMag

Editorial New York, New York


Description

Position at PCMag

If you live and breathe technology and have proven writing experience, PCMag.com, the best tech reviews site on the web, wants to hear from you. We’re looking for a bright and aggressive product reviewer with top-notch writing and editing skills to work closely with our team of editors to cover smart home and wearable technology (including fitness trackers, smartwatches, robot vacuums, smart light bulbs, and more) at PC Labs in New York City. 

Responsibilities:

  • Write clear, authoritative reviews, features, tips and advice pieces, product roundups, buying guides, and news stories.
  • Get ahead of trends and aggressively acquire products; you will help shape our smart home and wearable coverage, so you need to know what's next.
  • Establish and maintain strong relationships with vendors.
  • Write, edit, produce, and QA copy.
  • Appear in videos for reviews and trend stories.
  • Manipulate images, build product galleries, verify and enter product specs, maintain spec database.
  • Represent PCMag at vendor meetings, industry events, and trade shows.

Qualifications:

  • This position works out of our testing lab in New York City. You must be able to work onsite.
  • Bachelor's degree required; Journalism or English concentration preferred.
  • 3 to 4 years of professional writing/editing experience at an established website, magazine, or newspaper; with a smart home and/or wearable concentration strongly preferred.
  • Knowledge of the smart home and wearable spaces, including devices and manufacturers.
  • You will be testing fitness wearables, so an interest in, or at least a tolerance for, physical exercise is required.
  • You must be a self-starter who can independently prioritize projects, and be able to thrive in a fast-paced, competitive, deadline-driven environment.
  • You should have a strong work ethic and strict attention to detail.
  • The ability to write quickly and clearly is an absolute must.
  • Familiarity with online publishing platforms and digital image manipulation is a must.
  • Product review experience is a strong plus.
  • Preexisting vendor relationships are a plus.
  • On-camera video experience a plus.

This position is part of the Ziff Davis Creators Guild, a NewsGuild union, and a contract is being negotiated. For more information, please visit the NewsGuild website.

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