Freelance Writer (Remote, Freelance)
MakeUseOf
Toronto, ON

MakeUseOf.com is a consumer technology website with 15 million monthly readers, mainly in the US, UK, and Canada. We’ve been teaching people how to make the best use of their digital tools since 2006.

Our team consists of tech enthusiasts from around the world. Many of us have been with MakeUseOf for 5-10+ years and have advanced from writers to editors and more. We pride ourselves in supporting our team members to become the best they can be.

What You're in For

  • a long-term remote freelance writing job
  • 8+ articles (1,000+ words) published per month
  • USD90 per article, USD120 with experience
  • potential to earn a performance bonus
  • an international community of tech geeks

What We Expect

Candidates must be proficient in WordPress and able to generate their own article ideas.

While our writers aren’t locked into writing for any particular section of the site (except during the initial probationary period), we’re specifically looking for more coverage in the topics listed below.

Ideally, you'll have relevant education or experience, like a relevant college degree, certifications, past work experience, etc. However, we are open to accepting experienced writers who can grow into areas of expertise.

At the very least, you'll...

  • submit two quality articles per week,
  • respond to messages within one weekday, and
  • turn around requested edits within two weekdays max.

We’re recruiting writers with expertise in the following sections:

Linux: Linux tutorials, Linux software, exploring and comparing distros and DEs, etc.

Example articles:

10 Reasons to Install an Arch Linux-based OS on Your PC

How to Run Android Apps and Games on Linux

How to Install Adobe Photoshop on Linux

Security: Explainers and tutorials about VPNs, malware, privacy, antivirus software, etc.

Example articles:

How to Disable UEFI Secure Boot to Dual Boot Any System

5 Free Security Tools You Likely Haven’t Heard Of (But Should Install)

5 Types of Mobile Apps You Should Stop Installing

macOS: Mac tutorials, troubleshooting, software, etc.

Example articles:

Mac Shutting Down Randomly? Here’s What You Can Do

7 Tiny Time-Saving Mac Apps You’ll Fall in Love With

8 Best Microsoft Office Alternatives for Mac Users

Programming: Programming tutorials, explaining programming concepts, comparing programming languages, etc.

Example articles:

How Programming Affects Your Brain: 3 Big Truths According to Science

How Much Money Do Programmers Make?

A Beginner’s Guide to Understanding Python Lambda Functions

DIY: Arduino, Raspberry Pi, other microcontrollers, hardware hacks, 3D printing, etc.

Example articles:

How to Use an Android Tablet as a Screen for Raspberry Pi

How to Build a Cheap Android PC With Inexpensive Parts

The Pros and Cons of Building Your Own Linux PC

Creative: Adobe products like Photoshop or Lightroom, but alsophoto, video, or music editing software and apps.

Example articles:

How to Change the Background of a Photo in Photoshop

The Best Free Music Production Software for Beginners

The 7 Best Sites to Find Free InDesign Templates

How to Apply

Please email a resume/CV to jobs at makeuseof.com with the subject set as "2019 MakeUseOf Writer Application." Begin your email with "The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step." Include links to three relevant writing samples that showcase your abilities, explain why you’d be a good fit for our team, and indicate which sections you’re interested in covering. Optional: If you are also currently writing for a reputable website, provide a referee from that site. Thank you!

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time, Contract, Freelance, Permanent

Salary: $720.00 to $2,400.00 /month

Education:

  • Bachelor's Degree (Preferred)