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Wanted: Smartphone & Tablet Writers For Tom's Hardware

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Tom's Hardware is looking for a handful of editors to take our smartphone, tablet, and mobile technology coverage to the next level.

I am incredibly proud of the editorial freedom we have here at Tom’s Hardware, of the effort our writers make on a daily basis to ensure your next purchase is informed by data, and our methodologies that evolve alongside technology. The team I work alongside has fun. We help each other out with our various specialties. And we thrive on interaction with the community, which feeds into our work and guides us in the technology we cover.

There are a lot of Tom’s Hardware writers you’ve been reading for years. We also have several new faces who we’ve met through our own forums, reddit, and friends of friends. And now we’re on the look-out for a few passionate enthusiasts to round out our growing roster.

Specifically, we want to bring on three freelance-based positions specializing in mobile (smartphone/tablet) coverage.

  • One of the positions requires in-depth knowledge of the current SoC and cellular modem landscape. The ideal candidate will be able to write feature-length and news coverage of embargoed products, and have a flexible-enough schedule to travel for briefings and technical deep-dive sessions when we need to be represented. Most of these are in the U.S., so living in North America is preferable. This position will have review opportunities as well, though its emphasis is lower-level.
  • Two positions are available reviewing the latest smartphones and tablets. Travel is not required. However, you’ll need to be in North America due to the complexities of product sampling. Be able to evaluate devices qualitatively and quantitatively. We’d like these reviewers to start with deep knowledge of iOS, Android, and WinRT, be able to run and critically analyze benchmarks, and adhere to inflexible deadlines.

If you’ve been published elsewhere and believe your work represents your depth of knowledge, please feel free to submit a link.

Otherwise, we’d like to see candidates for the specialist position demonstrate their breadth of knowledge in 2,000-4,000 characters, covering the SoC architecture of your choice. Also, include analysis of these three benchmark charts.

For the reviews positions, please send in 2,000-4,000 characters on the look and feel of a modern device to which you have access. Include at least one picture demonstrating your ability to capture relevant photography (this is a good benchmark for that), along with analysis of these three benchmark charts.

Our managing editor, Adam Overa, will be interviewing interested candidates, so please email him: aovera at techmedianetwork dot com.

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    RooD , February 20, 2014 10:49 PM
    Is the pay worth the time? This is very interesting to me though. Maybe I will review my current nexus 5.
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    virtualban , February 21, 2014 12:19 AM
    Smart phone, a phone which is the smart buy for the customer, bringing the best of price vs. the customer's needs.So, gaming and editing stuff: get a computer, preferably a desktop.Phone calls, listening to music, recording clips and simple things to read/play when bored on the bus... most 2+ year old phones should do.I am fired, I know. :D 
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    deftonian , February 21, 2014 6:40 AM
    No thanks, the community is way too critical of Tom's columnists. Maybe if I liked abuse lol
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    tuanies , February 21, 2014 8:55 AM
    Quote:
    No thanks, the community is way too critical of Tom's columnists. Maybe if I liked abuse lol
    You have to have thick skin, but its a fun gig with great colleagues nevertheless.
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    getochkn , February 26, 2014 10:19 AM
    Quote:
    No thanks, the community is way too critical of Tom's columnists. Maybe if I liked abuse lol
    You mean comments like "WTF tOm's, dunt you guys proof read anything, you missed a cumma after th title".
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    jpishgar , February 26, 2014 11:07 AM
    We like our community critical. It keeps our editorial and news team on their toes, ensures the veracity of our reports and reviews, and keeps commentary threads useful with dissenting opinion. Having a community that knows what they are talking about is actually one of the major features of Tom's that we're incredibly proud of. :) 

    In fact, it's why this article was posted here, rather than on a job board. :p 

    -JP
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    g-unit1111 , March 5, 2014 9:37 AM
    If we sign up will the necessary benchmark tools and testing equipment be provided for us? I could submit a review of my Dell Venue or if you're looking for something with 3G/4G capabilities my Samsung Galaxy Tab 3.
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    Jetlitheone , March 7, 2014 8:32 AM
    I am interested. I might apply. I specialize in photography and I'm a wordsmith or sorts. I also always have the latest and greatest mobile products in hand. Currently I have a note 3 a Kindle fire hdx and an iPad air
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