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Tom's Hardware Wants You For Our Editorial Team!

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Every so often, we set out on a hunt for new editorial talent, hoping to make Tom's Hardware a greater resource for the folks who read and contribute to the site. Today finds us searching for help in the writing and editing departments.

The Tom’s Hardware team is spread across the globe. We have full-time writers in Germany, Italy, France, England, and Russia. However, much of what gets published internationally comes from our team in the United States. Translators around the world turn our words into localized content, making our efforts in North America particularly important.

To that end, I’m looking to add a couple of freelance positions to the U.S. team…for now.   

One role I’d like to fill as soon as possible is that of a copy/style/technical editor. We put an extra-special effort into not only editing the grammar, spelling, and technical correctness of each feature story that goes live on Tom’s Hardware, but also unifying voice to the greatest extent possible. Hopefully, this is something you’ve noticed over the past three and a half years as we’ve published natively-written and translated content from many different writers that reads smoothly.

It’s no easy task, though. The ideal candidate is a regular Tom’s Hardware reader with a serious predilection for English. You’ll also need to catch technical errors. Know how many shader processors a fully-functional Cayman GPU sports. Know how much L2 and L3 cache each model of the Core i7-3000 family features. Be assertive enough to question writers when their data appears suspect, or their analysis erroneous.

I’d also like to expand our editorial team. As I mentioned in my little State of Tom’s post, I want to see 2012 include broader coverage, more reader interaction, and greater depth on the topics we cover regularly, plus the ones that’ll become more important in the next 12 months.  

Now, I won’t sugarcoat this: writing for Tom’s Hardware is neither simple nor easy. You must be capable of generating data that stands up to the scrutiny of your peers, and it’ll be thoroughly reviewed before publication. A captivating writing style is very important. And you’ll need access to the hardware you plan to cover for at least the first story before we’re able to ship anything off into the dark abyss that is sometimes freelance writing aspirations. Moreover, be ready to pitch a story idea and submit an outline prior to receiving assignment approval.

If you’re interested in the editing gig, send an email to cangelini at bestofmedia dot com with your qualifications. I’ll get you set up with a trial piece to work on.

If you’re interested in joining our writing team, send an email to cangelini at bestofmedia dot com. Please include at least one writing sample able to demonstrate your technical aptitude, along with a description of how you’d like to contribute.

All positions are paid. If you don't have experience, but are interested in an internship, please specify in your email. And please bear with me as I work through the email. Thanks for reading!

Chris Angelini

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    acku , January 16, 2012 5:29 PM
    king_malikenWell it's too bad my qualifications are just on the technical side, no writing experience, except what has been done in university. Man I live and breathe tech, It'd certainly be nice to work it too!


    Follow your passion. If it's something you're willing to dive deep into, don't let that be an obstacle. We all started as n00bs in one way or another.

    Cheers,
    Andrew Ku
    TomsHardware.com
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    unlicensedhitman , January 16, 2012 4:42 PM
    Awesome!!!
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    Lord Captivus , January 16, 2012 4:49 PM
    I was born in Germany, i have an Italian nationality and I live in Argentina. I still can’t believe they don’t have a Spanish translator team, just translate. I’m available for that when Tom is ready.
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    acku , January 16, 2012 5:02 PM
    lord captivusI was born in Germany, i have an Italian nationality and I live in Argentina. I still can’t believe they don’t have a Spanish translator team, just translate. I’m available for that when Tom is ready.


    Then you should definitely send an email. :) 

    Cheers,
    Andrew Ku
    TomsHardware.com
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    king_maliken , January 16, 2012 5:10 PM
    Well it's too bad my qualifications are just on the technical side, no writing experience, except what has been done in university. Man I live and breathe tech, It'd certainly be nice to work it too!
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    acku , January 16, 2012 5:29 PM
    king_malikenWell it's too bad my qualifications are just on the technical side, no writing experience, except what has been done in university. Man I live and breathe tech, It'd certainly be nice to work it too!


    Follow your passion. If it's something you're willing to dive deep into, don't let that be an obstacle. We all started as n00bs in one way or another.

    Cheers,
    Andrew Ku
    TomsHardware.com
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    Marco925 , January 16, 2012 5:59 PM
    Would be awesome, but i am currently at University so the timing is not so good.

    Damn.. and i've even been to computex as a buyer.
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    acku , January 16, 2012 6:08 PM
    Marco925Would be awesome, but i am currently at University so the timing is not so good. Damn.. and i've even been to computex as a buyer.


    Oh man.... Some of us have crazy stories juggling reviews and uni.

    Cheers,
    Andrew Ku
    TomsHardware.com
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    NuclearShadow , January 16, 2012 6:20 PM
    I think it is nothing short of awesomeness that you guys are doing this in such a manner.

    ackuFollow your passion. If it's something you're willing to dive deep into, don't let that be an obstacle. We all started as n00bs in one way or another. Cheers,Andrew KuTomsHardware.com


    This is not only kind but inspiring as well. It is refreshing to see this sort of attitude in a world full of negativity. Tom's is lucky to have you.
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    Anonymous , January 16, 2012 6:34 PM
    this is my last year of my studies in C.S. and I am pretty busy sometimes with my exams or my projects, so I would like to ask you a few questions.
    First of all, how much effort (timewise) we need to put into an article or anything else and
    Secondly, is there any date that you will stop accepting applications?
    (I am greek with english(almost fluent) and Deutsch(haven't spoken/trained in years, kinda rusty) certificate, and in less than a year I'll have my bachelor at c.s.)
    P.S. A few days before you had your servers here in Greece now you movedD to France :( 

    Thanks in advance.
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    climber , January 16, 2012 6:38 PM
    Any interests in Canadians with a background in geographic information systems, graphic design and computer systems design, specifically for those purposes? Yes I mean the real world software applications that are used with the "right" hardware specs to maximize a persons or companies bang for their buck.
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    amuffin , January 16, 2012 6:39 PM
    Is there a specified age that a person has to be? I am interested in this but I am not above 18.
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    1foxracing , January 16, 2012 7:00 PM
    Can we nominate forum posters? If so I would say Jaquith. He consistently gives great advice and I think he would be a great addition to your team.
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    upgrade_1977 , January 16, 2012 7:04 PM
    Too much work for me...
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    acku , January 16, 2012 7:07 PM
    NuclearShadowI think it is nothing short of awesomeness that you guys are doing this in such a manner. This is not only kind but inspiring as well. It is refreshing to see this sort of attitude in a world full of negativity. Tom's is lucky to have you.

    That's nice of you to say. :) 

    @Everyone, if you're kind of interested but not quite ready to fire off an email to our Editor in Chief, click on my user name and send me your questions via our Forum's PM system. I'll try to answer them as best I can.

    @Yorgos. There really is no way to answer that question definitively. Sometimes it's a day. Sometimes it's a week. It really depends on the project and the writer.

    @climber. Tom's Hardware is a big community. If you have a story idea and have a passion for tech, I'd suggest you fire off an email to our Editor in Chief (address listed in post).

    @amuffin http://www.dol.gov/elaws/faq/esa/flsa/026.htm Legal working age in the US is 14 for non-agri work. That's the federal law. Each state has its own rules though. If you're unsure, send an email asking.
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    Chainzsaw , January 16, 2012 7:09 PM
    I would love to be an editor, i've followed technology for the past 10 years and have seen many great strides in the tech. industry. I read many technology sites including Toms over the years to help me understand the components of computers. However, there are many more people out there that are much more qualified than I.

    I would love to be able to play with the newest, hottest technology around. But location does not favor me.

    Wish the best of luck to whoever gets it!
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    Anonymous , January 16, 2012 7:39 PM
    Any age limit? Need to get some money for my sandy-bridge e build soon...
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    victorious 3930k , January 16, 2012 7:46 PM
    Oh, I live in the UK. I' don't want to be a writer though, I want to edit it. And as I come from Latin America, I would also be up for Spanish translating. However, I doubt I'm in the UK's legal working age.
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    victorious 3930k , January 16, 2012 7:48 PM
    Oops, sorry for two accounts. I didn't notice my first account was up. Any chance of merging the "AV" account with mine? (oh, and keep my name, not the AV one!)
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    acku , January 16, 2012 8:03 PM
    AVAny age limit? Need to get some money for my sandy-bridge e build soon...


    If you're in this for the money or the gadgets, this gig is going to get old fast. Follow your passion first, money will follow.
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    gidgiddonihah , January 16, 2012 8:15 PM
    Too bad I'm probably too young for the job, is there an age limit? I love, breath, eat and drink tech :) .
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