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Tom's Hardware Wants You For Our Editorial Team!

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

  • unlicensedhitman
    Awesome!!!
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  • Lord Captivus
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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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  • 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
    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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