Mar, 08 2011

Are you an experienced and knowledgeable tech enthusiast? Bomb shell: we want to pay someone full-time to cover everything Android-related and beyond! Interested?

Please read EVERY DETAIL of this post before submitting an application – attention to detail is crucially important.

What we’re looking for: Full-Time Utility Player to cover overnight hours (7pm to 3am EST)

What does “Utility Player” mean?

  • Overnight hours are usually light on news, but we want a team member standing guard, ready to bring our readers the breaking news they crave… regardless of the time of day
  • When not working on time-sensitive material, you’ll work on our Android Phone Guide, upcoming Android Tablet Guide, and other Tech Device Guides, ensuring everything is up to date and accurate
  • You’ll also publish articles on our upcoming tech-related sites, covering news and information about topics such as Google TV, Chrome OS, general mobile technology, and beyond
  • Other miscellaneous tasks.

Who we’re looking for:

  • Availability: 40 hours/week, Monday to Friday between 7pm and 7am EST
  • Location: as long as you’re reliably available according to above hours, you can work from anywhere in the world!
  • Experience:anyone can apply, but those with proven writing/blogging experience preferred. Overall tech knowledge with thorough and specific understanding of both Android’s history and current happenings.
  • Age: must be 18+


  • Ability to identify newsworthy and noteworthy items that qualify for Phandroid coverage
  • Ability to pump out quality, accurate, entertaining articles at lightning speeds
  • Ability to write in-depth application and device reviews with an informative and entertaining style
  • Ability/comfort in creating video reviews of applications, devices, events, etc…
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment while multi-tasking effectively
  • Ability to learn quickly and complete miscellaneous tasks as assigned

What you’ll get:

  • Monthly compensation based on experience
  • Opportunity to travel to events as press in order to provide coverage
  • Experience of covering what you love as a full-time job
  • And just as a kicker, I think we’re a pretty fun team to work with in general. We’ve truly built a team atmosphere and I’m excited to welcome a new member that “fits”.

How to apply:

  • Send an E-Mail to jobs[at]phandroid[dot]com
  • Copy and paste “Full-Time Utility Player” in the subject line… without the quotes
  • Tell us your name, age, location and a little bit about yourself
  • Tell us your work history and why you are perfect for the job
  • Tell us how much time each week you can dedicate to Phandroid
  • Copy/Paste/Link us (no attachments) to 1-3 related writing samples in the Phandroid style (minus the typos)
  • Convince us that you’re the “go-getter” we’re seeking!
  • Please TAKE YOUR TIME in submitting your application – we’re looking for quality of applicants, not how quickly you can show your interest/urgency

We’re anticipating a large quantity of feedback and simply cannot respond to every applicant we get. We want to thank everyone in advance for their interest and we’ll follow up with potential candidates in the near future.

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