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Write for Phandroid: we’re seeking Contributors!


Many of you are familiar with the Phandroid writing team: myself, Chris Chavez, Quentyn Kennemer, Kevin Krause, Edgar Cervantes, and some others that have passed through. Even with a team of full-time writers and editors, keeping up with Android news is a tall order. Pile on the need for phone reviews, tablet reviews, app/game reviews, accessory reviews, tips/tricks, tutorials, editorials, and other types of featured content, and we’ve got quite the task at hand.

We continually strive to provide the best Android-focused coverage on the planet, but perhaps we’re not utilizing our best resource… YOU!

The Android community is filled with passionate, educated enthusiasts with loads of knowledge to share. Not everyone aspires to be a full-time writer, but we know many of you enjoy writing and have great ideas and article concepts that could make Phandroid even better. If you think you’ve got what it takes, we would like to invite you to apply as a Contributing Author on the Phandroid team.

What is a Contributing Author?

The contributor position is unpaid. It provides a great opportunity to be published on a reputable news source. It’s a resume builder, opportunity to “get your name out there”, and allows you to engage in an open dialogue with a vibrant Android-loving community.

What are the expectations of a Contributing Author?

Contributing Authors will be expected to publish a minimum of 1-3 articles each week. They’ll communicate closely with the editorial team via E-Mail and other means, passing back and forth story ideas that could be either time sensitive and open ended. But what we’re REALLY looking for are team members who can provide Phandroid readers another dimension by helping people get the most out of their phone through unique ideas and articles.

How can you apply?

  • Send an E-Mail to jobs[at]phandroid[dot]com
  • Copy and paste “Phandroid Contributing Author” in the subject line… without the quotes
  • Tell us your name, age, location and a little bit about yourself
  • Tell us why you would make a great Contributing Author
  • Tell us how much time each week you hope to dedicate to Phandroid
  • Copy/Paste/Link us (no attachments) to 1-3 related writing samples in the Phandroid style (minus the typos)
  • Give us an idea of what you’ll bring to the table by sharing a few unique article ideas you would enjoy writing
  • Convince us that you’re the “go-getter” we’re seeking!

We’re looking for quality of applicants, not how quickly you can show your interest/urgency. We’re expecting a large number of inquiries and will be unable to respond to every person. If we’re interested, expect to hear back from us within 2 weeks, at which point we’ll narrow down the field of candidates with some follow up questions

Thanks and good luck!

Rob Jackson
I'm an Android and Tech lover, but first and foremost I consider myself a creative thinker and entrepreneurial spirit with a passion for ideas of all sizes. I'm a sports lover who cheers for the Orange (College), Ravens (NFL), (Orioles), and Yankees (long story). I live in Baltimore and wear it on my sleeve, with an Under Armour logo. I also love traveling... where do you want to go?

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  1. I have always wanted to write for an Android website but have never had the time. This will be great for someone who has the time to contribute. Awesome Idea…

    1. Same here. I used to write news for a living, and would love to get back to writing, but I just don’t have the time right now. It’s cool that Phandroid is opening up this opportunity.

  2. I can’t. Even write a comment, correctly:. Ohs well.

    1. Had to like this comment!!

    2. You have a lot of kinsmen on this site, pal.

  3. I think I may apply :)

    1. Dooooooo it! I can vouch for ya ;)

      1. Nice move Chris, vouching for the 19 year old model ;)

        1. 20 actually :)(Thanks for reminding me to change that :P)

          and I am a Jackie of all trades…the modeling just pays the bills ^_^

          1. I love the gender reversal on Jack so you get my vote too :) And a belated Happy Birthday.

          2. awww thank you :P and oh it’s not my birthday lol(August 24 is)
            I just never think to update disqus!

  4. Pick me…pick me !!!

  5. Finally! My patience has paid off! Where do I sign!

  6. Lack of compensation is a deal breaker. Can’t fill a gas tank with “exposure”. I know other sites do the same thing, but it doesn’t make it right. It’s hard enough anymore for pro writers to make a living without the amateurs mucking things up.

    1. I agree, I’m sure they’ll still have tons of applicants, but it’s a low, low way to go. Phandroid has lost all my respect, and me as well. Farewell Phandroid, I’m not coming back.

      1. not sure if serious or trolling.

        1. Sounds like a bit of both lol

      2. Really? It’s like an internship. People do internships and don’t get paid for them, but they get the experience required to start an entry level job that requires 2+ years of experience. How stupid is that!? Let me stop before I start ranting.

    2. Then don’t apply… Lol.

  7. I’d be too much of a douche, just like I always am in the comment section.

    Profession Douchebag at your service.

  8. I would enjoy writing for Phandroid, I check the site every 15 minutes so I might as well contribute. :)

    1. Why check it so often? It is nothing but copied articles from Droid Life, Android Central, and The Verge.

      1. Well I check it more often than those sites, so regardless of whether they’re “copied” or not, I prefer coming here. Good enough answer for ya bud?

  9. Why only one position? Why not have many? One article per month! I would love to write one article a month since it is unpaid anyway. Why not stagger the articles for each contributor. More the merrier.

  10. Where are all the Grammar Trolls who are always correcting everyone? This is their chance to so call do it the correct way.

  11. 1 to 3 articles a week for free no way.

    1. Most articles take no more than 10-20 minutes, sometimes even less if you’re a competent writer. It’s not hard work to get your name out there if blogging is what you want to do on the side.

  12. Oh god, If only I could write a proper comment.

  13. Thinking i’m going to apply. seems exciting!

  14. I shall apply :D How long do the articles have to be? and can it be like a phone review? and etc? or new tech articles?

  15. Can you apply if you are 13? :P

  16. Asking for age is illegal, even in unpaid positions.

    1. Really? I’ve seen applications ask for my age. They even ask for my birthday which would give my age.

      How is it illegal? Or is it illegal in certain states?

      1. It’s illegal in at least some states, since it shouldn’t be a condition for being hired. Only when offered a position can you be asked what your age is.

  17. I applied! I would love to give back to this site and the awesome community!

  18. I sent in my application a couple of hours ago. Fingers crossed!

  19. Phandroid, just give up. Your site is not a respected site in the Android world. You dropped podcasts without even a mention. Then you decide to do one and Rob was drunk. The site has no real news, just regurgitated articles. The writers just write a bunch of nothing. You want people to work for free. This site is truly junk.

    1. It’s easy to trash a site behind a computer. A successful site that makes good money nonetheless.

      Trolls will be Trolls I suppose.

      1. A successful site that makes a lot of money? You don’t see this site mentioned anywhere. They want new writers to work for free. Yeah. OK.

    2. Rob was drunk? Oh that must have been funny. I wanna hear that one. LoL!!

  20. Perhaps in the process of hiring people you can hire editors. Having glaring grammar and spelling mistakes causes this site to lose a lot of credibility.

    1. I’d love to be an editor. Though I probably suck at doing it. =.S

  21. Don’t personally understand all the negativity surrounding this posting? I think it’s way to expand the site’s horizons a bit. Maybe show how differing opinions can be a good thing in the long run. I for one wouldn’t mind throwing my name in the bag. Things aren’t perfect on any Android specific site & usually mimic one another but as with Android itself “Choice” & “Many Options” makes it a reason for noobs & fanboys alike to follow along. Free or not I just hope to make the cut. Thnx Phandroid for all your tireless efforts in helping our community always have a place for news along with various opinions.

  22. “… some others that have passed through”

    my tiny fist shakes.

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