The next step for BGR!

By on October 31, 2010 at 11:59 PM.

The next step for BGR!

It has been four years since the launch of Boy Genius Report and I can easily say that I have enjoyed every single day while working on growing, expanding, and continuing to break the biggest stories in the mobile category. Today, Boy Genius Report is growing up. We are finally switching over to the www.bgr.com domain (though www.bgr.com will still continue to work as a redirect) and the first phase of our expansion is underway. We have hired more full-time writers in the past 4 months than we have had in the past four years and we are definitely not stopping. Today, I’m super excited to introduce the new redesign for BGR that has been in the works for several months. It encompasses everything the brand is — authentic, cleanly designed, relatable, and of course, that indescribable edge that it won’t ever lose.

Every segment of the site has been redone and reworked. From our Featured Articles and Top Stories area at the top of the page which will enable us to feature a wide variety of content, a brand new gallery which enables our photos and albums to be consumed even faster, to a new commenting system (finally!) which will promote an even higher level of communication between our readers. It also includes informational resources like BGR Analysis, places to meet the editors of BGR and to check out our thoughts, predictions, commentaries, and much, much more. The new BGR is everything that I have envisioned it to be for a long time.

Thank you guys for making us the number 1 mobile site (and the number 4 tech site in the world, according to Technorati!). We are plugging away harder and harder every day to continue delivering the highest quality breaking news, original content, and of course, that original BGR voice that you love. There are many more exciting things in the works, and I can’t wait to share them with you.

Of course, drop those comments in — we want to know what you think of the new design!

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Want to write for BGR?

By on July 26, 2010 at 9:51 AM.

Want to write for BGR?

If you live and breathe gadgets and tech, and love writing about them, then we might have something for you. We’re currently expanding faster than ever and are looking for talented, dedicated, hardworking individuals to help grow BGR. Professional writing experience is not required, though it will most certainly help. Some of these are full time gigs — salary and benefits — and some are location-specific. Here are the positions we’re currently looking to fill:

  • East Coast contributor (preferably NYC)
  • West Coast contributor (preferably San Francisco or Seattle)
  • Weekend contributor
  • European Correspondent
  • Business editor
  • Gaming editor
  • Mobile editor


Think you’ve got what it takes to rock out in a fast-paced constant cycle of tech news? Well, if you do, we’d love to hear from you. If you’d like to apply, please send an email to jobs at bgr dot com. Please include the following:

  • Some information about yourself. Name, where you live, what you like to do, your passion for all things tech, etc.
  • College and work-related background information
  • Your top 4 favorite gadgets or pieces of tech of all time. Phones, TVs, gaming systems — whatever!
  • What position you’d be most interested in, how much time you’d be able to contribute to the job, and how flexible you are with timing.
  • Three sample posts written in the BGR flavor. Be comfortable with the writing, keep it professional, and write things you think would appear on the site, written by one of us.


Please include all of this information in the main body of the email, and put the position you’re most interested in the email subject. Please don’t send attachments, we won’t look at them. Unfortunately we won’t be able to respond to everyone, but you’ll hear from us if we’re interested!

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BGR is looking for NYC interns for the summer!

By on May 24, 2010 at 5:01 PM.

BGR is looking for NYC interns for the summer!

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Since we have a brand new office in the heart of New York City, school is basically done, and we are growing faster than ever, we are looking for die-hard BGR interns for the summer. If you think you are up for working with us, hit us up. Please live in NYC or be able to quickly commute. Also, we would be looking for someone who could put in a decent amount of time — at least around 20-30 hours per week.

If you would like to apply, hit the break for the finer details! More →

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The Future of Media: 2010 panel discussion

By on May 17, 2010 at 10:01 AM.

The Future of Media: 2010 panel discussion

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I am really excited to share that I will be speaking on a panel taking place at NYU on June 8th during Internet Week with pretty good company — Dan Abrams, Arianna Huffington and some other great folks. It is put together by Patrick Phillips of I Want Media, and if you are thinking of attending my first public appearance (yes, that sounds funny to my ears as well), I would act soon as seating is very limited. More →

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