It seems like just yesterday that BGR launched as a small spin-off from a sporadic column on Engadget, but we celebrated our eighth anniversary earlier this year and a lot has changed since 2006. The site is no longer a one-man operation, of course, but we’re still a very small team compared to our competitors, who often have huge editorial teams staffed by dozens of writers.
We’ve accomplished plenty with a small, talented group of writers. BGR is read by more than 11 million unique visitors each month, and tens of millions more read our content every month thanks to our great syndication partners.
We enjoyed incredible growth in 2014, and now it’s time to focus on expanding our team so we can grow even faster next year.
BGR is hiring!
We made some great additions to the team in 2013 and 2014, and now it’s time to expand once again. We’ll be looking to fill a number of key roles throughout the year in 2015, but we’re anxious to get started and we’re looking for talented writers who are just as anxious as we are.
To start things off, we have two open positions that we’re looking to fill as soon as possible.
We are currently looking for one contributor to cover consumer tech, much like the content you currently see on the site, and a second to cover web culture. In both cases, we are looking for experienced writers based in the United States.
Here are some key characteristics applicants should posses:
- The ability to identify stories that are informative, interesting and entertaining
- A strong knowledge of consumer electronics and the top companies in the industry (tech contributor)
- A strong knowledge of web culture and internet trends (web culture contributor)
- The ability to quickly file stories that are well written and free of spelling and grammar errors
- The ability to frame stories in a unique way, and a knack for writing headlines that are compelling
- A love of the job. We have a lot of fun here at BGR, but we work hard and you will too.
Here at BGR, we look to inform and entertain; there are too many sites out there that do one and not the other. The right candidates for these positions will share these goals, and will have the ability to do both.
Are you the right man or woman for the job? Here’s how to apply:
Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and tell us why we should hire you. Please be sure to attach your resume and include links to previously published content you’re proud of.
Please also attach a file with two original articles written specifically for this application, each at least 250 words in length. These articles should be interesting and well composed, headlines should be compelling, and the style should be somewhat in line with current BGR content.
We will not consider applicants who omit original article samples, and BGR will not publish these samples on the site, of course.
If you’re smart and driven, we want to hear from you. BGR offers competitive compensation packages and a close-knit, talented team of writers that you’ll love working with.