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  • Author LG
  • Published May 2, 2014

Are you the next big tech writer?

We’re recruiting three aspiring tech journalists. Deadline extended to Friday May 9 – that’s next Friday!! Get a move on!


We’re recruiting three aspiring tech journalists. And the deadline is extended by one week to Friday May 9 – that’s next Friday!! Get a move on!


Becoming a journalist is a dream job. Get paid for your opinions, show off your writing talent and get your hands on the newest, shiniest gadgets, toys and tools before everyone else.


The problem is getting a foot in the door: modern journalism jobs are massively over-subscribed, which means standing out in a field of candidates is difficult, which is why many would-be journalists have to resort to unpaid internships, making coffee, shifting boxes and, occasionally, doing a bit of writing – for free.


Here at How To Live It, we’ve got something completely different on offer. We want to recruit three new writers, who will contribute – and pitch – new stories and reviews to the site. You’ll need a lively writing style, a sense of humour, and a sense of adventure when it comes to tech. We want people who are bursting with ideas and who have the talent to produce entertaining copy.


I’ll do it!
Great! We want you. This opportunity is open to all would-be writers, with a single application criteria: you can’t already be a paid writer.


And there’s not just money on offer, either: after four months on the job, we’ll pit our three new scribes against each other, and the winner – by decision of How To Live It’s editors and a public vote – will be commissioned to head to the IFA tech show in Berlin in September – and briefed to send back the most interesting new products, announcements and discoveries, all expenses paid.


Enter today
One of journalism’s most simultaneously thrilling and annoying aspects is the deadline, and you’ve got one if you want to get your hands on this job. We need completed applications by Friday May 9 (that’s a very rare thing, a deadline extension…). Tick the following jobs off your to-do list and you’re in with a shout:


Send us a 300-word piece on a piece of technology you love, along with a brief CV and a 140-character reason you should be one of our rising stars. Our email address is howtoliveit@haymarket.com, and you should use the subject line “Rising stars”.


The small print
This is not an unpaid gig. It isn’t a fly-by-night internship and you won’t be working for free or making endless cups of tea while the editor arranges for you to wash his car. You’ll get money, experience and contacts.


The stories you write will appear on How To Live It and be promoted across Haymarket Media’s other technology and motoring brands. In the process you’ll gain plenty of experience, make invaluable contacts and add an impressive line to your CV.


Terms for entry…
Valid entries only from those who do not earn money from writing and do not have an established tech blog – as judged by the editor.
To be one of HTLI’s “Rising Stars”, you must be available to attend IFA in Berlin from September 4 to September 10, 2014.
Haymarket reserves the right to edit or not publish anything we see fit. Haymarket retains the copyright to all material submitted. Writers will be paid standard How To Live It freelance rate per article.
There is no job up for offer – just a series of freelance commissions. Editor’s decision is final. For full competition terms and conditions, see here.
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