September 2, 2014

Become an Intern

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Are you passionate about Android? Do you find yourself constantly reading about the platform, playing with new apps, or buying new devices? AndroidGuys may have an entry level blogging opportunity for you! We’re on the lookout for a couple of new writers and we’d love to consider you for a position.

If you’re interested in picking up some part time work, writing about your favorite apps, games, and devices, then read on!

Applicants will need to be knowledgeable about Android in general terms and have experience with the platform. More importantly, they must possess strong writing skills and have a sincere desire to blog on a part-time basis.

Must…

  • …be at least 16 years old
  • …be organized, motivated, and reliable
  • …be able to meet deadlines and adhere to schedule
  • …be able to take constructive criticism and advice
  • …be passionate about Android and smartphones
  • …be able to find news stories and collaborate on ideas
  • …have a strong grasp of English language

It doesn’t hurt to…

  • …have  previous blogging experience
  • …have familiarity with WordPress
  • …own multiple Android devices
  • …have free time during the work day

Details

We’re hoping to bring on 3-5 interns over the next few weeks specifically to help bulk up our coverage on two new properties. The last few months saw us launching two new website, ChromeWatching and SmarterWatching. The former is dedicated to tracking Chromecast-related news while the latter covers the smartwatch, Android Wear, and wearable beat. We’re hoping to fill in some gaps with interns at each of these. Also, we’re always looking to fill in gaps with our AndroidGuys coverage.

Primarily, the roles mainly on providing readers with information on new apps, rumors, reviews, and related content. Both sites are already starting to take off and we fully expect this summer to accelerate growth.

While we’re happy to help get things going on our side for the first few weeks, ideally our candidates are self-starters who can proactively suggest articles and apps for coverage. In other words, we’re looking for people who will want to go after work rather than have it assigned to them.

In terms of volume of writing, posts are generally 100-200 words with a bit of commentary or analysis. This is, obviously, not a hard rule but something we consider more of a guideline. We’re looking for those who can contribute 1-2 articles per day (or more) in the early weeks.

We have a few other little oddball duties that we’re looking to get help with that can sometimes be done in bulk. Much of what we need right now is not super time-sensitive but would add value to the site. Suffice it to say, there’s always something we can find to write about. We are always looking for additional coverage on our flagship site, AndroidGuys, and would welcome your help there as well. There’s plenty of room for help on more than one front, too.

If you’re still interested in learning more, check out the FAQs below and feel free to reach out!

FAQs

Is this a paid position?
Interns typically start out in an unpaid role for the first few weeks or longer.

Do you have a full-time spot available?
The AndroidGuys culture is a unique one in that it provides plenty of opportunity for those with part time availability or busy lives and obligations. We aren’t designed to staff full-time members; we prefer to work with writers who are flexible and willing to spend some of their free time with us. This is not to suggest, however, that we are above considering you for more responsibilities.

How long am I an intern?
Factors that help determine how quickly one becomes a paid contributor include quality and quantity of work, proactive approach, ability to learn the AG system, etc.OK, so really, how long does it take?
On average, our writers come out of intern roles within 45-60 days.

Do I have to only cover news and rumors?
No, not necessarily. We do appreciate general help in news and other areas but our primary focus right now is on expanding our news and rumors coverage. In fact, we’d love it if you found a particular “column” or topic that works well for you.

When do I have to write?

We understand that everyone has a different schedule and obligations that keep us busy. Fortunately, blogging about apps can be done around your other stuff. The coverage we’re looking for is not always time-sensitive in nature and can be done in the wee hours of the morning or on a lunch break.

All of this sounds good, now what?

How to Apply

Please take a few minutes to fill out the form below. We’ll do our best to dig through the applicants and reach out to as many people as possible. We apologize up front if we’re unable to respond to all requests. If you’re accepted, you’ll get an inside look at the Android space and learn how the tech blogging industry works. Your work will be shared with thousands of daily readers and articles will be read by millions around the world. We have a ton of fun here at AndroidGuys and would love to expand the team!