We've enjoyed steady growth at AnandTech over the past several years. Last year in particular we saw our traffic break record highs thanks to all of you. As anyone who follows the site knows very well, the list of things we have to review/cover usually exceeds our available time. To continue to grow, we need your help. We're looking for writers with a true passion for the technology we cover, a deep understanding of what's out there and a thirst for more knowledge.

We're looking for contributors to help out both with reviews as well as our short to medium form Pipeline coverage. The areas in particular we're looking for help with are listed below:

- Smartphones
- Tablets
- SoCs
- Notebooks
- Enterprise & Datacenter Coverage
- GPUs & PC Components
- Professional GPUs

If you find yourself at the intersection of knowledge and passion about any of those areas, and have some time to contribute, you're exactly what we're looking for. These are paid, part-time positions that we're looking to fill. What I need is a writing sample that demonstrates your ability to talk about any one of these topics. Your sample can be in the form of a review, a pipeline post or an analysis piece - it should be something that looks like it would fit in on AnandTech. Although not specifically listed here, we're also looking to expand video content on the site. If you've got a knack for video work, feel free to pass along a sample.

Once you've produced it, send it on over to callforwriters@anandtech.com. We'll read through all samples but can't guarantee a reply due to the sheer volume of submissions we tend to receive. If we like what you've sent and there's a potential fit on the team, we'll be in touch.

I'll conclude this post with a passage I wrote for our About page:

In the early days of technology reporting on the web the focus was almost exclusively on depth. We had a new medium for content that didn't come with the same restrictions as more traditional forms. We could present as much data as we felt was necessary and we could do it quicker.

As the web grew, so did the approach to gaining readership. In many cases, publishers learned from the tips and tricks of more traditional media to growing their audience. The focus shifted away from ultimate understanding of what was being reported, to producing content significantly motivated by increasing traffic, or revenue, or both. Thorough observations were out; sensationalism, link baiting, and the path to shallow 10-o'clock-news reporting were in.

While I believe it's definitely easier to produce content by going this route, I don't believe it's the only way to build a well read website.

If the above resonates with you and you'd like to help by being a part of something different, I'd encourage you to submit a writing sample.

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  • Drumsticks - Friday, January 24, 2014 - link

    While I certainly lack the credentials for a job such as this, more writers at Anandtech can only mean more quality material to read! I love everything that comes out of this site, so good luck to all of those who apply! Reply
  • silverblue - Friday, January 24, 2014 - link

    Would if I could, but I can't, so I won't. :P

    In any case, even if I had the pre-requisite knowledge of a specific area, I imagine that I'd get the same levels of unwarranted criticism about grammar as my countryman Ian does... :)
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  • andrewaggb - Friday, January 24, 2014 - link

    Heh. That's exactly what I was thinking. I'll probably spell something the Canadian way or list something in metric units only and have a bunch of angry birds filling my comments.... Reply
  • Sabresiberian - Friday, January 24, 2014 - link

    Yeah anyone in the proverbial public eye has to develop a thick skin; has to learn what the difference is between constructive criticism and accept it, and what is just bashing for the sake of bashing and can be safely ignored. :) Reply
  • Flunk - Monday, January 27, 2014 - link

    If you write for an American audience on a regular basis you do get used to it. Reply
  • kstan12 - Friday, January 24, 2014 - link

    Ian rocks. Love his reviews. Negative people just need to let things go! Reply
  • dillonnotz24 - Friday, January 24, 2014 - link

    I would love to be a part of Anandtech, as it IS my most checked website. I'm only 18, but I have an intense passion for technology. I'm not sure if I'm what Anandtech would be looking for because I have learned a fairly large portion of my knowledge base from this website, so it would be almost like the a regurgitational re-hash of analytic skills rather than truly original ideas. However, I'm always learning new things and I love talking to people about the latest and greatest in tech, which I think can only be truly appreciated in a place like this. My questions is...what would I review for my sample submission? Reply
  • JarredWalton - Friday, January 24, 2014 - link

    A few thoughts:

    1) Anand started this site as a blog when he was 14.
    2) Kristian (our SSD reviewer) started with us when he was 17.
    3) As for what to review, find something to write about where you think, "Gosh, this should be on AnandTech's Pipeline section" -- or if you have a real passion for some other area, focus there.

    Cheers!
    Jarred
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  • samtheman128 - Friday, January 24, 2014 - link

    I would love to write but I'm only 11 Reply
  • Jedibeeftrix - Friday, January 24, 2014 - link

    i started reading this site in 1999 i think, i remember anand being young then as I was finishing my degree! Reply

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