We’re Hiring Contributors And Social Media Masterminds

Hackaday has been expanding into all kinds of new areas. We find ourselves stretched a bit thin and it’s time to ask for help. Want to lend a hand while making some extra dough to plow back into your projects? These are work-from-home (or wherever you like) positions and we’re looking for awesome, motivated people to help guide Hackaday forward!

Applying as a Contributor

Contributors are hired as private contractors and paid for each post. You should have the technical expertise to understand the projects you write about, and a passion for the wide range of topics we feature. If you’re interested, please email our jobs line, start your subject with [Contributor], and include:

  • Details about your background (education, employment, etc.) that make you a valuable addition to the team
  • Links to your blog/project posts/etc. which have been published on the Internet
  • One example post written in the voice of Hackaday. Include a banner image, at least 150 words, the link to the project, and any in-links to related and relevant Hackaday features

Applying as a Social Media mastermind

Social Media positions are hired as private contractors. You should have at least some technical understanding of the type of material which Hackaday revolves around. This position has huge growth potential and we’re looking for someone who will keep a social media schedule full and ensure conversations are happening. If you’re interested, please email our jobs line, start your subject with [SocialMedia], and include:

  • Details about your background (education, employment, etc.) that make you a valuable addition to the team
  • Links to social media accounts you have driven (this may be your own or a company account)
  • Two example Tweets and one example Facebook post which have been written specifically for this application

What are you waiting for? Ladies and Gentlemen, start your applications!

49 thoughts on “We’re Hiring Contributors And Social Media Masterminds

  1. I’m interested in both positions.
    I have Electronics Training from a Technical College in Baton Rouge Louisiana. It is in several Electronics subjects including :
    Radio Television and related Electronics 1977
    Industrial Instrumentation and related electronics. 1982
    Computer Hardware 1988.

    I have a Facebook page Arduino and other Microcontrollers.
    I also have. Science from all around the world page.
    I have an Instagram account where I’ve shared many photos that are electronic in nature.
    I do think I would be able to be a valuable contributor both as a project developer and as a writer on Facebook as well as Instagram poster.
    I have a few very specific projects in the works now.
    Hacking is something I am old school with.

    1. What about clarifying what they are actually willing to pay per post first as well? Hint: probably not much. Oh and also enjoy not even being an employee. Sigh.

      1. Actually, I’m *impressed* with how much we pay per post. This is coming from a media background, this aint my first rodeo, knows people who are doing the same thing, yadda yadda yadda…

        Writers should be paid, and that’s something we’re not going to change our minds on. This isn’t a full-time position – it’s just contract work, really. However, if you’re looking at Wired, Ars Technica and Gizmodo, Gawker, Kotaku, io9, and Jalopink, we pay *very* well.

        Jokes that are going over everyone’s heads aside, I’m actually pretty proud of what we’re paying.

        Edit: if you write for hackaday your comments get an edit button.

          1. Edit buttons cause chaos in comment sections.

            Soon law may require an edit button though – as there is apparently some weird discussion about website owners being responsible for all comments on their blogs\sites “because a user commonly cannot edit their comments”

            I dont get it either.

        1. Brian – Uhh, Wired pays like, 25x what HackADay does per word. Like, take what you’d make for writing a 500 word piece at HaD, get Wired to publish it instead, you get paid 25x as much. But that’s IF you can write there, which, anyone applying to HackADay would probably be laughed out the door. You link is for some poor interns, which, is an American duty to underpay and mistreat, how else would they know they’re interns?

          Also, you’re clearly spreading misinformation. Unless you’ve changed things, only comments in articles you write have an edit button. Leave a comment in another contributor’s article, no es bueno. I recall once laughing at people asking for an edit button, making a typo, and because it was someone else’s article, I couldn’t edit it to fix the typo. Oh the shame, the shame. Still, a good perk.

    2. I once mixed up two cover letters sent to two companies on the same job-hunt day. Both were famous companies with different focuses – wildly inappropriate cover letters were sent, in the end.

      I actually got one of the jobs! The guy who hired me, after he gave me the job, told me he saw the other job post I applied to, and thought it was funny that I mixed them up…

      You never know what is going to happen.

      That dude wore a kilt to work – at a high end architecture firm!

    1. It’s a combination of both. Our tips line is great thanks to all the people in the Hackaday community who send in links. But we also rely on the varied interests of the Hackaday crew to bring in their own story leads as well, keeping the stream of subject matter ever changing and interesting.

      1. You have no idea how much spam about the latest LED and bluetooth powered toothbrushes these guys receive. It’s not like they are thirsty for content, the trick is sorting through the junk..

    Contributors are fired from other jobs and fined for each post. You should have the belief you have the technical expertise to understand the projects you comment about, however you won’t, and a passion for arguing on the internet with a wide range of topics we feature, missing the point of most of the articles, picking up on grammar and spelling mistakes, whilst making lots of your own, then ignoring that and angrying up the blood about something even less relevant. If you’re interested, please email our competitors start your subject with [I LOVE YOU TUBES!!!! YOU SUCK], and include:

    Details about your imagined background (self taught, parents employment, etc.) that make you believe you’re a valuable addition to the internet
    Links to other way back machine/internet archive/blog/project posts/etc. which have you have commented on and have been delete from the the Internet, or used in a court case against you.
    One example comment written in the multiple personalities and inner voices of a Hackaday commenter. Include a youtube video, at least 10 hours long, the link to something totally irrelevant, and any in-links to related and relevant showing Hackaday articles that already did this, or someone who made something that looked similar on the face of it, but was in fact entirely different and possiblyt even made up, or a link to the same authors project elsewhere claiming he did it first.

  3. —–“Actually, I’m *impressed* with how much we pay per post. This is coming from a media background, this ain’t my first rodeo”—–

    Glad you’re feeling better after that little episode a week or two ago.

  4. About four and a half years ago Hack A Day posted a call for someone to produce a weekly video on a unique project. They had to live in the Santa Monica area and would be paid about $30K per year to produce a weekly video. It never happened.
    BUT, I saw that post, chuckled to myself at the pay rate and thought “hey, I could do that myself on my own website”‘ Thus Hack A Week was born.
    Here we are four and a half years and over 200 videos later and I would venture that I make more in ad revenue per month than HAD would pay me.
    Thanks for inspiration to give it a go! Good luck in your search.

    1. “I would venture that I make more in ad revenue per month than HAD would pay me.”

      Back of the envelope calcs… You’ve got 7.6 million hits on Youtube in the last 4.5 years. Average Youtube revenue is in the ballpark of $3.50/1000 views, all included. So, $26,600 total. Or under $6,000/year. 6 < 30.

      I dunno, perhaps your YT revenue is above average, but I doubt it's 500% average.

      If my numbers are right, overwhemingly should've taken the HaD deal. Plus, if you some day wanted to branch out on your own, you might've been able to leverage more viewers when you left. Organic growth is a pain.

  5. Let’s just say that someone posted to the jobs link in the blog and it came up a no-reply link for some reason. Should that hypothetical person email again to the link that pops up now as well?

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