We’re Hiring

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!

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, 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

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

81 thoughts on “We’re Hiring

  1. What is the weekly hourly expectation? Whats the work like, is it ‘Submit a topic each week and we pay you if we use it’ type thing, or is it more ‘Here’s a project, we want an article on the editors desk tomorrow morning’ type thing?

    1. Hi Kratz. We’re looking for a minimum of 2-3 posts per week. Our tips line turns up a lot of good story leads (thanks everyone for sending awesome stuff in!) but also depend on everyone to bring in a portion of their own leads as well. In addition to that, everyone is encouraged to work on longer original content posts like some of the ones shown in the right sidebar. For those we agree on topic and delivery date of each article.

      1. Is that expected to be consistent? I could average that number of posts, but I have to travel for work to areas without internet access on a regular but unplanned basis (as in I know I’ll travel one to three times a month, but I don’t know which days I’ll be gone or which week those days will fall under).

      1. No employment, so you have to carry all the associated overhead and accounting costs, then $16/post?! Yeah I’m going to spend all day digging out content from other sites and message boards only to be payed $16, sure thing.

        They are targeting Indian nationals that can live for a year on $16.

        1. “Bitch, please”. I used to do full-blown tutorials about Eagle CAD features for 20EUR/article, and it was acceptable for me, even though one article took about 1-2 days to write and correct. Sometimes it’s not about the price, it’s about the content you’re creating.

        2. I write articles on my own blog for free. In fact they usually cost me significant amounts in materials or extra time spent documenting or editing video. Always given a start point for an article, and all you have to do is find out if it’s been posted on hackaday before? Easy mode.

        3. You’re looking at this all wrong, Yes this is a job but your expectation is that it’s suppose to be financially viable to solely live off of. This is essentially a “paid hobby” which is a “job” because you’re being paid but it is meant to be done alongside your real day job in your free time. The nice part is that since you’re being paid it can be used towards work experience for those who are venturing that avenue in media.

          It’s all about the enjoyment of doing a hobby not the monetary gain.

    1. You made a good start already with “legible” English. Writing would involve legibility, not language. Your English would be more like unintelligible. Or perhaps “Authentic Western Gibberish” to quote form a famous movie.

      Can we see some examples from the tip line?

  2. Hi, quick question(s). How diverse are you? Do you have a CoC in place? Do you respect intersectionality and do you support non-binary sexes? Do you offer a safe space to work within?


    1. Dirty little insider secret – there is no Brian Benchoff. He retired years ago and passed the name on, a la the Dread Pirate Roberts. The name inspires the necessary fear, you see.

      Mike tells you all about it in orientation, along with the secret HaD handshake and how to get your contract-worker discount at Jack in the Box.

  3. $16 per article and then demanding to have 2 to 3 each week? That will only inspire mindless rehashing/copying what is already out there. OH WAIT…. ;)

    No, seriously, why not skip the whole background / previous work experience / example article nonsense that would be reasonable if you paid something reasonable, and allow ANYONE to send in an article when they feel like it, and pay them $16?
    It would go like:
    1) hey, here’s an article
    2) HAD: yes, it is good enough, here is $16
    2) HAD: sorry, you need some more work on it to merit $16
    2) HAD: thanks but no thanks.

    And only publish articles that have been paid for of course.

    1. THIS is not a bad idea. I can write, love doing stuff like this, but I’m not going to go through the ‘ whole background / previous work experience / example article’ thing for a part time job, while committing to two or three posts a week. If they let me send in an article I wrote once in a while when I run into something I think would make a good HackaDay article, well, that I would look into… ‘Guest writer’ status, HackaDay? Oh, I could also edit their articles for typos, something I’ve done for several of them already, privately. :P

      1. Fair point. HAD has done nothing to disprove the $16 though. I think it’s strange that they aren’t upfront about it, don’t you?
        If you said $50 I would find it harder to believe, but primarily because it conflicts with $16 and adds confusion.
        I’m curious now what they’re actually offering.

  4. Why not just pay ???????????????????????? for articles that you accept and publish? Surely that way you’d get more, and more varied, material to pick & choose from. No need for all this qualification BS–each article can be judged on its merits. It seems to me that if you demand regular output from someone for the pitiful amount of money you’re (apparently) offering, you’re just going to have high turnover.

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