Maker and DIY Writer

US-NY-New York


Ziff Davis, a subsidiary of j2 Global, Inc., is a leading global digital-media company operating in four core verticals: Technology, Gaming, Healthcare and Shopping. Its brands – PCMag, Speedtest, ExtremeTech, Geek, Toolbox, IGN, Everyday Health, AskMen,, TechBargains, emedia and Salesify – produce and distribute premium content across multiple platforms and devices. Ziff Davis delivers advertising, performance marketing, data services and licensing solutions to thousands of clients worldwide. Ziff Davis publishes in 25 languages and successfully partners with local publishing operators across 114 countries. has been an online technology resource and community for technology enthusiasts and professionals since 1996. We feature the latest news and reviews of the hottest hardware and software, along with Computer Buying Guides, Features, and more. Geeks can feel at home in any of our topic areas including Apple, Gadgets, Games, Mobile, and Chips.

Geek culture may be dominating pop culture, but no matter how many supercomputers everyday folks shove in their pockets while spending a billion dollars on comic book movies, the mainstream can never replace geekdom’s wonderfully weird heart. At, we celebrate that heart. Whether it’s cyborg kickstarters, hot takes on video game trends, shocking revelation about 1990s cartoons, famous orcs, or explainers on internet music, if you’re a curious geek you’ll find something new on

And now we need your help to provide even more expert insight and opinion into topics enthusiasts care about. We’re looking for a consistent freelance tech writer to head up our coverage of all things maker. You should be plugged into these communities to know what’s hot and what’s not as well as deliver breaking news on maker products and innovations. Did someone engineer their own incredible Iron Man armor? Did they build a functioning paintball gun out of Lego? We want to know about it! 


Along with multiple news stories per day, you should also be able to dive deeper and write longer opinion and feature stories. Maker culture is all about educating and empowering people to do more for themselves with technology. So you should be able to write how-to instructions and buying guides to help our readers do just that.  


This is a fast-paced job, but your musings will be seen by millions of people per month.You’ll get assigned stories but the ideal candidate will also be able to generate their own material. After all, the best, funniest, and most insightful writing is the writing you personally want to do.


The ideal candidate would have a deep knowledge and passion of tech you can make with your own two hands, from Raspberry Pi projects to the latest in 3D printing to everything else DIY.


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