Freelance Home Security & Tech Writer, Bob Vila

Remote
Contracted
Recurrent Ventures - Contributors
Mid Level

BobVila.com, the online home of America’s original home improvement icon, is looking for contributing home security and tech writers!

Visited by millions each month, Bob Vila publishes new content daily, with themes running the gamut from aspirational to instructional. Readers trust the brand for answers to questions on solar energy, ideas for increasing self-sufficiency, and shopping guidance for selecting environmentally friendly household staples. Therefore, we rely on our writers to deliver accessible, solidly researched service content on anything and everything related to the home: driveway alarm recommendations, burglary prevention, and much more. 

The Assignments

Our service content comes in the form of shopping guides, advice columns, how-tos, roundups of dos and don’ts, and more. Above all, our priority is packaging the need-to-know info in a well-researched, easy-to-digest story. 

Assignments are readily available as part of the planned editorial calendar, but pitches are also enthusiastically encouraged and often rewarded with even more assignments that cater to your specific interests. Pay is competitive, with rates ranging from $150 for 800-word stories and larger projects paying up to $250 or more.

You will work closely with Bob Vila’s editorial team to craft a story and polish it as needed to align with the brand’s voice and style.

The Ideal Candidate

The ideal contributor is a detail-oriented writer with a deep understanding of security options available to homeowners these days, both DIY and full-service. We’re looking for someone who has experience researching, testing, and reviewing security cameras and home security systems.

If you have experience covering the latest offerings from brands like ADT, Vivint, SimpliSafe, Frontpoint, and more, we hope to hear from you! Tell us all about your expertise with this niche and why you're passionate about it. With your application, please include five story ideas you’d be keen to write, your resume, and links to your recent bylines.

The Company

Recurrent Ventures Inc. is an innovative digital media company that is challenging the media landscape with its proprietary approach. Its best-in-class brands like Bob Vila, Popular Science, Domino, Outdoor Life, The Drive, Field & Stream, SAVEUR, and Task & Purpose, engage a combined audience of more than 45 million monthly unique visitors. Recurrent enables its brands to build upon their market-leading position by investing venture equity and leveraging operational expertise to expand revenue opportunities and scale brands while producing high-quality content. 

Hiring & Equal Opportunity Statement 

Recurrent provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type with regard to race, ethnicity, national origin, color, religion, age, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic or affiliation protected by federal, state or local laws. With a number of our media brands reporting on the military, veterans’ affairs, and topics facing the active military community, we are very supportive of veterans’ activities and highly encourage this community to apply

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