Freelance Commerce Writers, Home & Garden

Remote
Contracted
Recurrent Ventures - Contributors
Mid Level

BobVila.com, the online home of America’s original home improvement icon, is looking for contributing 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 their peskiest appliance problems, shopping guidance for household staples, and advice on how to streamline household maintenance. Therefore, we rely on our writers to deliver accessible, solidly researched service content on anything and everything related to the home: must-do maintenance, real estate, organization, renovation, design, DIY, yard work, and much more. 

The Assignments

Our commerce content comes in the form of shopping guides, roundups, reviews, and informational stories that serve readers with quality product recommendations based on heavy vetting and/or rigorous testing.

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. Shorter stories that don’t involve testing start at $100 and that price increases depending on word count and the amount of research involved. Tested roundups start at $250 and can go up to $600+ depending on how much testing is involved. 

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

We are looking for writers who are experts on specific topics in the home space to recommend the best products to our readers. Ideal contributors are detail-oriented writers with an understanding of SEO best practices and experience writing product roundups and/or reviews. Contributors must have bylines on major home, garden, and DIY websites. 

The below qualifications are a plus. Let us know if you have:

  • Spent time in an industry niche (e.g., interior design, construction, landscaping, plumbing, electrical, home security)
  • Received category-relevant education or other certification (e.g., a Master Gardener’s degree)
  • Industry contacts are a huge plus

While we are always looking for experts across all of the categories we cover, we are looking to assign stories that fall under the following categories right now:

  • Tools
  • Cleaning
  • Woodworking
  • Home Improvement
  • Design

If this sounds like you, we hope to hear from you! With your application, please include your resume, a cover letter detailing your expertise and background, three relevant links to recent bylines, and three story pitches for product reviews and/or roundups you’d be keen to write.

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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