Job Title:         Freelance Writer, Outdoors

Dept:               The Manual

Reports to:      Editor, The Manual


Who We are Looking For:

The Manual editorial team is currently seeking freelance writers for the Outdoors category 


Individuals should be team-oriented with exceptional organizational skills and a self-starter mentality. Must be able to work within our tech-centric platforms, possess a willingness to continually learn, adapt to a changing environment as editorial needs change, and step in where help is needed. Prior experience with WordPress is a must-have trait.  

Great candidates can manage multiple assignments/tasks in a structured environment without missing deadlines. 

Each month, you will be assigned evergreen content which is optimized to rank for SEO. Writers are also encouraged to pitch content!  

We are looking for someone who is a competent writer and self-editor with a passion for crafting excellent content, educating readers, and enhancing the visibility of the content on each site. The ability to research and provide great insight to our readers is necessary, as is the ability to update existing content as needed and source appropriate imagery via Shutterstock, Getty Images, and comparable sites we have login credentials for. 

The ideal candidate has experience covering the space, the ability to meet deadlines without fail, and the desire to dive right into helping craft readily publishable content in WordPress. The ability to submit airtight copy using excellent editorial judgment is crucial. 

What you'll do: 

  • Write several (likely a dozen or more) articles monthly as assigned by editors and content specialists. 
  • Update performant articles as assigned by editors. 
  • Source imagery for your articles. 
  • Collaborate with editors and content specialists. 
  • Pitch content you are passionate about. 
  • Other duties as assigned. 

You Have: 

  • 1+ years of experience as a writer for online publications. 
  • Excellent writing and self-editing skills. 
  • Experience sourcing imagery. 
  • Ability to multi-task, meet deadlines, and work independently. 
  • Strong attention to detail. 
  • Experience with the Asana platform is a plus. 
  • Knowledge of AP style. 
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail. 
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks effectively and meet deadlines. 
  • Ability to communicate and provide feedback effectively. 
  • Superior time management skills. 
  • Experience working with WordPress. 

How to apply: 

Submit the following info: 

  • Resume with relevant writing or journalism experience. 
  • Writing samples: Send three published clips of your writing. 
  • Other relevant links: Add a link to your LinkedIn profile or online portfolio. 

***Please do not apply unless you have experience as a writer and the bandwidth for several articles per month*** 

About Us

Digital Trends Media Group (DTMG) is the world’s largest independent innovation media company. 200 million people each month engage with our network of tech and lifestyle media brands, influencing culture and igniting conversation around the ever-evolving worlds of innovation. DTMG’s core demographic is the HENRY (High Earners Not Rich Yet) millennial, whose sphere of influence spans generations. Through in-depth reporting, product reviews, and commentary that entertains as much as it informs, we speak to the audiences that matter most, about the innovation that deeply affect their lives.

We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender, gender identity or expression, or veteran status. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace.

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