Job Title: Senior Staff Writer, Mobile

Dept: Editorial

Reports to: Section Editor, Mobile

FLSA: Hourly, Non-exempt, Full-Time

Location: New York City, NY, Portland, OR, but also open to remote


Who We Are Looking For:

Our next Senior Staff Writer, Mobile possesses a deep understanding of mobile technology gleaned from years of experience reporting in the industry. From an encyclopedic knowledge of Android versions to all the different flavors of 5G, you know the ins and outs, and how to explain them in terms a common consumer can understand. Core topics of coverage include phones, tablets, smartwatches, and all the associated technologies, from Bluetooth LE to 5G, and the latest Qualcomm chips. Is Wi-Fi 6E worth the upgrade yet? Our future Senior Writer knows, and knows how to break it down.

This is a highly independent position for a pro who wants to go out into the field and bring home trophy coverage, not be handed assignments. The ideal candidate understands that being the best requires building contacts, spending hands-on time with hardware, and challenging the status quo, not merely re-reporting press releases. Expect to write breaking news, insightful analysis, pointed op-eds, thoroughly researched features, and critical reviews. In some cases, you may star in videos to accompany written coverage. On-screen experience is a plus, but video editing experience is not required.

Senior Writers will primarily produce content, but will at times be called upon to help edit, plan section content, and manage the section during particularly busy times, or when the Section Editor is unavailable.

Our ideal Senior Staff Writer, Mobile is based in the Portland or the New York tri-state area, which puts them in close proximity to our offices, and in the case of New York, future industry events. Regardless of location, candidates should be willing to travel regularly as in-person meetings and events return to 2019 levels.

What You'll Do:

  • Produce content every day including a mix of news, features, and product reviews
  • Travel to cover press events, conferences, and briefings
  • Develop long-form features and articles, and create insightful opinion pieces
  • Fact-check articles and aid in production in WordPress publishing platform
  • Use SEO and data analytics to identify popular stories and product reviews
  • Script and shoot for both live and recorded video content
  • Occasionally edit and supervise a team of freelance writers
  • Develop and nurture contacts with industry sources

What We Require:

  • 3+ years’ of freelance or staff writing experience
  • Broad knowledge of and interest in the mobile industry
  • College degree in journalism or related field preferred
  • Strong command of AP Style
  • Approachable, authentic written voice with a knack for digesting technical details
  • Experience working with web content management systems (WordPress preferred), Microsoft Teams, and Asana.
  • Comfortable working with basic HTML
  • On-camera experience, photography/videography skills, a plus
  • Willingness to travel for events, meetings, and trade shows once they return

What’s In It For You:

  • Exceptional benefits package including:
  • Medical, prescription, dental and vision insurance
  • 401k plus matching
  • flexible spending accounts
  • pretax commuter transit and parking benefits
  • paid parental leave
  • sabbatical leave after 5 years of service
  • flexible paid time off
  • life insurance
  • company-paid short-term and long-term disability.

About Us:

Digital Trends, the largest independent tech media site in the world, is a technology/lifestyle brand with offices in Portland, Oregon; New York; Chicago; and more. We cover anything and everything in technology — from the QLED vs. OLED TVs, the latest smartphones and wearables, gaming consoles and desktops, to innovations in autonomous vehicles. Our content spans from news, expert analysis, guides, in-depth reviews, and beyond. Digital Trends provides insights to our readers in a way that enhances their lifestyle. “Tech for the Way You Live.”


As an equal opportunity employer, Digital Trends encourages, honors, and values diversity. Our goal is to create a culture of inclusion. We are committed to fostering a positive multigenerational and multicultural workforce by supporting inclusion in all forms, both within our company and across interactions with our audience, clients, and candidates.

Apply for this Job

* Required


U.S. Equal Opportunity Employment Information (Completion is voluntary)

Individuals seeking employment at Digital Trends are considered without regards to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran status, gender identity, or sexual orientation. You are being given the opportunity to provide the following information in order to help us comply with federal and state Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action record keeping, reporting, and other legal requirements.

Completion of the form is entirely voluntary. Whatever your decision, it will not be considered in the hiring process or thereafter. Any information that you do provide will be recorded and maintained in a confidential file.

Race & Ethnicity Definitions

If you believe you belong to any of the categories of protected veterans listed below, please indicate by making the appropriate selection. As a government contractor subject to Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA), we request this information in order to measure the effectiveness of the outreach and positive recruitment efforts we undertake pursuant to VEVRAA. Classification of protected categories is as follows:

A "disabled veteran" is one of the following: a veteran of the U.S. military, ground, naval or air service who is entitled to compensation (or who but for the receipt of military retired pay would be entitled to compensation) under laws administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs; or a person who was discharged or released from active duty because of a service-connected disability.

A "recently separated veteran" means any veteran during the three-year period beginning on the date of such veteran's discharge or release from active duty in the U.S. military, ground, naval, or air service.

An "active duty wartime or campaign badge veteran" means a veteran who served on active duty in the U.S. military, ground, naval or air service during a war, or in a campaign or expedition for which a campaign badge has been authorized under the laws administered by the Department of Defense.

An "Armed forces service medal veteran" means a veteran who, while serving on active duty in the U.S. military, ground, naval or air service, participated in a United States military operation for which an Armed Forces service medal was awarded pursuant to Executive Order 12985.

Form CC-305

OMB Control Number 1250-0005

Expires 05/31/2023

Voluntary Self-Identification of Disability

Why are you being asked to complete this form?

We are a federal contractor or subcontractor required by law to provide equal employment opportunity to qualified people with disabilities. We are also required to measure our progress toward having at least 7% of our workforce be individuals with disabilities. To do this, we must ask applicants and employees if they have a disability or have ever had a disability. Because a person may become disabled at any time, we ask all of our employees to update their information at least every five years.

Identifying yourself as an individual with a disability is voluntary, and we hope that you will choose to do so. Your answer will be maintained confidentially and not be seen by selecting officials or anyone else involved in making personnel decisions. Completing the form will not negatively impact you in any way, regardless of whether you have self-identified in the past. For more information about this form or the equal employment obligations of federal contractors under Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act, visit the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) website at

How do you know if you have a disability?

You are considered to have a disability if you have a physical or mental impairment or medical condition that substantially limits a major life activity, or if you have a history or record of such an impairment or medical condition.

Disabilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Autism
  • Autoimmune disorder, for example, lupus, fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis, or HIV/AIDS
  • Blind or low vision
  • Cancer
  • Cardiovascular or heart disease
  • Celiac disease
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Deaf or hard of hearing
  • Depression or anxiety
  • Diabetes
  • Epilepsy
  • Gastrointestinal disorders, for example, Crohn's Disease, or irritable bowel syndrome
  • Intellectual disability
  • Missing limbs or partially missing limbs
  • Nervous system condition for example, migraine headaches, Parkinson’s disease, or Multiple sclerosis (MS)
  • Psychiatric condition, for example, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, PTSD, or major depression

1Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended. For more information about this form or the equal employment obligations of Federal contractors, visit the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) website at

PUBLIC BURDEN STATEMENT: According to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 no persons are required to respond to a collection of information unless such collection displays a valid OMB control number. This survey should take about 5 minutes to complete.