Jobs

Working at the Wirecutter was designed to be challenging and rewarding with none of the BS news or PR based busy-work of typical online publications. We don’t get lost in pageview generating methods and races to the bottom. We don’t do work unless it’s called for, helpful, and worthwhile. And we acknowledge all existing good data out there so your reporting and editing is all about contributing to the world’s body of knowledge. We don’t want to waste your time, the time of readers or our own time in creating anything less than the best work that we can do. The Wirecutter’s culture is built around a no-drama policy and of respect and equal opportunity and high levels of collaboration. We also like to take big breaks in the middle of the day to exercise and eat properly.

The Wirecutter is a 100% remote organization and as such applicants should feel comfortable (and preferably have a good deal of experience) with this arrangement. You should feel comfortable conducting a majority of your correspondence with the team over the phone, team chat, IM and video calls.

The Wirecutter was acquired by The New York Times Company in October 2016.

Send your cover letter, clips (URLs) and resume (PDF) to jobs@thewirecutter.com with the name of the role you are applying for in the subject line. I greatly appreciate your enthusiasm for what we do, and your desire to contribute to our work, but I ask that you do not apply if you do not meet the job requirements because that would be a waste of your time and ours and time is all any of us have.

Thank you!

Brian Lam, publisher and founding editor
Jacqui Cheng, Editor in Chief

Last updated June 1, 2017

Product, Design, and Engineering

Project Manager — Migration

The Wirecutter is looking for a contract project manager to oversee the migration of our fantastic editorial content to a new installation of our Content Management System. In this role you will work with the production, product, and engineering teams to design a bombproof workflow; identify, schedule, and track the many actions that need to be completed; define the delivery schedule; and communicate clearly and with authority to make sure we hit every delivery date.

This is a remote (US only) contract position expected to last six months.

↳For more information and how to apply, read the full position description.

Web Tester

We are seeking an entry-level Web tester to assist in the migration of our editorial content to a new installation of our content management system. In this role you’ll work with the product, engineering, and production teams to ensure a standard of quality is maintained across all of our content as it is migrated. You will assist in the creation of a formal QA checklist, review content in multiple desktop and mobile browsers against design files, test interactive or navigational elements for functionality and experience, perform light debugging, and document the details and steps to reproduce all issues discovered. You may also be asked to test new features as they are developed by the engineering team.

You should be comfortable working remotely, and ideally, you have experience working on a distributed team.

This is a remote (US only) contract position paying $25 per hour; it is expected to last six months with potential for renewal.

↳For more information and how to apply, read the full position description.

Editorial

Freelance writers/reviewers

We’re always looking for experienced product reviewers. The ideal candidate will have a nearly unhealthy obsession with figuring out the best products to help our readers, enthusiasm for the necessary hands-on testing, and the ability to clearly explain why they are the best. Given the breadth and depth of our coverage, we’re looking for someone with at least several years of experience covering specific product categories—the more familiar you are with what’s out there, the better.

Product areas we need help with include:

  • Networking, smart home, and home automation
  • PCs and accessories
  • Art and craft supplies
  • Maker/DIY tools and projects
  • Baby gear
  • Health and fitness
  • Personal finance

Please email a résumé and cover letter to jobs@thewirecutter.com; use the subject line “Freelance writer,” along with the product area(s) you want to cover. (Example: “Freelance writer: smart home.”)