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 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 March 17, 2017

Product, Design, and Engineering


Accessories Writers

We’re always looking for experienced product reviewers to help us cover the huge world of gadget accessories. From cases to cables, from chargers to car mounts, these are the products so numerous and similar that they quickly overwhelm with choices. The ideal candidate will have a nearly unhealthy obsession with figuring out which charger is the best for a phone, tablet, or laptop (or, ideally, for all three) and the ability to clearly explain why it’s the best to someone who doesn’t know AC from DC. Given the breadth and depth of the category, we’re looking for someone with at least several years of experience covering accessories—the more familiar you are with what’s out there, the better.

Please email a resume and cover letter to; use the subject line “Accessories writer.”

Home Automation and Smart Home Writers

We’re looking for writers and reporters with experience on this beat, from smart locks to app-controlled outlets and more, to help us expand the section. This is a freelance writing and reporting gig and you should be a full time professional freelancer with time to dedicate to pieces for us on these topics.

Please apply with “Home automation reporter” in the subject line.

Networking writers

We need tech writers and reviewers who are experienced with Wi-Fi and other home-networking protocols to help cover our networking section. The ideal candidate should be comfortable setting up, optimizing, and testing home-networking setups, including Wi-Fi routers, Wi-Fi extenders, mesh-networking devices, and powerline networking kits. In-depth networking admin knowledge is great, as is a familiarity with why and how people use custom aftermarket firmware, but primarily you should know what features are useful, accessible, and important to regular people who just want to be better connected.

This is a remote position. Assignments are per piece, but an ongoing contract is possible for the right candidate.

Please apply with “Networking writers” in the subject line.

Office Furniture/Gear Writer

We’re looking for a seasoned product reviewer to help maintain and expand our coverage of office furniture and products. Current responsibilities would include maintaining and updating our guides to the best standing desk, standing desk mat, and office chair, with more to come in the future. This writer would also be responsible for reviewing smaller office accessories like monitor arms, staplers, or filing cabinets. The ideal candidate should have at least 3 years experience in reporting and/or gadget/product reviewing, an understanding of ergonomic concepts (with the desire to learn more), and an appreciation for nice furniture design. You should either have access to a space that would allow you to set up several desks and chairs, or live within commuting distance of Manhattan, Portland, or downtown Los Angeles. This is a freelance position.

Please email a cover letter, resumé, and links to at least two reviews with subject line: “Office reporter”

PC and PC Accessory Writers

We’re looking for experienced tech-hardware reporters and reviewers with specialization in the PC and PC accessory beats to help with sections including monitors, storage, peripherals (keyboards and mice), and notebooks. We are not looking for op-ed writers focused on the business of technology, but for writers with experience in hands-on testing of products, deep knowledge of those products, and a good sense of what makes them useful for regular people who may not be technology enthusiasts. We would like at least two years of experience with rigorous testing.

This is a remote position. Assignments are per piece, but an ongoing contract is possible for the right candidates.

Please apply with “PC writers” in the subject line.

Fitness and Health Tech Editor

We are looking for an editor to work 40 hours per week on contract to help readers make sense of the rapidly evolving category of tech and products in the worlds of fitness, health, and personal care. In addition to performing detail-oriented evaluation of newer items, such as fitness trackers and smart scales, the editor will be responsible for steering coverage of non-tech gear such as running apparel, yoga mats, and home-gym equipment, as well as medical and health tech such as menstrual cups or blood-glucose monitors. The ideal candidate will have experience considering the relationship between people and the things they use, through reviewing or conducting product research.

More information and how to apply

Personal Finance Editor

If you’re the one friend or relative everyone comes to for unofficial financial advice, we could use your help. We are looking for an experienced freelance editor to help shape and expand our coverage of personal finance software and services. Much has changed in the world of personal finance with the rise of online services for banking, tracking expenses, making budgets, and even investing. We’re looking for someone with experience using and writing about these services, who can look past the fintech darling of the week to find the products that will actually help our readers. You won’t be chasing fads but guiding writers’ research to cover long-term trends and establishing how we test and evaluate products. You’ll work closely with a staff writer and a senior editor to produce informative, engaging reviews and advice for our readers. This role will be primarily an editor position, but there is a possibility of writing, as well, depending on the candidate.

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Updates Writer

The updates writer will report to the updates editor and help keep our guides as current as possible. As a member of the updates team, you’ll be a generalist who will update several categories of existing Wirecutter and Sweethome coverage—including cameras, computers, headphones, kitchen appliances, and housewares—and will help develop a cadence to keep the new categories we expand into current.

We need someone with sharp editorial skills and a lot of personal initiative who can work in a team setting. We like people who are excited about gear and gadgets but can also think critically about what makes a product great for the average reader. This position’s tasks will consist of a mix of research, smart communication with editorial teams, and writing on deadline. It will have opportunities for future specialization within our editorial structure. This is a full-time position, working out of our space in either New York or Los Angeles, or remotely from your home.

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