Some readers have been asking how to become a tech reviewer for PD, and this might be that chance. We're looking for a couple of volunteer contributors for PhoneDog's upcoming network site, TodaysiPhone.com.
If you're passionate about mobile Apple handhelds (that's right, this site could cover more than just phones, like iPod Touches or tablets) and are good at boiling down and sharing information, we want to hear from you. Read on to know if you have what it takes to join the team:
(1) You have to know the iPhone OS — no, you have to LOVE it.
(2) You've got to be a great communicator, whether writer or vid creator, who can whip up fun, engaging content. (Horrible spellers, grammar victims and perpetrators of the "Yo, this sux!" style of expression need not apply.)
(3) You must be reliable and responsible. (No plagiarizing or making up facts. You’ll have to fact check your stuff, and our own double checking won’t be uncommon.)
(4) Previous writing/blogging experience is highly desired, but not required. (Prove that you have a way with words and a penchant for keeping up on the latest related news or debuts, and we might overlook the whole “previous experience” thing.)
(5) Most importantly, you need to have a great attitude, and a big desire to learn and contribute. (Oh, and if you're under 18, you'll need a parent's written approval.)
(6) We aren't able to supply handsets, so having direct access to an iPhone (or possibly an iPod Touch) is highly preferred.
This is not a paid gig (for now), but an opportunity for people who either want to break into the biz or just love sharing knowledge. In return, successful candidates will get bragging rights, blogger bylines, and maybe even the chance to play with some cool apps or accessories.
Here's how to apply:
We won't be able to respond to everyone, so if you don't hear back from us, it doesn't mean you stink. It just means we're getting overwhelmed with applications, or we're interested in a different style, so don't take it personally. (And hey — there will be lots of chances to show off your master iPhone virtuosity on the site as a visitor once it launches.) For now, though, we can only respond to candidates we're interested in.
(One last hint: Concise and well-written emails will get noticed a lot faster than long-winded inquiries or typo-ridden messages. So use that spell check!)
Thanks everyone! You can go back to your regularly scheduled PhoneDog programming now...
UPDATE: Since we don't have hardware to give out, it is strongly preferred that candidates own or have direct access to an iPhone (or at least an iPod Touch). The number 6 requirement above was added to reflect that.