Working For Notebookcheck

Notebookcheck is looking for highly motivated editors. 

As an independent freelancer, you can work wherever and whenever you want. For the most part, you only need a computer and access to the internet.

Currently Available Jobs

Editorial jobs

review-editor proofreader news editor review collector
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Translator

English-Dutch English-French English-Italian English-Portugues English-Spanish English-Turkish English-Swedish English-Russian English-Chinese German-English
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Licensee

Chinese Korean Czech/Slovak Danish/Norwegian Bahasa
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Hungarian Japanese Romanian Serbo-Croatian Other languages
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Hardware Editor

Task

Test laptops and write comprehensive reviews in the typical Notebookcheck style.

Prerequisites

Applicants must be located in the United States for English reviews. Persons with professional journalistic experience are favored. Perfect English and linguistic skills are required. Therefore, we prefer native English speakers. Furthermore, you should have a deep interest in laptop-related topics and be confident with the technical terminology involved. Being absolutely reliable is a must for the job.

Prearrangement

Editors without a rich background experience with laptop reviews will start editing news or other articles. If or when the editor proves to be reliable and skilled, the first review order will follow in due time.

Remuneration

There exists a fixed payment for standard reviews based on the number of characters. A bonus will be applied if reviews can be completed within a specified time span. A typical review will average 250-400 Euro/350-500 USD. The best and most reliable editors will receive more revenue in due time.

Application

Curriculum vitae, references, and a description of why you want the job. An attached sample review is highly encouraged.

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News Editor

Task:

There are short articles on notebook-related topics in our daily news section. The task is to search for notebook and tablet news on the web, create original articles, and implement them in our CMS. Editors must spend at least a few hours per week searching for and writing articles.

Prerequisites:

Reliability is the most wanted virtue. Perfect English or German knowledge (native speakers preferred) and linguistic capabilities are preferred. An interest in notebook-related topics and a knowledge of technical terms are also important.

Remuneration:

The payment depends on the amount and extent of the articles.

Proofreader

Task:

Before our reviews are published in other languages, they are typically proofread to ensure readability and translation quality. Bad grammar, typos, awkward stylistic phrases, boring paragraphs, and lost meanings - anything that may have been lost in translation must be identified and corrected.

Prerequisites:

Reliability is the most wanted virtue. Technical or linguistic qualities are also necessary. Preferably, you should be an English native. Otherwise, you should have lived some years in an Anglo-Saxon country.

Remuneration:

A predefined amount is paid per letter. Good proofreaders are better paid, in course of time.

Application:

Curriculum vitae, references, a description why you are apt for the job.

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Translators

Task

A Notebookcheck translator gets orders by email. He or she will translate reviews and other articles at home and then put the translated content in our Typo3 CMS. Deadlines do not exist. It should, however, not take weeks to translate one review.

Logically, this system applies only to language sections, which we already maintain. If you want to translate to Polish or Russian, we will refer you to the licensees who maintain these language sections.

The use of automatic translation software is prohibited, even as a support tool.

Payment

We pay translators a pre-determined rate per source word. Contact us for the current price-per-word for a specific language.

Application

Curriculum vitae, references, a description of why you are apt, and a sample review/text (optional).

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Review collector

Task

Periodically, predefined magazines are to be investigated. Data like date, headline, verdict, and rating must be recorded in a text file. The text file is mailed to Notebookcheck. Currently, no review collectors for reviews in the English language are needed.

Payment

A predefined value is paid for each delivered review.

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User reports and other technical articles

As a freelancer and author for technical articles, you are to provide user reports or experiences with your own laptop or notebook, which you may borrow from friends, shop owners, or manufacturers.

In addition, you may deliver news or other useful articles to Notebookcheck upon our request. If the user reports fulfill minimum requirements such as length, linguistic quality, photo quality, and technical competence, then they may be published on the starting page and in the review section of Notebookcheck.

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Licensee

Task

A new language section is established and maintained autonomously by a licensee. Notebookcheck will host the language section and provide technical assistance, layout, and a part of the content. Both sides get a share of the earnings.

Prerequisites

Reliability is most important. Furthermore, economical, editorial, and hardware experience are needed. A concrete business concept is appreciated. Also, a background in human resources (like in existing companies) is favored.

Application

Send us a curriculum vitae, references and business plan. A business plan should contain a concrete strategy how to organize and finance a license section. Such project scheduling requires some experience. The business plan should demonstrate that.

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Contact

Please use this form for your application.

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2006-10-13 (Update: 2014-05-31)