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Want to work for Dennis?

Posted on 15th Dec 2009 at 17:03 by Alex Watson with 16 comments

Alex Watson
OK, so it's not a job vacancy on the mighty bit-tech - but our sister title PC Pro is on the look out for a news and features writer, working across both the magazine and the website.

You don't even need a CV. Not yet, anyway - all PC Pro want to know is how well you write and why you think you’re right for the job. So, email a 300-word technology news story based on that day’s events to Barry Collins: barryc [at] pcpro.co.uk.

They also want one feature idea, either for the website or the magazine, along with a covering letter explaining what makes you perfect for PC Pro.

It's a full-time, freelance position with an equivalent salary of £17-£22K depending on experience, and 28 days’ fully paid holiday.

You've got until January the 8th. Make sure you read the full details before firing off your emails.

Good luck!

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roblikesbeer 15th December 2009, 18:19 Quote
Hire me! I rite good about computah :)
andrew8200m 15th December 2009, 18:44 Quote
I dont get this.. "that days events" could we be a little more specific? ie.. is that metaphorically speaking "that days" as if to say, events around that date to say a week either side or does it mean literally 15th of december such and such happened and such and such was released etc etc..

Andy
Baz 15th December 2009, 18:45 Quote
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Originally Posted by andrew8200m
I dont get this.. "that days events" could we be a little more specific? ie.. is that metaphorically speaking "that days" as if to say, events around that date to say a week either side or does it mean literally 15th of december such and such happened and such and such was released etc etc..

Andy

What happened in tech today - keep it relevant for PC Pro - they don't care about tractors or Italian PM's getting punched.
CardJoe 15th December 2009, 18:47 Quote
And bear in mind successful candidates will have to sit within audible distance of the bit-tech and CPC team. Most notably, Harry.

Or, should I say: HARRY! :p
Pookeyhead 15th December 2009, 18:51 Quote
17K in London? Hells teeth... that's a crap salary in the NW, nevermind London!


Still.. great opportunity for someone younger! Fab idea. If I was younger, un-mortgaged and no set career path.. I'd be writing it already :)
Dr. Strangelove 15th December 2009, 20:29 Quote
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Originally Posted by Pookeyhead
17K in London? Hells teeth... that's a crap salary in the NW, nevermind London!


Still.. great opportunity for someone younger! Fab idea. If I was younger, un-mortgaged and no set career path.. I'd be writing it already :)

^^what he said
Sifter3000 15th December 2009, 20:32 Quote
No-one gets into journalism to get rich :)
Baz 15th December 2009, 20:39 Quote
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No-one gets into journalism to get rich :)

Except Felix obviously.
CardJoe 15th December 2009, 21:00 Quote
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Originally Posted by Pookeyhead
17K in London? Hells teeth... that's a crap salary in the NW, nevermind London!


Still.. great opportunity for someone younger! Fab idea. If I was younger, un-mortgaged and no set career path.. I'd be writing it already :)

It IS dependant on experience and I'll say right now that it's an awful, awful lot better than I know similar companies would offer even to established, qualified writers.
capnPedro 15th December 2009, 22:32 Quote
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and 28 days’ fully paid holiday.
Apostrophe? Apostrophe!?
Aracos 16th December 2009, 05:29 Quote
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and 28 days’ fully paid holiday.
Apostrophe? Apostrophe!?

That's exactly what I was thinking, me thinks you don't need to be good at engrish to get a job for dennis :P

You know I'm only kidding Alex ^_^
l3v1ck 16th December 2009, 06:23 Quote
Full time - self explanatory
Freelance - doesn't that mean self employed? Are Dennis trying to get out of paying pension and NI contributions? Normally not an issue, but given that this is a full time position so there'll be no time to work for anyone else, that's well out of order.
Hugo 16th December 2009, 14:07 Quote
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Originally Posted by CardJoe
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Originally Posted by Pookeyhead
17K in London? Hells teeth... that's a crap salary in the NW, nevermind London!
Still.. great opportunity for someone younger! Fab idea. If I was younger, un-mortgaged and no set career path.. I'd be writing it already :)
It IS dependant on experience and I'll say right now that it's an awful, awful lot better than I know similar companies would offer even to established, qualified writers.
I cannot stress enough how true this is. I'm on 50p an hour at TrustedReviews!!
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Originally Posted by Sifter3000
No-one gets into journalism to get rich :)
Except Felix obviously.
And RE and HC and WH - to name only a few.
Turbotab 16th December 2009, 22:40 Quote
As it's PC Pro, I'm going to write 300 words espousing the vainglorious benefits of a Mac!
cybergenics 16th December 2009, 23:40 Quote
Or ignore the fact MESH have the worlds worst customer service and vote them 'Best PC maker ever' like they keep doing. Failing to notice their very own vendor forum used to be clogged like Dennis Nielson's drains each day with complaints about MESH !
NethLyn 19th December 2009, 00:42 Quote
And let's not forget the regular and traditional cop-out over every new version of Windows that will never, ever receive a bad review - unless it costs too much. Otherwise they'll always say that it's terrific, no matter what the circumstances.
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