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Last Updated: October 18th, 2011

We here at Android Police love writing original content, scoping out and delivering news, and developing useful site tools and features. We also pride ourselves in taking time with our articles and maintaining high content quality.

We love crafting and sculpting our articles so much that it doesn't leave enough time in the day to cover everything we want and some news goes unpublished, some apps unreviewed, and some Android fans end up missing out on the info they wanted.

Android Police aims to be a community site, maintained and contributed to not only by the site founders but also by you - the user, the reader, the fan, and perhaps the writer?

If you love technology and Android as much as we do, if you want to be heard, if you care and want to share (ugh, that rhymes, doesn't it?), don't hesitate to apply (see below for instructions).

What You Will Get

  • per-post compensation, depending on your experience
  • your own author account which may overtime evolve to a full admin
  • a dofollow link back to your site
  • an author profile under each post
  • occasional product reviews, exposure to new and unreleased technology
  • advice of professional PHP, Javascript, and CSS developers
  • a plethora of community comments on the news and articles you report
  • a pro blogging setup and instructions which will let you
    • blog 1738x faster than if you were using a WordPress interface
    • design and upload pictures without even opening a browser
    • finish publishing your post by the time other bloggers load up their New Post page
  • and, of course, you will become a part of our close community of writers and developers

Available Positions

Important: we are looking for regular writers dedicated to the site. This means we are not looking to manage one-time contributors at this time (sorry!).

Here are the positions available (you may end up filling more than one):

  • news writer
  • hardware review writer (phones, accessories, etc) - this position has to be combined with at least one other position, and you'd need to prove yourself first, before you can get your hands on review units
  • software review writer (games, apps) - we also love roundups/series!
  • feature/editorial writer
  • forum lurker - this is an interesting position. A lot of important news originates from forums, so if you spend half of your day on xda or androidforums and love writing, we want to speak with you.

How To Apply

First, you need to be seriously prepared to dedicate your time to your site contributions. Being an AP team member is both involved and rewarding - just ask any active contributor here.

In order to apply, contact us and tell us a little bit about yourself, why you would be a good fit, and which position you would be best at.

Please include a few samples of your work, otherwise we have no way of gauging your level.

Contact Us

Again, the contact information is located here. Give us a buzz and good luck!

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  • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

    Thank you to everyone who has contacted us so far. Keep it coming, folks!

    • http://www.facebook.com/aritra.sarkar1 Aritra Sarkar

      hello sir, can i write for "the" Android Police? :) Please tell me if the entries are still open..

  • Dean

    The unfortunate part is they are very picky about who they want on there team, or guest writers. Hmmmm weird how they need people.

    • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

      Dean, we appreciated your interest but we gave you a reason which you seem to refuse to accept (your grammar/spelling).

      I reserve the right to be picky, because it's ultimately my time and the time of the senior editors that will be spent on editing.

      We take pride in the quality of content produced, and that kind of commitment takes saying no sometimes.

      I hope you'll understand and won't hold a grudge.

      Sincerely,
      Artem

      • Dean

        Sorry Artem just kind of annoyed you keep posting you need writers when I have read and heard that you are very picky. I respect and understand that your website is top quality and you only take top quality, but "some people" would deserve a chance not based off first impression on one e-mail wrote at 3:00 AM EST. Sorry for clouding up your post have a great night!!

        • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

          Dean, I don't see why needing writers and being picky about selecting them are mutually exclusive....

          You mentioned yourself that English wasn't your strongest skill in the 2nd email.

          Looking at the replies above, I see "there" instead of "their", "wrote" instead of "written", and these are just not the kind of misspellings I'm willing to deal with on a daily basis.

          I hope you can contribute in other ways - by commenting or sending in tips, for instance. I really do wish you all the best.

          Artem

          • Joey Willets

            Artem, I know these are older comments, but I was thinking the same thing you were.

          • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

            Heh, 4 years later. :P

          • Joey Willets (Spr0ckEt)

            I know, I'm a day late and a dollar short! I was just looking into what it takes to become a contributor. Of course I had to read all the comments from prospectives.

  • http://www.anivision.org Xcom923

    hummm.......I wonder if I should apply. I seem to have a lot of time on my hands doing support work now.

    • http://www.anivision.org Xcom923

      <_< well I didn't mean to "double post" but I sent in my application, I'm on pins and needles now

  • Cruz

    I applied as well. Just thought it would be interesting to give it a go. In either case, I do like the site. Tends to have news that some of the others don't have. Artem has actually responded to some of my requests for information which I think is great. It means he tries to keep in contact with his readers. Good luck to whoever he picks up.

    • http://www.anivision.org Xcom923

      I tried to talk to him earlier and it was apparently 3am his time and so he decided to go to bed while I'm sitting here wondering thats going on >_<

      • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

        Hehe, it might seem like I never sleep but sometimes I have to close my eyes as well. Plus, over 20 applications takes some time to sift through - please be patient and don't worry - we'll get back to you.

        • http://www.anivision.org Xcom923

          Oh, I hope I didn't pass off as being annoying. I know you're busy I'm mainly kinda excited. I hope I can "get into the fold" simply because I love this site. Although it brings me to another issue. If I were to become a staff member would that mean I couldn't win anything from any contests? O_O that would suck. I love the AP contests (j/k)

        • http://iwebadroid.com Jaroslav Stekl

          Dear Artem,
          Last evening I sent my application to oh.no.its.the@androidpolice.com because on your "Contact Us" page it said that was the general mailbox. Now I'm wondering if it went through, though. Could you please check to see if oh.no.its.the@androidpolice.com received an application called "Joining Android Police" from iwebadroid@me.com?

        • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

          Never got your submission, Jaroslav. It's not in spam either.

        • http://iwebadroid.com Jaroslav Stekl

          I will send my application in again from my personal Gmail address. You'll know that it's from me because
          1. The address has my name in it (last name first, fist name initial second).
          2. I'll say "from Jaroslav Stekl" in the subject of the email.
          Please let me know if it does/doesn't work by replying to this comment. Thank you!

  • Cruz

    Oh well, didn't get a core team writer position. That's cool though, I did get the feedback that I was expecting and is in line with what I thought would be the reason for not getting it. Thanks Artem.

    • http://iwebadroid.com Jaroslav Stekl

      What was the reason?
      Not that it's any of my business, I just want to know what NOT to do.

      • Cruz Medina

        As with any other job you would apply for......you need EXPERIENCE! :)

        • http://iwebadroid.com Jaroslav Stekl

          OK, then, I should be safe, as I already work for iWebadroid.com as the Senior Reviews Editor.
          However, I have another question for you: how long did it take for Artem to reply to you? Thanks!

        • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

          With so many applications and our regular workload, it may take some time to get through everyone. I try to talk to 2-3 people per day, if possible but sometimes time runs away.

          But know one thing - we will get back to you, as long as your application was complete (which yours was). :-]

  • Cruz Medina

    That I couldn't tell you. It depends probably on a couple of things (workload, number of apps, etc). It took mine about three days or so.

    • http://iwebadroid.com Jaroslav Stekl

      Thanks for helping me out, guys!

  • Cruz Medina

    There you go, from the man himself.

  • http://www.thedroidapps.net amel

    Hey!

    I currently have a site around Androids and Droid phones. I just wanted to give a shout out to you all!

    If there is anyway we could team up or work on something together, let me know!

    All about working together :)

    Thank you!

  • Brandon

    Yay, just applied. Hope I can get an opportunity!

  • Alexander Maxham

    I also just applied, hopefully I can get the opportunity too.

  • http://acetips.wordpress.com Gourav

    Applied! Waiting impatiently for feedback. :)

  • http://acetips.wordpress.com Gourav

    I applied via form with proper subject. Did you get any application from me?

  • Theodor Hellesvik

    Didn't like the part about having essential english skills

    • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

      So we should hire people without English skills? Can't tell if trolling...

  • George Taylor

    Applied! Cant wait to find out if I got a position!

    • George Taylor

      Well I didn't get a position and Artem wont tell me why!

  • Himmat

    Hi! I'm from Malaysia. I believe I have decent command of the English language. Only problem is that I am lacking in proper technological experience - I only got my first Android and iOS (GT 10.1 and iPad 2) device 2 months ago. Anyway I can get a post as a writer?

  • Joshua Morgan

    Good evening. I submitted an application. When you have time, I would like to know if you did receive it or not. If you did not, please let me know so I can resend.

    Thanks!

  • Alan

    Just out of curiosity, how does the 'software review writer' position work? Do we periodically (let's say every week or two) send in a review of an application/game of our choosing or is the application/game "assigned" to the writer? Perhaps a mix of both?

    Thanks in advance! :)

    • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

      You become part of the team, and magical things and all kinds of decision making happens within the team chat and mailing list. I'm no longer looking for occasional or one-time contributors at this point.

      • Alan

        I see. Thanks for the quick response! I might consider applying, but when my schedule loosens up a bit, so I can ensure I can contribute to the fullest possible extent. :)

  • http://www.efetech.com.ar Federico

    Is there any Android Police version in Spanish? If so, I would like to be partof it... Or maybe I coul help you to start it :D

    • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

      There isn't, but at the moment we're not looking to start foreign offsprings, sorry. Maybe in the future :-]

  • http://www.winchestermadison.com Judd Sweitzer

    I submitted my information, an article, plus a link to some of my work to oh.no.its.the@androidpolice.com and just wanted to make sure it was received!

    Looking forward to hearing your feedback. Thanks for your time and all the great content on the site.

    • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

      Hi Judd,

      I'm still on vacation, but I did see and star your email.

      • http://Www.winchestermadison.com Judd Sweitzer

        Thanks for the reply and enjoy the vacation! We all need one once in a while.

  • Chris Taylor

    One day I may try this out, when I get better with my spelling and grammar. Grammar Girl podcast look out, I'm on my way to listen and improve.

    Good luck getting more people, if you want someone to help with podcasting I would love to try that out.

  • http://www.reviewedbyandy.com Andy

    I'll probably apply in a few months or so. My spelling and grammar are generally pretty good, and I have my own little tech site that I'm working on as well; so it would be some good experience. Maybe I could look at being a forum admin, or something.

  • http://www.google.com Thomas

    Hi Artem,

    I was just wondering if you reply via email to all applicants, after you review their submission, or you reply only to those who were accepted?

    Thanks!

    • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

      Thomas,

      I try to reply to everyone who put in effort into the application, but only when I make the decision, which depending on my load may take a bit.

  • http://twitter.com/SoWhy SoWhy

    Can anyone apply or do you have to live / be based in an English-speaking country and/or the US?