What Hi-Fi, Staff Writer / Reviewer (London & Bath)

Future plc
London & Bath
24 Jan 2019
23 Feb 2019
Future Publishing
Job Type
Full Time

Department Summary

What Hi-Fi? is the world's leading hi-fi and home cinema buying guide. We deliver expert, impartial advice across a huge range of products, including (but not limited to) TVs, hi-fi, home cinema, headphones, tablets, smartphones, wireless speakers, smart homes and multi-room systems.

The title was first published in 1976 and since then has become the source of the most trusted and influential technology reviews on the planet, both in print and online. It is part of Future's global technology network that also includes TechRadar, T3 and Tom's Guides, making us No.1 in tech in the US and UK.

Our mission is simple: to help our readers choose and buy the best hi-fi and home cinema tech for their needs and budget. So whether they're in the market for a new 4K TV, a pair of in-ear headphones or a state-of-the-art audio system, our in-house experts test thousands of products a year in our dedicated labs to sort the good from the bad.

Such is the power of a What Hi-Fi? five-star review that consumers can buy any of our recommended products with absolute confidence. A passion for music and movies lies at the heart of everything we do. Our job is to share that passion with our readers and make understanding and buying the latest AV tech a joy, not a chore.

You will be joining a 10-strong editorial team based in London and Bath.

Job Summary & Purpose

We need a full-time reviewer / writer to join our in-house test team, testing a wide range of products from TVs to speakers and headphones in our dedicated test labs. You will work alongside our team of in-house reviewers and Technical Editor, reporting into our Global Editor-in-Chief.

Product reviews lie at the heart of what we do, driving magazine sales, traffic to the website and commercial revenues. The ideal candidate will be a trained journalist who has experience of testing and writing about consumer electronics. A passion for music and films would be an advantage.

You will be required to work in our London & Bath offices, and as well as reviewing your responsibilities will include contributing news, features and video content for the website and magazine.

You will also be expected to represent the brand at press conferences and product launches, both in the UK and abroad.

Key role responsibilities

  • Product testing
  • Writing reviews, news and features
  • Attending press launches
  • Working at shows and exhibitions
  • Scripting and presenting videos
  • Helping manage our social media channels

Essential skills and experience

  • Writing for web and print
  • Testing of consumer electronics
  • Familiarity with using a CMS
  • A solid understanding of SEO
  • Ability to work as part of a close-knit team
  • Good PR skills

How to Apply

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