iFixit is currently seeking a Junior Technical Writer to create unparalleled repair documentation for consumer electronics, power equipment, and other products. The ideal candidate is technically oriented, has a passion for succinct communication, knows their way around a camera, and loves to take things apart.

What you'd be doing:

  • Disassembling consumer electronics (phones, tablets, laptops, etc.), power equipment (lawnmowers, power tools, etc.), and other serviceable devices.
  • Taking photos and carefully documenting every step of the repair procedure.
  • Editing photos to give them that classic iFixit look and feel.
  • Writing repair documentation, pairing it with photos for each step of the disassembly process.
  • Moderating community-contributed repair guides, edits, and updates.
  • Helping create other content, like writing blog posts, assisting with teardowns, and more!

As the ideal candidate, you should:

  • Enjoy tinkering and fixing stuff! You probably have a toolbox at home, and while you love having the right tool for the job, you've made do on more than one occasion.
  • Enjoy documenting and writing instructions. Each and every step of a repair procedure needs to be meticulously documented and clearly explained to people who may have never fixed something before.
  • Have above-average mechanical and/or electrical aptitude. You don't need to be an engineer, but a basic understanding of how a smartphone works goes a long way.
  • Possess a basic knowledge and understanding of photography. Experience with Adobe Photoshop and a DSLR is a big plus!
  • Have impeccable grammar and an obsessive attention to detail.
  • Keep up with news about consumer electronics and new technologies.
  • Enjoy working with people and communicating with coworkers precisely and accurately.
  • Feel compelled to combine creativity with pragmatism in your photography and writing.
  • Have a sense of humor, a can-do attitude, and be ready to come to work and learn.

We are the world's foremost experts on repair, and we've set the gold-standard for online technical documentation. We've already helped millions of people fix their own devices, and we plan to help tens of millions more.

This is an hourly position available locally at our downtown San Luis Obispo office.

iFixit is an awesome place to work. Here are some of our perks:

  • A work laptop, and any software you need.
  • 100% employer-paid health insurance.
  • 401k plan with 4% employer match.
  • Profit sharing after one year of employment.
  • Flexible vacation time + paid holidays.
  • Dependent Care FSA.
  • Generous stipends towards repair & wellness.
  • $400 towards a bike or alternative method of transportation.
  • A sweet pair of headphones to get your head in the game.
  • Employee discounts on parts and tools.
  • Charitable contribution matching! We'll 100% match your tax deductible.

Diversity Statement:

When you go to a website like iFixit and scroll through the guides, it's easy to forget that there are tons of real people keeping all those bits and bytes running smoothly. But there are literally dozens of us! We're a diverse team, split between two continents—but we're united by a love of tinkering and repair.

iFixit is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Because we are trying to teach everyone to fix everything, we need a team as diverse as our online community. We believe that it takes people of all backgrounds to help us fix the world. Therefore, iFixit does not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status asa protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or any of the other important characteristics that make us unique and valuable.

iFixit is committed to creating a diverse team—not only in who we hire—but through creating a supportive environment for all of our team members based on mutual respect and inclusivity.

At iFixit, we require all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. If the position requires you to work in the office, you will be expected to follow all CA mask rules and mandates.

To apply:

Send us a PDF of your resume, as well as a PDF cover letter explaining two things: why you're a badass, and why you're the ideal candidate for the job. We look forward to hearing from you!