Technical Writer – R / Statistics / Data Science (Remote / Virtual Ok)

We’re interested in hiring several technical writers to help us build out a couple of new websites. Looking for candidates with:

  • Strong knowledge of statistics / R programming
  • Good writing ability and the ability to explain concepts to new readers

Not required but a plus:

  • Broader analytics / data science background
  • Knowledge of SQL and basic database management
  • Other programming languages
  • Web development experience

These roles are 100% remote and virtual; the ideal candidate is like either a working professional or graduate student who wants to earn some extra money after hours. Any material can be published under your by-line, so you are welcome to link to it and otherwise claim authorship for your CV.

No resume needed to apply; we would appreciate a couple of bullet points regarding your statistical / technical education, any teaching or tutorial writing experience (student teaching / TA support is fine), and highlights of any paid professional experience in the field. If you have a recent writing sample (term paper, blog, etc.) & R code sample that might also be helpful.

Compensation will be per article (primarily because of a general lack of desire on our part to be in a position where we need to care about what people are doing and when). We will provide topic and a creative brief (you’re welcome to suggest topics), you will need to research the topic and write an appropriate piece. Please let me know what you would charge for an article with ~ 500 words, ~1000 words, and ~2000 words.

We will reach out to high potential candidates to propose a (paid) test article. Our goal is to work towards a long term relationship with a team of part time writers who are comfortable working across technical topics. This job is great way to stay current and expand your technical knowledge.

Interested? please email johnh@programmingr.com

Note: principals only, no agencies please. We are not interested in speaking with SEO companies or content mills. Thanks!

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