Product Test Tech, a part of the USA TODAY Network, is seeking an entry level Product Test Technician to help us run the best editorial test labs in the country. Our mission is to help people buy the right products and enjoy they stuff they already own. We believe thorough, scientific testing is the best way to get that information, and you can help.

You're process-oriented and you love spreadsheets. You're technically-minded and driven to figure out how stuff works. You have strong communication skills and can explain complicated information in easy-to-understand terms.

While you'll have the opportunity to work across many different kinds of product, this role is focused primarily on home appliances. Understanding the needs of a homeowner and having an eye for design are both valued traits.

This is a hands-on job. Dishwashers get wet. Fridges get cold. Vacuums get dirty. You must love getting into the minutiae of products. You must also be able to lift over 50 pounds, as well as bend, stretch, and remain on your feet for extended periods of time.

This position reports to the Head Scientist and is part of the product testing team. You'll works closely with the editorial team to craft reviews and other content.

A perfect opportunity for recent grads or those looking to kick-start their careers.

This is a full-time position in our Cambridge, MA office and labs.


  • Testing large appliances according to strict in-house standards
  • Working in tandem with writers on the editorial team to produce reviews
  • Moving and installing large appliances around the lab, onto and off of trucks from a loading dock
  • Assisting Head Scientist in the product test lab
  • Occasional article writing for publication on website


  • Passion for learning how things work and helping consumers
  • 1 year professional or internship experience in related work
  • Able to lift 50 pounds, bend, stretch, and stand for extended periods of time
  • Solid writing skills
  • Social media experience a big plus
  • Photography experience a plus


The majority of work takes place in a test lab, with several smaller labs for various product categories. Your desk space is in an open, shared area. You're expected to be accessible to the team throughout the day via face-to-face communication, email, phone, and Slack. Occasional travel may be required to meet with other teams in the USA TODAY Network and to cover news and events.


We offer competitive compensation and a solid benefits package, including health, dental, matching 401k, ample PTO, and much more.


Buying stuff is easy. Buying the right thing is hard. That's where we can help. brings consumers the most scientific and trustworthy reviews available, written by our team of experts. We believe that tough, objective reviews are the best way to analyze products. We provide readers with insightful, practical, and entertaining stories that help them make informed decisions. As a part of, you'll also have a first look at cutting edge tech and great new products!

Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI) is a proud equal opportunity employer. We are a drug free, EEO employer committed to a diverse workforce. We will consider all qualified candidates regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity, family responsibilities, disability, education, political affiliation or veteran status.

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