A Fitness Writer Breaks a Sweat on the Job

From an Inside the Times story by John Otis headlined “A Fitness Writer Breaks a Sweat on the Job”:

A curious hodgepodge of items fills the vast basement of an old warehouse in Long Island City, Queens. There is a shelf crammed with large body pillows, a collection of hammers, small stacks of microwaves and coffee makers, and crates brimming with children’s toys.

This is where Seth Berkman does his job as the fitness writer for Wirecutter, an independent product review website owned by The New York Times Company. He is one of about 35 writers at Wirecutter who research and test all types of consumer products, including laptops, chef’s knives and photo-book services.