If you're interested in joining the leading commercial WordPress company on the web, you're in the right place. Based in Melbourne, and all over, we're on the hunt for awesome new team members to join our growing team of 35+ both here in the office and around the World.
What’s the usual career path for a writer at WPMU DEV?
Well, two of them have started their own agencies, one of them got poached to write for the market leader, another co-founded a pretty exciting startup and one of them is now our managing editor in charge of a blog visited by well over 50,000 visitors daily and with a budget of over a quarter of a million bucks a year.
Yep, we’ll train and mentor you, promote your work and profile and give you the kind of exposure that allows for you to reach your goals.
Put simply, after working with us you’ll have the skills, experience and portfolio to do pretty much anything you like in the technology field… and hopefully that’ll be with us too.
So here’s what you’ll be doing: developing a profound and deep love for and experience with WordPress, and writing about it.
Sounds dull? It isn’t.
From in-depth tutorials, to opinion pieces, personal stories and product/service reviews, this is you chance to dig deep and broad into the most important publishing technology since Gutenberg, seriously.
Plus you also get to take the initiative, come up with new angles, chase the readers, engage with and build up our 100k+ Twitter and Facebook followers (with significant promotional budget) and experience what it’s like to have your story on the top of a email sent to 250k subscribers.
Now, of course, you’ll need to either already know your WordPress or be a pretty damn quick & impressive learner (honestly, this is do-able, a good writer should be able to nail pretty much anything quickly enough). And an understanding of web development technologies will be a serious bonus, although you can also educate yourself in them easily enough (and, our CEO points, out, he can still barely string together a line of CSS and he started the thing!)
You’ll also need to be a demon when it comes to quick turnarounds and serious work-rate. We’re not gonna go all Gawker/Vice on you, but we will need you to be producing a post a day, and our posts tend to be between 1-2k words (although this isn’t all about the words by any means, the quality, interest and engagement levels matters more to us than anything else.)
And, like it states up top, we’re looking for people keen to establish themselves here… we have a managing editor and senior writers, hopefully someday that’ll be you, but for now we’re looking for a relative newbie (cadet, graduate, limited experience).
PLUS (and this is kinda big deal) you can either work remotely from anywhere in the world or in the office with us in Melbourne, Australia (must be an AU resident) and if we get two awesome applicants, we’ll hire you both. So while there’ll be a *lot* of competition for this, if you’re really good, we’ll find a space for you.
So where to start? How to apply?
Think of this as your interview, or at least the first stage. What we’re looking for is for you to knock us up an original article about WordPress and send it through using the form below. You can publish it ion your own WP site, Medium or just as a Google doc, the main thing is we want to see that you can:
a. Write well (duh) – style is pretty much unimportant, you can be funny, intense, objective or obtuse… just do it well
b. Do your research into the WordPress ecosystem / publications / our site and come up with an interesting and engaging subject, half decent headline, decent visuals etc. etc. (we have an in-house illustrator to help you with this down the line fyi). Produce something that you think we would (or should) publish.
Obviously we’re not looking for a Pulitzer here, but we’d like to see sufficient effort and talent that persuades us to do an actual interview.
Oh, and of course we won’t use any material unless we hire you.
After which we’ll commission some further work (paid) and if you nail that, then you’ve got a job.
Looking forward to hearing from you!
We are looking for at least one core developer for our exciting new WordPress design platform, Upfront.
You should be expert in PHP and have at least some SASS and CSS3 experience, backbone.js familiarity would be a serious bonus.
As well as being able to work independently and creatively to overcome specification and functionality challenges.
And most importantly, you should be excited about breaking new ground in these technologies, because that’s what we’re doing.
Candidates don’t need to be based in Melbourne, but if you are you can join us in our new South Melbourne digs. If you are overseas that’s cool, most of our team already is.
You’ll be working on a shipping-driven, flexible and fun team, doing challenging work, learning new stuff all the time, and making awesome products that’ll be enjoyed by millions of users.
Oh, and take your time over the text box below, we won’t be able to reply to any applicants who don’t fill it out in full (we generally get 100s of applications for every position, so this is a great way to filter out all the people who don’t read / take the time to research the role).
It’ll be fun! And challenging! In a good way :) C’mon, give it a go!
We’re looking for awesome support peeps to join us Full Time (that’s 40+hrs / week) at WPMU DEV to provide full time support at WordPress.org for *anything* to do with WordPress.
The role will involve:
Location is unimportant, as long as you are available, enthusiastic, committed, passionate, moreorless permanently online and know your WordPress.
And there are a heap of opportunities there too, some of the most important folk in Incsub have started off doing support.
Show us why you are worth it, and why we should do anything we can keep you happy.