WordPress.tv is hiring!

I’m super-excited to say that we’re hiring here at WordPress.tv towers!

With our combined focus on community content and putting out fresh tutorials for you, there are only so many hours a day in the average week. So, to make sure that we cover the gamut of WordPress video, we’re going to need an extra pair of hands.

You can find the job description at our Automattic jobs page – the job you’re looking at is the “Reel Wrangler”. Here are a few more details:

Are you our Reel Wrangling WPTVist?

The job calls for a flexible, creative jack or jill of all trades with an independent mind. Here at the Automattic ranch we all work from home, manage our own workloads, and live free of micro-management and rigid hierarchy. Laughing at Matt’s jokes is optional, although it does win you first dibs at the BBQ.

That means you need to be able to communicate what’s happening, what needs fixing, and what you think, through our variety of online meeting places.

With this position you’ll be:

*Engaging with the WordPress community, and the videomakers within it – from scouting talent to uploading and publishing awesome videos from around the world

*Actively moderating the WordPress.tv community, and helping people to find the help they need

*Pinging out updates, blog posts, tweets and suchlike

*Making our content more accessible with subtitle transcriptions

*Managing our incoming videos, checking them out, and publishing the best to the web

*Potentially helping out a bit with some concise, straight to the point screencasts

*Sharing your thoughts, progress and whatever else blow-by-blow on the live-to-the-world WordPress.tv dev blog

*Working with a person whose eyebrows outsize even Sylar’s

You’ll need to be:

*Easy to get along with, patient and kind (yes, just like Mary Poppins)

*WordPress, HTML and CSS savvy (as in working knowledge rather than genius, although that won’t hurt)

*Familiar with video formats, publishing media to the web and using FTP

*Self-motivated, independent and focused on making cool stuff happen

*Bonus points for any screencasting, documentation or community/support chops

We can’t wait to hear from you – to apply, you’ll want to check out all of the details here, or if you’re super-confident, send a *short* email and your resumé to jobs [at] automattic [dot] [com]. We’d rather you didn’t apply in the comments or via the WordPress.tv contact form, and doing so will earn you 10 Suck-Points for not having read this :)

Looking forward to hearing from you!

33 responses on “WordPress.tv is hiring!

  1. The Frosty @WPCult

    Good to know :)

  2. iish

    goodluck :D

  3. Casper

    “Working with a person whose eyebrows outsize even Sylar’s”

    Hohoho, nice 1!

  4. Mikael Fritts

    yay!

  5. Kevin Popovic

    Hey, guys – long time listener, first time caller. Very into WP as multimedia platform, not able to do the full-time but would be interested in contributing somehow. Check me out on LinkedIN and let me know if you’d like to talk. – kp

  6. sean

    i wish i r qualified :(

  7. Salman

    Read the last line of last para: “We’d rather you didn’t apply in the comments or via the WordPress.tv contact form, and doing so will earn you 10 Suck-Points for not having read this ”

    and now read Kevin Popovic’s comment: “Hey, guys – long time listener, first time caller. Very into WP as multimedia platform, not able to do the full-time but would be interested in contributing somehow. Check me out on LinkedIN and let me know if you’d like to talk. – kp”

    Some people just don’t get it. Or let me express it the other way..some people love to top the suck list ;)

    I am off to the details page and then to my inbox. Let’s see IF I get the chance to burn my ass with some geek heads.

  8. Oz

    Wow…. good Information…

    By the way, are the jobs available to all over the world? I want to know if there is a job which is part-time job or can be done in mobile…

    • Michael Pick

      @oz We’re a virtual company – everyone works from home. Home is a bunch of countries around the planet – I’m in Japan, for instance.

  9. okmike

    Are you sure that is not Sylar?

    • Michael Pick

      @okmike – Pretty sure it’s me. Unless my memory got wiped by that Parkman guy :)

      • Joshua Collins

        That was a great episode! I can not wait for next season ;-)

        Ok, off to gMail!

        I am sure I have the qualifications… Now, If I can just bump the other emails out somehow, or intercept them! Muhaha

        Peace

  10. landschildkroetenzucht

    rofl!

  11. Vikas Gupta

    I wish I was qualified enough. Will surely apply if you need a writer in future! :)

    Vikas
    New Delhi

    P.S.: Snapshots sucks!

  12. Amorelle

    I would love this job!

  13. TMSmobileNews

    Wow! this is somewhat kinda interesting and with a twist for mobile users to view wordpress tv articles.

    Kinda, excited for WP to do this stuff. Who might be the lucky WP vj

  14. ◭humble✼pinion◮

    I wish I knew more about the site. I am more than happy to help…$$$$$ even better~! ;)

  15. the_guv

    hey!

    whoever wins, pls drop me a line –

    – i’d love to show off some of my vid skills, and wordpress tutorial screencasts, at wp.tv

    good luck y’all.

    the_guv

    • Michael Pick

      We accept user-vids even now, feel free to ping us links or suggestions with the contact form up top

  16. kenamaddox

    I think I’m a little too angry the put on the Mary Poppins face right now. :)

  17. Michael Yip

    Good Luck guys, whoever that is applying. Wish I could be part of the team but Im sure there’s tons of people better

  18. Nik

    Greetings from Germany, folks!

    I emailed my application 4 days ago but haven’t had any confirmation you’ve received it.

    Is this standard company policy?

    Looking forward to hearing from you!

    • Michael Pick

      Hi Nik – we’re finalizing things today. As we don’t have a traditional HR department, the hundreds of applications are looked through and replied to individually, and by hand. Thanks for your patience, and for applying!

      • Bear

        Ahhhh! Are submissions closed already? Just checked the Automattic site and didn’t see the job description.

        • Michael Pick

          I’m afraid so. We had a gazillion applications, and wow are you people talented, smart over-achievers!

  19. v

    i should action right now and to be one of your “application’s email” .

  20. balakrishnanmechakkat

    Hi,

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  21. sdavood

    hi! i am a newcomer !what i have 2 do?

  22. Kenneth

    Who got the job?
    K

  23. askjayson

    just sent you (jobs at automattic) an email my friend, you have to chat with me before you make your final decision, please, If you have not found the perfect person and I mean perfect then I hope to hear from you soon.

    All the best,
    Jayson T Cote

  24. Dharmang

    Nice but is it open to all?

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