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JOIN A SMALL, TALENTED, PASSIONATE TEAM WITH A GREAT WORKING ENVIRONMENT.

ABOUT US

Photocrati is a growing digital media company helping photographers improve their web presence while leveraging our premium themes and plugins for the WordPress platform, and capturing our expertise in SEO. Read more about us here. Here are some other important things you should know about us.

We’re a small, talented team, and we enjoy working together.
We are looking for high performers who enjoy being recognized as such and enjoy working alongside other high performers on meaningful projects. We respect each other, work well together, and believe in having fun and having a life outside of work. We want people who have internal passion and drive, and want to be a part of our team.

Work from anywhere with flexible hours.
Photocrati presents an intriguing working arrangement with the ability to work at home, anywhere in the world, with flexibility of your work schedule. Our team is spread out across the US, Canada, and Europe. We prefer people to work most of their hours during normal US business hours, but allow a lot of flexibility.

Competitive compensation and benefits.
We offer competitive salaries and 4 weeks of vacation for full time employees. For US employees, we offer health insurance benefits. For employees overseas, we offer compensation to offset health insurance costs.

We hire people provisionally as contractors, and move toward full time regular employment once proven.
For all positions below, we will initially hire you as a contractor on an hourly or project-by-project basis. During this period, you will not receive full-time benefits. If you are the right person and the right fit, we’ll convert your work arrangement to a full-time salaried position with benefits. If you are very talented, and the kind of person that would prefer to remain a contractor, we may be able to offer ongoing work on a part time basis.

Responding to applications.
Due the large volume of enquiries that we receive, please understand that only individuals with a close fit with our requirements will be contacted directly. We will review applications for talented individuals from the United States, Canada, and Western Europe who speak native or exceptionally fluent English. We will not evaluate applications from outsourcing or recruiting agencies.


CURRENT OPENINGS
WORDPRESS DEVELOPER / SOFTWARE ENGINEER
WORDPRESS TECH SUPPORT GURU
COMMUNITY POINT PERSON, BLOGGER, AND SOCIAL MEDIA FANATIC
LEAD SEO OFFICER



WORDPRESS DEVELOPER / SOFTWARE ENGINEER

JOB DESCRIPTION

As part of an elite team, you will investigate, design, and develop software that brings new functionality, increased stability, and enhanced scalability to Photocrati’s premium WordPress themes, hosting, plugins, and other products. This is a highly motivated and cooperative team, relying on the abilities of all its members to develop innovation and robust solutions. Some of the specific duties include:

  • Designing and developing extensible themes and plugins for WordPress, which follow best development practices and methodologies
  • Developing and reviewing software requirements, designs, and unit test plans
  • Implementing your designs with high-quality, high-performance, maintainable code
  • Debugging and troubleshooting code following Photocrati’s QA process
  • Refactoring existing code bases to meet Photocrati standards

REQUIREMENTS: KNOWLEDGE & EXPERIENCE

The candidate should have demonstrated experience in software development and design. Applicants must meet the following core criteria:

  • Expert in WordPress plugin and theme development, with an understanding of the WordPress community and recent developments of WordPress
  • Strong experience in AJAX development and debugging
  • Knowledge of design principles and development best practices, such as DRY, MVC, SoC
  • Working experience with multisite capabilities of WordPress 3.0+
  • Interest in agile software development methodologies
  • Experience with web hosting implementations, including the LAMP stack, and internet-specific protocols including TCP/IP, DNS, SSL/TLS, SSH, SMTP, IMAP, etc.
  • Experience working with PHP frameworks such as CodeIgnitor, Symfony, Zend Framework, etc.
  • Highly organized, motivated, and execution-oriented
  • Must be a self-starter who is comfortable working in a highly technical environment
  • Demonstrated ability for continuous learning, creativity, and problem solving

Any of the following would be an asset:

  • Experience developing and integrating e-commerce solutions
  • An artist’s eye for design and experience with Adobe products
  • A passion for pragmatic software design
  • An interest in test-driven development
  • Experience with Ruby or another scripting language
  • Advanced photography enthusiast with a knowledge of existing photography website solutions
  • Interest in contributing back to WordPress and other open source projects

POSITION DETAILS

  • Hours. Work hours are flexible, but we do need people who can work substantial block during normal US business hours, M-F.
  • Full time, long term. We are looking for someone who wants regular, full time, long term work. As with all our hires, you’ll be hired initially as a contractor. If you like us and we like you, we’ll move toward regular full time arrangements after about three months. We want someone who WANTS to work with a smaller company, and is willing to become a very long term part of the team.
  • Compensation: Competitive and open to negotiation based on experience.
  • Start Date: As soon as possible.

APPLY

Please send an email with cover letter and resume / CV, preferably in PDF format, to support@photocrati.com.



WORDPRESS TECH SUPPORT GURU

JOB DESCRIPTION

We’re looking for a remote, independent contractor to provide technical support to customers using Photocrati’s WordPress themes and plugins. We’re looking for an enthusiastic individual with substantial knowledge, experience, and enthusiasm for WordPress and for helping others with technical web issues. We also prefer to hire someone who is a photography enthusiast and can relate to our customer base. Some of the specific duties include:

  • Provide technical support to our theme customers via email/support ticket
  • Basic support issues: working with users new to install WordPress, install and configure our theme, work our theme options panel, do basic customization
  • Advanced support issues: troubleshoot hosting configuration issues, browser compatibility issues, plugin conflicts,
  • Write tutorials with screenshots and possibly video on common help needs
  • Help with theme and plugin testing for new theme update and releases
  • You’ll also be welcome to provide feedback on future theme and plugin development

REQUIREMENTS: KNOWLEDGE & EXPERIENCE

The candidate should have demonstrated experience doing advanced WordPress development and working in a diversity of hosting environments. Applicants must meet the following core criteria:

  • Advanced knowledge of WordPress installation, theme development, customization.
  • Knowledge of HTML, CSS, MySQL databases, FTP, PHP
  • Knowledge of Firefox Firebug or Google Chrome Developer tools and familiarity with cross browser issues
  • Experience working with and troubleshooting a variety of hosting solutions / server configurations

Any of the following would be an asset:

  • Advanced photography enthusiast with a knowledge of existing photography website solutions

POSITION DETAILS

  • Hours. Work hours will be flexible, but we generally need people who can work predictable blocks during normal business hours, Mon-Friday. We need someone who can work at least 10-20 hours per week.
  • Compensation: $15/hr. Open to negotiation based for those with substantial experience.
  • Start Date: Immediate

APPLY

Please send an email with cover letter and resume / CV, preferably in PDF format, to support@photocrati.com.



COMMUNITY POINT PERSON, BLOGGER, AND SOCIAL MEDIA FANATIC

Position now filled!
JOB DESCRIPTION

We’re looking for a photographer with a passion for blogging, social media, and engaging in the photography community. You’ll become our community point person, responsible for building a stronger sense of community among the 8,000 photographers who use our WordPress themes. You’ll join a highly motivated and cooperative team, relying on the abilities of all its members to offer outstanding solutions and build a powerful community.

Some of the specific duties include:

  • Build the Photocrati blog into a powerful platform for relating to our community and to prospective customers by posting great content regularly, either your own or content you bring in from other worthy guest authors. You’ll produce or edit content on topics of interest to our community, including business development, marketing, SEO, client interaction, working with photo editors, web design, profiles of photographers using our theme, etc. You’ll know how to publish and promote blog posts that generate buzz and you’ll understand how to integrate our blog effectively with social media.
  • Build our social media presence on Twitter, Facebook, and possibly other social media outlets through genuine engagement in the industry. We’re looking for someone who can create a sense of dynamism and community around the Photocrati brand in the social arena.
  • Communicate with customers via monthly newsletters with updates on what’s happening at Photocrati, developments on our blog and social media accounts, and other content that adds value for our community.
  • Build relationships with the Photocrati customer base via blog, comments, Twitter, Social Media, and email.
  • Write guest blog posts on other blogs to improve our SEO and our overall web presence.
  • Possibly attend major photography conventions as a Photocrati representative.

REQUIREMENTS: KNOWLEDGE & EXPERIENCE

Applicants should meet the following core criteria:

  • Experience as a successful working photographer. You can truly relate to our photographers because you’ve been where they are. You take photography seriously, understand the industry, and know the challenges of building a photography businesses. You can generate content of genuine interest to fellow photographers and interact as an equal, even a mentor. You produce outstanding imagery yourself, know trends in photographic gear and technique, stay on top of industry trends, and have a solid understanding of business fundamentals, including different photographic business models such as stock, wedding, travel, editorial, and commercial.
  • Excellent blogging skills. You have a proven ability to write engaging blog posts that attract readers, comments, and buzz.
  • Proven skill and passion for building a social media following on Twitter, Facebook, and other social media venues. You have built large, passionate social media followings personally or for other companies, and you are a true “people person” who loves to connect and build relationships.
  • Willingness to adopt and use Photocrati as your website solution for your personal photography site. You know you can’t be a force in our community unless you can be passionate about our product.
  • Knowledge of and experience using WordPress. Our site is based on WordPress and our main product is a WordPress theme, so you should be very familiar with WordPress as a platform.
  • Familiarity with effective email and newsletter campaigns (preferably using with Mailchimp).

POSITION DETAILS

  • Hours. Work hours are flexible, but we do need people who can work substantial block during normal US business hours, M-F.
  • Full time, long term. We are looking for someone who wants regular, full time, long term work. As with all our hires, you’ll be hired initially as a contractor. If you like us and we like you, we’ll move toward regular full time arrangements after about three months. We want someone who WANTS to work with a smaller company, and is willing to become a very long term part of the team.
  • Compensation: Competitive and open to negotiation based on experience.
  • Start Date: As soon as possible.

APPLY

Please send an email with cover letter and resume / CV, preferably in PDF format, to support@photocrati.com.



LEAD SEO OFFICER

JOB DESCRIPTION

We’re looking for passionate and experienced SEO professional to managed our diverse and growing SEO needs. This job invokes two major roles. First, you’ll be responsible for improving the search performance of Photocrati and our network of other sites. Second, you’ll be responsible for managing all aspects of our Photographer’s SEO Community (www.photographers-seo.com).

Specific duties include:

  • Improving on-site optimization for Photocrati, the Photographer’s SEO Community and half a dozen other sites in our network.
  • Building quality links to Photocrati, the Photographer’s SEO Community and half a dozen other sites in our network. As an SEO professional, you recognize that building quality links means establishing relationships with other website owners, writing guests post, and otherwise being engaged in the community.
  • Managing the Photographer’s SEO Community. This role includes managing and improving content on the site, writing SEO-focused blog posts, updating our SEO products as appropriate, adding addition useful resources that help our members meet their SEO goals, moderating our SEO forum, actively engaging with members via forum/email/Twitter/blogs posts, keeping in touch with members via monthly newsletters on SEO developments, and building a strong sense of community. We are basically looking for someone who’s excited about helping to build a powerful and valued SEO Community.

You’ll be joining a highly motivated and cooperative team, relying on the abilities of all its members to improve our business performance. You won’t be working in isolation, but with the support of the rest of the Photocrati team.

REQUIREMENTS: KNOWLEDGE & EXPERIENCE

Applicants should meet the following core criteria:

  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in search engine optimization. You should be able to show us a track record of successful SEO work – sites you’ve worked on that rank well and have strong link profiles. You should be intimately familiar with important trends in SEO, important aspects of page optimization, legitimate link building strategies and link baiting. You should also be familiar with SEO practices to avoid.
  • Excellent blogging skills. You’ll have a proven ability to write engaging blog posts that attract readers, comments, and buzz. This is necessary to write compelling, linkable content on our own sites, but also to write compelling guest posts on other relevant, high profile websites.
  • Proven skill and passion for building a social media following on Twitter, Facebook, and other social media venues. As an SEO professional, you know that social metrics are an increasingly important part of SEO. You also recognize that you can’t “fake” good social engagement. You’re a genuine people person who enjoys connecting and build relationships with others.
  • Knowledge of and experience using WordPress. All our sites are based on WordPress, and our main product is a WordPress theme, so you should be very familiar with WordPress as a platform.
  • A willingness to be intimately familiar with and passionate about our product lines at Photocrati and the Photographer’s SEO Community.

POSITION DETAILS

  • Hours. Work hours are flexible, but we do need people who can work substantial block during normal US business hours, M-F.
  • Full time, long term. We are looking for someone who wants regular, full time, long term work. As with all our hires, you’ll be hired initially as a contractor. If you like us and we like you, we’ll move toward regular full time arrangements after about three months. We want someone who WANTS to work with a smaller company, and is willing to become a very long term part of the team.
  • Compensation: Competitive and open to negotiation based on experience.
  • Start Date: As soon as possible.

APPLY

Please send an email with cover letter and resume / CV, preferably in PDF format, to support@photocrati.com.