We’ve just launched the redesign of jobs.wordpress.net!
The new design by @melchoyce and implemented by @coffee2code features new categories for filing jobs and a better backend for managing the moderation of jobs.
Speaking of moderation, I’m excited to announce the addition of two new members to our meta Meta is a term that refers to the inside workings of a group. For us, this is the team that works on internal WordPress sites like WordCamp Central and Make WordPress. team focused on managing the jobs site. Put your virtual hands together for @mercime and @chriswiegman who have both been moderating for a while now, but we’re happy to announce today.
The jobs site was previously run by @laughinglizard of Weblog Tools Collection. Big thanks to him for all the hard work he’s put into the site over the years.
There’s lots more to do for jobs.wordpress.net, starting with improving the design on mobile. If there are ways you want to help out or problems that should get fixed, file tickets on the meta trac or contact @mercime or @chriswiegman.
We’re looking for two moderators to take on jobs.wordpress.net.
What is jobs.wordpress.net?
jobs.wordpress.net is a site where people can list WordPress jobs. There is no charge for people to list jobs. Jobs include everything from one-off contracts to full-time positions. It was set up by Mark Ghosh (from WeblogToolsCollection) but he’s decided to take a step back from it so we’d like to find a couple of volunteers to take it over.
What does moderation involve?
Moderation will involve reviewing the job descriptions and posting them to the site. Jobs need to be moderated on a daily basis (during normal weekdays) by a member of the moderation team. We think that this will take about 30 minutes cumulatively per day, though once you become a moderation ninja no doubt you’ll whizz through them.
We’ve drawn up a set up posting criteria that you’ll check jobs against. We’re also open to any ideas regarding the future direction of the website. It has the potential to be a great resource with the right people driving it forward.
We are working on a redesign of the website so very soon it’ll be something that you’ll be proud to be caretaker of!
What skills do I need?
- an eye for detail
- keen spam-fighting skills
- the ability to make sure postings fit the guidelines
- a nose for making improvements and creating a great experience
What’s in it for me?
I’d love to say power, glory, and wealth, but like all voluntary positions, that wouldn’t necessarily be true 🙂 . What you will get is the satisfaction of knowing that you have helped to maintain and grow an important WordPress community resource (and perhaps a little bit of glory).
Cool! How do I sign up?
Leave a message in the comments to let us know that you’re interested and we’ll get back to you.