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Work at Photocrowd

We’re looking for talented people to join the Photocrowd team.

This is your chance to join a small, fast-growing company, and know that what you do each day has a direct and immediate impact on the success of the site.

Everyone that works here has a lot of responsibility, but also a lot of support, and making sure that Photocrowd is a happy place to work is key to what we do.

Partnerships and Community Executive

About the role

Photocrowd is a world-leading online platform for brands and magazines to run photo contests, with a community of over 120,000 talented photographers who enter those contests, and share their incredible photos with each other.

We’re looking for a top-notch communicator and organiser to work alongside our Partnerships and Community Manager to help deliver the contests, liaise with our partners, and ensure that our community of photographers are kept happy and well informed.

The role can be full-time or part-time (min. 20 hours a week), and is based in our office in Central Oxford.

Some of the things you’ll be doing

  • Partner liaison - communicating with our partners to collate materials for their contest and awards pages, supplying imagery for press partners, and liaising between partners and photographers to coordinate contest prizes
  • Creating and launching contests - building contest pages for partners, building expert judge profiles, and getting them live on Photocrowd
  • Liaising with judges - some of the best photographers in the world judge our contests, and you’ll be coordinating their involvement, and finding new ones to work with
  • Responding to community support requests - our passionate users send us questions, complaints and suggestions, and you’ll be helping respond to them
  • Managing our community moderators - members of the community help out with some tasks, and you’ll help coordinate their involvement and answer their questions
  • Posting on social media - keeping our Facebook and Twitter followers up-to-date with new contests, new blog posts and beautiful images from the site

About you

We’re looking for someone who’s organised, self-motivated, and a great communicator. A lot of what you’ll be doing will involve writing, so you’ll need excellent English grammar and spelling, and a friendly, positive manner. The application process will involve writing tasks. We’re open to people with any work background, but preference will be given to those who have shown a good capability for managing multiple and varied responsibilities. It would be a very welcome bonus if you’ve got an interest in photography.

Benefits

  • Salary of £20-25k dependent on experience (pro-rata’d for part-time working)
  • Opportunities to take on more responsibilities and grow your role in the business
  • Company culture of maintaining a good work/life balance
  • Regular work social events and monthly lunches for staff to get to know each other better
  • Be part of a friendly and driven team of 6 people that love what they’re working on
  • Calm office environment with soft lighting, art on the walls, and lots of plants

Applying

If you’re excited by the prospect of joining the team, we’d love to hear from you.

Please send a CV of no more than 2 pages to rich@photocrowd.com, along with a brief cover letter explaining why you’re interested in the role, and why we’d be fools not to hire you.

And if you need more information about the role before applying then drop an email to the same address and we’ll be happy to answer your questions.

Applications must be received no later than 30th April.

Junior Developer

Full time, on site in our Oxford office.

About the job

Junior developer is a flexible position where we encourage a range of work. Here are some of the things you will be working on:

  • Building beautiful designs - Taking beautiful designs and making them real, interactive responsive websites.
  • Modelling data - Representing the real world in a database and enabling the site to read and write from it.
  • Writing algorithms - What are the best photos? Who are the most interesting users? How can we best lay out this page? These are some of the questions we try to solve with intelligently designed code.
  • Fixing bugs - Sadly, code is not perfect. Track down and squash bugs to make sure the site keeps ticking.
  • Discussing features - All developers are involved with discussions about the problems we are trying to solve, and how we are going to solve them.
  • Reviewing work - Every piece of code, whoever it is written by, gets reviewed by someone before it goes live. This improves the quality and can also be a great learning experience.

About you

We are looking for people who are keen to learn and are enthusiastic about the web. We would expect you to show us some code that you have written, but you do not have to have worked in the tech industry before. You should enjoy solving problems, persevering to perfection and learning new tools.

Photocrowd values diversity in the team and is open to people from all backgrounds.

An interest in photography would be a bonus!

About Photocrowd

Photocrowd is a world-leading online platform for brands and magazines to run photo contests, with a large global community of talented photographers who enter those contests, and share their incredible photos with each other.

Our stack

Here are some of the frameworks and tools we use. Experience with any of these tools is valuable, but definitely not required.

  • Python
  • Django
  • ReactJS
  • jQuery
  • Less
  • PostgreSQL
  • Heroku
  • Git
  • Github
  • CircleCI
  • Sentry
  • Memcached
  • Redis
  • ElasticSearch

Benefits

  • Salary of £20-30k depending on experience
  • Computer provided if needed
  • Be part of a friendly and driven team that are creating a beautiful, useful product that’s aiming to make life better for photographers and brands around the world
  • Learn by doing stuff you’ve never done, in collaboration with the rest of the team
  • Startup attitude: everyone helps shape what we work on, and the pace of development means you will get to see your ideas live quickly

Applying

If you’re excited by the prospect of joining the team, we’d love to hear from you. Drop us an email with some details about you and why you are interested in working with us. If you want to find out more about the role or the company first, email Adam Kowalczyk, who’ll be happy to answer your questions.

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