Hello! We're Photojojo, and we're on a mission to make photography more fun for everyone. We're hiring a full-time Editorial & Community Lead in San Francisco, CA.
We run the most fun online shop you've seen, wrote a book with Random House ( on Amazon :D), have a not-so-small army of adoring fans, and we've been in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Wired, on Good Morning America, ABC and NBC News, and lots more.
We're a (small) company with big dreams and big heart. We're seven years old, profitable, and we have a unique model that combines publishing and e-commerce. We're building to last and our customers love us.
We believe in hard work, and we believe work should be fun. For example, every year, we take the company on a 2-3 week "workcation". (Past trips: India, Mexico, Thailand!)
What this is all about...
We've come a long way from our humble beginnings as an email newsletter in 2006. Along the way, we've earned the trust of 1.9 Million subscribers, followers, and fans.
We're as committed as ever to bringing Photojojo's friendly and irreverent style to make photography more fun for everyone.
We believe it's time to re-invent our editorial - from our emails, to our social networks, to our offline community, to how we work with other brands. Time to fine-tune our style, brighten our photos, and re-imagine our content.
And we're looking for just the right person to lead the charge.
What you'll be doing
Set the overall editorial direction for Photojojo.
Beat our audience growth goals for each of our channels:
email, Tumblr, Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, and more.
Grow and nurture our reader and customer community, online and offline.
Find and manage talented freelance contributors.
Help them improve with insightful editing.
Write tutorials, social media updates, and more.
Manage promotions & collaborations with other brands & bloggers.
Continually measure your efforts to determine what is and isn't working.
You love photography and you know photography. You're also quite the phoneographer.
You can write in Photojojo's whimsical, friendly, and photo-savvy style.
You always know the latest and greatest in photo and tech.
Social media, you live and breathe it.
You turn a sentence like an Indy race car. And write like the wind.
You're great at bringing out the best in others.
You excel at meeting and beating deadlines, and working independently.
You're hungry to learn and kick ass.
If you have prior online editing experience, have managed a community, run a blog, marshalled multiple contributers, or shown editorial leadership, we want to know about it.
Why is this great?
We have a lot of fans, so your work will be seen. We're small, so your impact will be felt. And we love experimenting, so you'll get to try lots of new things. Plus you'll spend your days researching and writing up amazing photo stuff and helping to build the most fun photography community on the planet!
We're located in the Mission District in San Francisco and are seeking someone full-time in San Francisco. (We can help with moving expenses.) This is a full-time position with health coverage.
Our office is full of sit-stand desks, Apple 27" displays, roof access, and snacks. You'll get to pick out your own computer, and our office is bike-friendly and dinosaur-friendly.
How to Apply
We want to hear your ideas!
Send us 5 concrete ideas for specific things we should write about.
What's your vision?
If it were up to you, how would you define our editorial focus? What would you want Photojojo to be known for?
Tell us more. Why is it your obsession? Impress us with your knowledge and skills.
What else do you like?
What are your favorite blogs, sites, and magazines? Your favorite apps?
Can you write?
Write us a short blurb (fewer than 100 words + an attention-grabbing headline) about a new app, site, or tool that you love, written in the Photojojo voice. Make us love it.
What have you done?
Send us your resume, tell us about relevant experiences with managing a blog, social media, freelance writers, etc.
Send it here: firstname.lastname@example.org
p.s. Apply soon. We're eager to meet you! :)