Freelancing? Struggling with where to find WordPress jobs to start working with the world’s most popular CMS? Finding a good job can be harder than the work itself! Especially when you’re looking for something niche-specific like WordPress.
Then, near the end of the post, I’ll give you five different WordPress companies that are hiring right this second. Let’s dig in and get you hired…
A note before getting started
Before I get into the list, I want to lead with a little caveat for this post.
Because employers naturally want to get their job posting in front of as many qualified eyeballs as possible, you’re going to find some overlap in jobs between different sources. That’s just the nature of the game.
I’ll try to avoid posting sites with 100% identical lists of WordPress jobs, but you’ll definitely run into the occasional job posting located on multiple sources.
With that out of the way, let’s get to the jobs!
Where to find WordPress jobs – full-time, freelance + more
All of these sources offer remote WordPress jobs, though many also offer location-specific jobs as well.
As I mentioned, I’ll also indicate what types of jobs you’re likely to find for each source. That is, whether the jobs are #full-time, #part-time, #freelance, or a mix (the normal situation).
1. Remote OK Job Board
Job Types: Mostly #full-time #remote WordPress jobs
Remote OK is an offshoot of the popular remote working site Nomad List. It lists exclusively remote jobs, so there’s no need to sort between location-based and remote jobs.
The selection isn’t huge, but by searching for “WordPress”, you can quickly narrow down to all of the available remote WordPress jobs.
At the time that I wrote this post, there were four active WordPress job listings.
Job Types: A solid mix between #full-time, #part-time, and #project-based jobs
Jobs.WordPress.net is a part of the WordPress family of sites (you’ll even find it in the WordPress.org footer). Because it’s where a variety of people outsource WordPress work, it includes all types of WordPress jobs, spanning everything from design to development, minor tweaks, and writing.
Some jobs are location-specific – so make sure that you check the Location column before you get too excited about a job.
3. Post Status Job Board
Job Types: Both #full-time and #part-time jobs
Post Status Job Board is the job-focused page from Post Status, a popular site for WordPress professionals.
It doesn’t have a ton of jobs. But every single job on the page is specifically about WordPress. Again, just make sure that you look for the Remote tag because some of the jobs are location-specific.
4. Smashing Jobs
Job Types: Both #full-time and #freelance jobs – though most listings are full-time
Smashing Jobs is, as the name suggests, Smashing Magazine’s job board. It includes jobs for all types of web designs and developers, but you can find WordPress jobs by using the search box.
You can also filter by full-time and freelance job types. Again, just make sure that the job supports remote work, though. Not all of the job postings do.
Job Types: Mostly #full-time, but includes some #freelance and #part-time jobs
As you can guess from the name, WPhired focuses exclusively on WordPress jobs. The site seems to force job posters to choose a location, but if you read the job descriptions you’ll realize that plenty of them allow remote work.
Job Types: #freelance jobs
Codeable is an exclusive marketplace for WordPress freelancers. They don’t accept anyone, but if you have the chops to get approved, you’ll be able to peruse a variety of freelance jobs that pay a minimum of $60 per hour.
Nathan Ello is a good example of a WordPress freelancer who uses Codeable successfully. If you’re interested, you can read his blog for some insights on WordPress freelancing and Codeable.
7. WPMU DEV Job Board
Job Types: Primarily one-off #freelance gigs
The WPMU DEV Job Board isn’t as active as it once was, but you can still find a small selection of freelance WordPress jobs there.
When I wrote this post, there were four different postings for one-off WordPress gigs.
Job Types: Mostly #full-time jobs
SkipTheDrive is a site that curates remote work opportunities from other job listing sites. The selection isn’t huge – my search only turned up a couple of WordPress jobs. But it’s a good place to check out if you’re exclusively looking to find WordPress jobs that allow remote work.
9. StartUp Jobs Asia
Job Types: Most listings are #full-time, but also includes #part-time and #freelance jobs
Though most of the WordPress jobs on this site are in Asia (as you might expect from the name), you can also find remote WordPress jobs on the site. So whether you’re looking to find WordPress jobs in Singapore, Malaysia, or “Anywhere”, you can peruse plenty of options at StartUp Jobs Asia.
Job Types: #freelance gigs
Toptal bills itself as a freelancing site for the “top 3% of freelance talent”. If you want to view jobs on the site, you’ll need to apply and be accepted. As a result, you’ll find better paying jobs than some of the other freelance marketplaces I’ll list out later on in this post.
11. AngelList Jobs
Job Types: Mostly #full-time jobs
AngelList collects jobs from startups around the world, many of which allow remote work. While the jobs aren’t WordPress specific, you can filter by keywords, roles, pay, equity, and more to find WordPress jobs that perfectly match your criteria.
In fact, the detail of the filters offered by AngelList is one of the things that differentiates it from other job sites, in my opinion. You will need to register an account and fill out your profile in order to view jobs, though.
12. We Work Remotely
Job Types: Mostly #full-time #remote jobs
Unsurprisingly, We Work Remotely focuses exclusively on remote jobs. Because all jobs are remote, all you need to do is search for “WordPress” to bring up a solid selection of jobs.
At the time of writing this post, there were about 6 WordPress-related remote jobs, which is pretty solid as far as remote work sites go.
13. Authentic Jobs
Job Types: Mostly #full-time, but can also filter by #freelance and #part-time
Authentic Jobs is a job board for “designers, hackers, and creative pros”. You can find WordPress jobs by simply searching for the keyword “WordPress”. And another neat feature of Authentic Jobs is the ability to quickly toggle between All Jobs and Remote with the click of a button.
You can also add filters for job type, skills, experience level, compensation, and more.
Job Types: One-off #freelance gigs
I don’t relish posting Upwork because so many of the job postings quickly become a race to the bottom when it comes to price.
But here’s one thing that I can’t deny about Upwork:
There are tons of WordPress jobs to be found.
At the time of writing this post, my search for “WordPress” turned up over 8,500 different jobs. Most of those probably aren’t viable opportunities, but with a sample size of over 8,500 different jobs, you can definitely turn up something.
Job Types: Mostly #full-time jobs, though there are some #contract postings
Krop is a design board built specifically for “creative, design, and tech jobs.” Many of the jobs are on-site, but if you click through to the individual job descriptions you can find some remote jobs.
I’m including Krop because it has a number of quality WordPress job postings, though the lack of a filter for remote work is frustrating.
Job Types: As the name suggests, these are primarily one-off #freelance gigs
Like Upwork, Freelancer is a mixed bag when it comes to job quality…but it does have tons of jobs to choose from. Actually, 243,161 WordPress projects had been completed on Freelancer.com as of January 2015 (total value of $60,571,205) – data says.
At the time of writing this post, Freelancer has over 2,400 different WordPress gigs that you can peruse.
If you can sift through the often low paying jobs, you’ll find work ranging from installing WordPress to developing plugins and lots more.
Job Types: Mostly #full-time, but also includes #part-time work
Flexjobs is a large general job site with a specific focus on telecommuting jobs. A search for WordPress returns an impressive 279 postings. Part of that is because Flexjobs is a bit less curated than some of the more aggressively filtered sites like Remote OK and We Work Remotely.
Still, if you just want a big dump of remote WordPress jobs and are willing to wade through some duds, then Flexjobs gives you a good amount of choice.
Job Types: Mostly #full-time, but can also filter by #part-time and #freelance
Jobspresso is a well-designed job listing site focused specifically on remote work. You can search by keyword and also filter by industry to find WordPress jobs.
Similarly, you can also use filters to choose between full-time, part-time, and freelance work.
At the time of writing this post, a search for WordPress development jobs returned 11 different jobs.
19.Craigslist / Telecommuter Jobs
Job Types: Mostly #full-time or #part-time in my searches, but YMMV.
Bear with me here…
Yes, I know that Craigslist doesn’t always have the best reputation when it comes to jobs. And yes, you will have to sort through a bunch of garbage. But…if none of the other options have worked, you can actually find WordPress jobs on Craigslist.
I played around with a few cities that I’ve lived in and the ratio of “promising job” to “garbage” was about 1:9…which again is not great.
To add some helpful filtering, though, you can use Telecommuter Jobs to filter Craigslist results specifically for remote opportunities.
20. Your Own Website
Job Types: Whatever you want!
Ok, this one is a little cute. But the fact remains that one of the best places to find quality WordPress work is via your own website.
You’ll find plenty of WordPress freelancers who find work through their own websites.
If you’re looking for some examples, here are a couple of portfolio sites from successful WordPress freelancers:
You won’t be able to throw up a portfolio site and start getting jobs right away. But as a successful freelance writer, I can say from firsthand experience that a solid portfolio site is a great long term investment to find WordPress jobs.
You can even automate parts of your business to save time on the leads generated from your site.
5 WordPress companies hiring right now
Want to skip the job boards and go straight to WordPress companies that are hiring right now? These five companies are almost always hiring new WordPress talent. Check ’em out!
Yeah, this one is a bit of a no-brainer. But who better to work for than the company that’s basically behind WordPress?
Automattic is pretty much always hiring, though I’ve heard the application process is quite vigorous.
10up is a development agency that’s always hiring top WordPress talent. If you think you can make the cut, you can apply for one of their jobs today.
3. Reaktiv Studios
Reaktiv Studios is a WordPress development agency that usually has at least a couple of job postings. They work with clients like Harvard and The Wire Cutter, so you’d definitely get to work on interesting projects.
Incsub is the company behind both Edublogs and WPMU DEV, which means they have plenty of work to go around for WordPress experts.
Get out there and get a WordPress job
And that rounds up our list of where to find WordPress jobs. If you know a great source of WordPress jobs that isn’t on the list, it’d be great if you shared in the comments so that we can make this resource better for everyone.
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