- WordPress Project Manager wanted for a web design agency
- Must have WordPress experience (experience with project management is a bonus)
- Must be deadline-centric and visually meticulous
- Fluent in English, obviously
Pixl is a WordPress specialist agency – we do web design, development, maintenance, support, speedup, SEO, and everything in between. We get new projects all the time. Some of them take 2 weeks to finish, some last for 2 months, some go on for a year. Some have add-ons, some involve maintenance, some are returning customers. Someone needs to manage all these projects. Someone needs to coordinate between clients, colleagues, and freelancers. Someone needs to set deadlines for every stage of every project, and ruthlessly hound everyone to complete the work by then. Someone needs to make sure everything goes smoothly. That someone is you.
“Managing” a project with us typically involves a lot of written communication, via monday.com, our project management app, Whatsapp and email (duh), and the occasional video call. You may have to record some videos as well, such as handover videos or mini-tutorials for clients. Occasionally, you’ll probably have to jump in and help with some of the work, because well, as with all companies, sometimes shit happens and all hands need to go on deck.
NOTE: We have some alcohol-related clients so you need to be okay with that. You don’t have to drink, of course (neither do I), but you need to be okay with working with alcohol-related products.
You should be well-versed with WordPress, or at least, have built a few websites on your own. We’ve got a very specific way of doing things so expect to learn a lot on the job. Diplomas or degrees are a bonus, but not needed. You can be a high school grad for all I care, as long as you can do the work and are always hungry to learn more.
This job is open to both Malaysians and non-Malaysians – your first year will be a contractual arrangement with EPF & SOCSO built-in to your take-home salary. You do have to be in Kuala Lumpur though. This is non-negotiable.
If selected, you’ll enjoy a freedom very few companies can offer:
- WFWYW – Work From Wherever You Want, except occasional days where we need to meet (obviously includes wear-whatever-you-want as long as we’re not meeting clients). We do have an office, with tables and wifi and pantry and meeting room and beanbags and toilet and cardgames and snacks and all that – but attendance is mostly optional.
- No blocking of Facebook or games in the office (yes we play while working)
- No late-night shifts or weekend work (unless the project is urgent and the budget is fat)
- And an overall chill and fun office culture.
Yes, we do work hard and are fiercely driven to achieve deadlines while delivering quality work – but life’s too short to work all day. Join us if this is your idea of a great working experience.
Salary range is between RM3,000-RM5,000, depending on skill and experience. We’re not loaded but we get by with enough. I’d rather earn a little less and get to wake at 10am every day, or go for an evening walk in my pajamas anytime I feel like it.
If this is your idea of a work-life balance, send me a resume/portfolio at michael at pixl.my. One spot open, from mid-March 2019 onwards.
Working at Pixl
Pixl is a boutique web design agency in Plaza Damas, founded by Michael Kwan. He was among the pioneer wave of digital marketers when the social media boom happened in 2009, and has helped companies like Yahoo, Reach, All IT, and more. After winning D-Code Bootcamp 2013, he set out to grow the digital landscape in Malaysia, and Pixl was born.
Where company culture is concerned, we’re built “by millennials, for millennials (or younger!)”. Work-life balance is of utmost important to us, because let’s face it, nobody wants to live to work. We all want to come to the office to do good work, feel like we’ve actually achieved something worth telling others about, and go home and binge watch Netflix with friends and family. We’re all English-native, internet-hungry millennials who play card and board games once in a while. And yes, sometimes the boss buys lunch for everyone because that’s his job apparently.
We’re young, and still building the company. We’ve got a long way to go, but we enjoy the journey just as much as the goal. Ultimately we want the millennial dream – work hard but not too hard, earn enough to live and travel comfortably, and have someplace to call a second home, with zero work politics and soul-sucking dramas.
This is Pixl.
PS – We moved office and haven’t taken new photos… the office photos on WOBB are of our old office in Hideout, a co-working space that closed a few years back (though we aim to get back to that level of coolness.. one day).
PS2 – We’re way too busy with client work so our own website sits neglected… with your help, hopefully we’ll have enough time to start beautifying our own website to look as good as our clients 😀