wikiHow is hiring a project manager to expand an area of wikiHow that our users love. Your product will meaningfully impact the lives of over a million people every day. You will have the leadership position and full responsibility for this product. You will work independently at first but eventually hire a team of people to accelerate the project.
You are that rare bird that is a high performer, while still humble.
You are amazingly smart, creative, passionate, detail oriented, action oriented and pragmatic, all at the same time.
You have a good eye for identifying great products or great experiences on the Internet. You don’t mind experimenting to find the best solution.
You are one of those people who is really good at getting lots of stuff done and you are proud of what you do.
You are committed to even the menial parts of completing a project.
You are fun to work with, and you don’t take yourself too seriously.
A passion or at least a strong ability in writing, educating, and reading will be helpful in this job.
We don’t care what you majored in at college. Great achievers come from all areas.
Bonus points if you’ve accomplished something significant in your life. Maybe you built a business, crushed a charity fundraising goal, paid your way through college, climbed El Capitan, danced 24 hours straight, roller bladed across Montana, etc. It could be anything, but accomplishing it will show us your ability to achieve a goal.
How to apply:
Share your cover letter and resume with jobs@wikiHow.com over Google Drive. Set the privacy settings on your documents as “viewable by anyone with the link,” as we will share it around the office. In your cover letter, tell us why you think you are the best person for this position.
wikiHow is the only company in the Comscore top 150 that has under 25 employees.
wikiHow helps 100 million people every month, in 17 languages. We have ambitions to push our mission much further.
wikiHow is located in a homey office in downtown Palo Alto, California, just 3 blocks from the Palo Alto Caltrain Station. We also have satellite offices in Portland, Oregon and Seattle, Washington.
We value our mission over short-term goals: We take our mission very seriously.
Our team consists of a rare breed: humble, high-performers.
Each of us is insanely productive. Our small team of 24 people is competing with mega corporations with hundreds of employees. And beating them!
Huge number of users + Small team = Your work will make an immediate, noticeable impact on millions of people.
We love coming to work every day. Working with intelligent people to accomplish something globally ambitious is intrinsically satisfying.
We are profitable and growing. We are self-funded. We refuse VC money on a regular basis. Investors don’t make our decisions, we do.
Our small, cohesive team is gender balanced: 50% female, 50% male.
We’re often wrong (and that’s OK). Making mistakes show that we are innovating. We love to innovate.
We like walking. We even have a few treadmill desks.
Or find us working outside on a sunny California day overlooking our own organic garden, with fresh seasonal vegetables ready to be picked or taken home.
We all work from home once a week. We don't think working long start-up hours is productive or healthy. We work hard and productively, then go enjoy rich lives outside of work.
We like to share. We develop open source software and Creative Commons licensed content.
We pay top performers well.
We are better in person than on TV. We're delightfully quirky (but you probably figured that out already).