New Job Opening: Crafttuts+ Editor

by posted in Team
Aug 7

Update: Applications for the position are closing on Friday 24th August, 2012.

We’re always looking to expand into new areas with the Tuts+ network — just last month, we’ve launched both Mactuts+ and Gamedevtuts+ — and we have some really exciting sites planned for the rest of the year as well!

Most of the skills we teach at present are computer-based. Photoshop, web development, WordPress, After Effects — all of these are fairly “high tech” sites. With our next project, we’re going to be teaching something slightly different: Craft!

Crafttuts+ will be launching soon, and we’re currently looking for an editor for the site. Read on to find out about the job requirements, and decide whether you’d like to apply!

What is Crafttuts+?

Crafttuts+ will be the go-to resource for learning about handmade craft. We’ll be teaching how to make high quality, unique craft products, and giving readers advice on how to sell and market their craft to generate income! The usual “step-by-step” approach of Tuts+ will still apply — in each tutorial, we’ll walk people through the process of making a particular item.

The scope of the craft we cover will be broad — clothing, furniture, needlecraft, glass, housewares, jewellery, paper, ceramics, accessories, candles, vintage, and everything in-between!

We’re looking for an editor who has strong knowledge of all these areas, with their finger on the pulse of the craft community.

About the Position

The role of a Tuts+ editor is incredibly varied, but the most important thing you’ll be doing is planning an exciting content strategy around cutting-edge craft techniques, and managing a team of writers. You’ll turn your passion for all things crafty into an incredible source of education!

You’ll also interact with the community of readers, proof-read article submissions, respond to comments, handle the admin behind the site, and stay up-to-date with what’s happening in the world of craft!

You’d be working remotely (so can be based anywhere), joining our existing team of editors in Australia, Europe, and the USA.

Essential Requirements

  • Be a nice person!
  • A passion for teaching and demonstrating craft
  • Excellent language and communication skills
  • Strong portfolio of craft projects
  • Well organised
  • Basic photography and video knowledge (we want our tutorials to look great!)

Preferred Requirements

  • Experience with running a blog (ideally on a craft-related topic)
  • Basic knowledge of Photoshop
  • Basic knowledge of HTML and CSS
  • Basic knowledge of WordPress
  • Good sense of humour :-)

Job Details

  • You can work from anywhere
  • The time commitment is 20 hours per week
  • Competitive rate as a contractor
  • We provide access to most of the web services you need to use, though you’ll need to have access to your own software (e.g. Photoshop etc)

How to Apply

If you meet the essential requirements above (and, ideally, a few of the preferred ones!) we’d love to hear from you. To apply, you just need to fill out a short form:

Submit Your Application Here

If you have any questions about the role or application process, feel free to ask them in the comments. We can’t wait to hear from you!

David Appleyard is a designer, editor, and online entrepreneur based in Manchester, UK. He manages Tuts+, along with having founded several design websites including Design Shack.
  1. Pro-Designer on the 7th August

    please open .Net tuts or c# tuts it would be really amazing :)

    • Lawrence77 on the 8th August


    • Cup on the 9th August


  2. Jose Gomez on the 8th August

    it will be nice to open Programming Tuts :D you know, for C/C++/C#, Java, sh, Python for Windows/Mac/Linux :D

  3. Paul Sproat on the 8th August

    I do love this idea, and would be up for applying, but I don’t have that much free time unfortunatly! Good luck finding someone though!

  4. David Appleyard on the 9th August

    Thanks, Paul :) I’m sure we’ll find someone awesome!

    • Paul Sproat on the 9th August

      I’d be up for writing a post now and then though!

  5. kristy rooney on the 10th August

    I got a call about this position a few days ago. Processing through it this weekend. Can’t imagine anything more up my alley than this!

  6. Catherine on the 11th August

    This looks like a great opportunity! when is the deadline for applying?

    • David Appleyard on the 13th August

      Hi Catherine,

      I’d suggest getting your application in as soon as possible — ideally before the end of this week. Thanks!

  7. Melissa Tan on the 16th August

    Dear David,

    I forgot to ask you something!! Is this position a part-time or a full-time one? And can I also have a rough gauge of how we’ll be paid if we get selected for this position please? =)

    Kind Regards,

    • David Appleyard on the 21st August

      Hey Melissa,

      It’s a 20 hour/week position — we’ll provide more information about payment rates to applicants when we follow up with them.


  8. J.K. on the 19th August

    I’d like to submit some tutorials to Crafttuts+ when you’re ready to receive them. Could you give me a heads up when the time comes?


    • Adrian Try on the 19th August

      Sounds fantastic, J.K. We’ll announce here when the site opens, then check out the Write for Us page on Crafttuts to learn how to submit a tut. Good luck!

  9. Laura-Jane Atkinson on the 20th August

    This looks like a fantastic opportunity! Will it be too later if I get my application in today?

  10. Sarah Heys on the 23rd August

    Dammit, just noticed this lovely looking job and I think I’m too late?! I hope not!!

    • David Appleyard on the 27th August

      Applications have closed as of the 24th, but we’ll get in touch if we re-open them at any point. Thanks.

  11. Jennifer Locke on the 26th August

    Just found this site? Is it too late to apply?

    • Adrian Try on the 26th August

      Hi Jennifer. I’ll find out for you.

  12. Iv on the 13th September

    Can you please give approximate month when crafttuts will be launched?

  13. Ivan on the 17th September

    Hello to everyone,
    When are you planning to launch crafttuts ?

  14. Erica on the 4th April

    Hi, is a position like this due to open up again anytime soon? Thank you

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