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Corina Chirileasa
Co-Founder & Managing Partner

Corina holds a BA in Journalism and started as a business journalist back in 2005. She became an entrepreneur in 2010, when she launched Romania-Insider.com with a desire to offer readers balanced, quality content in English dedicated to Romania. Currently based in a village in Northern Romania, Corina oversees the media company’s projects and activities together with her co-founder, always with a focus on abiding by ethical standards in content and in business. She is one of the company’s three shareholders and also acts as a community manager. She enjoys life in the countryside, photography, gardening, reading, studying psychology and spending time with her family and their seven dogs. Get in touch with her if you want to discuss media development ideas and content proposals: [email protected]

 

Join our team! We're looking for an in-house tech manager for Romania Insider

Romania Insider, the most popular English - language portal dedicated to Romania, is looking for colleague to join its team as in-house tech manager for development and support for its multiple tech platforms. The position is either full-time or part-time and work is done remotely, with a three month trial period.

We're looking for a person who would potentially develop to become Technical VP and create a small tech team within our growing media company, helping us reach the next level with our digital media platforms. 

We are an independent media group with a mission to inform correctly from Romania towards the world. Romania-Insider.com, launched in 2010, is read by over 3.5 million unique readers from all over the world every year. We have been active on the Romanian media market for over 12 years.

The average tenure in our team is of 6 years, and the majority of our colleagues have been working with us for longer than that.  We share several values in our team: ethics, quality, efficiency, helping and family, which we apply in our lives and in our work. 

Requirements for the in-house tech manager: 

We're looking for a tech - savvy person who is passionate about technology and stays up to date with newest trends, likes to try new solutions, is curious, attentive to detail and loves to go above and beyond to find the most suitable solution, often out of the box.

The person should be able to handle multiple requests/projects at peak time, as well as manage their time & tasks efficiently during lower activity periods.

The ideal candidate would have at least two years of experience in a tech support position (either in a tech company or as a system administrator in a company from a different industry, or a technical support account in a webhosting company) or as a junior developer. Knowledge in one of the major programming languages, and experience with Drupal and/or Wordpress CMS represent assets for the job. 

We can also consider a candidate with less than two years experience (for example, a student), if your skills fit the responsibilities below.  

The candidate can be Romanian or of a different nationality, based in Romania or elsewhere, with very good command of spoken and written English - most of our internal communication through different channels is done in English. No matter where they are located, the person should be available for at least some of the tech tasks during work hours (9 to 5) Romania time, with flexibility on schedule for less time constraint tasks. 

Responsibilities: 

  • Manages all our online & technical platforms and software and provides support to the team when needed in using these platforms (ex: CRM, task management, email marketing, popup, communication tools, email administration, Drupal CMS - together with our external agency; Wordpress CMS; Romania Insider app together with our app agency; DNS management)
  • Manage accounts like Google Analytics, Google Tags Manager, Google Search Console, SATI traffic measurement, check them regularly, improve them and fix any errors that might appear 
  • Troubleshoots technical problems in any of these platforms, ensures & oversees cybersecurity tools 
  • Manages various platform integrations between each other, automations when needed 
  • Offers support to the sales, marketing and editorial teams for different tech support issues they might have, or improvements they might need in our different platforms 
  • Coordinates with external agency for ongoing fixes to Romania Insider (backend or front end); creates technical tasks for agency based on internal specs and requirements (from sales, marketing or editorial teams) 
  • Manages the implementation of different tech projects, gathers internal team & own feedback, gives feedback to agency for changes; follows each technical project to completion; 
  • Coordinates with external agency for app development and management, app improvements 
  • Suggests new tech improvements for different functions, based on request as well as proactively  
  • Manages all our domains registering & our domain hosting, renewals
  • Manages websites on both our platforms: Drupal CMS (together with dedicated agency) and Wordpress CMS, and the access to each of their servers 
  • Makes sure we have running backups for all our websites and manages restores in case of emergencies 
  • Intervenes in case of critical situations (ex: websites malfunctions, system or software not working properly), either with their own fix or in collaboration with the respective agency 
  • Creates different procedures for different tech - related activities for his own activity or for other team members  
  • Researches new technical solutions for different situations and specs, offers advice on what solution to choose (new project launches, improvements)
  • Designs the implementation flow for each new tech projects, with clear steps and planned deadlines 
  • Makes small changes to our wordpress - hosted sites, when needed (settings, plugins). 
  • Reports to Managing Partner & liaises with all other departments for his work
  • Works with MP to establish tech priorities, manage agency time and resources available to see projects to completion 

Benefits: 

  • Fixed salary, to be discussed depending on experience 
  • Flexible work hours & work from home 
  • Multi-cultural working environment, both internally (German and French shareholders), as well as with external agencies (Hungarian, Polish)
  • Organizational culture focused on efficiency, results, but also on personal development and well-being, fairness, ethics and team spirit 
  • Mindfulness program 
  • Coaching, learning and personal development program
  • Day off on your birthday
     
  • In-house or partner training for software & platforms which are either new or for which you don't have extensive experience 
     
  • Company support in getting technology - related certification or courses, as needed 

We look forward to finding our next colleague! 

Send an email with your application and CV to Managing Partner Corina Chirileasa, [email protected], until September 20, 2020, to help us understand if we're a match. 
To recommend someone for this job, write an intro email to us, adding the potential candidate in cc. The person who recommends or introduces us to a candidate we will hire will receive a one - year Ultra membership to Romania Insider including all our premium newsletters and goodies. Thank you for your help! 


(photo source: Dreamstime -  Nils Ackermann | Dreamstime.com )

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Corina Chirileasa
Co-Founder & Managing Partner

Corina holds a BA in Journalism and started as a business journalist back in 2005. She became an entrepreneur in 2010, when she launched Romania-Insider.com with a desire to offer readers balanced, quality content in English dedicated to Romania. Currently based in a village in Northern Romania, Corina oversees the media company’s projects and activities together with her co-founder, always with a focus on abiding by ethical standards in content and in business. She is one of the company’s three shareholders and also acts as a community manager. She enjoys life in the countryside, photography, gardening, reading, studying psychology and spending time with her family and their seven dogs. Get in touch with her if you want to discuss media development ideas and content proposals: [email protected]

 

Join our team! We're looking for an in-house tech manager for Romania Insider

Romania Insider, the most popular English - language portal dedicated to Romania, is looking for colleague to join its team as in-house tech manager for development and support for its multiple tech platforms. The position is either full-time or part-time and work is done remotely, with a three month trial period.

We're looking for a person who would potentially develop to become Technical VP and create a small tech team within our growing media company, helping us reach the next level with our digital media platforms. 

We are an independent media group with a mission to inform correctly from Romania towards the world. Romania-Insider.com, launched in 2010, is read by over 3.5 million unique readers from all over the world every year. We have been active on the Romanian media market for over 12 years.

The average tenure in our team is of 6 years, and the majority of our colleagues have been working with us for longer than that.  We share several values in our team: ethics, quality, efficiency, helping and family, which we apply in our lives and in our work. 

Requirements for the in-house tech manager: 

We're looking for a tech - savvy person who is passionate about technology and stays up to date with newest trends, likes to try new solutions, is curious, attentive to detail and loves to go above and beyond to find the most suitable solution, often out of the box.

The person should be able to handle multiple requests/projects at peak time, as well as manage their time & tasks efficiently during lower activity periods.

The ideal candidate would have at least two years of experience in a tech support position (either in a tech company or as a system administrator in a company from a different industry, or a technical support account in a webhosting company) or as a junior developer. Knowledge in one of the major programming languages, and experience with Drupal and/or Wordpress CMS represent assets for the job. 

We can also consider a candidate with less than two years experience (for example, a student), if your skills fit the responsibilities below.  

The candidate can be Romanian or of a different nationality, based in Romania or elsewhere, with very good command of spoken and written English - most of our internal communication through different channels is done in English. No matter where they are located, the person should be available for at least some of the tech tasks during work hours (9 to 5) Romania time, with flexibility on schedule for less time constraint tasks. 

Responsibilities: 

  • Manages all our online & technical platforms and software and provides support to the team when needed in using these platforms (ex: CRM, task management, email marketing, popup, communication tools, email administration, Drupal CMS - together with our external agency; Wordpress CMS; Romania Insider app together with our app agency; DNS management)
  • Manage accounts like Google Analytics, Google Tags Manager, Google Search Console, SATI traffic measurement, check them regularly, improve them and fix any errors that might appear 
  • Troubleshoots technical problems in any of these platforms, ensures & oversees cybersecurity tools 
  • Manages various platform integrations between each other, automations when needed 
  • Offers support to the sales, marketing and editorial teams for different tech support issues they might have, or improvements they might need in our different platforms 
  • Coordinates with external agency for ongoing fixes to Romania Insider (backend or front end); creates technical tasks for agency based on internal specs and requirements (from sales, marketing or editorial teams) 
  • Manages the implementation of different tech projects, gathers internal team & own feedback, gives feedback to agency for changes; follows each technical project to completion; 
  • Coordinates with external agency for app development and management, app improvements 
  • Suggests new tech improvements for different functions, based on request as well as proactively  
  • Manages all our domains registering & our domain hosting, renewals
  • Manages websites on both our platforms: Drupal CMS (together with dedicated agency) and Wordpress CMS, and the access to each of their servers 
  • Makes sure we have running backups for all our websites and manages restores in case of emergencies 
  • Intervenes in case of critical situations (ex: websites malfunctions, system or software not working properly), either with their own fix or in collaboration with the respective agency 
  • Creates different procedures for different tech - related activities for his own activity or for other team members  
  • Researches new technical solutions for different situations and specs, offers advice on what solution to choose (new project launches, improvements)
  • Designs the implementation flow for each new tech projects, with clear steps and planned deadlines 
  • Makes small changes to our wordpress - hosted sites, when needed (settings, plugins). 
  • Reports to Managing Partner & liaises with all other departments for his work
  • Works with MP to establish tech priorities, manage agency time and resources available to see projects to completion 

Benefits: 

  • Fixed salary, to be discussed depending on experience 
  • Flexible work hours & work from home 
  • Multi-cultural working environment, both internally (German and French shareholders), as well as with external agencies (Hungarian, Polish)
  • Organizational culture focused on efficiency, results, but also on personal development and well-being, fairness, ethics and team spirit 
  • Mindfulness program 
  • Coaching, learning and personal development program
  • Day off on your birthday
     
  • In-house or partner training for software & platforms which are either new or for which you don't have extensive experience 
     
  • Company support in getting technology - related certification or courses, as needed 

We look forward to finding our next colleague! 

Send an email with your application and CV to Managing Partner Corina Chirileasa, [email protected], until September 20, 2020, to help us understand if we're a match. 
To recommend someone for this job, write an intro email to us, adding the potential candidate in cc. The person who recommends or introduces us to a candidate we will hire will receive a one - year Ultra membership to Romania Insider including all our premium newsletters and goodies. Thank you for your help! 


(photo source: Dreamstime -  Nils Ackermann | Dreamstime.com )

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