We're a non-profit organisation on a mission to create modern, open source publishing technology to power the future of independent journalism.
We're a non-profit organisation on a mission to create modern, independent publishing technology to power the future of online journalism.
This is not a rocket-ship. You won't find any unicorn glitter or exponential curves around here, just a real company with a sustainable business which has been profitable from year 1 and has been growing healthily ever since. Currently our Annual Recurring Revenue is $5,000,000+. We're very transparent about our mission and our metrics, you can read all about us.
Ghost is a full stack web application for running independent publications. It’s one of the most popular modern open source projects in the world, and is used in production by tens of thousands of websites and companies.
Chances are you've already visited and read sites which run on Ghost! Our users range from renowned publications like The Stanford Review and Harvard International Review - through to some of the world's largest organisations like Apple, Square, DuckDuckGo, Buffer, OpenAI, CloudFlare, Digital Ocean, Mozilla, Napster, Tinder, OkCupid and many, many more.
As the company grows, we're looking for experienced, engineering-focused product managers to join the team and help us build and ship new releases of Ghost to the world. This is a senior role reporting to our VP of Product, with plenty of freedom to help evolve and refine our product architecture.
Teams at Ghost are typically made up of squads of 2-3 engineers + 1 designer. We take time to carefully shape product pitches, and then deliver work in 3 week cycles with a 1 week break between each set of projects. The role we're hiring for here will be responsible for managing the engineers on the team, helping to plan those cycles, and working directly with teams to manage delivery.
Here are a few examples of the work you’ll be doing:
People who are highly self-motivated and great at written communication tend to do best at Ghost. The majority of our team is made up of former founders, freelancers and self-starters who are confident and comfortable working independently and getting things done.
This role would be very well suited to someone who is a current/former software engineer with a product-mindset, or an experienced product manager with a deep knowledge of engineering. Our culture at Ghost is focused around calm, enjoyable work with great colleagues. Not a frantic startup treadmill.
Maybe you’re overworked at a traditional tech company that used to be a lot of fun, but has grown so fast that it barely resembles what you originally signed up for. Or maybe you’ve been solo bootstrapping products for years but you're hungry to work on something bigger with a group of excited, likeminded people.
We value diversity of all types at Ghost and our team is made up of a kind, thoughtful group of people with a wide range of backgrounds and cultures. We actively try to find people with different perspectives and experiences to the ones we already have. Women and minorities of any description are especially encouraged to apply!
We work remotely from all over the world, with flexible hours and annual team retreats. We try to keep meetings to a minimum to give people plenty of time for uninterrupted deep work. Product decisions at Ghost are a little different to most companies; because we're a non-profit organisation, there's very little motivation to take on work based on maximising revenue or growth. Above all else, we optimise for quality and impact — those are the things that matter most to us.
We have a small, talented team with a very large audience. This means you'll have the ability to have a huge impact on both the product and the company, whilst also having interesting and challenging problems to work on. We really like what we do, and we're all in this to build something lasting, sustainable and positive.
💵 Competitive salary
Based on role, skill, experience and location.
🌍 Work from anywhere
From a home office, or travel continuously if that's your thing. Everything we do is online. As long as you have wifi, you're all set.
A new laptop + $500 office workspace setup budget.
If you prefer to work from a co-working space, we'll help pay for it.
📚 Continue your personal development
There's a budget for attending conferences, taking courses, and purchasing books.
✈️ Team retreats
The last few trips have taken us to Spain, Dubai, Thailand, Austria & Egypt.
📅 Last Friday of the month off!
We close the office on the last Friday of each month and take a 3 day weekend. Enjoy!
🏝 Unlimited paid vacation
If you don't take a minimum of a 2 week break yourself, we'll kick you out of the office in December.
👶 Paid parental leave
When the time comes to welcome a new member of the family, we offer generous and fully paid parental leave.
📈 Pay reviews
Everyone at Ghost receives an annual pay review to stay competitive with market rates.
🐶 Dog friendly office
Just kidding we've never had an office. So, um. Feel free to work with your dog?. Cats are cool, too.
VP of Product
Head of Design
Co-Founder / CTO
The hiring process for this role has a few steps:
We receive a lot of applications for each position. A real human member of the Ghost team will review each one, so take your time - we care about the details.
If this role isn't right for you, but you're interested in hearing about other roles that open up in future, you can subscribe to our careers mailing list! We never use this list for any promotional emails, marketing, or anything else.