This Startup is Hiring a Remote Event Planner (With Unlimited Vacation Time)

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Want a job where you can work from home, but also attend interesting events and meet tons of new people?

Automattic, the company behind WordPress — the platform this blog runs on! — is looking for an Events Wrangler to join its 100% remote team.

And the benefits? You have to see ‘em to believe ‘em.

Here’s the scoop.

How to Work as an Events Wrangler for Automattic

Automattic’s team is dispersed across 45 countries, so you’ll be able to work from wherever you like.  

The other benefits are also pretty insane; they include unlimited vacation, unlimited parental leave and paid team retreats.

As an “events wrangler,” you’ll help “execute sponsorships and engagement activities at conferences, WordCamps, workshops, hackathons, and other special events.”


You’ll plan and attend a diverse array of events — helping with logistics and marketing, and acting as a community ambassador for Automattic and

To be eligible, you must be a curious self-starter with great communications and marketing skills, experience with WordPress and a “basic understanding of computer development, design, and programming languages.”

As with most event-planning positions, you must also be able to work a flexible schedule, including “frequent travel” and “occasional weekend work.”

Want to apply? Follow the directions on the job posting… and be sure to proofread so you spell “WordPress” and “Automattic” correctly!

Your Turn: Will you apply for this job?

Susan Shain, senior writer for The Penny Hoarder, is always seeking adventure on a budget. Visit her blog at, or say hi on Twitter @susan_shain.