esctoday.com wants YOU!

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Behind the scenes, esctoday.com runs using a high-end piece of custom-made software keeping the website running around the clock, throughout the year. To maintain our existing technical facilities and contribute to the development of esctoday.com, we are looking for new volunteers to take over the existing technical team, after having served esctoday.com with intense dedication for over six years.

esctoday.com is a respected news infomation service and fan centre for the Eurovision Song Contest community, including fans, broadcasters, participants, music and media industry insiders. The website has a successful history of team members winning roles in respected companies and receiving recognition for their work and dedication. At esctoday.com, we work to help team members develop their skills and careers. We can and will provide references for all team members when they are seeking paid employment.

Several former esctoday.com team members had or even still have benefit from their voluntary contribution to the website. Former Chief Editor and Founder Sietse Bakker works as Project Manager (Internet) at the EBU. Former web developer Wouter van Vliet works for the EBU as technical consultant and several former editors now work for respected local media, such as Jarmo Siim, who works for the Estonian newspaper Postimees as online editor. Aija was recruited by this year's Latvian participants as 'Head of press'.

The esctoday.com team work tirelessly throughout the year, donating what time they can, to the maintanence and development of all aspects of the website. We are currently looking to develop and launch a number of exciting new projects and are looking for assistance with our ventures. If you fit the descriptions listed below, please email [email protected] with a copy of your CV and examples of your work.

esctoday.com is looking for a new volunteer Head of Technology

Requested skills

  • You can work with Linux and Apache
  • You can think in PHP 4/5, MySQL, JavaScript and HTML/CSS
  • Willing to contribute to esctoday.com voluntarily, on a regular basis, and be on stand-by during live events to monitor the stability of our servers
  • Knowledge about the Eurovision Song Contest
  • Experience with or interested in custom-made content management applications
  • Ability to work as part of a dedicated, friendly and fun team and abundance of team spirit!

As Head of Technology, you contribute to esctoday.com in cooperation with the Managing Director and the Chief Editor. After six months, and based upon a positive evaluation, a percentage of profit agreement can be negotiated. Your application, hopefully including some examples of your work, is more than welcome at [email protected] and all inquiries will be answered within 3 working days.

esctoday.com is looking for a volunteer PHP programmers

Requested skills

  • You can think in PHP 4/5, MySQL, JavaScript and HTML/CSS
  • Willing to contribute to esctoday.com voluntarily, on a regular basis
  • Knowledge about the Eurovision Song Contest
  • Ability to work as part of a dedicated, friendly and fun team and abundance of team spirit!

As programmer, you contribute to esctoday.com by working on new projects, in cooperation with the Managing Director and the Head of Technology. Your application, hopefully including some examples of your work, is more than welcome at [email protected] and all inquiries will be answered within 3 working days. Please send a copy of your cv and examples.

If you know of relevant forums where these roles may be of interest and wish to post a copy of this article on relevant forums for programmers, please do so, but we ask that you inform us by email about where you have copied it to.

ESCToday is growing and always looks for new members to join our team! Feel free to drop us a line if you're interested! Use the Contact Us page or send us an email at [email protected]!