The Wirecutter is seeking an entry-level Web tester to assist in the migration of our editorial content to a new installation of our content management system. In this role you’ll work with the product, engineering, and production teams to ensure a standard of quality is maintained across all of our content as it is migrated. You will assist in the creation of a formal QA checklist, review content in multiple desktop and mobile browsers against design files, test interactive or navigational elements for functionality and experience, perform light debugging, and document the details and steps to reproduce all issues discovered. You may also be asked to test new features as they are developed by the engineering team.
You should be comfortable working remotely, and ideally, you have experience working on a distributed team.
This is a remote (US only) contract position paying $25 per hour; it is expected to last six months with potential for renewal.
About The Wirecutter:
Founded five years ago by journalists fed up with the time and energy it takes to shop, The Wirecutter (which includes its sister site, The Sweethome) developed a simpler approach to giving buying advice: just tell people exactly what to get in one single guide. The company’s purpose: to help people find great things, quickly and easily. Through rigorous testing, research, reporting, and whatever means necessary, we create straightforward recommendations that save readers from unnecessary stress, time, and effort. We then monetize these guides by enabling our readers to easily purchase the products they are interested in.
The Wirecutter was recently acquired by, and is now a subsidiary of, The New York Times Company. As part of the acquisition, The Times is investing in The Wirecutter to accelerate its business through editorial category expansion, development of more robust product features, and the unlocking of new revenue streams.
- Collaborate in creating a formal quality assurance checklist for our migration project.
- Perform quality assurance on all content being migrated, ensuring it looks great across multiple browsers and platforms.
- Identify defects and regressions in a browser against design files.
- Test functionality and UX of navigational and interactive elements.
- Clearly communicate issues to the appropriate party, providing enough detail for the issue to be resolved.
- Verify that identified issues are resolved.
- Provide quality assurance testing for new features being developed as requested.
- Extreme level of detail orientation and organization.
- Ability to learn quickly and critically.
- Clear and consistent communication.
- Proactive personality with a proven track record of following through and delivering on responsibilities.
- Ability to work independently, as well as part of an extended team.
- 1+ years of experience in a content or engineering quality assurance role.
- Experience with agile project principles and practices.
- Experience with project management tools (Jira, Trello).
- Remote work experience.
How to apply:
If interested, please fill out this Google Form.
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