Which job boards are worth my job-posting dollar?
January 31, 2013 5:12 PM Subscribe
I need to find a Web designer -- but one that can design for a Django environment. MeFi Jobs hasn't turned up anything, and free sites just get me spam from India. What pay-to-play posting sites are worth paying for?
posted by Shepherd to Work & Money (16 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
Over the past two years, a Django programmer and I have built a pretty great Web site that I think has a lot of potential. Unfortunately, neither of us have design skills to speak of.
The programmer has pulled back from the project due to health issues, and I'm left with a great idea, a butt-ugly site, and neither the skill to design a better version, or to implement that design in a Django environment. So I'm looking for 80% designer, 20% Django-savvy person.
I've got a great handle on what's needed, and a very detailed set of needs and parameters. Clarity won't be an issue. But there are a *lot* of sites out there that charge money to post a job, and while I've got a (modest) budget to pay a designer, I don't have hundreds and hundreds of dollars to spread the word. Which site will best meet my kinda unusual needs?
Here's the list I've assembled, organized into boards more oriented towards design, ones oriented more towards programming, and some that seem to scratch both itches.
I'm in the awkward position of knowing a bit, but not a lot, about both things, but not enough to be able to gauge somebody's competence at the drop of a hat. I'm also looking into the freelancer sites like Elance, but they feel a bit more risky than a dedicated job board.
Smashing Magazine: $75
Authentic Jobs: $99
The FWA: (Euros)100
Design Related: Invitation only
Aiga Design Jobs: $95
Django Gigs: $45
Ars Technica (via Monster?): $300 (on "sale")
Both, or both-ish:
Boxes and Arrows: $250
37 Signals: $400