Call for Proposals! Developer for Words of Mouth Discovery/Database/Search Tool!


I’m looking for a developer to help me build a searchable database that includes every organization ever featured in a Words of Mouth newsletter. Organizations will be tagged with categories and locations, allowing users to discover those relevant to their interests and place of residence. The goal is to empower users to find and engage potential employers without having to wait for the perfect job to open up.

You will work with me (Rachel) and a designer, and be responsible for designing and building the back-end database infrastructure, and building the front-end interface in collaboration with myself and the designer.

Please read the product requirements below and send proposals to Proposals should include CV, related work samples, timeline/project plan, and quote. Thank you! 


As a user, I need to be able to:

  1. See all employers and organizations ever featured in a Words of Mouth newsletter

  2. Search these by

    1. Location(s)

    2. Category tag(s)

  3. Be quickly directed to their website

  4. See if they offer remote working options

  5. Successfully use the tool with a screen reader or other assistive technology (meet the WCAG 2.0 AA standard - see below)


As an administrator, I need to be able to:

  1. Add each newsletter into the database with minimal manual input

  2. Edit content easily



Current Words of Mouth archive

Database design references

Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 AA