We currently have a small team, spread across Europe (mainly Central and Eastern Europe - so: Slovenia, Montenegro, Croatia, Belarus, Germany, Scotland, Romania) doing website work. We could certainly use a Croatian Virtual Assistant to join the team, for two reasons:
1) I spend a lot of my time doing admin - answering client emails, checking on the work that the team has done, checking when freelancers are available, checking timesheets, etc. - when actually the team would rather I was involved with the technical work. Someone else could helpfully do a lot of that for me. So, a VA would be great.
2) We expect that at some point over the next year we will want a "headquarters" office - a small office to be our base, not for the whole team but for a few people. Most likely that would be in Croatia - probably Rijeka (or Zagreb, maybe); at that point we'll need to deal with landlords and accountants, hire 1 or 2 full-time staff, etc., and we'd need our VA to get involved with the office set-up, hiring, etc. This is why we really need someone Croatian (or very close - e.g. Slovenian, Bosnian, Serbian - who understands how things work in Croatia).
* Good computer skills, intelligent, good communicator. (Probably you have some sort of University degree, probably with a very high grade... but the important thing is that you're intelligent enough that you could get a good degree, not that you already have one.)
* You'll need fluent English, and to be comfortable talking on Skype, since English is our standard language for communication. (And obviously you'll speak fluent Croatian!)
* We do website work, and sometimes rendering, video, graphic design.
* Big variety of projects. We sometimes do agency subcontracts on massive brands (adidas big enough for you?) but most of our work is for mid-sized companies, and sometime little one-person outfits (e.g. one of our current projects is a website for a dog walking business at the moment - not at all a massive brand!) Clients tend to be English-speaking, often from the UK, Canada, etc., and you'll sometimes be speaking with the clients.
* We're big on efficiency - we tend to work fast, not hanging about.
* Work culture is very "Northern European". (If it isn't clear what that means, consider the difference in attitudes and demeanour between people in, say, Slovenia and Greece; we're much more Slovenian than Greek!)
* All communication is in English - project updates via Basecamp, task tracking and discussions on Jira, visual feedback on RedPen, and verbal conversations on Skype. We speak lots of different languages natively, so English is the "bridge" language for all team communications.
Thanks for reading!