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WordPress Developer
Ref No.: 18-01712
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Position Type:Direct Placement
Start Date: 02/15/2018
Role: WordPress Developer
Location: Chicago, IL
Type: Direct Hire/ Permanent
Rate: DOE
 
Description:
The ideal candidate will be a strong analytical thinker who is results-oriented, self-starting, willing to ask questions, and passionate about their work and the role it plays to support journalism. We're looking for candidates with a natural curiosity to stay aware of the latest WordPress capabilities and desire to expand their skills.
Responsibilities
  • Continually working to improve our digital presentation, functionality, and usability
  • Write clean, well-designed, and easily maintainable code
  • Troubleshoot, test and maintain the core product software to ensure strong optimization and functionality
  • Contribute in all phases of the development lifecycle
  • Collaborate with internal stakeholders on creating and adhering to timelines for product milestones and releases
  • Skills and requirements
 
Requirements:
  • Strong HTML, CSS, PHP, and jQuery skills
  • Experience with WordPress VIP service, deployment, and development
  • Can connect third-party systems to WordPress and vice versa with APIs
  • Experience with source control; we use Git and SVN, and our workflow uses GitHub and Slack
  • Familiar with implementing Google Analytics, DFP, and other ad serving technologies
  • Enjoys open source software
  • Passion for best design and coding practices and a desire to develop new bold ideas