Now Hiring: Front-end Developer

If you are interested in applying for this position, click the email link below to send your resume to: jobs@slugmag.com, Attention: Angela H. Brown. Please, no phone calls.

Reports to: Executive Editor, Editor, Community Development Team
Employment type: Part-time

We like SLUGMag.com the way we like our leather jackets: functional and attractive. We have a lot of ideas that we can’t wait to set into motion, and we need a WordPress wizard who can collide the art of design with the alchemy of programming. We’re looking for a candidate who’s ready and equipped to whip up some digital magic and invite users in to explore all things Salt Lake UnderGround—in the dot-com realm.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Edit, maintain and improve WordPress template files, custom post types, plugins and the website theme 
  •  Edit, maintain and improve our custom SLUG plugin
  • Work with the team to diagnose and resolve bugs and support requests
  • Improve website speed and optimize website performance
  • Organize template files and optimize WordPress backend UI
  • Maintain website backups on a regular schedule 
  • Improve security protocols for the website
  • Use Google Analytics to track SLUGMag.com site traffic and trends
  • Develop SEO strategies to increase organic traffic to SLUGMag.com
  • Manage and update SLUG’s Doubleclick For Publishers ad inventory
  • Solve coding issues and optimize coding updates on SLUGMag.com
  • Maintain website hosting: domain and SSL certificate

Desired Program Knowledge:

  • Knowledge of PHP and WordPress. ( Other well-known CMS such as Joomia or Drupal are allowed for consideration. )
  • Desired languages to know starting with most desirable to least. HTML, PHP, CSS, JavaScript, MySQL)
  • Google Analytics, SEO (Yoast SEO Plugin for WordPress)
  • Doubleclick for Publishers

Qualifications:

  • Able to write HTML, PHP or a similar backend language.
  • Basic knowledge of how WordPress should be edited for all users.
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to work well with others
  • Capable of balancing detail-oriented work with important project milestones
  • Program-learner with ability to adapt and teach others new software protocols
  • Keeps up with latest technologies and coding practices
  • Creative thinker and problem solver
  • SLUG Magazine* fosters a highly skilled, creative, energized and empowered workforce.

Compensation is an hourly rate and is discussed at time of interview and based on knowledge and experience.

This is a part-time position. If you are interested in applying for this position, please send your résumé to jobs@slugmag.com; Attn: Angela H. Brown. Please, no phone calls.

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