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Streetsblog and Streetfilms Seek Freelance WordPress Developer

Streetsblog and Streetfilms are searching for an experienced WordPress developer to maintain, troubleshoot, and build new features for our national network of high-traffic news sites. The developer will work on a freelance basis in New York City. This position will be responsible for supporting a team of 10 journalists; proposing new technologies to keep the blogging platform competitive, stable, and secure; and collaborating with designers and system administrators to build and deploy new features.

Required skills include:

    • deep understanding of WordPress including theme and plugin development
    • expert knowledge of MySQL, PHP, Javascript, jQuery, HTML, CSS
    • familiarity with best practices in online journalism platforms, including mobile and social layers
    • understanding of security and scalability issues
    • familiarity with Linux system administration (lighttpd web server experience is a plus)
    • experience with svn
    • enthusiasm for emerging technology
    • ability to weigh editorial and design concerns against technical constraints and to communicate effectively with the journalism team

Please send resume and any links for previous projects to ben@streetsblog.org.

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