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.