1643 North Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, IL
Full-time


*** Application Instructions: Please submit your resume along with a cover letter describing your experience graphic/web design and include portfolio or project links, if applicable. Applications without a cover letter or online portfolio will not be considered. ***

Job Location: Chicago, IL (in office; no remote workers)

Job Summary

The Junior WordPress Developer & Web Designer’s primary function is to develop and optimize WordPress websites to reach each clients’ goals: building brand awareness, driving credibility and/or generating leads.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Meet with Lead Web Designer, WordPress Web Developer, and Senior Designer to determine the scope of the project
  • Responsible for development, implementation and maintenance of the themes, plugins and data utilized for all client websites
  • Complete content updates and web innovation across client websites, executing website work, and maintaining client websites according to best practices and company branding standards
  • Monitor performance and capacity to identify, prevent and resolve issues
  • Incorporate changes recommended by client or Creative Team in the final design
  • Maintain appropriate security protocols and best practices of efficient coding
  • Stay current on web and content marketing best practices, emerging technologies and key social media platforms
  • Work closely with the Creative Team to identify new opportunities and present proposals to clients

Preferred Skills

  • Proficient in HTML5, CSS3, Javascript, CSS Grid, Flexbox, SASS, and PHP
  • Cross-browser and cross-platform compatibility

Skills and Competencies

  • Knowledge in web design, development and management, specifically utilizing WordPress CMS
  • Strong knowledge of Adobe Creative Cloud
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite; Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Understanding of digital marketing best practices related to website optimization, SEO, content management
  • Strong decision-making, problem-solving and organizational skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Passion for website development, web design, and other media such as video, graphic design, and photography
  • Understanding all forms of both traditional and digital marketing, including but not limited to, web strategies, social media, new media, guerilla and “word of mouth” marketing and public relations

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Web Development, Web Design, Computer Science, IT or similar field
  • 1+ prior years experience in an agency setting

Reports to

  • Senior Designer/Supervisor, Lead Web Designer/Project Manager, and WordPress Web Developer

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