The Publisher Desk is currently seeking a WordPress Developer to join their team in New York. 

We are seeking an experienced, motivated and resourceful PHP / WordPress developer with a blend of back-end and front-end skills to serve as lead developer. In this highly collaborative role, you will work  with front end developers, designers and content developers to build efficient, beautiful and responsive media/news focused websites. 

Responsibilities:
  • Code new WordPress themes, page templates, and plugins from scratch and modify existing themes and plugins 
  • Build efficient, testable, and reusable PHP modules including dynamic content and personalization    features 
  • Integrate wide range of WordPress plugins, API calls and third party apps and forms, such as           Eloqua 
  • Manage back-end services and interchange of data between server and user, including server-side   logic and database integration 
  • Ensure high performance and responsiveness to requests from front-end 
  • Provide front-end development of digital marketing communications, including full websites and       micro-sites, landing pages, emails, and other initiatives 
  • Develop, test and troubleshoot across multiple browsers, platforms and devices, including tablets     and smartphones, to support a consistent and positive customer experience 
  • Provide guidance on SEO best practices for site development 
  • Research and recommend new technologies and tools for effective integration across various           platforms 

Skills:
  • Must have a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related field 
  • 5+ years of experience as a web developer 
  • Experience creating and integrating custom WordPress plugins, themes, working with WordPress    hooks and filters 
  • Experience creating websites for a mobile-first strategy 
  • Strong knowledge of PHP web frameworks 
  • Strong knowledge of common PHP or web server exploits and their solutions 
  • Experience with limitations of PHP as a platform and its workarounds 
  • Knowledge of HTML5, CSS3, Sass, JavaScript, jQuery, and responsive frameworks (Foundation,    Bootstrap) 
  • Experience with online usability, accessibility, and web analytics 
  • Experience with development languages (Java or Python) 
  • Experience integrating or working with ad serving technologies (prebid, DFPP)
  • Experience with software versioning and revision control systems (Subversion or Git)