Senior Web Developer
Wine Enthusiast Magazine is seeking an organized, proactive and highly efficient developer to manage all front and back end development tasks for our publishing site, Winemag.com. The site is built on Wordpress and Elastic Search with a MYSQL database.
This individual will execute all web site improvements for the editorial, sales and design teams. Must have a great attitude and ability to prioritize and juggle a long list of projects with the help of the VP of Marketing who serves as Product Manager. A keen attention to detail and pride in one’s work is essential to be successful in this role. In addition, as the sole developer managing the website he/she should also be a driven, self-starter.
Managing the connection to our database of over 200,000 wine, spirit and beer reviews to ensure information is reflected online at the correct time
Optimizing the rules and speed of internal site search and filtering using Elastic Search
Customizing the Wordpress admin to meet needs of editorial team
Building custom templates based on specs provided by editorial team
Utilizing ad server technology to render ads
Ensuring the website operates quickly and uses best-in-class coding in accordance with SEO requirements
3-5 years front and back-end corporate development experience required.
Ideal candidates will have these skills:
Wordpress proficiency including plugins and Git
Analytics tools: Google Analytics, ChartBeat and Omniture
Elastic Search experience
Publishing industry experience
SAS Smart Ad Server experience
Includes full medical, dental and vision benefits, 401K, employee discount, optional weekly yoga class and optional wine tasting class participation.
The position is 40 hours per week at our beautiful Valhalla, NY headquarters which has onsite covered parking, a cafeteria and a gym for employees