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Senior Web Developer


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WTTW (Chicago PBS) and WFMT (Classical radio) are seeking a full-time full stack Senior Web Developer to join its digital team. This position helps inform and execute digital strategy across front-end and back-end content, commerce, CMS, CRM, and analytics platforms and systems including our websites, apps, third party and social platforms, and rich media technologies (e.g., streaming and on-demand audio/video players and systems).


  •          Maintain, increase performance of, and build both internal and external facing sites, products, and platforms.
  •          Develop, test, and deploy production-ready and error-free code.
  •          Manage, assemble, and upload all types of digital content.
  •          Establish and manage systems, documentation, standards, and guidelines.
  •          Evaluate effectiveness of current digital platforms; maintain, monitor and present digital analytics; research potential improvements and enhancements; and recommend and implement changes with goals of increasing site traffic, user engagement and loyalty, and enhancing user experience.
  •          Plan, conduct, and document browser, platform, usability, and QA testing.
  •          Coordinate work with outside contractors and internal stakeholders across departments, and work with vendors, internal digital and IT staffs to integrate systems and technologies.
  •          Work with digital and marketing teams to further develop advertising, underwriting, fundraising, e-mail, and e-commerce areas of site to increase audience engagement and online revenue.
  •          Research emerging tools, trends, and methodologies; maintain knowledge of industry and monitor competitive digital platforms.
  •          Help manage day-to-day operations for digital sites and mass e-mail campaigns.


  •          Coding responsive websites and custom themes in WordPress and Drupal
  •          Integrating front-end templates with back-end functionality
  •          Working in version control environments and familiarity with open source development platforms, Lando, GitHub, and CircleCI.
  •          Working with audio and video players; capture, editing, and production for digital applications
  •          Working with APIs
  •          Working in RSS/XML, JavaScript, HTML, and CSS
  •          Linux command line, NodeJS front and backend
  •          PHP, Apache, MySQL, Postgres SQL a plus
  •          AWS and cloud server configuration and Linux server administration, including configuration of the Apache server
  •          Adobe’s Creative suite, Google Analytics, Tag Manager, Data Studio, and DoubleClick for Publishers


  •          Proven collaborator and communicator with technical and non-technical people
  •          Expert problem solver and multi-tasker responsive to daily, weekly, ongoing deadlines
  •          Flexible and positive approach to work

EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree in computer science, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

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