Emerald Expositions

WordPress Developer

Reports To: Sr. Digital Director
Location: NYC, New York

Emerald Expositions is looking for a highly intelligent in-house developer that loves to figure out complex problems and make solutions simple for everyone. If you are the type who loves building the backbone of great websites and web applications, there could be a spot in our growing development team for you.

The web developer is responsible for coding web pages and blogs for a variety of B2B editorial and tradeshow websites. The ability to create and modify WordPress themes is a must.

Responsibilities:
The ideal candidate understands how to create and maintain WordPress themes and has an expert knowledge of front-end production, including responsive design techniques. Familiarity with PHP outside of theme tags is a plus. Our web developers work closely with our project managers, art directors, and marketing to develop new websites and maintain existing ones.

•Development of high performance websites on WordPress.
•Support, extend and/or enhance existing code.
•Identifying areas that can be automated/improved and be able to deliver solutions from start to finish.
•Strong desire to continue improving your skill sets and to stay on the cutting edge of web development.

Skills:
•HTML 5, CSS 3 and JavaScript skills
•Familiarity with PHP
•Can code pixel perfect, responsive layouts from PhotoShop Files
•Proficient with developing WordPress Themes
•Strong trouble-shooting skills when plug-in conflicts occur
•Experience securing WordPress installs and user accounts
•Understanding of Web APIs (REST, SOAP, etc) and how to integrate them into WordPress
•JavaScript/jQuery development experience
•Write clean, well-documented code
•Works well in a team environment
•Excellent communication skills
•Self-Starter, with excellent time management skills. Able to work under tight deadlines and shifting priorities

Experience:
2-4 years in Web Development