Help Wanted: WordPress Developer

April 8, 2016

We’re seeking an awesome, U.S.-based WordPress developer to join our distributed ten-person team.

The core responsibility for this position will be building and styling WordPress-based websites and applications for our non-profit and small business clients. This position will be responsible for things like setting up WordPress custom post types, fields and taxonomies; coding HTML, CSS (SASS), and JS for custom themes; and styling & configuring pre-built WordPress themes for our clients. Additionally, this position may be responsible for developing custom plugins.

Our ideal candidate is a hard-working, curious self-starter comfortable working independently with little supervision, but also able to work as part of a team that includes developers and non-developers. Since we’re a distributed shop, you’ll get to work from home! Cool, right?

In a nutshell, we need someone who can take static designs (typically PSDs) combined with written functional requirements/specifications and turn them into top-notch WordPress websites. That means the things we’re looking for include:

  • Strong knowledge of HTML5 markup and CSS3
  • Experience with WordPress theming: template hierarchy, hooks, WP_Query, and so on
  • CSS for cross-browser, responsive design. Style ALL THE THINGS! (though typically nothing before IE10)
  • Good JavaScript skills (particularly in jQuery)
  • Familiarity with current (and evolving) best practices in front-end dev regarding semantics, performance, cross-browser consistency, etc.
  • Ability to laugh at our stupid jokes (and the occasional good one)
  • Experience with CSS preprocessors & libraries (particularly sass, bourbon & susy)
  • Solid knowledge of command line tools like git, grunt and wp-cli
  • Won’t lose your s#!% if you occasionally get feedback like “can we make the logo bigger?” or “change the padding by 1px,” which may happen despite our best efforts
  • Willingness to work in a fast-paced environment (think of an Aaron Sorkin TV show)
  • Ability to “put yourself in someone else’s shoes” by thinking about the client’s and client’s customers’ use cases
  • Ability to review a static designs and anticipate questions, problems and issues with responsive/interactive elements that may not have been fully considered
  • Superb written & oral communication skills

Other stuff we’d love it if you’re good at, but aren’t requirements:

  • Photoshop and designing for the web
  • Working knowledge of tools such as Salsa, Luminate Online, Engaging Networks, Blue State Digital, and Classy.
  • Super-fancy HTML5 JavaScript APIs and whatnot
  • Making obtuse geek-culture references
  • Remembering to un-mute yourself before talking on conference calls
  • A passion for progressive causes

Cornershop Creative is an award-winning online services agency committed to listening carefully to our non-profit and small business clients and helping them achieve their goals online. Our designs are beautiful, our websites are creative and innovative, and our copywriting and campaign planning are rock solid. Learn more about us at

To apply, send an email to [email protected] with the following:

  • Your résumé
  • A brief cover letter explaining why you’re excited about this opportunity
  • Links to work you’ve done that we should see, such as recent websites or contributed plugins/modules/themes
  • Ideal salary range

U.S. Applicants only!

Please be sure to include all of these items — to save everyone valuable time we’ll throw out incomplete applications. Thanks for understanding.

Cornershop is an equal opportunity employer.

By Lesley Molecke

Lesley has been working on the web since she was in high school and ran her own small web design shop before she could drive. She has extensive experience performing user testing and usability studies, rewriting and improving complex language to appeal to a wide variety of audiences, and helping organizations adopt the right technologies to achieve their goals. Her heart really belongs to nonprofits and small businesses, where she can see the tangible benefits of a healthy web presence: donations, connections, engagements, and sales.