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Sr. Web Developer

Window to the World Communications, Inc. (WTTW/WFMT)


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 the 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 the 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 the site to increase audience engagement and online revenue.
  • Research emerging tools, trends, and methodologies; maintain knowledge of the 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 the 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.



Chicago, IL
Web Development
No information provided.
Posted on:
August 8, 2019

How to Apply

Please apply directly on WTTW’s website: https://interactive.wttw.com/about/employment