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Ideas in Motion Media Hiring Web Developer/IT Assistant


Web Developer & IT Assistant:
Ideas in Motion Media, publishers of ValpoLife.com, PortageLife.com, LaPorteCountyLife.com, and NWIndianaLife.com, is seeking a full-time not remote Web Developer/IT Assistant to join the team at the company's Valparaiso office. This is an entry-level position and involves working in a variety of IT situations. It requires attention to detail, the ability to balance multiple projects at once, and the flexibility to wear many hats as needed. Must have a willingness to learn new things as technology continues to change and improve.

Primary responsibilities/qualifications will include:

  • Ability to troubleshoot IT around the office
  • An eagerness to take on a variety of tasks in helping to manage and grow our sites
  • Design, plan, and program projects by hand, from scratch, with understanding of what the code means and how it fits together. Training on how to program is minimal
  • Research and complete tutorials if needed to make sure projects reach completion
  • Troubleshoot/debug existing code and work with existing site structures
  • Take ownership of projects and make sure they reach completion in a timely fashion
  • Positive attitude
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to switch projects as needed if priorities change and work to meet deadlines
  • At times this position involves updating content and addressing emergencies during evenings and weekends

Required Technical Skills:

  • Experience writing PHP by hand, or experience with a comparable language and ability to work in/learn PHP
  • Experience with HTML/XHTML and CSS.
  • Familiarity working with MySQL or a comparable database management system and/or ability to learn MySQL
  • Familiarity with Joomla and Wordpress
  • Familiarity working with Windows and troubleshooting problems

Encouraged (But Not Required):

  • Familiarity with responsive web design
  • Familiarity with Apache webserver
  • Experience installing/tweaking or building Joomla components, modules, and plugins
  • Knowledge of Git or other versioning control software
  • Experience working with API libraries of any kind
  • Familiarity with SSH, cron, and bash scripting
  • Basic knowledge of JavaScript/jQuery or a familiarity with the documentation

Please send cover letter and resume to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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