The Fourth Estate is seeking a talented WordPress Designer / Developer to become a part of our development team

This is a part-time, contract, position that will responsible for design and development of a variety of WordPress projects from start to completion.

We run WordPress multisite on a Linux-OpenLiteSpeed-MariaDB-PHP stack, and we’re heavily dependent on Paid Memberships Pro and add-ons.

This is 70% development and 30% design.

Essential Duties And Responsibilities

  • Design well coded, modern, visually appealing, creative websites within WordPress.
  • Develop and customize elements on new and existing WordPress websites.
  • Work with a comprehensive library of WordPress themes and plugins given the project specifications.
  • Manipulate and create images and graphics to support website development.
  • Troubleshoot advance PHP, MySQL, and CSS issues related to WordPress websites.
  • Produce original website / mobile site layouts and execute layout revisions to them in a rapid and accurate manner.
  • Be extremely organized in communicating with internal and external clients, following detailed instructions, and working effectively and efficiently.Essential Skills
  • Deep understanding of the WordPress codebase, coding standards, block editor,plugin and theme development best practices.
  • Deep experience with Paid Memberships Pro including custom code recipes, custom plugins and other customizations.
  • Experience developing and maintaining WordPress themes and plugins..
  • Advanced proficiency with PHP, HTML/HTML5, CSS, JavaScript and jQuery, and server-side CSS pre-processing.
  • Good understanding of asynchronous request handling, partial page updates, and AJAX.
  • Proficiency with localization and translation needs for WordPress plugins, including knowledge of the GlotPress Translation Manager.
  • Experience with responsive design and accessibility.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Proficient understanding of cross-browser compatibility issues and ways to workaround them.
  • Proficient understanding of Git, a code versioning tool used by our team.


This is a remote position and reports to our Washington, DC office, applicants anywhere in the world are encouraged to apply.

Time Commitment

We would expect this to start 10-20 hours per week with the intention to ramp up to full time hour over a few months if we work well together.


Contract compensation rates will vary based on the candidate’s country of residence.

Job Types: Part-time, Contract