Software Engineer-WordPress


At tronc we are growing data and engineering teams in our Los Angeles offices to power the future of digital news and promote quality journalism.  We’re looking for a smart and talented software engineer who wants to contribute to the future of journalism and fit into our culture of collaboration and innovation.



  • Developing WordPress plugins and custom functionality
  • Designing and implementing new features and functionality
  • Establishing and guiding site architecture
  • Developing and maintaining complex WordPress-based applications
  • Ensuring high-performance and availability, and managing all technical aspects of the CMS
  • Helping formulate an effective, responsive design and turning it into a working theme and plugin.


  • 3-5 years experience with minimum of two years WordPress development experience
  • Excellent knowledge of WordPress, PHP, MySQL, HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript
  • Experience creating custom WordPress plugins
  • Experience coding WordPress themes
  • Experience designing and developing responsive and adaptive websites
  • Ability to understand CSS changes and their ramifications to ensure consistent style across platforms and browsers
  • Ability to convert comprehensive layout and wireframes into working HTML pages
  • Knowledge of how to interact with RESTful APIs and formats (JSON, XML)
  • Proficient understanding of code versioning utilizing Git
  • Strong understanding of PHP back-end development
  • Strong understanding of MySQL database programming

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