​WordPress Developer (m/f/d)

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Forum is a pan-European journalistic platform that provides every day the most relevant articles on Europe's core debates from leading publications translated into various European languages.

We are looking for a skilled WordPress Developer to join us on a freelance or employment-contract basis. This person will support us in our platform's migration from our current CMS to WordPress, maintain and develop our platform further after completing the transition process. 

The ideal candidate should have publication-related WordPress experience and preferably knowledge of Paywall/ChargeBee integrations. Moreover, this position requires a combination of programming skills ( PHP, MySQL, JavaScript, HTML, CSS etc..) and aesthetics (understanding element arrangements on the screen, the color and font choices, etc). In addition to that, previous experience with Flynt would be a significant advantage. Lastly, a good understanding of the entire web development process, including design, development, and deployment, is preferred.

What will you do?

  • Support the migration of our platform from our current CMS to WordPress and work closely with a WP agency
  • Maintain the WordPress website, create landing pages and support our website projects
  • Perform regular updates of core WordPress and plugins
  • Monitor security alerts for WordPress and Plugin, update accordingly
  • Ensure technical SEO is working properly and monitor the performance of our website
  • Collaborate with our inhouse product designer to ensure UI/UX feasibility

What should you bring? 

  • Proven work experience as a WordPress Developer
  • Good Knowledge of front-end technologies including PHP, MySQL, JavaScript, HTML, CSS
  • Knowledge of Paywall/ChargeBee integrations
  • Strong knowledge of themes structure, templates, hooks, widget API
  • Strong content management and project management skills
  • Good understanding of website architecture and aesthetics
  • Advanced knowledge of technical SEO is a plus
  • Strong communication skills
  • High level of initiative, creativity, and independence
  • Fluent in English, German is a plus
  • Knowledge of Flynt is an advantage

What are the benefits?

  • Have the opportunity to work in an impact-driven startup, making your ideas count and turning your ideas into reality while steadily improving your knowledge and skills
  • Become an integral part of our young and cool team with flat hierarchies and an open mind for all kinds of creative ideas
  • And of course… Enjoy a Startup environment in Berlin-Kreuzberg with coffee and snacks, flexible working hours and policies, Thursday team hangouts and other events

Our WordPress Developer would join the Forum Team in Berlin Headquarters or remotely from various locations across Europe. 

Both freelance or employment contract are possible. 

Submit your application asap, as we are recruiting on a rolling basis, or latest by 14th of April 2021. 

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or age.

Or, know someone who would be a perfect fit? Let them know!


Berlin Kreuzberg

Lobeckstraße 35
10969 Berlin Directions talent@forum.eu View page

Why work with us?

  • Team culture & flexibility

    Work with an international team, with options to work remotely or in our open-space office in Kreuzberg.

  • Creative freedom

    As a small team, we encourage you to think creatively and try new ideas. At Forum you'll have the chance to create direct impact and lead new initiatives.

  • Resources

    From our competitive salary, to tech gear of your choice, we aim to not only support your line of work but also your professional growth. You’ll join a team of experts from tech, entrepreneurship and journalism. It's an exclusive combination you'll find in few places other than Forum.eu.

Workplace & culture


Forum encourages readers to engage and learn from an international audience by offering a space to discuss topics shaping their lives.

Our company culture reflects the same values. We encourage employees to speak their minds, explore new ideas, and take ownership of their projects. We move quickly to get our ideas into the world and aim to think across borders.


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