WordPress Developer

United States | Information Technology | Full-time | Fully remote

Apply by: March 17, 2023


BioNews is a leading online healthcare services company delivering daily, targeted news, information resources, and social media content directly to targeted patient and caregiver populations via more than 50 disease-specific digital publications. BioNews combines purpose, passion, and the ability to work at the epicenter of rare disease information. We not only talk about rare, we are rare. Over 60% of our employees have a rare disease, bringing our mission to the core of everything we do. We are committed to producing content that is accurate and up to date, while providing support, guidance, insight, and empathy to patients and caregivers in the rare disease community.


The WordPress Developer is an integral part of our BioNews Technology team and is responsible for both back-end and front-end WordPress development. The WordPress Developer will play a crucial role in ensuring that we consistently deliver and maintain a high performance website and user experience for our audience.


  • Help establish and guide the website’s architecture, keeping in mind the diverse needs of our audience we serve. 
  • Designing and implementation of new features and functionality.
  • Designing and managing the website front-end and back-end including database and server integration.
  • Ensure high-performance and availability and manage all technical aspects of the CMS.
  • Help formulate an effective, responsive design and turn it into a working theme.
  • Generate and maintain WordPress themes, templates and plugins.
  • Integration of Advertising and Analytics technologies.
  • Conducting website performance audits/fixes for Core Web Vitals.
  • Troubleshooting production / content issues.


  • You have strong organizational and project management skills. 
  • You are eager to help solve problems and pay close attention to detail. 
  • You have the ability to adapt to a start-up, small business environment.
  • You’re collaborative, decisive, and provide clear guidance and direction.
  • You are a strong communicator, both influential and empathetic. 
  • You are comfortable working with debugging tools like Chrome inspector.
  • You understand CSS changes and their ramifications to ensure consistent style across platforms and browsers.
  • You can convert comprehensive layout and wireframes into working HTML pages.
  • You are skilled with different PHP frameworks, libraries, or any other technology relevant to WordPress Multisite.
  • You are comfortable with the Wordpress REST API and WP-CLI.
  • You have experience with Google Analytics, Tag Manager and Ad Manager.
  • You have experience with Multisite, ACF, custom post types and extending WordPress functionality.


  • Bachelor’s degree strongly preferred in computer science or a related technical field 
  • 3+ years experience of PHP programming, MySQL, HTML/CSS/LESS/SASS, JavaScript (jQuery, ES6/ESNext), XML/JSON and 3rd party APIs, Cross-platform and cross-browser, Responsive, Web standards and accessibility, Code testing, Security, Deployment


  • We work together to achieve our mission with humility and genuine respect for each member of our team. 
  • We’re smart, hungry, and humble change-makers.
  • Transparency and accountability earn us the trust of each other and our users.
  • Our smart, experienced leadership team wants to do it right and is open to new ideas.

Bionews strives to provide its audience with high-quality, trustworthy information while constantly innovating. That mission is best served by a diverse, multigenerational workforce with varied life experiences and perspectives. All cultures and backgrounds are welcomed.