Junior Web Developer / Webmaster

Part-time/contract: 15-25 hrs/week

Location: Remote, but must be available 9am-5pm PST


Do you love creating new pages and building new features for websites in a variety of industries, while simultaneously working with a crew of creatives, researchers and executives? Are you fascinated by emerging research in the science of how the brain makes decisions? Just how much of a dopamine rush do you get when you tick off another clump of to-do’s?

At Next Step, you’ll be a part of a fast-growing, behavioral science-driven marketing agency. You’ll assist with our clients’ website and support needs such as creating new web-pages, updating existing websites, building out new features and more.

Our current Webmaster will be going on Maternity Leave starting in October 2020, so the largest time commitment will be needed from October 2020 - January 2021, with the possibility to continue in some capacity.

Take a look at the following personality traits. Do they sound like you?

You’re constantly seeking to learn. High energy plus an eagerness to enhance your design skills means there’s no stopping you from always taking your talents to the highest levels.

You tend to look at situations and things you see in a unique way, constantly seeing the beauty and feeling inspired by what you see every day.

You’re able to handle delicate situations with grace. You have an interest in working with social impact groups who are making our world a better place, and are eager to help them grow and succeed.

Your positive attitude is contagious. Clients and internal team alike love interacting with you. You’re easy, competent and are constantly looking out for other people’s best interests.

You would need to:

  • Support our clients via our Support Ticketing platform: responding to client requests, updating websites, working with our project managers to ensure deadlines are met
  • Work closely with our designers and project managers and Client Success team to ensure client needs are met
  • Typical projects include:
    • Adding a new webpage to a client website
    • Creating custom php templates
    • Developing content to enhance or maintain strong online SEO performance
    • Building out a new website function (e.g. installing a blog, adding a Careers section etc.)
    • Installing and testing a WordPress plugin
    • Thorough testing & Q/A for new pages and features
    • Building out a newsletter using platforms like Mailchimp, Constant Contact etc.

You should have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field
  • Experience in HTML, CSS, WordPress
  • Proven ability to multitask, proactively solve problems and cheerfully meet deadlines
  • Familiarity with Bootstrap or similar grid framework
  • Knowledge of Responsive development & styling
  • Experience building out custom email newsletter templates
  • Knowledge of Google Drive, Google Docs, Google Slides, Microsoft Powerpoint
  • Excellent communication skills (listening, negotiating, writing and presenting)
  • Proven ability to multitask, proactively solve problems and cheerfully meet deadlines
  • An excitement around psychology and marketing (we realize Behavioral Science is an emerging field so we’ll invest in educating you on the fundamentals)
  • Familiarity with ACF plugin (advanced custom fields) and Custom Post type structure within WordPress
  • Experience with Sketch, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, page layout, typography, UI design, and branding a big plus

Benefits? What benefits? Daily cheer, plus all the normal good stuff.

  • Flexible work from home opportunities
  • Team happy hours & quarterly celebrations
  • Free lunch Fridays
  • Team breakfasts once a week

So, that’s you... Now what about us?

Next Step is a behavioral design and digital marketing agency that looks to the latest research in Behavioral Science - the study of how people really make decisions - to create sites and marketing strategies that help companies connect with and motivate their users.

Curious what behavioral science is all about? Check out our Huffington Post article on how we use it to compensate & retain key employees.

We’re fascinated by human behavior. Curiosity drives every interaction, from initial meetings to sparking a connection with customers. We use science to drive behavior in a positive and responsible way. With every project, we hold ourselves accountable for the welfare of our clients, our team, and society at large.

We get a thrill out of putting powerful tools to good use. That’s why we seek mission-driven companies, ones that are creating a meaningful and measurable impact on the world, from making communities around the world safer with real-time alerts of illegal gunfire to education programs that lift students out of poverty and onto a solid career path.

At every stage of the project, we use best practices to deliver better, more timely results.

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