Web Developer Consultant

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02 Jul 2023
EURACTIV is an independent pan-European media network specialising in EU policies. We spark and nourish policy debates among stakeholders, including government, business, and civil society. We cover policy processes upstream of decisions, summarising the issues without taking sides.
The EURACTIV Network provides free localized EU policy news in 13 languages. Together with our media partners, we reach over 1.7 million users across Europe and beyond, every month. With 2,5 million page views and over 1 million unique readers per month, EURACTIV is a leader among online media specialized in EU policy. We address 80% of our readers in their own language. 
EURACTIV has an original business model, based on five elements (corporate sponsoring, Euractor membership, advertising, EU projects, and content syndication). It is well funded and the content usage is free. 
The Web Developer Consultant will contribute to a wide range of projects plus manage own projects from start to finish. The successful candidate will jungle between different technologies on various platforms to achieve EURACTIV vision of bridging the European capitals. That function is coached directly by the Technology Director and operates across the teams in Brussels, Paris and Berlin.
  • Design new applications and improve existing ones
  • Advice business teams on ICT constraints and opportunities
  • Follow the project and communicate status and ongoing tasks
  • Take initiatives to uncover further needs and innovative solutions
  • Document the work done and coordinate with the team
  • Upgrade of EURACTIV WordPress websites
  • Troubleshoot and improve mini-sites in Drupal and Symfony
  • Document the work done and coordinate with the team
Must have
  • Post-secondary education in ICT
  • Experience with WordPress development
  • Good knowledge of PHP, HTML, CSS, jQuery, Bootstrap
  • Experience with Git, Github
  • Experience with LEMP, DNS
  • Fluent written and oral in English
  • Proactive, open-minded, team-player
Nice to have
  • Experience with Drupal, Laravel, Symfony
  • Experience with Google Analytics, Google API, GCP
  • Experience with newsletter services, SEO, mobile applications
  • Demonstrates flexibility and good judgement of priorities
  • Working knowledge of other EU official languages
  • Do meaningful work in a dynamic and multicultural European environment
  • Benefit from ongoing development and learning with space for career mobility
  • Enjoy the freedom and safety of a nearly full time unlimited freelance contract
  • Experience a modern office in the heart of Brussels with homeworking flexibility
Send your CV and a short cover letter to selection@euractiv.com. Please mention in the subject line: Technology job application - First and last name. Candidates must have the legal right to live and work in EU countries. The position will be filled in as soon as the right candidate is selected.
Applications welcome immediately!
We are committed both to promoting equality and diversity within the organization and to Equal Opportunities in recruitment. We believe in equality of opportunity regardless of race or racial group (including colour, nationality, ethnicity, national origins), religion or belief, age, disability, sexual orientation, sex, gender re-assignment and gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, and pregnancy, maternity and paternity. This also includes any incidents of perceptive or associative discrimination and harassment. All hiring decisions are made entirely on merit. We encourage everyone to apply, even if you do not fit all the criteria.
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