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Wordpress Developer and Designer

Advertiser: The Motley FoolMore jobs from this company

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Job Listing Date
28 Jan 2020
Gold Coast
Work Type
Full Time
Information & Communication Technology, Web Development & Production

At The Motley Fool, our purpose is to help the make the world smarter, happier and richer.  And behind the renowned financial advice that advances that mission, you’ll find us — the tech team supporting our large and growing Australian operations (

We are a small team accomplishing big goals. To keep up, we’re looking for a well rounded Wordpress expert with web & graphic design skills. Together, we’ll sustainably build out our global financial advice platform to scale well into the future.

You’ll create functionality and design/format digital content in direct support of marketing operations and campaigns. You’ll iterate and test landing pages, email capture forms, and special content sections of our public-facing website as well as our premium subscription services. You’ll design ads for our external marketing campaigns. You’ll develop and design search optimised (SEO) pages, categories and share price quotes, including working closely with an external agency. 

Our Australian office is located at Isle of Capri, Gold Coast, and while we will require your physical presence, there is also scope for you to work from home occasionally with flexible hours. You’ll also be working with colleagues based in the US, which will require occasional early morning calls.


  • Design skills: we won’t ask you to sketch our portraits, but you will require excellent understanding and knowledge of color, imagery and typography.

  • Excellent HTML/CSS skills.

  • Working familiarity with Javascript. 

  • Experience with Adobe tools: Photoshop & Illustrator.

  • Experience with Microsoft Office, in particular Excel for data manipulation and creating charts.  

  • Familiarity with writing code for WordPress as a CMS, knowledge of core actions & filters and how to create plugins.

  • Good instinct for choosing tools that are appropriate to solving the problem, not because of tech fashion trends.

  • Familiarity with our company, our purpose and

You also have:

  • A history of work on a large development project where you collaborated with other developers, designers, and product owners.

  • Good communication skills.

  • Practiced documenter.

  • SEO knowledge and experience

It’s not required, but it sure would be great if you also had:

  • Motion graphics skills, in particular Adobe After Effects.

  • Experience with video production and editing.

  • Any investing experience or knowledge.

About The Motley Fool Australia

Founded over a quarter of a century ago, The Motley Fool’s purpose is to make the world smarter, happier and richer. We value thoroughness and attention to detail, so if you have read this far, please be sure to mention purple tyrannosaurs in your cover letter. The Motley Fool Australia launched in 2011, and our US-based parent, The Motley Fool, was founded in 1993. 

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