• Front-End Developer at John Brown Media

  • Posted on: 5 February, 2018 Deadline: 9 February, 2018
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  • John Brown Media is part of a leading global content marketing agency, with offices in Cape Town and Johannesburg. Our passion is creating engaging branded content across print and digital, and with offices in London, Shanghai, Hong Kong and Dubai, John Brown Media’s network provides access to global best practice and expertise coupled with best of breed local talent and expertise. John Brown launched in 2007 in South Africa to publish Pick n Pay’s Fresh Living magazine, with just a handful of talented staff members. Since then, we’ve grown our blue-chip client portfolio to include Edgars, Discovery and Spur; grown our staff compliment to over 60; expanded office space in Cape Town; opened a Johannesburg office and launched a fully-fledged digital division. We’ve managed to achieve all this in just six years and we don’t plan on stopping for a coffee break any time soon.

    Front-End Developer


    Job description

    Are you a front-end developer who is passionate about combining the art of design with the technicalities of programming? Then John Brown Media, a global leading content marketing agency, is looking for you. This role offers the opportunity to work with a dynamic, award-winning digital team in the Cape Town offices, with huge opportunities to grow and develop.

    Like to push boundaries? At John Brown Media you’re encouraged to do that. The right candidate will have the leeway to test, experiment and provide innovative solutions in an environment that thrives on creativity.

    Key responsibilities

    •  Create WordPress themes and plugins
    •  Ability to work closely with the UI Designers to translate their UI designs into pixel-perfect code
    •  Write technical specifications for projects
    •  Create responsive newsletters and mailers which work across all mail clients
    •  Set up, test and deploy mailers, including cross-browser testing and client testing
    •  Accurately upload and publish content via the applicable CMS
    •  Problem solve and efficiently resolve technical challenges with designers, editors and freelance developers when required
    •  Regularly audit and perform QA on digital platforms to identify issues and ensure they are performing optimally, delivering according to targets


    •  Minimum one year relevant experience, preferably in a marketing, publishing or agency environment
    •  Extensive knowledge of HTML5, CSS3
    •  Solid experience with WordPress
    •  Familiar with MailChimp, Everlytic and other email marketing tools
    •  Experience with email client testing
    •  Well versed in responsive mobile design
    •  Proficiency in analysing web traffic tools, including Google Analytics and Google Tag Manager
    •  Able to turn data into clear strategic recommendations and explanations
    •  Working knowledge of SEO best practices
    •  Be collaborative, able to work with designers, SEO specialists and account managers
    •  Organised and able to work under pressure to meet multiple deadlines 


     Experience measuring success of SEM/PPC and SEO campaigns/efforts

     Understanding of advanced web analytics methodologies such as experimentation and testing, competitive analysis, surveys and market research

    Method of Application

    Applicants should email their CV to Grant Solomon at applications@johnbrownmedia.com. Quote the reference #FrontEndDeveloper in the subject line.

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