Web Developer
Alternatives Journal - Kitchener, ON

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A\J is looking for a web developer to help us evolve, troubleshoot and improve alternativesjournal.ca. This is an entry-level position for recent graduates, funded by an ECO Canada grant (see below for eligibility requirements). You should be creative, invested in the environmental movement and have extensive experience designing and building websites using Drupal and other content management systems.

As web developer, you will help identify and implement upgrades to the Drupal-based A\J website, including design updates, building out new areas of the website and a variety of functionality and SEO improvements. You will also fully design and build an engaging microsite for a forthcoming environmental awards project.

You will report to the publicity & special projects manager and web editor, and work closely with the editor-in-chief. You should welcome feedback and see collaboration as a natural part of the creative process.

Key Responsibilities
*Design and build micro site for A\J’s environmental awards project
*Work with off-site web development company and editors to identify and implement improvements to main A\J website
*Create a Google News sitemap for the A\J website
*Update meta tags and implement SEO techniques
*Format content with custom styles
*Other duties as required

*A university degree in computer science, or demonstrable equivalent experience
*Experience designing and building websites with Drupal and other content management systems
*Expert-level skills with PHP, HTML/XHTML, CSS
*Understanding of environmentalism and the environmental community in Canada
*Strong attention to detail
*Ability to create quality vector graphics for website design
*Experience with search engine optimization
*Solid understanding of international web standards and protocols
*Demonstrated creativity and imagination

Eligibility Requirements
This is an ECO Canada grant funded position.
Eligible applicants must:
*Be 30 years of age or younger and a Canadian citizen or landed immigrant
*Be a graduate of a post-secondary institution (i.e. college, university, or technical school)
*Be eligible for full-time employment (i.e. not returning to school)
*Be unemployed or underemployed (i.e. working part-time, on a short contract of less than 6 months, or working outside of your field of study)
*Have the intention to obtain a permanent position in the environmental industry

Start date: September 9, 2013.
Hours: Full-time (35 hours/week)
Contract duration: September 2013 to March 2014, with possibility of continuation

Applications due August 30 at 12:00 noon. Visit http://www.alternativesjournal.ca/jobs/full-time-internships for additional requirements and application instructions.

About this company
A\J (aka Alternatives Journal) aims to be Canada’s Environmental Voice in print, online and in communities across the country. We have been...