[Humanist] 27.335 job at the MLA

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Fri Sep 13 09:44:24 CEST 2013

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 27, No. 335.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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        Date: Thu, 12 Sep 2013 09:55:56 -0400
        From: Kathleen Fitzpatrick <kfitz47 at gmail.com>
        Subject: Hiring: Senior web developer, Modern Language Association

*Senior Web Developer, Modern Language
Association http://careers.stackoverflow.com/jobs/39656/senior-web-developer-modern-language-association 

The MLA is excited to announce a new position with the responsibility for
building new connections between databases, a CMS, and an expanding array
of Web publications and communication portals. This developer will be
working with both the IT and the production teams to design and build a
more flexible and modular infrastructure using APIs. This is an
extraordinary opportunity to help shape a communication platform for the
leading membership association in the humanities.

MLA staff members collaborate across departments and workgroups to redefine
our Web presence and refine applications and services to better serve
members and the scholarly community. The person in this role must be able
to communicate and collaborate effectively with a diverse set of colleagues
as well as out-of-house vendors and designers to develop optimal
experiences for users.

*Skills & Requirements*

   - three years of designing, creating, and managing Web applications
   - PHP application development
   - API building and development
   - strong command of JavaScript, HTML, and CSS, including responsive
   design and cross-browser compatibility
   - knowledge of SQL and relational database design
   - outstanding interpersonal skills and intellectual curiosity

Bonus skills

   - Experience with Linux server administration and large-scale CMSs

*About Modern Language Association*

   - intellectually stimulating work environment
   - competitive salary
   - generous vacation and sick time
   - flexible work hours
   - 403(b) retirement plan
   - individual health and dental plans are offered with no shared premium

In 2013 the Modern Language Association of America launched *MLA Commons*,
a social media platform to expand the opportunities for its members to
communicate their teaching experiences and collaborate on scholarly
research. The MLA has an annual convention, works with related
organizations, and sustains one of the finest publishing programs in the

Apply at

Kathleen Fitzpatrick // Director of Scholarly Communication
Modern Language Association // mla.org // @kfitz

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