[Humanist] 27.960 job at the MLA

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Fri Apr 11 09:22:49 CEST 2014

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 27, No. 960.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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        Date: Thu, 10 Apr 2014 15:35:59 -0400
        From: Judith Altreuter <jaltreuter at mla.org>
        Subject: WordPress/BuddyPress developer for MLA Commons

The MLA has a full-time job opening for a WordPress/BuddyPress developer.

WordPress/BuddyPress developer
Modern Language Association New York, NY

The MLA is excited to announce a new developer position dedicated to its
WordPress-based scholarly communication platform, *MLA Commons*. This
fast-growing site allows MLA members to create profiles, seek feedback on
their work, establish and join groups to discuss common interests, and
collaborate with like-minded scholars through new kinds of open-access

This developer will be working within the production team to extend and
maintain the open-source Commons-in-a-Box program, which is based on
BuddyPress. This is an extraordinary opportunity to help shape a platform
for the leading membership association in the humanities and contribute to
an award-winning and active open source project.

In addition, our long-term plans include exciting and eagerly anticipated
projects that will expand the scope of *MLA Commons*, some of which are
joint ventures with other organizations. Therefore, this developer must be
able to communicate and collaborate effectively with others inside and
outside the MLA.

*Skills & Requirements
Proven expertise in WordPress plugin and theme development
Comfortable in LAMP/LEMP server environment
Experience using REST APIs to connect systems
Fluency in CSS, JavaScript, and SQL
Familiarity with principles of good UX design
Interpersonal skills and intellectual curiosity

*Bonus Skills
Has worked with Amazon Web Services, Rackspace, Azure, or other cloud
Experience with BuddyPress, Fedora Repository Project, Solr / Blacklight

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 cost

About the Modern Language Association

In 2013, the Modern Language Association launched MLA Commons 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 humanities.

Applications can be sent to prod0414 at mla.org or through github:



Judith Altreuter
Associate Director of Publishing Operations, Production
Modern Language Association
New York, NY
jaltreuter at mla.org

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