WordPress Developer

Pardon Ventures – Optimism /
Full Time /
About Optimism
Optimism is a digital publisher working to build a brighter web. We conceive, launch, and
operate high-quality digital brands that spark curiosity, spread positivity, and improve the
lives of our readers. With an email-first approach, our hope is to transform the inbox into a
healthy alternative to social media feeds, a place where you can curate the news, information,
and entertainment you truly want.

Our brands populate a variety of categories: Lifestyle, Games, Wonder, and Travel, among
others. This distributed approach helps us reach 3 million subscribers across our network and
serve more than 30 million web sessions each month. And we’re growing with each new

WordPress Developer
This is a unique role, we are looking for an individual who would consider themselves an
expert in all things Wordpress, Our primary CMS is Wordpress, hosted via WPVIP as a
multisite instance. We develop using Gutenberg blocks and are constantly launching new
brands using the framework. We would like to add a team member to help us focus on brand
launches and optimizations of existing brands.


    • WordPress theme development for branch launches
    • Using Gutenberg Blocks for the development of new brands and existing optimizations
    • Ensuring code quality and best practices
    • Optimization of existing brands


    • Expert knowledge of modern WordPress
    • Experience working with ACF
    • Experience in the cloud, we use both AWS and GCP
    • Experience with Git
    • Experience with React
    • Experience working remotely
    • Able to work EST Timezone
$90,000 - $120,000 a year