Front End Developer

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An exciting opportunity has arisen within the Digital Operations Department here at William Reed.

We are looking for a dedicated junior to mid weight front end developer to work within our UX and front-end team. We have many websites that need constant iterative change and new development covering commercial publishing sites, to online events, to marketing sites and more.

The ideal candidate will have a strong dedicated experience building both complex and beautiful websites with HTML, CSS and JavaScript, developing cross-browser solutions with full understanding of responsive design. Alongside these, the candidate will be analytical, creative, understand testing techniques with the ability to craft code to release ongoing changes to market.

Role Responsibilities:

The successful candidate will help guide and shape optimisation for many of our digital brands and as such digital development is a core responsibility, covering front end coding - HTML5, JavaScript, and CSS3. The role will include a translation of Web/UX design wire frames to actual production ready code, including producing active visual elements (eg. A responsive navigation menu) utilising JavaScript alongside HTML5 and CSS3 technologies.

  • Production: Create and execute code that renders across multiple devices – physically
  • working on digital elements to release to production ready standards
  • Testing: Unit testing of your work and liaising with our testers for bugs and improvements, a
  • solid professional coder
  • Quality: Promoting the best product possible across the front-end team


Required Skills and Experience:

  • Strong experience theming across multiple online platforms by taking a provided design document and building using HTML5, CSS3, SASS and JavaScript.
  • Demonstrational experience of JavaScript with an interest in working with frameworks such as React, jQuery.
  • Experience in repository management with tools such as Bitbucket for example
  • An understanding of website design skills – with substantial experience using Adobe Suite
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Effective interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to present and communicate your development and design decisions with both your peers and less technical colleagues in understandable terms – working with a myriad of different skills sets such as Project Manager, Designers, Tester and Digital marketers.

It is considered beneficial but not essential to have experience of publishing.

It is also considered desirable to have knowledge of web analytics platforms such as Google Analytics, user segments and audiences and how they relate to the optimization process.

Company Benefits:

  • Competitive Salary
  • 25 days annual leave in addition to bank holidays
  • Contributory Pension
  • Group Income Protection
  • Life Assurance Scheme

We warmly welcome and encourage applications from talented individuals of all backgrounds and characteristics. If you need any support in accessing this opportunity, please do not hesitate to discuss this with us.

If you are a Front End Developer ready for your next challenge, please send your CV and Covering Letter through to us at

Please note that the application process will consist of a practical element directly related to the work expected from this role.

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