Marketing Front-End Developer

  • 14 West
  • Baltimore, MD, United States
  • Jan 30, 2018
Full time Marketing

Job Description

Charles Street Research, the publisher behind Dent Research, Economy & Markets and Big Market Trends located in Baltimore, Maryland, has an immediate opening for a Front-End Web Developer. In this unique position, you won’t have to wait weeks or months to ship your work. You’ll work in a fast-paced environment with short turnaround times where you can trace the direct impact of your work in a matter of hours and days and not weeks and months.

In this position, you’ll have the unique opportunity to dive in and learn how to leverage all of our systems to turn around projects that take your skills to the next level by learning to use real-time data to optimize and quickly deploy iterations of webpages to drive reader growth. You will actively contribute to the growth of our company by working with and learning from a team of developers, graphic designers, audio & visual experts, and some of the quirkiest copywriters and marketers you can find.

The ideal candidate will have the technical skills described below and a strong desire to work on conversion optimization, A/B split tests, and web analytics to take their efforts to the next level.

Being a part of our team, and an employee of The Agora companies, is an opportunity that’s highly sought after.   We’ll answer any and every question you’ve got about what it’s like to work for this Baltimore Sun Top Workplace… but you’ve got to get the interview first. If you think you’ve got what it takes, apply ASAP.  This opportunity won’t last long.


  • Develop front-end code variations for A/B testing using HTML, CSS and JavaScript.

  • Perform quality assurance tests and ascertain the cause of a problem when a test is not performing as expected or adversely affecting other reporting.
  • Custom browser independent responsive WordPress theme development.
  • Develop custom WordPress plugins for specific functionality.
  • Improve internal web development process with innovative ideas and implementation.
  • Expertise in User Experience and Interactive Design.
  • Performs server maintenance and monitoring. Work with server support staff on security issues and fixes. Monitor/update server, set-up new websites on server (cpanel).
  • Supports current websites by providing technical support.
  • Monitor/Fix WordPress security issues.
  • Updates to WordPress websites (text content and images).
  • Install SSL Certificates, DNS set-up and changes.
  • Execute progressive enhancements of code, workflows and best practices.


The ideal candidate will demonstrate:

  • Thorough understanding of Mobile First Responsive design.
  • Experience with page speed optimization.
  • An ability to troubleshoot functional and layout issues.
  • Experience with building, deploying, and updating web content in WordPress or similar CMS.
  • Ability to hand code PHP, HTML5, CSS, jQuery/JS, intermediate JavaScript, DNS.
  • Portfolio of attractive, visually engaging interactive work.
  • Experience working with Adobe Creative Cloud.
  • Understanding of SEO.
  • Excellent organization skills for tracking several projects at the same time.
  • Knowledge of popular form mailer, SEO, custom field, and other WordPress plugins and trends.
  • Experience with Google Analytics/Webmaster Tools.
  • Experience with pre-processing platform such as Grunt or Gulp.
  • Experience with version control and Git.

 Desired Characteristics

  • Demonstrates a high level of accuracy and attention to detail
  • Self-starter, brings new ideas and is collaborative in approach
  • Deadline-oriented
  • Takes a professional, logical, and proactive approach to work problems
  • Ability to re-prioritize and adapt workflow in a fast-paced environment.
  • Willingness to learn new systems.

The Agora is comprised of more than 800 professionals in Baltimore that enjoy some of the top workplaces in the city, according to The Baltimore Sun.  In fact, in 2017, five Agora Companies were recognized by The Sun as Top Workplaces, and The Agora’s Mount Vernon Campus was even featured in the Baltimore Business Journal’s online Cool Digs column. 

About Dent Research

Dent Research is an economic forecasting and investment research firm and publisher that works diligently to provide you with the proprietary economic knowledge you need to accurately forecast what lies ahead in our economy so you can take the necessary and appropriate action to ensure prosperity in your business, investment and financial affairs.

The core of our work is what we call the Dent Method, which our founder and economic expert, Harry S. Dent Jr., developed in the late 1980s. It has the only documented record of success at forecasting long-term economic trends based on the study of and changes in demographic trends and their impact on our economy and the markets. It works by showing how predictable consumer spending patterns, when combined with demographic trends, allow us to forecast the economy years or even decades in advance.

For more than two decades, readers and experts have trusted our independent economic think tank and research team to provide specialized and proprietary economic and investment research, analysis tools, and forecast information.

With Dent Research, investors and businessmen alike can learn how to recognize and potentially profit from economic and demographic cycles. They can also use our research to pinpoint the best growth industries, the best places to live, the hottest investment sectors, and the key technologies that will change everyday lives (and that’s just for starters).