Seeking WordPress Freelancers

About Us

Word & Web is a small dev shop and emergent marketing agency focused on technical solutions for WordPress websites. The business was founded in 2017 by Vermont-based developer Julia Wilk who was later joined by Sara (based in CT) and Siena (based in NY). Benefits of working with us include:

  • opportunities to learn and grow
  • flexible scheduling and deadlines
  • a consistent minimum volume of work can be negotiated as needed
  • entrepreneurial camaraderie and mentorship (we want to hear about your other projects and passions)
  • flexibility about the amount of human interaction you want to have
  • compensation in the range of $20-$50 per hour based on experience, with potential for bonuses
  • openness to mentoring and supporting you if you want to teach yourself the skills you would need to become a good fit for our team

About You

Work consists of:

  • Technical support for existing WordPress sites, including:
    • Adding new functionality
    • Troubleshooting and fixing errors and glitches
    • Optimizing, streamlining and improving the site
    • Sometimes advising, making suggestions and estimating time needed for a solution
    • Sometimes following instructions to implement a solution that has already been chosen
  • Researching, implementing and configuring third-party tools
  • Writing CSS and HTML
  • Estimated 5-15 hours per week with room to increase over time

Technical skills that would be really helpful are:

  • Javascript/JQuery
  • MySQL and PHP, particularly in the context of WordPress
  • Knowledge of how WordPress works (you understand hooks & filters, query loops, etc.)
  • Google Ads, Facebook Ads, SEO or Content Marketing
  • Experience with server config, DNS, domain email setup and troubleshooting

Other helpful skills and traits are:

  • Good design sense – you’ll need to have at least a basic sense of what looks good on a website
  • Good written and verbal communication skills in English
  • Sales and project management skills might mean more opportunities to work together
  • Excellent communication skills and emotional intelligence are highly valued
  • Being located in the northeastern U.S. is a plus (though not necessary)
  • Growth mindset and diverse interests are most welcome
  • BIPOC and LGBTQ+ folks are encouraged to apply

Interested? Here’s What to Do Next

Use the contact form below to reach out to us to get the ball rolling. Please include a brief message (500 words max) with some basic information about your interest, skills and experience, and links to your website, business socials or LinkedIn profile if you have those things. We will update this page if the position has been filled, but we are always open to hearing from you and we will keep your info on file for future.

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