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Junior Web Developer

Marketing and Communications

Job Overview

The Tax Foundation seeks a Junior Web Developer to join our Marketing and Communications team and support the design and implementation of our website, taxfoundation.org, and a range of interactive data tools.

The successful candidate will have a collaborative mindset, working directly with the marketing team and project stakeholders to improve our existing web infrastructure, design and implement creative new web products, and routinely identify opportunities for improving user experience.

We are looking for someone with expertise in HTML, CSS/SCSS, WordPress, JavaScript, and React.js,  experience with AWS cloud architecture for web hosting, the ability to work with complex datasets to deliver compelling visualizations, and an eagerness to become our in-house web design authority.

The right candidate must also be aligned with the Tax Foundation mission of pushing the tax reform debate toward smarter policies. The Junior Web Developer will report to our Vice President of Marketing and Communications and will be located in Washington, D.C., although a remote working arrangement may be considered for the right candidate.

Responsibilities

  • Maintain, update, and improve WordPress-based website including monitoring and optimizing performance, fixing bugs and addressing user feedback, designing and implementing user-experience improvements, and assisting in the design of taxonomies and implementation of content management best practices.

  • Maintain and build compelling interactive web tools using React.js or similar framework, including 2-3 unique tools per year and regular data updates for existing tools.

  • Collaborate with the marketing team to design high-fidelity wireframes, mockups, and prototypes for website expansions and new interactive tools and help standardize design elements across web products.

  • Work with policy teams to streamline data gathering processes and ensure best practices for version-controlling data and displaying it for consumption by expert and general audiences.

  • Assist in outlining development road maps, establishing web development best practices, and ensuring products are delivered on time and within scope.

  • Provide clear and robust technical documentation on GitHub for all work performed.

Requirements and Desired Skill Sets

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or closely related field.
  • Expertise in WordPress, React.js, JavaScript, and AWS. Experience with Timber for WordPress, and prototyping tools like Figma a plus.
  • Experience using AWS cloud architecture for web hosting, including ability to work with Amazon RDS, EC2, CloudFront, and S3 buckets.
  • Strong understanding of user interface design principles and content management best practices, with proven track record of delivering creative website solutions and data visualizations.
  • Ability to communicate in a clear and convincing way with non-technical team members, project stakeholders, and users.
  • Ability to multitask between different projects and workflow stages, often on tight deadlines.

Why Work at Tax Foundation?

At the Tax Foundation you can educate the public, elevate public discourse, and improve public policy, all while having fun! In addition, Tax Foundation offers a competitive salary based on qualifications and experience. Benefits include HSA-based health coverage with employer contributions, a 401(k) retirement plan with 100% match on first 5%, and we cover 100% of the premiums for dental and vision coverage and life/AD&D/LTD insurance. We offer 12 paid holidays and 15 vacation days per year and generous sick leave, plus our office is closed the week between Christmas and New Year’s Day. We also offer casual and early-release Fridays as well as a work-from-home option on Mondays and Fridays for employees in the D.C. area.

To Apply

Qualified candidates should submit the following application materials in one PDF document:

  • Cover letter, which should detail your interest in this position/Tax Foundation’s work and your salary requirements
  • Résumé

Submit cover letter and résumé at this link. The position is open until filled. The Tax Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer. EOE/M/F/D/V


Who We Are

We’re a nonpartisan, nonprofit think tank founded in 1937 and located steps from the White House in Washington, D.C. We regularly work with policymakers on both sides of the aisle to help fix problems in national and state tax codes and by focusing on effective policies instead of politics, we have curated a reputation as one of the most effective policy think tanks in the nation.

What We Do

We use our research and analysis to bring tax changes to the national spotlight, foster competition among the states, and advise policymakers on how to improve their tax systems.

Our work is cited in over 20,000 news articles each year, including the largest national outlets and the papers of record in all fifty states. We produce over 70 major publications every year and our website is viewed over 1.5 million per month.

What We Offer

Health Benefits

The Tax Foundation offers HSA-based health coverage (we cover an amount equivalent to three-quarters of the silver-level premium and deposit the amount of the deductible into the HSA), dental and vision coverage, and life/AD&D/LTD insurance.

Time Off

We understand that life is more than work. That’s why we take off 12 holidays per year, offer 15 vacation days per year, offer sick leave, and encourage leaving the office early on Fridays.

401(k)

The Tax Foundation offers a 401(k) retirement plan, with a 100% match on your first 5% of contributions.

The Tax Foundation is an equal opportunity employer. EOE/M/F/D/V.


Internship Program

We offer a unique internship program designed to introduce undergraduate and graduate students to tax policy principles, and apply them in assessing and advancing public policy. Working directly with our staff in various areas of tax policy, interns gain valuable professional experience and learn about all aspects of our operation.

Note that we are no longer accepting applications for our 2021 summer internship program. Check back soon for details about how to apply for our summer 2022 program.