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*Note: the following is an opportunity for volunteer, part time, flexible work. Please DO NOT APPLY if you're only looking for paid employment.*

Do you excel at developing technology and helping companies overhaul their existing web structures to introduce better looking, more accessible sites? WhoWhatWhy, a leading investigative journalism website, is seeking a provably experienced Wordpress developer to support the technical aspects of our website redesign process.

Who We Are

We are a remarkable news organization and community that is making a difference, setting a new standard, and innovating on every front. A nonprofit that accepts no advertising, WhoWhatWhy is staffed largely with skilled volunteers dedicated to elevating public awareness and fostering a more vigorous democracy.  


You will work remotely and on your own schedule, though we require a minimum commitment of 5-8 hours a week.  Because our staff is spread throughout the world, we communicate mostly through email. All staff are required to respond to emails on a daily basis.

To Apply

Please send us a resume and carefully reasoned, customized cover letter that outlines your experience and skillset, and shows that you have studied what we do at WhoWhatWhy. Our mission must resonate deeply with you. We will not review applications that appear to be mass submissions. You must confirm your understanding that this is a volunteer position.

In your cover letter, at the top, write "Mencken."


  • Experience developing multiple sites beyond out-of-the-box functionality
  • A deep understanding of CSS, javascript, PHP and MySQL
  • Understanding the correct balance between custom coding and plugin reliance
  • Basic knowledge of custom theme creation
  • Experience with a variety of web hosting services and their database management tools


  • Help various departments with the coding and design required to overhaul our existing website 
  • Think creatively about how we can use our website to better entice, interact with and retain readers 
  • Be ambitious and driven in a virtual, highly motivated team environment 
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