All WordPress companies need good people to work with. But, did you know there are more positions available within WordPress companies that you think. Here is a list of jobs usually found within the WordPress Development Community’s ecosystem.
WordPress Developer: Of course, a WordPress Developer is the first job function listed. A good WordPress developer not only needs to understand the ins and outs of WordPress, but also think outside of the box and critically think about how to solve problems. Good web development solves problems that company’s and client’s are experiencing.
Web Designer: A web designer is not the same as a WordPress developer. Web designers actually design the site that the web developer codes. Web designers tackle usability problems and takes the whole user experience into account when they are designing a website. Graphic design and typography skills are some of the most important skills any web designer should possess.
Content Creators: Content marketing is the lifeblood of most WordPress sites. Without content your WordPress site is naked. [VIDEO: What is your site without content?] Content creators are creative individuals who work within various mediums. When it comes to content marketing blog posts, video marketing, podcasting, and elements of social media all plays a part in the mix. If you are a creative, and you can execute a digital marketing strategy — this job function is perfect for you.
Digital Strategist: Every good WordPress site or Digital Marketing plan needs a solid digital marketing strategy. The Digital Strategist creates the plan and puts the proper people in place to execute the best strategy based on the client’s goals. A good digital marketing strategy works out the site architecture, the content strategy, the voice and messaging and calls to action. Like everyone else, problem solving is one of the greatest attributes a digital strategist.
Business Development / Project Managers: Let’s get down to the businessy side of a WordPress Company or Web Design Firm. Business Development and PMs keep the show rolling forward. These professionals either have development knowledge of WordPress and digital marketing or extensive expertise. These are the people who know what is possible, the client’s goals and how to either make it happen or bridge the gap. Many times, the devs are the stars of the show, but that’s only possible because of what goes on beforehand.
So, here are some ideas for you to get involved with a WordPress company and/or digital marketing company. There are so many ways to play a part and every part of the sum is equally important.