Senior Web Developer at the MLA

The MLA is excited to announce this new position with the responsibility for building new connections between databases, a CMS, and an expanding array of Web publications and communication portals. This developer will be working with both the IT and the production teams to design and build a more flexible and modular infrastructure using APIs. This is an extraordinary opportunity to help shape a communication platform for the leading membership association in the humanities.


MLA staff members collaborate across departments and workgroups to redefine our Web presence and refine applications and services to better serve members and the scholarly community. The person in this role must be able to communicate and collaborate effectively with a diverse set of colleagues as well as out-of-house vendors and designers to develop optimal experiences for users.


Skills & Requirements

  • three years of designing, creating, and managing Web applications

  • PHP application development

  • API building and development

  • strong command of JavaScript, HTML, and CSS, including responsive design and cross-browser compatibility

  • knowledge of SQL and relational database design

  • outstanding interpersonal skills and intellectual curiosity


Bonus skills

  • Experience with Linux server administration and large-scale CMSs



  • intellectually stimulating work environment

  • competitive salary

  • generous vacation and sick time

  • flexible work hours

  • 403(b) retirement plan

  • individual health and dental plans are offered with no shared premium cost


About Modern Language Association

In 2013 the Modern Language Association of America launched the MLA Commons, a social media platform to expand the opportunities for its members to communicate their teaching experiences and collaborate on scholarly research. The MLA has an annual convention, works with related organizations, and sustains one of the finest publishing programs in the humanities.


How to Apply

Send your resume and a cover letter indicating your interests, experience, and salary requirements to


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