Shepherd Express

The Shepherd Express is the largest locally owned newspaper in the State of Wisconsin. Covering local news, arts, culture, politics and entertainment since 1982, the Shepherd Express is devoted to bettering our community and enriching our readers through uncommon news coverage and honest writing. If you believe in fighting for things like social justice, environmental protections, civil rights, women’s rights and building a rational and fair community, and want to work for an institution that shares your values, please consider the Shepherd Express.

Locally owned and published by Editor Louis Fortis, the Shepherd Express has thrived and grown into the most trusted source of news for over 240,000 readers in the greater Milwaukee area (Milwaukee, Washington, Waukesha, Ozaukee and Racine counties). The Shepherd Express is willing to challenge entrenched special interests. Our readers, according to Media Audit, are better educated and more involved than the average person, and they appreciate and support an ethical and smart local news source. We distribute monthly to more than 800 high-traffic locations in the five-county area.


Position Details

Southeast Wisconsin
Milwaukee, WI

The Shepherd Express is looking for a full time Webmaster. The Webmaster will work with the management of the Shepherd Express to develop a strategic plan and vision for ShepherdExpress.com going forward. The Webmaster will then manage the website and devise and implement marketing plans, including but not limited to social marketing, to raise the site's profile, and will work to keep the site technologically up-to-date. The Webmaster would manage the social networking of special events, and work closely with the Sales Manager to increase revenue, identify prospects for new revenue sources, and work with sales reps on managing ad placement.

In collaboration with the Editors, Management and Digital Marketing, maintain an overall web strategy including design direction, content management, architecture, and site standards. The Webmaster will also help develop strategies to further monetize the website and daily e-newsletter.

  • Upload and manage digital editorial content and photos. 
  • Maintain and promote a high standard of design, usability, and accessibility for web content.
  • Serve as a user experience evangelist and expert, developing a great user experience including mobile platforms. 
  • Conceptualize new and innovative ways to leverage existing and emerging technologies.
  • Develop strategies to maximize site visibility and exposure through search engine optimization and content dissemination. 
  • Monitor and analyze web analytics and traffic patterns to ensure that web content and web applications are effective in supporting institutional priorities. 
  • Administer the back-end functionality ensuring the platform, plugins and related technologies are leveraged effectively and properly maintained. 
  • Work with our internal design staff to create and upload engaging landing pages to promote our events. 
  • Manage, upload and track digitally supplied web ads and digital content. 
  • Consult and collaborate with executive staff on best practices and related to website management and architecture. 
  • Research and advise on latest technologies. Pilot new technologies as appropriate. 
  • Bachelor’s degree Experience managing digital website content and technical development of front-end user interfaces. 
  • Experience with web development and delivery of web content. 
  • Familiarity with user experience tools and the role they play in designing effective digital experiences. 
  • Advanced computer skills, including experience with: Adobe Creative Suite; MS Office; developing standards-compliant HTML and CSS, JavaScript, PHP and MySQL; responsive web design techniques; WordPress content management system; web design and development tools; emerging Internet technologies. 
  • Demonstrated ability to develop custom front-end and back-end web solutions and solid organizational skills. 
  • Creative and team-oriented. 
  • Deadline and results oriented. 
  • Solid understanding of and passion for web-based technology. 
  • Proven ability to work well with colleagues in creative and marketing roles and accept direction from supervisors. 
  • Highly motivated, organized with anability to meet deadlines in a high paced environment
  • Professional in appearance and in work environment 
  • Available for full time employment
  • Full time position 
  • Competitive salary commensurate with experience 
  • Parking Allowance 
  • Medical and dental benefits 
  • Retirement Plan with company match 
  • Paid time off and holidays

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