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Digital Help Wanted

The King Agency is seeking a full-time in-house Web Developer. Must work out of our Richmond office. Candidate should have 2-4 years of experience programming websites and other digital marketing vehicles.

Responsibilities

Develop websites ensuring strong optimization and functionality
Proficient with core web technologies like HTML, XML, CSS, JavaScript and PHP.
Good database knowledge especially SQL Server or MySQL
Needs to be proficient in programming for Parallax and Responsive designs.
Experience with open source CMS platforms like WordPress
Needs to be organized and able to multitask
Confirming requirements, developing and testing client websites
Manage product deliverables to targeted dates
Offer insight to creative team
Develop HTML emails using Constant Contact
Manage hosting options

Qualifications

Minimum of 2-year degree in a computer-related field
(computer science/programming)

Knowledge and skills

Monitor site technical performance and web server
Understanding web standards & browser/platform compatibility issues
Attention to pixel perfect detail
Familiarity with Flash development and Flash ActionScript is a plus
Ability to give estimates on work required
Ability to communicate timelines effectively
Ability to handle multiple projects at the same time
Exceptional attention to detail and a never-ending passion for learning new technologies

Compensation and Benefits

The King Agency offers a competitive benefits package including health care, retirement match, paid vacation and personal time. The salary range for this position will vary depending on experience and skills outlined above.

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#NoFilter

It’s nearly impossible to log on to social media right now without stumbling upon mention of UVA student Hannah Graham’s disappearance. From the latest police news to timestamped maps of her suspected whereabouts the night she disappeared to Twitter hashtags supporting the search for the missing student — it’s everywhere. People wait for updates, post their own opinions and even do their own “detective work.” The public and news sources alike share information that has not always been accessible through traditional outlets.

The ease with which we can access and voice our opinions through social media allows for information to be shared quickly, freely and without filter.

Just look at the backlash aimed at the NFL this month surrounding the Ray Rice controversy. TMZ released a video of then Raven’s running back Ray Rice knocking out his fiancĂ©e (now wife), which created uproar stemming from the lack of discipline Rice received for the incident. Criticism is loud on social media, putting commissioner Roger Goodell in the hot seat for his neglect and passiveness in handling the domestic violence case.

Protestors even gave CoverGirl, the “official beauty partner” of the NFL, a photoshop makeover. In addition to Raven’s themed eyeshadow and manicure, the model in the “Get Your Game Face On” advertisement now sports a bruised eye. Millions have retweeted the doctored photo with hashtags like #GoodellMustGo and #BoycottNFL.

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All eyes are on the NFL. But the NFL is no stranger to criminal activity and violence. Drugs, rape, assault, dog-fighting and even murder fall on NFL players’ rap sheets. So why does it seem to matter now more than before? Before social media and modern technology, you had to search for news about what’s happening. Now, you can merely open your Facebook account and watch your News Feed populate with the latest news and events.

Social media levels the playing field, giving voice to those who would otherwise go unheard.

Anyone can broadcast via social media. Small groups of people can influence others, who then join in, and movements take flight. Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign, which strongly rooted itself in social media networking, changed the face of political campaigning. In 2011, Occupy Wall Street came to fruition overnight, receiving global attention with 1 in every 500 tweets representing the movement within 24 hours of park occupation. Social media was ablaze this August with real-time updates and protests surrounding the events in Ferguson, Missouri, trending worldwide with over 6 million tweets just days after unarmed teen Michael Brown was fatally shot by a police officer.

Social media has evolved from a networking site into an effective form of activism, changing how we view and engage with current events.

This shift to real-time digital news sources brings light to current issues like never before; however, with this free-flow of information, how can you trust the validity of the “truth”?

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