We are seeking a skilled and experienced web developer to support our digital presence and online platforms. You will play a crucial role in ensuring the performance, security, and usability of our website.


  1. Website Development:
    • Collaborate with the editorial and design teams to develop and maintain the Health-e News website.
    • Implement and maintain responsive web design and ensure cross-browser compatibility.
    • Optimize website performance to deliver a seamless user experience.
  2. CMS Management:
    • Manage and maintain the content management system (CMS) to ensure smooth content updates.
    • Troubleshoot and resolve CMS-related issues and provide technical support to content editors.
  3. Security and Maintenance:
    • Implement security measures to protect the website from potential threats and vulnerabilities.
    • Conduct regular maintenance, updates, and backups to ensure the website’s stability and security.
  4. Integration and APIs:
    • Integrate third-party APIs and services for features such as social media sharing, newsletters, analytics, etc.
    • Develop and maintain integrations with various tools and platforms for an improved user experience.
  5. Mobile Optimization:
    • Ensure the website is optimized for mobile devices and tablets to reach a broader audience.
  6. Google News Consumer Insights:
    • Stay informed about Google News Consumer Insights and use this data to identify trends and user preferences.
    • Collaborate with the editorial team to tailor content strategies based on consumer insights.
  7. Innovative Ideas:
    • Proactively propose and implement innovative ideas for website features, user engagement, and interactive content to enhance user experience.
    • Keep up-to-date with the latest web development trends and technologies


  • Proven experience as a web developer, with a strong portfolio showcasing web development projects.
  • Proficiency in web development technologies, including HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and responsive design.
  • Experience working with content management systems (CMS), preferably WordPress.
  • Knowledge of web security best practices and experience implementing security measures.
  • Familiarity with integrating third-party APIs and services.
  • Strong problem-solving skills and the ability to work independently.

Additional Information:

  • This is a contract position with the possibility of extension based on project needs. Project duration November 2023-March 2024
  • The position is open to candidates based in Johannesburg

How to Apply: Please submit your resume, a short cover letter and a portfolio of your work to info@health-e.org.za

In your cover letter, explain how you would give our website a facelift.

Application Deadline: 30 October 2023


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    Health-e News is South Africa's dedicated health news service and home to OurHealth citizen journalism. Follow us on Twitter @HealtheNews