Web Developer

We’re looking for a passionate developer to add to our team.

Who We Are

Orbit Media is an award-winning web design and development company based in the Ravenswood neighborhood of Chicago. But, you can work from anywhere. This can be a remote position.

Since 2001, we’ve been designing and building beautiful, audience-centric, optimized websites for a huge variety of clients in nearly every industry. We’re proud to be one of the first Illinois B Corps with deep roots in our community. We have fun and do great work. And we’d love for you to be a part of it.

What You’ll be Doing

Developing websites! There’s a bit more to it than that, but really, that’s the job.

Our developers work with a team to build websites. They focus on coding functionality and styles to match designs, creating results-driven, user-friendly websites that are easy to manage.

They take designs and build the styles and content blocks for all the unique features on the website. They build integrations to send and receive content to achieve the marketing objectives on their projects. They collaborate with project managers, designers, and content entry teams. On some projects, they apply designs in a page builder theme.

Our developers put a strong focus on content management, functionality, usability, and accessibility on all projects. They work closely with their project teams on this stuff and utilize the other developers for inspiration, feedback and refinement. We’re a collaborative bunch.

Developers at Orbit aren’t focused on one niche of a website, they are the driving force behind it.

Our Ideal Candidate:

  • Must have at least 5 years of WordPress experience building custom themes and plugins
  • Has an excellent understanding of information architecture
  • Can review requirements and provide accurate estimates for work
  • Has proficiency in PHP, HTML, Javascript, CSS, SASS, Git
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Must have experience working in a team environment; agency background is a plus
  • Produces quality code and is able to test their own work
  • Stays up-to-date with the latest web trends, techniques and technologies
  • Can balance multiple projects
  • Ability to collaborate with other developers, project managers, SEO experts, designers, and copywriters to help improve their deliverables
  • Ability to execute and prioritize tasks on short deadlines


  • 15 PTO days and 1 VTO (volunteer time off) day
  • 12 paid holidays including a floating holiday and PTO from Xmas to New Years
  • Health, dental, & vision insurance
  • Simple IRA with 3% matched by Orbit
  • Paid parental leave
  • Short Term Disability / Long Term Disability options
  • Pet insurance option
  • Identity protection option
  • Budget for professional growth

Our Commitment to an Inclusive Workplace:
Orbit Media provides equal employment opportunity to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.

Interested? Here’s what we need from you

  • Resume
  • Link to online portfolio (required)
  • Start date availability

Apply now


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Become an Orbiteer

What does it mean to be an Orbiteer? It means being an integral part of building beautiful conversion-oriented websites that deliver genuine results for our clients. It means being able to be creative while working on small teams. It means never being siloed.

It means getting to be yourself.

We hire people at Orbit so that you can do your best work. You have input at every stage of a project, and your fingerprints are all over it. We love working with each other, we share credit and laughter, and we get better because we get along. It’s pretty nice.

Becoming an Orbiteer means being driven to build something, and having the freedom to make it your own.

Amazing benefits

15 PTO days & 12 paid holidays

Free PTO from Xmas to New Years

Health, dental, & vision insurance

Simple IRA with 3% matched by Orbit

Paid parental leave

Budget for professional growth

Great perks

Work from anywhere

Work-life balance is our top priority

PPC (Party Planning Committee) sponsored events

Killer summer outing & Xmas party

Fantasy football league & game nights

Virtual happy hours with the whole team

Lovely location

We’re in Ravenswood right on Malt Row

But, you can be anywhere

We’re steps from the Irving Park Brownline

Minutes from the Montrose Metra stop

There’s a DIVVY station out front

Even a gym downstairs (a serious one)

We work hard to give back

We love Chicago. We’re proud to be a Chicago company, and we use our talents to become an integral part of this city. We’ve helped donate over $660,000 in marketing and web services to deserving non-profits through Chicago Cause, a yearly charity we helped create!

We’re proud to be one of the few Certified B Corporations in Illinois. We practice good environmental stewardship and fair labor laws.

We don’t think it’s enough to do well. At Orbit, we practice doing good. We hope you’ll join us in doing so.

We Have Great Clients, Big & Small

We’re growing. You can too.

Every day at Orbit we ask how we can deliver more to our clients (ok, maybe not every Friday). We want you to contribute ideas, take chances, and step out of your comfort zone. We want you to grow professionally and personally.  

There’s a culture of work/life balance here that’s nearly unmatched. We have people at all stages of life and careers, from kids straight out of school to people with kids in school. We all hang out. We have game nights, beer fridges, and parties. We’re there at each other’s birthdays and concerts.

Because while we take pride in our work, and work hard, we know there’s more. Orbit is built by and for Orbiteers. Always has been, always will be.