Canwest – Front-End Web Developer

Toronto, ON

Canwest is Canada’s leading multi-media company. Representing a portfolio of world-class brands, the company creates and distributes some of the most compelling and dynamic content across multiple media platforms. Canwest Broadcasting is looking for an experienced, hands-on Front-end Web Developer, located in Toronto. Reporting to the Director, Creative & Production, the Front-end Web Developer will be responsible for building out the front-end experience of various web/interactive projects.  The successful candidate will work with a team of web production experts in the creation of compelling web and multi-platform experiences.


  • work collaboratively with the Web Production Team to conceptualize, develop and execute engaging interactive experiences
  • work collaboratively with project teams to meet business goals
  • contribute to concept development, brainstorming and site documentation
  • development of standards compliant code – html, xhtml, css, javascript, etc.
  • function as front-end development lead on medium and large-scale projects
  • evaluate and debug code to ensure cross browser compatibility and accessibility
  • production for ongoing site maintenance and content updates
  • develop, maintain and adhere to site standards and content templates
  • deliver creative development solutions within existing constraints and limitations
  • accountable for accuracy, project deadlines, and contributing to project completion
  • convey expert knowledge of current web trends, user experience and the project process
  • support and exhibit departmental core values; positive, flexible, enthusiastic and professional
  • demonstrate effective time management, initiation and follow through skills
  • willingness to learn and seek out opportunities
  • other duties as assigned


  • related post secondary education or commensurate experience
  • 5+ years of relevant experience in a busy, demanding studio environment
  • 5+ years professional HTML development, including advanced XHTML, CSS, Javascript, etc.
  • 2+ yrs of experience working in and around backend scripting languages – .ASP, .NET, SQL
  • experience with Enterprise level content management systems an asset
  • proficiency using industry standard tools including; Visual Studio, Photoshop, Illustrator, ImageReady and Adobe Acrobat
  • experience with streaming media technologies – Flash, Windows Media, QuickTime
  • intermediate level Flash experience including Actionscript
  • proven ability to identify, evaluate and develop new ideas with supportable results
  • ability to articulate creative ideas and proven aptitude for quick creative thinking
  • solid analytical thinking – a disciplined and knowledge based approach to decision making
  • ability to anticipate consumer needs and leverage this through all initiatives
  • highly organized and accountable self starter who is able to juggle multiple priorities
  • very strong attention to detail
  • exceptional communication and interpersonal skills – experience communicating technical details to non-technical team members
  • outstanding time management, initiation and follow through skills
  • willingness to learn and seek out opportunities

Please note this is not a web designer position. It is a technical role that involves extensive custom web development and coding.

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