Web Master

Modern Humorist's staff includes some of America’s most technologically backwards people. Recent mishaps include: accidentally setting fire to an iMac (blueberry), dereferencing a null pointer in a virtual function, and trying to send email using an IBM Selectric typewriter. Frankly, we need your help.

The Web Master will have daily interaction with the Senior Management group, as well as his or her own swivel chair. As a member of a two-person technology team, the Web Master will have numerous responsibilities, each of which looks handsome when preceded by a small dot:

  • Maintain bullet-proof site operations & infrastructure (e.g,. updating site content, ensuring site is up and running at all times)
  • Support marketing efforts (e.g., monitoring site usage, managing databases, managing subscriber functions)
  • Develop technology components for specific content pieces
  • Act as human surge protector in the event of lightning storm
  • Keep the office infrastructure running smoothly (e.g., troubleshooting, backups, software installation)
  • Hire & manage consultants for more complex projects


  • Energetic, results-oriented professional who is comfortable working in small team environment
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and realistically
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to oversee system setup, configuration, installation, functioning and maintenance in Mac and PC environment
  • Fundamental understanding of network architectures and protocols, TCP/IP, DNS, SMTP
  • Ability to fake way through cocktail party conversation about String Theory and/or last week’s "Survivor."
  • Comfort with HTML, CSS and JavaScript including form wizardry
  • Experience in using Dreamweaver, Photoshop and Illustrator
  • Familiarity with Cold Fusion, Perl, DHTML and XML a plus
  • Fear of moderate but not extreme heights useful
  • Experience with Unix systems administration a plus
  • Database management (Oracle or SQL Server) a plus
  • Some knowledge of QA processes and methodologies preferable

Modern Humorist offers competitive salary commensurate with experience, an employee stock option plan, health care, dental coverage, lint, 401K plan, four weeks of paid time off and a casual yet not clothing-optional work environment. The position is full-time, permanent and will require the candidate to be based in New York. Although we are unable to offer relocation assistance or work sponsorship at this time, we would be more than happy to do a MapQuest search to find you the best route from your hometown to ours. Both shortest and easiest directions are available.

Contact Us:
Send resume and cover letter to:

Modern Humorist, Inc.
Gair Industrial Building No. 5
70 Washington St.
Suite 402
Brooklyn, NY 11201