Josh Burnham

I'm a web consultant.

I have 15 years of professional experience working with the web including designing, building and managing websites. I'm at home with content and code, analytics and social media. Generalist. Task oriented. How can I help?

What I do

I build and manage websites

Content Management & Digital Strategy

I can help with:

  • Content strategy for the web
  • Digital analytics
  • Social media management
  • Writing and editing content for the web and beyond
  • De-mystifying the web

Web Development

Need a new website, mobile-friendly update or help with your current site?

I have extensive experience with PHP, HTML, JavaScript, CSS, MySQL and several frameworks and content management systems. I've worked on all phases of the web development process.



I can help with all your WordPress needs.

I can develop a new WordPress site or convert an existing site to WordPress. Having trouble with custom post types and taxonomies? Need a custom plugin or theme? Contact me.

My work

Montana Public Radio

Montana Public Radio

Content Manager - Social Media Manager

Since May 2014 I've worked at Montana Public Radio where I'm part digital strategist, part content manager, and part social media manager. I work on a wide varitey of web related tasks, including:

  • Development of a digital strategy and web analytics plan
  • Managing online election/politics content for MTPR's collaborative effort with MontanaPBS, UM School of Journalism and Yellowstone Public Radio.
  • Managing MTPR's social media presence and posting to Facebook and Twitter daily.
  • Writing a weekly roundup of Montana political news.
  • UM Electron Microscopy Facility

    UM Electron Microscopy

    Web Developer and Remote Access Technician

    From 2007 - April 2014 I worked as a web developer and remote access technician for EMtrix, the University of Montana Electron Microscopy Facility.

  • I designed and developed the facility's website, & wrote, edited and managed content for the site.
  • I developed a low-cost method enabling remote electron microscopy collaboration using Google Hangouts.
  • I managed the facility's remote microscopy collaboration system and client image database.
  • I helped develop web-based educational materials.
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    Montana Public Media

    Content Manager and WordPress Developer

    From July 2012 - July 2013 I was the content manager and WordPress developer for Montana Public Media, a news collaboration between MontanaPBS, Montana Public Radio, Yellowstone Public Radio, and The University of Montana School of Journalism.

  • I managed all site content and functionality.
  • I prepared audio, video and text for publication
  • I wrote headlines and excerpts for news articles
  • I found or created images to accompany stories
  • I managed Montana Public Media's Facebook and Twitter accounts
  • Wildland Fire Associates responsive

    Wildland Fire Associates

    Freelance Web Developer

    Since 2008 I've worked as a freelance web developer with Wildland Fire Associates, a natural resource management company.

  • I designed and developed the Wildland Fire Associates public facing site. The latest version is built on WordPress with a custom designed responsive theme.
  • I developed a private site for staff to share files, contacts and calendars.
  • I provide IT support for staff and consult on web related matters.

  • Garage Tees responsive

    Garage Tees

    Freelance Web Developer

    Since 2009 I've worked as a freelance web developer with Garage Tees, a Missoula, MT based screen printing company.

  • I developed an e-commerce site for Garage Tees using the ZenCart CMS.
  • I created a responsive ZenCart theme from the client's design, and developed customized ZenCart modules to meet their specific needs.
  • I developed a custom calculator for wholesale printing estimates.
  • Consult on other web-related issues.
  • Virtual Microscopy

    Virtual Microscopy

    Web Developer

    I developed the Virtual Microscopy demo as part of my work with EMtrix, the University of Montana Electron Microscopy Facility.

    Virtual Microscopy is a simple microscope simulator designed as an educational tool to help illustrate size and scale relationships at the microscopic level.

    The Virtual Microscope is built with HTML5 and JavaScript (and jQuery).

    Northern Rockies Natural History Guide

    Northern Rockies Natural History Guide

    Web Developer

  • I designed and developed all technical aspects of the Northern Rockies Natural History Guide in 2007, while working for the Ecologist Educators and Schools program at the University of Montana. The Northern Rockies Natural history guide is an educational resource that contains descriptions of plants and animals inhabiting the Northern Rockies.
  • I helped write and edit site content and species descriptions.
  • I processed large amounts of natural history info into a normalized MySQL database.
  • Contact me

    Ready to get started on your next web project? Contact me to set up a consultation. Jobs of all sizes are welcome.

    Phone: 406-686-1109