Looking for an experienced WordPress web developer to create a community newsletter website from scratch. The domain URL is already purchased through BlueHost.
The site must be created with Wordpress.ORG (not Wordpress.com), so that I can optimally implement both Google AdSense and Google DFP ad tags into the site editor. This site will have a very large focus on generating revenue from direct ad sales and the Google DFP platform, so being able to create page layouts that display ad units in an unobtrusive way is a must.
In addition, I'm looking for a professional and polished web design, but also a design that communicates that this is not a "hardcore news" site, but more so a local community oriented site that focuses on friendly and unique community news, as well as serves as a bridge between local businesses and community members (customers). A focus on local businesses should not be overlooked and is very important.
At the end of the day, you can develop this site on your own terms and fill me in with the details as you go along. If you come up with better ideas along the way, then I'm all ears.
Finally, this project should be a piece of cake and easy money for most experienced web developers. I'm simply looking for a developer who understands me when I say I want a VERY professional-looking and polished site, but not too corporate and stale. I highly value design creativity.
Also please note that my estimated budget is negotiable.
One last note: while I think someone out there can develop a much better looking website for me than these, for referential purposes, here is a list of the type of site that I'm looking for: