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Newsroom Developer

Job ID: 5501
Job Views: 607
Location: New York, New York, United States
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Job Category: Newspapers,Online | New Media
Employment Type: Full time
Posted: 06.29.2021

Job Description

The Wall Street Journal is looking for a newsroom developer to join our Digital Experience and Strategy team. Our DXS team is an incubator for new technologies, audience growth, community and news innovation.

We're looking for someone to help us identify, prototype, build and maintain new forms of journalism, newsroom tools and applications that require technical and creative rigor. You will work closely with newsroom leadership as well as the Journal's product, design and engineering departments.It's essential to have an enthusiasm for news and the public mission of journalism. The Journal is the most trusted news outlet in the country, and we are expanding our appeal among new audiences. There is room in this role to develop both journalism skills and engineering skills, and career paths from these jobs can lead in multiple directions.

You may start this job remotely, but you will eventually be based in our New York City office. You will report to the VP of Engineering.

Applications should include portfolio links, a resume and a cover letter.

Job Requirements

You Will:

  • Contribute to the creation of newsroom tools that improve our journalism

  • Contribute to the creation of digital stories and features that explore new forms of storytelling

  • Collaborate with visual journalists, editors and our product, design and engineering teams to generate ideas

  • Work with our analytics teams to pull together reports on various projects as needed

  • Help with maintenance and improvement of existing editorial tools

  • Help with graphics projects that require engineering rigor

You Have:

  • A minimum of 3-5 years of related work experience in a media-rich digital environment

  • Expertise in HTML, CSS and JavaScript, including back-end languages like Node.js or Python

  • Experience with Express.js, Next.js, React/Svelte/Vue/Web Component mindset

  • Experience with user analytics and testing

  • Experience building APIs and web services

  • Knowledge of cross-device and mobile development

  • Familiarity with producing wireframes with a good understanding of UX/UI design

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