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