Editorial TeamNewsroom Developer
DNAinfo is looking to add a Newsroom Developer to its award-winning data journalism team. You don’t have to be a journalist to get the job, but you should have an interest in storytelling and problem-solving.
We’re a mission-based newsroom, and we’re looking for someone who can help us build innovative, delightful things that change the face of neighborhood news.
The Newsroom Developer will brainstorm and build tools, products, visualizations and investigations in cooperation with the award-winning news teams in New York and Chicago. You’ll work with a world-class team of reporters and editors, including the Editor-in-Chief, to pick projects that can change our newsroom and drive the business forward.
These projects will run the gamut from epic standalone projects; to scalable and repeatable tools; to micro-interactives created for social media. Most projects will involve collaboration with other departments including tech, design and marketing. The newsroom developer will work closely with the product development team, ensuring that the work follows our quality and security standards.
The successful candidate will have a balance of of data science understanding, as well front-end and backend web development (full stack).
Skills and Qualifications
- Great communication and teamwork skills. This is a cross-functional role
- Minimum 4 years of software development experience
- Strong front-end development skills
- Backend development experience with languages such as PHP, Python, R, and/or others
- Understanding of data science analysis, and strong database skills
- Good applied statistics skills
- A data-oriented personality
- Extraordinary attention to accuracy and detail.
- Experience with modern, dynamic programming languages and frameworks (Python, Ruby, Node).
- Experience with cartography and mapping tools (TileMill, QGIS, TopoJSON).
- Experience with statistical programming languages including R.