Digital News Developer
The McClatchy Washington Bureau is seeking a Digital News Developer to create interactive storytelling experiences as part of a digital strategy that will advance the company’s national and international journalism.
Candidates should describe their success conceptualizing and building news apps, data visualizations, and interactive graphics. If you are a visual storyteller, someone who sees the narrative in numbers, and thinks in code, this is your opportunity to make a mark. Expect your journalism skills to be as important as your programming skills. This editorial position will ask you to tell stories differently and inspire others to do the same.
This position is part of an online team of three that works with the bureau’s 40 regional, national and foreign correspondents and with web staffs across the company. Part of the online team’s mission is to model meaningful, innovative digital journalism. A motivational, collegial work style is a must, as is a desire to learn and teach about new forms of storytelling.
Work with McClatchy editors, reporters, designers and developers to craft the best means of telling news stories digitally.
Create storyboards, wireframes, page layouts, prototypes, emails, landing pages and other Web assets and deliverables needed during project development.
Publish interactive graphics, data visualizations, news apps, multimedia and other digital content with an excellence that matches the reporting it supports.
Bureau Links: www.mcclatchydc.com
QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS:
Qualified candidates will have the following skills and requirements:
Minimum of 2 years programming experience
Light Ruby or Python for data mining, Web scraping
Comfort with data analysis
Understanding of responsive design
Familiarity with Final Cut Pro and Adobe InDesign
CONTACT / TO APPLY:
Send resume and cover letter with salary requirements by email to: "RecruitingAdmin@mcclatchydc.com." Salary and benefits competitive. EOE.
The McClatchy Company, Washington Bureau,
700 12th Street, NW, Suite 100,
Washington, DC 20005.
No phone calls please.