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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.

The work will require advanced experience with HTML5, CSS, JavaScript (jQuery); an understanding of responsive design and proficiency with interaction design and user interfaces; familiarity with mining and manipulating data and Web scraping. Light Ruby or Python helpful.  Responsibilities include producing daily and project-based digital journalism that will appear on the bureau’s website and be integrated into other McClatchy desktop and mobile publishing products. 

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:

McClatchy Now! – A Google Currents App


 Qualified candidates will have the following skills and requirements:

  • College degree

  • Minimum of 2 years programming experience

  • Advanced command of HTML5, CSS, JavaScript (including jQuery)

  • 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


Send resume and cover letter with salary requirements by email to: "" Salary and benefits competitive. EOE.

The McClatchy Company, Washington Bureau,

700 12th Street, NW, Suite 100,

Washington, DC 20005.


No phone calls please.