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News Applications Editor

HOY, a division of Chicago Tribune Media Group, the largest circulating Spanish-language daily newspaper Monday through Friday in the United States is seeking a News Applications Editor to join their team. HOY is regarded as Chicago's "Newspaper of Record for Hispanics" and is quickly also becoming the leading news-site for Spanish-language online users nation-wide.

As the “mobile-web team leader” the News Applications Editor leads Hoy’s developers in platform development, conceptualization and design. You will work closely with other applications developers across Tribune, as well as Hoy staff to research, present/pitch and develop technical innovations that will assure Hoy maintains progressive and innovative publishing practices within industry standards. Screen scraping, dealing with data, visualizing and exploring information are core functions of this role as well as a commitment to open source technology and community. This role is a senior leadership position in the newsroom, not subordinate to content specialists that reports directly to Editorial Director to hone team strategy in collaboration with Print/Design and TV/Video team leaders on execution.

Responsibilities:

  • Writing GUI code, mining data and managing servers
  • Information design and data science (statistics, exploratory data analysis, R)
  • Maintaining high performance web sites
  • Tailoring Hoy technology to the Tribune’s target Hispanic audiences and serving reader needs and wants based on research and knowledge of current media consumption habits
  • Identifying and adapting valuable general market digital resources and products for Hoy’s audience
  • Representing the department internally with colleagues and externally with vendors as well as general market properties and communicating departmental mission, direction and strategic future
  • Understanding the technical and programming philosophies of all aspects of our platforms to maintain them
  • Building and adapting social media or crowdsourcing applications
  • Interacting and collaborating with the other team leaders, including but not limited to all content verticals and platforms of print and video/TV

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher
  • Minimum of 3-5 years of online product experience at a news publication or website
  • Knowledge and acceptance of Tribune’s mission and strategy
  • Excellent command of oral and written English and Spanish preferred
  • Must be able and willing to work irregular hours as necessary
  • Knowledge of the following tools:
  • Wordpress
  • Django
  • PostresSQL
  • HTML/CSS
  • PostGIS
  • PHP/SQL
  • Amazon EC2 + Ubuntu Linux