NJ Advance Media, which creates content for NJ.com, The Star-Ledger and other affiliated papers, is seeking a News App Developer/Designer to join our award-winning team. 

 We have a track record of stories that make change and show New Jersey life in a different way. We’ve created a database to help hold police officers to account, designed a game for readers to find the best town for them and created a breathtaking project that tells the harrowing life story of Joyce the elephant.

 The ideal candidate wants to:

— Design and develop interactive data visualizations and news apps to elevate the impact of our stories.

— Collaborate with other journalists to use video, audio, maps, interactives and graphics to create unique storytelling experiences to delight our readers.

— Wrangle data, including scraping, cleaning and analyzing, and create graphics with tools or with your own code.

— Collaborate with other journalists on how to visualize or tell stories with data.

Some of the skills we’d like to see include:

— Front-end web design and development. Fluency in HTML/CSS and Javascript, and knowledge of libraries such as D3.js.

— Mobile-first thinking and design that is responsive and accessible.

— Experience designing and developing interactive graphics from scratch.

— Creating news apps with Django, Flask or other tools.

— Knowledge of mapping tools such as QGIS, Mapbox, Leaflet.js, etc.

— Scraping, cleaning or analyzing data with tools such as Python, Javascript, Excel or R.

— Knowledge of Adobe tools such as Illustrator, Photoshop or Premiere to edit assets.

— Ability to help troubleshoot and tune up legacy content and reader revenue initiatives. 

Worried you don’t meet every bullet point but think this is the role for you? Apply anyway.

This role is based in Woodbridge, New Jersey, and reports to the senior managing producer of data and investigations.        

Send resume, cover letter and work links to Ashleigh Graf, [email protected].

NJ Advance Media is a company positioned for the future. We embrace the rapidly evolving digital landscape and are committed to developing new solutions across current and emerging media to help advertisers grow their businesses. In addition to flexible advertising opportunities with powerful media vehicles that we represent, we offer custom digital solutions from web and mobile site development, to a sophisticated array of search and social media optimization and targeted display solutions to reach audiences on all platforms.

Our focus is on developing a real-time approach to reporting news, sports and entertainment content for consumption across all platforms and devices throughout New Jersey and Easton, PA. On nj.com and lehighvalleylive.com, we ensure the communities we serve have 24/7 access to the news and information that’s most relevant locally, regionally and beyond. Our quality journalism and in-depth coverage is provided locally in The Star-Ledger, The Hunterdon County Democrat, The Suburban News, The Times of Trenton, South Jersey Times and The Express-Times.

NJ Advance Media is a part of Advance Local, one of the largest media groups in the United States, which operates the leading news and information companies in more than 25 cities, reaching 50+ million people monthly with our quality, real-time journalism and community engagement. Our company is built upon the values of Integrity, Collaboration, Accountability, Fearlessness, and Customer Focus. For more information about Advance Local, please visit www.advancelocal.com.

Advance Local is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, physical or mental impairment, sexual orientation, marital status or any other category protected under federal, state or local law.