This position intersects with the news room and NYPR’s digital group. You will work hand-in-hand with reporters, producers and editors for WNYC News, The Brian Lehrer Show, New Jersey Public Radio and other news/information services. Under the daily supervision of the Editor of Data News you will build news visualizations and interactives. Reporting to the Director of Digital Technology, you will be a member of an agile team of programmers working on longer-term projects related to audience engagement, mobile product development, innovation in audio, and other aspects of NYPR’s digital experience.
- Participate in conceiving data news visualizations and applications .
- Build the front end of those data news visualizations and applications.
- Develop interfaces for the web and mobile apps.
- Assist with ongoing development to improve WNYC's journalism technologies, including building data tools for journalists.
- Work closely with NYPR's developers and digital teams to follow NYPR's best practices and ensure integration across systems.
- Write and maintain technical documentation on applications, processes and workflow
- Maintain awareness of industry trends in technology, data news and media. This includes design, content, community, user interfaces and information architecture.
- Bachelor's degree or equivalent and three years professional experience in Web development
- HTML5, CSS and JSON/AJAX fluency
- Strong, clean and elegant visual design aesthetic with attention to typography, layout, and color
- Demonstrated ability to turn designs and concepts of one’s own and others’ into beautiful, functional web and mobile experiences.
- Experience with Mobile design and development including responsive design best practices
- Ability to perform cross-browser testing and debugging
- Experience working in a newsroom or public-facing media organization
with an ability to work efficiently under fast-breaking, deadline conditions and juggle multiple priorities
- Ability and eagerness to teach yourself new skills with minimal hand-holding
- Ability to work extended hours as needed, including some evenings and weekends, and to be on-call for emergencies required
- Confidence in working with a strong, passionate, fast-paced team environment.
- Open-source project participation
- Project experience with geo/mapping or data visualization elements
- A public github/stackoverflow/dribbble/etc portfolio