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Company: The Press Democrat
News Programmer/Developer
Job Status:  Full-time
Ad Expires: 
February 7, 2013
Job ID: 1459590


 The Press Democrat

Under new Local ownership - Sonoma Media Investments, LLC

News Programmer/Developer

 The Press Democrat is seeking an a News Programmer/Developer who will be responsible for development, execution and implementation of online programs on all digital platforms and involves close daily collaboration with all areas of a newsroom as well as with an online development department. Journalism and technical backgrounds are required.

 Responsibilities include:

This position is responsible for:

  • Provide technical support for newsroom online CMS and all online editorial sites
  • Create, or assist in creating, creative news applications such as data-driven maps, databases, mash-ups, aggregators, social media apps, widgets and mobile tools that will either stand-alone or be paired with other journalistic content
  • Work closely with reporters and editors throughout the organization, helping them research and present their work -- either through mining existing data on the web, taking in feeds, or working with reporters to imagine new and better ways to present information and tell stories online. 
  • Work closely with the Digital Director to indicate, design and help develop tools site producers and other newsroom staff can use to enhance user experience 
  • Work closely with the online team in Santa Rosa and third-party vendors as they write code and manage application services across the site
  • Keeping up on the latest industry trends.
  • Explain technologies and solutions to technical and non-technical stakeholders.
  • Optimizes performance for the applications.

 Job Requirements:

  • BS from accredited college or university or equivalent education and/or experience preferred
  • Two plus years’ experience in a specific Programmer/Developer digital platforms with a successful track record.
  • Strong project management and inter-departmental coordination skills.
  • Ability to execute on multiple projects while closely measuring the impact of each project and changing course when needed.
  • Proactive, energetic, innovator looking to have a significant impact on success of business clients.
  • Demonstrated ability to build impressive, meaningful web applications.
  • Ability to make decisions independently and iterate rapidly.
  • Familiarity with basic HTML, CSS, XML sitemap submissions, and code structure preferred
  • Knowledge of jQuery and/or other Javascript frameworks
  • Experience with creating, maintaining and implementing source code.
  • Experience with databases (MySQL, or equivalent)
  • Familiarity with PHP and/or JSP

 We are looking for candidates that have the following qualities:

  • Technical Proficiency
  • Dynamic Interpersonal skills
  • High-impact Communication
  • Analytical Skills
  • Detailed orientated
  • Ability to deal with ambiguity
  • Expanding and Advancing Opportunities
  • Planning and Organizing
  • Decision-Making, Problem Solving Skills & Learning on the fly
  • Building Partnerships
  • Team Player
  • Ability to work independently

 The Press Democrat values the contribution of their employees and offers a competitive compensation plan. We also offer an array of benefits, including medical, dental, vision, life, accident insurance and Paid Time Off.

The Press Democrat is committed to a drug and alcohol free workplace. Any job offer is conditional upon satisfactorily completing a background investigation and pre-employment drug testing. Some of the above positions require a valid California State Driver's License, proof of insurance and reliable transportation.  See job description for details.

To be considered please submit a cover letter and resume to: and put the title of the position you are applying for in the subject line.

 The Press Democrat is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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