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Company: MacNeil Lehrer Productions
News Developer
Job Status:  Full-time
Ad Expires: 
February 18, 2013
Job ID: 1462366


News Developer

The PBS NewsHour seeks a news developer to build online news apps, develop interactive interfaces, and contribute to data reporting. Candidates should be comfortable working independently or in a small team and should be able to function in a hectic, news-driven environment.


This position offers a unique opportunity to work on high profile news projects as well as large-scale site improvements. The right candidate will bring creativity, analytical skills, and a passion for all forms of digital media.

Primary Responsibilities:

- Partner with reporters to research, investigate and report on data-driven news stories.

- Develop news applications that allow users to explore the stories behind data.

- Explore emerging technologies and services and develop strategy for digital coverage of major news events.

- Continue development of our second screen applications and the PBS NewsHour Map Center.

- Help to maintain our PHP/Python based CMS and production applications


Potential candidates should be proficient in some or all of the following skill sets: javascript, php and/or python, database manipulation and administration, and html/CSS.


MINIMUM STARTING SALARY:  Salary commensurate with experience.

This position is part of The PBS NewsHour combined Online and Broadcast production department located in Arlington, VA. The news developer will report to the Creative Director.

Please send resume and work samples/urls to Travis Daub, Creative Director, PBS NewsHour.

No phone calls please; Principals only



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