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Company: The New York Times
Position:
Newsroom Developer/Data Visualization Programmer 1 Job
Location:
Massachusetts
Job Status:  Not Specified
Ad Expires: 
August 2, 2013
Job ID: 1506174

Description:
Newsroom developer / data visualization programmer

The Boston Globe is looking for a creative programmer/developer to tell interactive stories on its digital properties, Boston.com and BostonGlobe.com. You should be driven to create maps, charts and tools for data display. You will be immersed in a fast-paced newsroom collaborating with reporters, editors, newsroom programmers, infographic specialists, digital designers, and site producers to build ambitious story presentations at one of the oldest, yet most forward-thinking, news organizations in the country.

The Boston Globe, BostonGlobe.com, and Boston.com are the dominant news sources in New England. The Globe, founded in 1872, has a daily circulation of 232,000 copies and has won 20 Pulitzer Prizes. BostonGlobe.com, launched in 2011, was named the Best Daily Newspaper Website in the country. Boston.com is among the most visited newspaper website in the country, with nearly 200 million page views and 5 million unique users each month. Since its inception in 1995, it has won many awards for its journalism, including the Jesse Laventhol Prize for online storytelling from the American Society of Newspaper Editors, EPpys, and New England Emmys for video production.

Apply if you:

- Love to help readers understand complicated information

- Are a life-long learner who is curious about news, the community, and how things work

- Have a demonstrated ability to build meaningful, usable web presentations from concept to completion

- Are a generous colleague who is committed to teaching and sharing technical skills and who can explain complex concepts to smart non-techie types in a friendly, approachable way

- Are a self-starter who makes decisions independently, proposes solutions, iterates rapidly, and is able to get things done

What you’ll do:

- Build creative news applications such as data-driven maps, databases, aggregators, social media apps, widgets and mobile tools

- Work with reporters and editors, helping them research projects and imagine new and better ways to present information and tell stories online

- Work with the design director to design and develop tools to enhance user experience

- Work closely with the company-wide development team as they write code and manage application services across the site

You should have demonstrable experience with some of the following and an eagerness to learn more:

- Semantic, standards-driven web development and design; CSS(3), HTML(5)

- JavaScript libraries and frameworks

- Data collection and analysis using APIs

Extra credit for:

- Experience with responsive design techniques

- Graphics or design background

Please provide examples of work (the finished project and code samples) plus an explanation of your contribution. We’ll accept any and all of the following: Links to web apps, repos, portfolios, etc.

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Company Information:

The Boston Globe is wholly owned by the New York Times Company (NYSE: NYT), a leading, global multimedia news and information company with 2011 revenues of $2.3 billion, that includes The New York Times, the International Herald Tribune, The Boston Globe, NYTimes.com, BostonGlobe.com, Boston.com, and related properties. The Company's core purpose is to enhance society by creating, collecting and distributing high-quality news, information and entertainment.

Boston.com is one of the most visited regional portals in the U.S. and is wholly owned by The New York Times Company, a leading global, multimedia news and information company with 2011 revenues of $2.3 billion, that includes The New York Times, the International Herald Tribune, The Boston Globe, NYTimes.com, BostonGlobe.com, Boston.com, About.com and related properties. The Company's core purpose is to enhance society by creating, collecting and distributing high-quality news, information and entertainment.

EEO Statement: The Boston Globe is an equal employment opportunity employer, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, age, disability, national origin, citizenship or any other protected characteristic. The Boston Globe is committed to diversity in its most inclusive sense.

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