Job Opening: News Apps Developer

The Texas Tribune News Apps team is about to have another growth spurt — and we’re searching for the right person to join us!

Our News Apps team works in tandem with the Tribune’s newsroom and tech developers to tell politics and policy stories in innovative ways, and to help our readers better access and understand their state government. We create large-scale data explorers on everything from campaign finance to public schools, develop clever and informative data visualizations like NCAA-style election brackets, and keep an ever-watchful eye on the conflicts and interests of elected and appointed officials. That list barely scratches the surface. We’re a fan of maps, charts and interactive quizzes, too. Rule of thumb: If you dream it up, you can develop it.

We’re seeking a news apps developer who:

  • Is passionate about politics, policy and open government
  • Is committed to web standards
  • Can meet deadlines and produce quick-turn projects
  • Has a great eye for design and visual detail

The ideal candidate must know or be willing to learn:

  • jQuery
  • HTML, CSS, JavaScript
  • Python/Django
  • Backbone.js
  • Mapbox/Leaflet.js
  • D3
  • Responsive design
  • QGIS
  • GitHub best practices

The Tribune is a non-profit, non-partisan digital news organization with the broader mission of creating a better-educated, better-informed Texas. Our readers always come first; we’re committed to producing projects that work across platforms and browsers. And giving back to the news apps community is in our DNA; we share our work.

If our goals align with your ambition, and you’d like to be the fourth member of our news apps team, email your resume, links to previous projects and/or your GitHub account to [email protected] and [email protected]. We promise you’ll have a blast.

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