Developer, Data Visuals team

The Texas Tribune is hiring!

The Texas Tribune is seeking a full-time developer to build news tools and manage data.

About the data visuals team:

  • This position is in the Tribune's award-winning data visuals department, a hybrid news applications and graphics team.
  • We create and maintain the Tribune's data explorers, which are news applications built using Django/Python or Node.js.
  • We are journalists who work closely with reporters and editors to generate ideas, request public records and comb through the results. Then, we use what we find to tell data-driven, visual stories.
  • We publish the most comprehensive real-time election results in Texas. Then, we analyze that data to give our savvy readers the context they need.
  • We build command-line tools using Node.js to power our workflows.
  • We primarily use Python and Bash for data analysis.

About you:

  • You want to build newsroom tools that help both reporters and readers better understand and explore large data sets on topics such as campaign finance, immigration, education and public health.
  • You are curious about what makes Texas tick and what data can tell us about the second-largest state in the country.
  • You can demonstrate the ability to learn and apply your skills in creative ways — and share those skills with others.
  • You approach problems with a combination of coding smarts and journalistic rigor.
  • You are not expected to have design or data visualization experience.

We know there are great people who won’t check all of these boxes, and we also know you might bring important skills that we haven’t thought of. If that’s you, don’t hesitate to apply and tell us about yourself.

About The Texas Tribune:

The Texas Tribune is a nonprofit newsroom based in Austin, Texas, dedicated to engaging and informing Texans on politics and policy news. We are read by more than 1.5 million people every month and have more journalists covering state government than any newsroom in the country. In addition, our events team hosts more than 50 free conversations between the public and elected officials across the state every year.

We’re a "grown-up startup,” meaning we all wear many hats, but we’re also big fans of getting enough sleep. We believe our office is a pretty great place to work, and we're proud of the job we've done helping to make Texas politics transparent and accessible to the world at large. The Texas Tribune is committed to cultivating a diverse and inclusive workplace and encourages people of all backgrounds to apply.

Benefits: Downtown office with paid parking or commuting stipend; medical, vision and dental insurance; a cell phone stipend; 20 days of paid time off; up to 12 weeks of paid family leave plus four weeks of additional job protection; 401(k) matching; support for professional training and attending industry conferences.

How to apply:

Please submit your application by Aug. 31 using our form. Email Darla Cameron and Ryan Murphy at datavisuals-jobs@texastribune.org with any questions. We can't wait to hear from you!