The Texas Tribune is a nonprofit, nonpartisan digital news organization that is recognized as a leader in self-supporting journalism. Our reporters, editors, and engineers work from our Austin office (conveniently located just blocks from the Capitol) to make Texans smarter. After seven years of successful storytelling we’re considered the gold standard in nonprofit news, and we need you on our engineering team to help us refine and perfect our story-building process.
We want to hear from you if:
You will be part of a team that is constantly improving our newsroom’s systems (including a Django CMS and its interaction with external APIs), as well as prototyping new tools. We use a modern workflow (including Docker, HTTPS, and Webpack), and you will always have a new challenge to take on. Your typical day’s work might include revamping a Django app, troubleshooting a MailChimp API import, downing some chips and guacamole in the newsroom, helping a reporter with a CMS issue, reviewing code or planning for a new feature on the site.
Our engineering team works across departments — editorial, membership, audience, events and sponsorships — to build tools and websites. For example, you’d join us working on:
Note, however, that this is not a data visualization position; the Tribune has a separate team for that. As a member of the engineering team, you will work with data and collaborate with the data viz team from time to time, but if you’re gunning to build data visualizations and trawl through datasets, this role is not for you.
You should have:
It would be nice if you have:
We’re a "grown-up startup,” meaning we all wear many hats, but we’re also big fans of getting enough sleep. We think 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. Your benefits would include a downtown office with parking; medical, vision and dental insurance; cellphone stipend; 20 days of vacation; support for professional training and attending industry conferences; and copious amounts of edible treats in the office.
If you'd like to apply, please send us:
Email your materials, or any questions about the role, to firstname.lastname@example.org and mention “Software Engineer” in the subject. Also, we'd love it if you let us know where you ran across this job listing.
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.