Database developer position:
The Washington Post is looking for a database developer to join its award-wining Graphics Department. The graphics team creates interactive stories, including visualizations, maps, databases and multimedia projects.
This developer will build data-centered projects on a wide variety of topics. Sometimes on a daily deadline, sometimes on major long-term projects. They would help us build APIS, template database pages, deploy to our servers and analyze, clean and scrape data. Projects would include things like the homicides map, congressional votes database, drones database and power outages tracker.
Candidates should be experienced developers with excellent data-wrangling skills. They should be extremely detail-oriented and have a passion for writing clean, well-documented code. A track record of writing and contributing to open-source projects is strongly recommended.
The Post is a fast-paced organization focused on building stories and products that push the industry forward. This is an exciting time in the news business. We are creating the storytelling forms of the future and discovering news ways to use technology to drive our storytelling every day. Join us.
Interested candidates should contact Kat Downs at firstname.lastname@example.org or Tracy Grant at email@example.com by April 21.
Product designer position:
The Washington Post is seeking a Product Designer to join the Digital Products and Design team. This person will champion efforts with project requirements and strategy, information architecture and interaction design to create beautiful, easy-to-use, multiplatform experiences.
This role will play a key part in all digital products from concept to delivery and beyond. The newsroom is committed to bringing great journalism to our audiences – and the form in which it takes needs your expertise.
User experience is key and the ideal candidate needs to understand people – who they are, how they interact with our digital products, and what our audience expects from The Washington Post.
Responsibilities: ● Gather user and project requirements to create conceptual wireframes and/or prototypes for editorial projects, apps, and commercial products ● Collaborate with research and members of the design team on formal and informal usability testing ● Design and specify details of user interaction, user interfaces and information architecture ● Communicate concepts, ideas and design rationale with project stakeholders ● Contribute to a multidiscipline team that can include content creators, developers, designers and project managers to develop product improvements and additions based on business objectives, usability studies and research metrics
Requirements/Qualifications: ● 3+ years of experience with user interface design ● Journalism experience a plus but not required ● Must have the ability to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines ● Organized and very detail oriented ● Must be self motivated and inspired by your craft this role needs a person with original ideas and fresh approaches to each project ● Command of industry best practices in information design and architecture, usability and accessibility, and scalable, dynamic web user interfaces ● Experience using research and analytics to inform design ● Advanced knowledge of tools such as Adobe Creative Suite ● BS/BA in Design, HCI or related field ● HTML/CSS/JS experience required Candidate must submit work samples/portfolios to be considered.
If interested, please contact Joey Marburger (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Tracy Grant (email@example.com) by April 18.
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