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We’re hiring: WordPress, HTML5 developer extraordinaire

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We are looking for an experienced web developer who can help us build sites for the Chicago Tribune and Chicago Tribune Media Group. Somebody who has a passion for code and getting things done. Somebody who likes having a problem to solve.

On the News Apps team, you will help us research, design, and build online news products. You will be a generalist: sometimes interviewing or helping users, sometimes writing HTML and CSS, sometimes coding in Python, PHP or Javascript, and sometimes working on servers.

You will work with a group of talented, passionate folks who enjoy making websites and software. We have short deadlines so we work iteratively and try to work closely with our users and stakeholders. It can be stressful at times, but it’s worth it. We build good stuff fast and you will become a better programmer. You will always be refining your tools and trying out bleeding edge web technologies. You will make things you will be proud to show mom.

Acronyms and buzzwords:

These are the tools we use. Apply if you can rock them.

  • WordPress & PHP development
  • Git
  • HTML5, CSS3, SASS and Responsive Design
  • Javascript & Coffeescript: Backbone.js, Underscore.js, jQuery
  • Python and Django
  • Amazon Web Services: EC2, S3, RDS
  • Linux/Ubuntu server administration: Apache, Nginx, Varnish

P.S. You don’t have to know them all to apply.

Stuff we’ve done:

You will be working on these sites, and new ones like them.

And you’ll be contributing to our blog and our github.

Gear you’ll get:

  • One shiny, new MacBook Pro (or an iMac, if you’d prefer)
  • One CDM (Cheap Dell Monitor)
  • One comfy Aeron chair
  • …all at a desk somewhere in the Tribune newsroom, where you’ll be surrounded by reporters arguing with the cops, yelling about the ball game, telling crazy stories, and otherwise practicing their trade.
Interested? Send a cover letter and resume to newsapps at

Written by Ryan Mark

January 12, 2012 at 10:12 am

Posted in Jobs, PHP, Python

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  1. […] a post to their News App Blog advertising the position, they list the “gear you’ll get” […]

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