Temple University Philadelphia , PA 19107

Posted 2 months ago

News Catalyst is a two-year, grant-funded project, based at Temple University's Klein College of Media and Communication that provides tools, fosters collaboration, and promotes experimentation in service of building digitally sustainable news organizations.

The Developer will report to the Deputy Director, Technology and significantly contribute in development of all of News Catalyst's technology-driven projects. This includes Press Pass, our OAuth-based single sign-on platform for news tools; our guide to the best news tools on the market; and any custom products or tools we build in collaboration with our partner news enterprises.

The Developer will build the tools necessary to serve our mission of connecting journalists to essential tools, fill the technical gaps journalists face by collaborating on new solutions, and reinforce the open source journalism technology community by contributing to valuable projects. The Developer will be a key open source team advocate, fostering community around our open source work and contributing to the larger journalism and technology open source world. Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Education and Experience:

Bachelor's degree and at least three years of experience as a developer in a news environment. Experience maintaining or contributing to open source projects. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.

Required Skills and Abilities:

  • Fluency in writing code on both the server-side and the client-side for the internet; primarily using Python and JavaScript, or similar system.

  • Ability to take technical projects from conception to completion efficiently and effectively.

  • Ability to start new projects and move quickly with different collaborators.

  • Must have interest in user-centered design and comfort level participating in user testing, research, and other activities to help craft the technical solutions that are built.

  • Ability to effectively promote local journalism and push the field forward.

  • Must be comfortable working with a remote team.

Temple University values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity for all persons regardless of age, color, disability, ethnicity, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other status protected by law.

Compliance Statement: In the performance of their functions as detailed in the position description employees have an obligation to avoid ethical, legal, financial and other conflicts of interest to ensure that their actions and outside activities do not conflict with their primary employment responsibilities at the institution. Employees are also expected to understand and be in compliance with applicable laws, University and. employment policies and regulations, including NCAA regulations for areas and departments which their essential functions cause them to interact.

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