ProPublica is seeking journalist-developers to work on unifying and enhancing our interactive databases (we call them “news applications”) that cover politics and Congress. These are contract positions that begin immediately and run until the end of 2017.
News Apps Developers will work with some the best news nerds on the planet on one of the biggest and most innovative projects in investigative and data journalism.
Ideal candidates will have:
- Design talent, coding acumen and a journalist’s insight, or demonstrated excellence in at least two of these areas and an aptitude for and genuine interest in developing your skills in all three.
- Experience working with congressional or political data and scraping or parsing semi-structured information.
- Attention to detail and a love for making things.
- The self-discipline to work independently, as well as an eagerness to work with teammates on collaborative projects.
- Fluency in modern and widely supported front- and back-end languages. Since this is a contract position, we prefer candidates be already familiar with either Python or Ruby.
We also know that great candidates can bring skills to ProPublica that we haven’t thought of, and who won’t fit everything we’ve described above. If this is you, don’t hesitate to apply, and tell us what unique contributions you can offer. We’re especially fascinated by the civic hacker community and think that their skills are transferrable to journalism.
You can apply using this form. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. The last day to apply is Sunday, May 7. We have a preference for candidates who can work out of ProPublica’s shared space in Washington, D.C., but will consider remote for the right candidate. These positions are full time with benefits.
ProPublica is dedicated to improving our newsroom, in part by better reflecting the people we cover. Therefore, we are committed to diversity and especially encourage members of underrepresented communities to apply, including women, people of color, LGBTQ people and people with disabilities.
Have questions? Email [email protected].