Product Developer, Business Tools -

Product Developer, Business Tools

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ProPublica is seeking a talented, versatile full-stack developer with extensive front-end experience. This is a contract position through Dec. 31, 2018. You’ll work with our team to supercharge the development and implementation of tools to support our expanding business operations and find useful, delightful ways that technology can help us do our jobs better. This role is a chance to make a difference in an environment where smart engineering and thoughtful design are integral to the mission.

We are looking for someone who has:

  • The ability to take a request from initial specifications and designs to finished webpages
  • Experience prototyping interactivity, demonstrating ideas to stakeholders and incorporating their feedback
  • A track record implementing and iterating webpages based on stakeholder feedback and user needs
  • Mastery of HTML, CSS and SASS with an eye for design
  • Comfort with front-end scripting concepts like the DOM, and ability to write Javascript with AND without libraries like jQuery
  • Knowledge of a common back-end language such as PHP, Python or Ruby
  • Familiarity with common CMS templating systems such as Twig or Liquid
  • Experience with responsive email template design

Our ideal candidate will also have familiarity with the off-the-shelf tools that our business team uses regularly, especially those for web analytics (Google Analytics/Tag Manager and Chartbeat), email newsletters and marketing (Pardot), and donations (Salesforce and Classy).

You can be a great candidate even if you don’t fit everything we’ve described above. You can also have important skills we haven’t thought of. If that’s you, don’t hesitate to apply and tell us about yourself.

We are dedicated to improving our newsroom, in part by better reflecting the people we cover. (Here is a breakdown of our own staff.) We are committed to diversity and building an inclusive environment for people of all backgrounds and ages, and we’re taking steps to meet that commitment. We especially encourage members of traditionally underrepresented communities to apply, including women, people of color, LGBTQ people and people with disabilities.



About Us

The Mission
To expose abuses of power and betrayals of the public trust by government, business, and other institutions, using the moral force of investigative journalism to spur reform through the sustained spotlighting of wrongdoing.

ProPublica is an independent, nonprofit newsroom that produces investigative journalism with moral force. We dig deep into important issues, shining a light on abuses of power and betrayals of public trust — and we stick with those issues as long as it takes to hold power to account.

With a team of more than 75 dedicated journalists, ProPublica covers a range of topics including government and politics, business, criminal justice, the environment, education, health care, immigration, and technology. We focus on stories with the potential to spur real-world impact. Among other positive changes, our reporting has contributed to the passage of new laws; reversals of harmful policies and practices; and accountability for leaders at local, state and national levels.

Investigative journalism requires a great deal of time and resources, and many newsrooms can no longer afford to take on this kind of deep-dive reporting. As a nonprofit, ProPublica’s work is powered primarily through donations. The vast bulk of the money we spend goes directly into world-class, award-winning journalism. We are committed to uncovering the truth, no matter how long it takes or how much it costs, and we practice transparent financial reporting so donors know how their dollars are spent.

ProPublica was founded in 2007-2008 with the belief that investigative journalism is critical to our democracy. Our staff remains dedicated to carrying forward the important work of exposing corruption, informing the public about complex issues, and using the power of investigative journalism to spur reform.

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