Interactive Developer - Technical.ly

Interactive Developer

The Philadelphia Inquirer |  Philadelphia | Dev / Eng

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Summary

Reporting to the Assistant Managing Editor for Digital, you will be part of a small, multi-disciplinary team of editors and developers dedicated to experimental and interactive storytelling both on and off-platform. You will work with reporters, editors, photographers, designers, product managers and engineers to create rich and engaging stories.

What You’ll Do

Interactive developers work on a wide variety of projects, from monthslong immersive experiences to data visualization and smaller reusable elements that enhance our everyday articles. A few recent highlights from the team:

  • Immersive storytelling — inquirer.com/blackandblue
  • Special sections – inquirer.com/diningguide
  • Data visualization – inquirer.com/virustracker
  • Service journalism – inquirer.com/howtovote
  • Visual journalism – inquirer.com/ballroom
  • Narratives and investigations – inquirer.com/devereux
  • Explanatory graphics – inquirer.com/howpollingworks

We are looking for someone who works collaboratively, learns quickly and is an excellent communicator. Your portfolio demonstrates strong design work, innovative storytelling techniques and UX knowledge. You should also have extensive experience with web development technologies. Experience with video, photography, illustration, server-side technologies, and/or game mechanics is a big plus.

We want a team member who is passionate about designing and making great experiences. You are an original and critical thinker. You’re flexible and patient in collaborating with people of various technical skill levels, and you naturally foster an environment of learning and mature, constructive dialogue.

Who We’re Looking For

  • 4+ years of web design experience.
  • Experience in media, or a media-adjacent industry a plus.
  • Strong visual and interactive design skills – a clear grasp of typography, layout, color, motion and behavior.
  • 2 + years with client-side development, including HTML, CSS and Javascript, including frameworks like React.
  • Basic knowledge of Git.
  • Ability to convey interactive story ideas and complex interactions with wireframes and prototypes.
  • Demonstrated ability to envision and direct the creation of presentations that intelligently incorporate visual media and text.
  • Attention to detail and excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to meet deadlines and to adapt to change in a daily, unpredictable news production environment.
  • A keen interest in our collaborators and competitors across our industry
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Health & Wellness Benefits
  • Dental
  • Disability Insurance
  • Health Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Onsite Gym
  • Vision
  • Wellness Programs
Other
  • Game Room
  • Remote Work
  • Work from Home
Parental Benefits
  • Family Medical Leave
  • Flexible Work Schedule
  • Generous Parental Leave
  • Mother Rooms
Perks & Discounts
  • Casual Dress
  • Company Outings
  • Special Discounts
Professional Development
  • Online Trainings
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
  • 401K
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
  • Generous PTO
  • Paid Holidays
  • Paid Sick Days

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