Vacancy : Editorial Interactives Developer, The New Yorker
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Company Location : New York, NY
The New Yorker is a multi-platform media enterprise, spanning print, digital, audio, video, and live events. Founded in 1925, The New Yorker is considered by many to be the most influential magazine in the world, renowned for its in-depth reporting, political and cultural commentary, fiction, poetry, humor, and cartoons. In addition to the weekly print magazine, The New Yorker has become a daily digital destination for news and cultural coverage by its staff writers and other contributors. In print and online, The New Yorker stands apart for its commitment to truth and accuracy, for the quality of its prose, and its insistence on exciting and moving every reader.
The Editorial Interactives front-end developer collaborates with designers, developers, editors, and producers to create visually rich features connected to magazine stories and enterprise multimedia projects for newyorker.com. This person will help to develop new techniques for interactive storytelling and will have the opportunity to work with New Yorker writers and artists on a wide range of story genres—humor, culture , politics, science , and investigative reporting . This is a guild position and reports to the Interactives Director, but is managed day-to-day by the Editorial Interactives Senior Designer/Developer.
Develop design files into responsive Web experiences and incorporate editorial feedback.
Experiment with different techniques for interactions, animations, motion design, and user flows to create visually rich components for interactive stories.
Create sketches and develop prototypes to quickly communicate ideas.
Support and collaborate with developers on the team, as well as freelance developers.
Develop and maintain a front-end component library (React) and internal development tools.
Participate in team stand-ups, contribute to sprint planning sessions, and collaborate with teammates to review the department’s work.
Brainstorm and pitch ideas for interactive treatments by reading manuscripts for New Yorker stories and reviewing other media.
Research and learn new coding languages or technologies as needed.
Additional duties as required, or as assigned by manager.
Skills and Qualifications:
B.A./B.S. in computer science, or equivalent practical experience.
At least five years of experience developing digital projects in an editorial environment.
Some experience with back-end development, such as Node.js, Ruby, or PHP.
Experience collaborating on cross-functional teams, which include journalists, designers, and engineers.
Ability to realistically scope project requirements and timelines.
Ability to develop projects independently and collaborate with other developers as needed.
Experience working with multimedia, including animation, audio, video, still images, and text.
Exceptional visual sensibilities that demonstrate a solid understanding of layout, typography, and UX design.
Experience working with component-based design systems.
Proficient in standard design software (Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects, Sketch, Figma).
Excellent engineering habits, which include writing well organized code and documentation.
Proficiency with version control (Git) and code reviews.
Fastidious attention to detail and exceptional organizational skills.
Strong editorial values and appreciation for the style and standards of The New Yorker.
Willingness to work some early mornings, nights, weekends, and holidays.
What happens next?
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