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[JOB] Front-end Javascript Engineer, New York Public Radio

Front-End Javascript Engineer
New York Public Radio
New York, NY, United States


New York Public Radio seeks a front-end developer with proven javascript skills, an interest in design and UI and a passion for public media, new technology, and the creation of digital experiences that leverage the power of great audio programming, journalism and conversation to engage and delight audiences.

You will build web and mobile platforms to integrate journalism, culture and media contributed by local and national shows, reporters and a dedicated participatory community. You will work as part of an agile team to support WNYC, the nation’s largest public radio station, as well as WQXR and such national shows as Radiolab, Freakonomics, On the Media and Studio 360.


  • Develop interfaces for the web and mobile apps.
  • Participate in UI and application design.
  • Assist with ongoing development, analysis and strategy to improve web services at NYPR.
  • Evaluate and leverage javascript libraries for integration into NYPR’s diverse needs in media, participation and data-visualization.
  • Write and maintain technical documentation on applications, processes and workflow
  • Engage in local and open-source communities for mobile and javascript/HTML development.
  • Maintain awareness of industry trends in technology, public broadcasting and media. This includes design, content, community, user interfaces and information architecture.


  • Three years professional experience in software development
  • Excellent object-oriented javascript programming skills
  • HTML5, XML, HTML, CSS, JSON fluency
  • Proficiency with server-side templating languages
  • Familiarity with version control systems like bazaar, hg, or git
  • Knowledge of Web 2.0 technologies including AJAX, social networking, and mobile interfaces
  • Ability to perform cross-browser testing and debugging
  • Ability to work on multiple, simultaneous projects
  • Experience proactively communicating with other team-members and sharing knowledge and experience diplomatically
  • Ability and eagerness to teach yourself new skills with minimal hand-holding
  • Proven ability to meet deadlines with acute attention to detail and to work on several projects concurrently
  • jQuery, Backbone, PhoneGap experience
  • Open-source project participation
  • A public github/gitorious/launchpad/etc portfolio
  • Back-end Django/Python skills

Please submit cover letter with salary requirements and resume. New York Public Radio must receive all information requested in order to consider your candidacy.

New York Public Radio is an Equal Opportunity Employer and invites and encourages qualified applicants from all walks of life.