We're hiring a web developer

Love to code?

Want to use your skills to make the world a better place?

The visuals team (formerly known as news applications) is a crew of developers, designers, photojournalists and videographers in the newsroom at NPR headquarters in sunny Washington, DC — and we’re hiring.

We work closely with editors and reporters to create data-driven news applications (Playgrounds For Everyone), fun and informative websites (NPR’s Book Concierge), web-native documentaries (Planet Money Makes A T-shirt), and charts and maps and videos and pictures and lots of things in-between.

It’s great fun.

We believe strongly in…

You must have…

  • Experience making things for the web (We’ve got a way we like to do things, but we love to meet folks with new talents!)
  • Attention to detail and love for making things
  • A genuine and friendly disposition

Bonus points for…

  • An uncontrollable urge to write code to test your code
  • Love for making audio and video experiences that are of the web, not just on the web
  • Deep knowledge of Javascript and functional programming for the web

Allow me to persuade you

The newsroom is a crucible. We work on tight schedules with hard deadlines. That may sound stressful, but check this out: With every project we learn from our mistakes and refine our methods. It’s a fast-moving, volatile environment that drives you to be better at what you do, every day. It’s awesome. Job perks include…

  • Live music at the Tiny Desk
  • All the tote bags you can eat
  • A sense of purpose

Like what you’ve heard? Check out what we’ve built and our code on GitHub.

Interested? Email your info to bboyer@npr.org! Thanks!

This position has been filled. Thanks!

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