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…
- User-centered design
- Agile software development
- Open-source software, and being transparent in our methods
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
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
This position has been filled. Thanks!