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Boston Globe Media seeks a newsroom developer

July 11, 2023

Posted by Mariam Ahmed

The Boston Globe is seeking a newsroom developer, a critical position tasked with creating superior visual experiences for our top projects and most important areas of coverage. The ideal candidate has a developer’s skill with graphics and code, and an editor’s eye for stories and subject matter. We need someone who can take an innovative approach to our news coverage and who can push the limits of our multimedia storytelling abilities.

Specifically, the newsroom developer will take the development lead on various digital projects and initiatives, creating multimedia experiences that include, but aren’t limited to, data visualizations, interactive graphics, and creative use of maps, video and audio. The developer will be an independent worker, able to bring a project from conceptualization to deployment, but also a team player who thrives in a group setting with many fast-moving parts. They will also be able to juggle multiple initiatives simultaneously, pivoting from a project to breaking news when necessary.

Finally, the candidate should be an energetic newsroom presence with a dedication to the type of watchdog journalism and enterprising local news that reaches the Globe’s millions of readers.


  • An excellent journalist — we need someone who thinks big and has the ambition to do groundbreaking work.
  • Strong digital design experience with a good command of modern UI/UX principles, typography, and Web accessibility guidelines.
  • Someone with an ability to connect with diverse communities, both on digital platforms and in real life.
  • An innovator immersed in digital storytelling techniques and audience metrics.
  • Comfort working individually as well as with multiple teams on deadline and ability to balance short-term and long-term projects.
  • Desire to learn new skills and adapt quickly to newsroom needs
  • Curious in nature with an aim to improve systems and processes
  • Customer and audience focused


  • Two to four years of experience as a newsroom developer
  • Comfortable with change and working within a dynamic team environment
  • Strong knowledge of modern HTML, CSS (Sass/Stylus), and JavaScript standards and best practices. You care about writing performant, accessible code.
  • Comfort working with libraries like D3 and Leaflet, and mapping software like Mapbox. Knowledge of Google Earth Studio would be great to have.
  • Comfort in React. Familiarity with Webpack configuration and Gatsby is a plus.
  • Experience with GitHub and a general understanding of Git-based workflows.
  • Some experience with Python or R. We tend to write web scrapers in Python and analyze data in R, but we realize there is no one true way. We mostly care about getting the job done.
  • A willingness to adapt and be audience focused, with a curious mindset and a commitment to creating an inclusive work environment

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