Online developer at Spokane newspaper
January 18, 2008 10:18 AM

We've got a great web team here in Spokane, a newsroom that buys into an online future, and we're willing to rewrite the rules of doing journalism on the web. But right now we're stuck on a site running ASP, with a design to match.

So we're moving to Django, leaving our old site behind and relaunching from scratch. Our focus is intensely local; we want to give people in our community not just the news, but places to explore what they're passionate about. We're going to build something great, and then we're going to keep building great things. And we want your help.

About us
- We work for a family-owned newspaper, running,, and other sites devoted to local news and entertainment.
- We're offering competitive salary and benefits. We'll also help you relocate to Spokane, an affordable city tucked into a beautiful corner of the Pacific Northwest.

What you should have
- HTML/CSS/XML/Javascript background. You know the drill. We've got a great multimedia team, so editing and production skills aren't what we're looking for. We want a coder who likes to build the tools that our newsroom and readers will use.
- Understanding of database development. Everything we do has a database underneath. We need someone with a strong, user-focused feel for the design and development of data projects.
- A record of solid web development. This developer will help us build from the ground up. We'll be running Ellington, so Python/Django experience is ideal. But if you've got a track record in Ruby or PHP and Django sounds interesting, let's talk.
- People skills. Our web team sits right in the newsroom, and the relationships we have with reporters, editors and photographers are crucial to our site's success. This developer will be working with all types of people, with all levels of comfort with technology.

If this sounds like you, send your resume and links to Ryan Pitts at

payscale: Negotiable
job type: full-time
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