Southern California Public Radio: Web Developer, Front-End/Mobile

Posted by | May 3, 2012 | Web Professional Jobs Blog

Location: Pasadena, California

URL: http://www.Click2Apply.net/srv4jxw

Web Developer, Front-End/Mobile
Pasadena, CA 
Southern
California Public Radio (SCPR) is a member-supported public radio
network that operates 89.3 KPCC-FM in Los Angeles and Orange County,
89.1 KUOR-FM in the Inland Empire and 90.3 KPCV in the Coachella Valley.
Reaching more than 600,000 listeners every week, SCPR is the most
listened to public radio news service of any kind in Southern California
and serves the diverse communities of Southern California with award
winning local news coverage as well as the most NPR (National Public
Radio) content available anywhere in the region.
SCPR’s
flagship station, KPCC, has garnered over 200 journalistic honors
including 3 Distinguished Radio Journalist awards (from the Greater LA
Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists). SCPR also features
signature public radio programs from American Public Media, the BBC and
Public Radio International. Listeners around the globe can access news,
join blogs, download podcasts, as well as hear a live web stream at: www.scpr.org.
Our
workplace is as dynamic as our programming!  Diverse, creative and
compelling doesn’t just describe what we do, but also who we are.  We
tap into the life experiences of our employees for perspective and
balance.  In addition to pursuing your talents in a creative, energetic
workplace, you’ll discover competitive pay and benefits, a culture that
encourages learning and development, and opportunities for advancement. 
A career at Southern California Public Radio is your opportunity to
inspire – and to be inspired.

Position Summary:
The
Web Developer, Front-End/Mobile will work closely with the technical
and editorial staff to aid in the creation, production and maintenance
of digital initiatives for 89.3 KPCC Southern California Public Radio
(KPCC.org). S/he works in a creative and technical capacity to conceive,
build and maintain audience-facing sites and apps that support
high-volume digital content distribution for KPCC public radio
audiences. This position will work in a hands-on capacity to build and
maintain KPCC websites and online tools. The Developer works on a
variety of digital media platform products including websites, iPhone
apps, mobile websites, blogs, streaming and downloadable audio and video
services, RSS feeds, podcasts, e-mail newsletters, and more.
Southern
California Public Radio (SCPR) is a member-supported public radio
network that operates several radio stations in and around Los Angeles.
Reaching more than 600,000 listeners every week, SCPR is the most
listened to public radio news service of any kind in Southern California
and serves the diverse communities of Southern California with award
winning local news coverage as well as the most NPR (National Public
Radio) content available anywhere in the region.

Position Responsibility:
  • Responds to daily production priorities and Web development requests defined and assigned by the Sr. UX-Designer
  • Works
    in conjunction with designer, programmers, and producers to create and
    support systems which allow digital and broadcast staff to build,
    maintain and deliver online content via a broad range of vehicles,
    including websites, mobile devices, streaming and downloaded media,
    newsletters, podcasts, etc.
  • Checks work for CSS and HTML accuracy and browser compatibility
  • Stays
    current with emerging trends in digital news design, SEO, social media,
    and front-end development to ensure the organization uses the latest
    technologies
  • Contributes to the vision and planning of activities to advance Southern California Public Radio’s digital platforms

Required Education and Experience:
  • Bachelor’s
    Degree or equivalent experience in computer science, journalism, media,
    communications, design and/or equivalent experience
  • A background in building high-traffic websites or apps for news/editorial organizations
  • Experience
    implementing and scaling content management systems (Drupal, WordPress
    or other) to work well for content-driven organizations with an
    editorial workflow
  • Experience designing/developing apps or websites for mobile devices
  • Experience with JS frameworks (we use jQuery) and AJAX/JSON
  • Experience maintaining, customizing and extending content management systems

Required Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:
  • An eye for design and the ability to conceive and prototype news apps and new product features
  • Good editorial judgement and intuition about how to design and package content in new ways that are compelling for our audience
  • Strong knowledge of SEO, SEM and social media trends
  • Ability to work under heavy deadline pressure
  • Ability to work with little supervision
  • Good front-end development skills, and either the ability to code Rails templates or the desire to learn
  • Good ideas, strong opinions, a collaborative attitude and strong work ethic
  • HTML/CSS mastery, with a passion for web standards
  • Solid oral and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work in an interdisciplinary team environment
  • Familiarity with communicating technical requirements
  • Ability to analyze requirements and provide accurate work estimates

Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • Experience working with various media formats (streaming and on demand) and systems
  • Experience with Rails, or a comparable MVC framework
  • Stylesheet authoring frameworks like SASS or LESS
  • Experience conducting user research and usability testing
  • Experience with data visualization and mapping tools
  • Experience
    with HTML5/CSS3 and related technologies: particularly CSS media
    queries, HTML5 video/audio, JS feature detection, geolocation and web
    storage, and Canvas
  • Experience with public media a plus 
For a complete job description and to apply go to:
 
Southern California Public Radio is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
We encourage candidates with a diversity of life experiences to apply.

To apply: Apply Here: http://www.Click2Apply.net/srv4jxw

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