Location: New York, NY
TPM Media LLC, the company that owns Talkingpointsmemo.com, is looking for a Director of Technology to manage a team of developers and designers. In this role, you’ll be leading innovation at a site TIME Magazine called “the prototype of what a successful Web-based news organization is likely to be in the future.” The Director will be responsible for overseeing a redesign of the site and a transition to a cloud hosting environment. The individual will be responsible for managing projects, hiring programmers, creating a development workflow, maintaining the existing technology and devising new features for the site.
The ideal candidate has experience managing programmers and projects. This person must be comfortable in a Ruby environment (both plain old Ruby, and Rails/Sinatra), understands server setup and configuration in both cloud and traditional environments, is competent in a *nix shell + Git, and knows their way around a MySQL database. Experience with PHP is a bonus. A deep understanding of template-based blogging platforms like Movable Type or WordPress is also a plus. We prefer candidates who are obsessive about latest web technologies, online news and social media. In our business things change rapidly, so the ideal candidate must be able and eager to to learn new languages and frameworks on the fly.
A good design sense is a must. A background in journalism is preferred.
To apply: Email email@example.com with subject line "Director of Technology." Include a resume, cover letter and some work you are proud of (GitHub account too, if you’ve got one).
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