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McClatchy Interactive is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All offers of employment are contingent upon satisfactory pre-employment drug test results. Interested persons should send resume to jobs@mcclatchyinteractive.com or apply online.

Android Developer

Updated: 04/07/14
McClatchy Interactive is looking for an experienced Android developer to help the nation's third-largest newspaper company create its next generation suite of mobile applications across 30 markets.
You will work in a dynamic team-based environment that promotes agile development and cross-functional collaboration among a passionate and talented group of content, technology, design and advertising professionals.

Required Skills and Experience:

  • Bachelor's or Master's Degree in Computer Science or similar.
  • At least 3 years of professional programming experience in Java.
  • Thorough knowledge of the Android SDK and the Android ecosystem.
  • Released an application (or a few) that can be found on Google Play.
  • Experience with the following technologies: JSON, XML, JavaScript, HTML and CSS.
  • Experience in mobile interface design and development.
  • Experience with version control (Git, SVN, etc.).
  • Familiarity with automated testing frameworks and test-driven development.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment to define, design and ship new products and features.
  • Have a broad vision of leading-edge technologies and the ability to discover, evaluate and learn new ones as they mature.
  • Working knowledge of the general mobile landscape, architectures and trends.
  • Strong communication and problem-solving skills.
  • Experience with large scale applications serving significant traffic in a distributed environment and requiring 99.9+% availability is preferred.
  • Experience with automated deployment systems is a plus.

Responsibilities include:

  • Participate in project and product development.
  • Develop readable, testable, scalable, maintainable and quality source code for iOS applications according to specifications created by the Mobile Product Owner and the extended mobile development team.
  • Embrace the principles of agile development and demonstrate product and technical leadership on a high-functioning agile team.
  • Participate in code reviews.
  • Availability for after hours support in the event of an emergency.

Email Marketing Product Manager

Updated: 03/19/14
McClatchy Interactive is looking for a skilled Product Manager to develop and manage the roadmap for our company's email marketing products in concert with a comprehensive registration and subscription strategy. The Product Manager will also provide a strategic assessment and benchmark of leading industry email competitors, especially as they compare to emerging communications channels (primarily social media and mobile applications). The Product Manager will work in partnership with key stakeholders to implement email marketing initiatives by proactively suggesting improvements on registration optimization, email template design, campaign objectives (and related metrics), messaging, testing and measurement. This role will also ensure that products that are developed comply with relevant legislation and standards such as CAN-SPAM and Privacy By Design.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop product road map for an evolving Interactive email platform by incorporating outbound & inbound messaging services, as well as mobile capabilities.
  • Collaborate with stakeholders from audience development, editorial, and sales to document and prioritize key product advancements.
  • Translate business requirements into detailed product requirements and lead cross-functional teams through design, development, release, and maintenance.
  • Construct feature gap/capabilities matrix of vendor landscape and develop ROI models based on projected audience growth.
  • Work with internal stakeholders to assess partnerships, beta tests, and pilots; negotiate and close contracts with support of and in coordination with Legal, Business Development, and Technology teams.
  • Manage companywide list cleanup and develop solutions and procedures to grow audience in a healthy, sustainable fashion.
  • Develop monthly email reporting metrics dashboard.
  • Construct comprehensive email marketing playbook with detailed guidance on, but not limited to, sending best practices, list performance, content creation, audience management, accounting procedures, and selling guidance.

The successful candidate will demonstrate the following:

  • A proven track record delivering effective consumer-facing email products
  • Superior attention to detail in developing product documentation and analyses
  • Superior verbal and written communications skills, including precise and effective customer communications, especially for internal customers
  • An ability to think creatively and strategically, with a corresponding ability to execute strategies methodically
  • A balance of business and technical savvy
  • A big-picture vision and the drive to make that vision a reality
  • An ability to work in a fast-paced environment where continuous innovation is required
  • A history of teamwork and successful collaboration with cross-functional teams
  • An ability to work with Technology and Marketing teams in tandem and resolve conflicting needs and objectives between them
  • A composed, poised, and professional demeanor

Required Qualifications:

  • 2-3 years in software product management
  • 3-4 years of experience in email product management (preferably with a media or consumer internet company)
  • A demonstrated ability to translate business partner needs into business and product requirements
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and an ability to lead others across an organization
  • Excellent presentation skills
  • An ability to analyze quantitatively, problem-solve, and scope product requirements
  • An understanding of HTML design for email is strongly preferred
  • Demonstrable experience as a Product Owner within an Agile development environment

Mobile Product Owner

Updated: 12/06/13
McClatchy Interactive has an immediate opening for a highly skilled and motivated Mobile Product Owner to help manage the development and deployment of McClatchy digital news applications and products to all mobile platforms.

Job Responsibilities:

The Mobile Product Owner is responsible for transforming business requirements into detailed, high-quality technical specifications. This position will be a liaison between the Director of Mobile Initiatives and the mobile development team. A deep understanding of mobile technologies and the changing mobile marketplace is essential in executing all required duties.

Other requirements of the role include:

  • Serve as a mobile product expert, coordinating requirements and actions across multiple teams.
  • Collaborate with technical, creative and business stakeholders to ensure timely and relevant product implementations.
  • Work with our cross-functional mobile team and have full understanding of engineering, user experience, analytics, project management, QA, and how these areas interact and work together.
  • Work with the mobile team to establish and adhere to clear project plans, timelines, resources, milestones, etc. and help ensure timely and accurate completion of projects.
  • Work with customer support to identify, diagnose, and resolve live app issues as they arise.
  • Write technical feature requirements in ticket tracking system for delivery in an Agile development environment.
  • Collaborate with vendors to either provide or supplement mobile product offerings.

Qualifications:

  • Minimum 2-years experience as a product manager/owner.
  • Proven mobile product management and/or development experience preferred.
  • Passion and knowledge of mobile and tablet technologies. Continuous self-initiated learning is a necessary skill.
  • Experience writing formal business & technical requirements and documentation for iOS and Android applications.
  • Experience leading cross-functional efforts and working closely with UX, analytics, user research, visual designers, development teams, and business stakeholders.
  • An effective and persuasive communicator who can contribute to or lead effective meetings and engage diverse audiences.
  • Previous experience in completing projects using Agile methodologies such as scrum..
  • Ability to understand technical complexities in order to assess feasibility vs. innovation..
  • Previous technical experience is preferred. Must be familiar with web site technologies, such as HTML, CSS, javascript, and have a basic understanding of how mobile technologies work and are developed.
  • Bachelors degree in Computer Science, Business, or related field

Ad Operations Engineer/Yield Optimization Specialist

Updated: 11/19/13

Special Skills:

Previous experience in digital advertising in media/publishing required. Previous experience in DFP Legacy or Premium, or digital ad-delivery tools required. Previous experience in the digital programmatic/monetization space required. High proficiency in Word, Excel/pivot tables, and PowerPoint. Excellent communication and teamwork skills required. Must be able to work in a fast-paced, high-pressure work environment. Must able to work under fluorescent lights.

Location:

This job resides in Raleigh, NC.

Experience:

Yield Optimization Specialist is responsible for partnering with sales, Digital Revenue, and Ad Operations to maximize revenue generated by McClatchy’s digital properties. This position requires a strong background in ad technology, data analysis and a general understanding of the entire ad-industry ecosystem. This individual should be able to work independently in a fast-paced environment and manage multiple priorities while still managing to pay close attention to detail. Responsibilities include:
  • Execute and oversee day-to-day yield management of all our indirectly sold inventory, including exchanges, networks, RTB and data monetization partners.
  • Identify areas for revenue growth potential and new monetization strategies.
  • Oversee inventory management and forecasting, pricing, and yield optimization to maximize revenue.
  • Manage ongoing network partner relationships -- identify partners, setup and deploy tests, and optimize.
  • Serve as a subject matter expert on all aspects of the campaign processes, RTB, exchanges, ad networks, and campaign management.
  • Deploy and optimize indirect campaigns in ad server (DFP) and SSPs.
  • Manage block lists and all channel sales conflicts.
  • Recommend, refine and develop new reporting for Digital Revenue and Ad Operations..
  • In addition, partner with and act as backup for Engineering and Inventory, and other activities related to Ad Operations – troubleshooting local market ad issues, financial audits, vendor vetting, vendor testing and other duties as assigned. Some off-hour work may be required.
  • Contribute to ad tech development efforts including tagging and infrastructure projects.

Requirements/Skills:

  • 2-5 years of experience monetizing indirect revenue for a media company. Provide achieved revenue growth.
  • Analytics experience with direct, indirect, remnant, audience, and performance advertising.
  • Strong proficiency in MS Excel (Pivot tables, etc.) and other data analysis tools.
  • Minimum of 2-5 years of experience in online advertising / sales operations (ad serving system, sales process and inventory - DFP preferred).
  • Direct experience in online ad serving with rich media, ad trafficking, and network solutions. Experience with 3rd party tags and custom creatives is a plus.
  • Familiarity with Internet protocols, HTML, HTML5, JavaScript, CSS is preferable.
  • Experience with Google products (email, chat, documents, calendars, etc.) is preferred.
  • Highly detail oriented; ability to meet deadlines.
  • Strong analytical abilities.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to work highly collaboratively with all levels of employees and management.
  • A mature, self-motivated, and creative individual with a positive and professional attitude.
  • High capacity to operate effectively and accurately within a constantly changing environment.
  • Excellent communication and customer-service skills.

Technical Writer

Updated: 09/23/13
McClatchy Interactive creates, deploys, and maintains software that powers over seventy periodical Web sites, including miamiherald.com, charlotteobserver.com, and newsobserver.com (Raleigh, NC). All of the Web sites are hosted and monitored in enterprise-class data centers.
Additionally, McClatchy Interactive supports all of the Web sites with hands-on technical training, consulting services, and 24/7 customer service.

Job Summary

A technical writer at McClatchy Interactive researches, designs, creates, edits, updates and manages technical documentation for software products and technical procedures. The technical writer will solicit input from subject matter experts throughout the company as well as reviewing design documentation and reference hands-on experience using the software products. The technical writer is responsible for producing and updating software user documentation including release notes, online help text, technical manuals and reference materials. The technical writer is also responsible for internal technical documentation as required for each product and in support of efficient development processes. Reporting to the department manager, the technical writer must be passionate about empowering our user base through timely, accurate product information as well as learning and documenting new technologies.

Major Responsibilities/Activities:

  • Update/create product documentation and release notes regularly.
  • Produce and maintain electronic documents for application end users.
  • Produce and maintain in-product help content.
  • Obtain user feedback on documentation.
  • Maintain relevant areas of the company’s intranet, extranet and wiki.
  • Assist product trainers with content for training program.
  • Devise new ways to deliver information to those who need it, when and where it is needed.
  • Organize & prioritize duties in relation to department goals.

Qualifications

Education: Required
  • BA or BS in technical communication, computer science, related field or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Experience: Required

  • Three plus years researching and writing software and/or hardware-related documentation.
  • Experience authoring documents in Structured FrameMaker or comparable electronic publishing software; working knowledge of Adobe Acrobat Pro, Microsoft Word and image capture and manipulation software.
  • Experience authoring content in Confluence.
  • Experience working in an Agile environment as part of a team or as a resource for a team.
  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills.
  • The ability to understand object–oriented languages, the concepts behind databases, Web-based technologies and IT administration.
  • Demonstrated ability to write with clarity, accuracy, and consistency for appropriate audience.
  • Demonstrated commitment to work collaboratively with a wide range of individuals at all levels of the organization.

Experience: Preferred

  • Experience using document templates, style guides, and writing standards.
  • Experience managing a multi-departmental Confluence installation .
  • Experience with JIRA or similar bug tracking system.
  • Experience with Subversion, Git or similar source code repository.
  • Previous programming experience a plus.

Mobile Support Software Analyst

Updated: 08/22/13
The McClatchy Interactive team has an immediate opening for a Market Services Software Support Analyst to work in our mobile domain. This position is with the fastest growing part of Nation's third-largest newspaper company, their online news. The responsibility for this position includes working with our Newspaper affiliates providing a combination of technical support and software maintenance for the Company's mobile products and web services, and how they integrate with third party smartphone and tablet apps.

Responsibilities:

  • Track work through ticket and project management tools.
  • Troubleshoot mobile issues, debug software, and code solutions.
  • Assist newspaper staff in the use of our mobile products and best practices.
  • Capable of working independently or as part of a team.
  • Deploy apps to Google Play or Apple iTunes store as needed.
  • Demonstrate solid written and verbal communication skills.
  • Serve as on-call support when assigned.

Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in computer science or related field is required or equivalent combination of education and experience that provided the necessary background and skills to accomplish responsibilities. Ideal candidate is interested in working in technical support and software management, specifically in the mobile domain. Dependable, professional demeanor, and strong communication skills are required.

Experience

Must demonstrate a working knowledge of Linux that includes a using command-line tools to interrogate Apache log files, modify configuration files, investigate system performance issues and debug RSS/Atom syndication files. The candidate should also have basic web skills such as HTML, CSS & JavaScript is required. Familiarity with mobile app development and/or deployment a plus.