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McClatchy Interactive Job Openings


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.

Web Developer

Updated: 01/20/15
McClatchy Interactive is looking for talented web developers with original ideas and a passion to achieve them to help us evolve our local news web sites and expand into new areas of digital news delivery. We work in a fast-paced environment and are looking for individuals who keep an eye on current front end development trends and can help make decisions on what to incorporate into existing sites that are managed through an enterprise CMS. We’re also looking to explore new means of digital content delivery, so if you’re a team player up to the challenge we’d like to hear from you.

Required skills include:

  • Advanced experience with HTML5, Javascript, and CSS
  • Mobile web development, responsive design, and web app development
  • jQuery and javascript frameworks
  • Experience optimizing client-side code and following best practices for minimizing load times
  • Advanced sense of user experience
  • Experience working on cross-functional, agile teams
  • Ability to communicate effectively with both technical and non-technical stakeholders
  • Strength with Java, and Twitter Bootstrap are pluses

SEO/SEM Specialist

Updated: 12/22/14
The SEO specialist is responsible for implementation of current and creation of new centralized search engine optimization for McClatchy’s digital products -- websites, mobile efforts, etc. The SEO specialist will collect best practices, share those with the local newspapers and track results. This position includes SEM initiatives.

Responsibilities

  • Optimize site content, mobile apps and digital products for maximum visibility and ranking in the major search engines. Content could range from editorial to revenue channels (e.g., classified verticals). This also could include site structure, page layout, navigation and usability.
  • Identify, recommend and implement SEO strategies. Prepare and present updates and communications to newspaper website representatives.
  • Stay current with changing search engine algorithms and best practices for SEO, SEM and ASO.
  • Perform information gathering services including technical website analysis, competitive/keyword research, and link analysis for the McClatchy websites. Monitor, review, and update website traffic reports.
  • Prepare regular reports from the SEO platform, BrightEdge, and be fluent in that tool.
  • Work with the MI Product Development, MI Product Management, MI Support and corporate’s Audience Development to build in SEO best practices within our products and services.

Ad Operations Quality Assurance Analyst and Trainer

Updated: 12/22/14
The Ad Operations Quality Assurance Analyst will, according to established operating procedures for quality assurance, ensure processes and policies are adhered to in the Ad Ops Department. This role monitors the performance of ads in the network, creates operational documentation based on testing and execution best practices, and troubleshoots ad delivery issues. This person also is a trainer, fluent in all aspects of the various Ad Ops tools and workflows. The trainer will work with the senior trainer and develop or assess materials that will help internal and external staffers understand the subject matter and also create the necessary detailed training documentation. This position reports to the Business Intelligence Ad Ops Manager.

Responsibilities

  • Analyze reasons for under-delivery and make recommendations on how to optimize performance.
  • Proactively monitor and analyze ad scheduling to identify trends and establish training needs.
  • Ensure the quality of work within the department adheres to established standards and policies.
  • Discover efficiencies in processes to minimize under-delivery and maximize revenue.
  • Track key operating metrics, especially ad ops volume and errors, and provide regular reporting.
  • Guide and support the Digital Advertising Coordinators and local sales staffs who have in-depth questions about ad delivery.
  • Coordinate with Ad Ops Training and Engineering teams on testing and documentation of new processes and/or policies.
  • Seek new online advertising knowledge and keep current with interactive media trends.
  • Organize new employee training. Coordinate closely with the Ad Ops managers.
  • Organize training for newspaper employees where appropriate. Coordinate closely with the Ad Ops Manager for DACs.
  • Lead training sessions for new and emerging technologies
  • build and maintain
  • Ensure each new process doc is reviewed (step-by-step) by fellow trainer
  • Coordinate and schedule standard training sessions

Mobile Automation Engineer

Updated: 12/04/14
If you understand the importance of automation in an Agile environment, and you know the difference between record and replay tools and a homegrown test-automation framework, then keep reading!
We're currently looking for an Automation Engineer with experience with open source tools like Cucumber and Selenium WebDriver with a focus on mobile applications and/or mobile websites. The ideal candidate would have at least two years developing automated tests in an Agile environment, and may have experience developing the underlying automation framework and mobile automation.

Major Responsibilities/Activities:

  • Debug application/environment/test failures from test builds.
  • Write Cucumber Features/Scenarios.
  • Explore solutions and tools to further mobile automation efforts.

Qualifications:

Required

  • A bachelor's degree in computer science or related field is required, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • At least two years of automation experience using open source tools (not record and replay).
  • Proficiency in Ruby.
  • Understanding of Selenium WebDriver or other browser drivers (Watir).
  • Working knowledge of Cucumber.

Preferred

  • Development within an Agile environment.
  • Experience with build-scheduler tools, like Jenkins
  • Experience using Rspec to write integration or unit tests.
  • Experience with Calabash, Appium, or other mobile app automation tools.
  • Experience with Xcode and Android Studio to build mobile apps.

Automation Engineer

Updated: 12/04/14
If you understand the importance of automation in an Agile environment, and you know the difference between record and replay tools and a homegrown test-automation framework, then keep reading!
We're currently looking for an Automation Engineer with experience with open source tools like Cucumber and Selenium WebDriver. The ideal candidate would have at least two years developing automated tests in an Agile environment, and may have experience developing the underlying automation framework.

Major Responsibilities/Activities:

  • Debug application/environment/test failures from test builds.
  • Write Cucumber Features/Scenarios.
  • Explore solutions to further automation efforts.

Qualifications:

Required

  • A bachelor's degree in computer science or related field is required, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • At least two years of automation experience using open source tools (not record and replay).
  • Proficiency in Ruby.
  • Understanding of Selenium WebDriver or other browser drivers (Watir).
  • Working knowledge of Cucumber.

Preferred

  • Development within an Agile environment.
  • Experience with build-scheduler tools, like Jenkins
  • Experience developing automation for mobile apps/web on emulators or actual devices.
  • Experience using Rspec to write integration or unit tests.

Accountant/Data and Reporting Analyst

Updated: 12/04/14
This position is responsible for all activities relating to the third party ad revenue billing reports, coordination and distribution of customer contracts, management of the McClatchy Company domains, assisting with p-card statement processing, customer files and credit applications, assisting with collections, and asset management. Position is also responsible for improving efficiencies/ streamlining processes where applicable to assist management with operations of the day-to-day business. This position is an entry/mid-level accounting position and reports directly to the Accounting and Compliance Manager.

Minimum Requirements:

Position requires a bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, business administration or related field, or an equivalent combination of education and/or experience that demonstrates knowledge and understanding of generally accepted accounting principles and practices. Also requires good communication skills, computer literacy, and the ability to make administrative decisions regarding job functions.

Digital Advertising Coordinator

Updated: 10/20/14
The Digital Advertising Coordinator is responsible for the daily placement and management of online advertising campaigns placed on The McClatchy Company’s newspaper websites. This individual must be effective in analyzing ad performance, and committed to nurturing good communication and instilling best practices with our customers.
This individual is also responsible for assisting customers with performance optimization for online campaigns, pulling reports for advertisers, keeping up to date on the latest rich media ad formats and how to place these within the ad management system. In addition, this individual will be responsible for assisting sites with the necessary page tags that are required for running advertisements online through the ad management system McClatchy Interactive supports.

Operational Duties (may be subject to change)

  • Perform the day-to-day ad placement, scheduling and updates for customers, including rich media ad placements.
  • Provide regular reports to customers and site managers on the campaign performance of their advertisers.
  • Backup inventory management team as they assist customers with inventory and campaign performance management.
  • Provide site tagging assistance and ad management system consultation for customers.
  • Trouble-shoot how to use various ad types such as flash, expandable banners, interstitials, etc. for our customers who manage their own advertising.
  • Handle communication with ad customers for any reporting problems, coverage updates, new features in reporting, etc. as it relates to the ad management system.
  • Review current site advertising set-ups and make necessary changes if needed to best structure their ads, based on a thorough needs analysis of their sales goals.
  • Keep up with IAB standards and advertising best practices in the industry.
  • Cross-train on mobile ad process and fulfillment.
  • Cross-train on web analytics system for back-up in pulling reports for McClatchy Interactive and/or our sites.
  • Handle other operational duties that may be assigned by supervisor.

Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree strongly preferred. Knowledge of HTML and Javascript a plus.

This individual must be highly attentive to detail and thrive in a fast-paced, interrupt-driven team environment. They must be capable of switching gears and being flexible, and be at ease with using online tools and multiple browsers. Additionally, they must be able to effectively troubleshoot complex problems, and be able to work independently.

They must be able to prioritize and multitask while providing superb customer service. Dedication, enthusiasm and energy are required.

Experience

Ideal candidates possess a solid understanding of internet technologies, media experience and ad serving knowledge.

Proficiency with MS Office, especially Excel, preferred.

Software Developer

Updated: 10/08/14
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 software developer at McClatchy Interactive designs, implements, and maintains code for the company's proprietary content management system and other, supplemental applications and infrastructure that power the McClatchy Company's numerous Web sites.

Developers work closely with colleagues, the immediate multidisciplinary Agile team, the department head, product managers, and others to define deliverables, divide and conquer assignments, design solutions, and write code. Developers also work closely with technical writers to assure product documentation is complete and accurate.

The ideal candidate for the position is an expert in one or more of the following: Ruby on Rails; C++; Object-oriented PHP; MySQL; Apache. The ideal candidate has at least four-six years in Web development, and at least two years in an area of specialization.

Major Responsibilities/Activities

  • Object-oriented design and development
  • SQL database design and development
  • Web interface development in (template-driven) HTML and JavaScript
  • Design and development of unit test modules
  • Peer code reviews
  • Creation of documentation for both developer and end-user consumption
  • Providing training to other developers and customer service personnel
  • After hours availability for emergency issues

Qualifications

Education: Preferred

  • Bachelor's degree or advanced degree in computer science, electrical or computer engineering, physics, or mathematics is preferred but not required

Experience: Required

  • Four-six years of professional programming experience
  • At least two years in any of the aforementioned areas of expertise
  • Enterprise scale software development
  • Two years MySQL (or similar relational database) development and deployment
  • Experience with a revision control system (e. g. GIT, Subversion)

Special Skills/Licenses/Certifications: Required

  • Object-oriented software design and development in a team environment
  • Proficient in HTML & JavaScript
  • Solid knowledge of Unix or Linux, the command-line, scripting, configuration and administration
  • Experience with Apache configuration (tuning a plus)
  • Customer service skills

Special Skills/Licenses/Certifications: Desired

  • Agile methodologies (Scrum, Kanban)
  • Ruby on Rails
  • REST API structure and usage
  • Test driven development, unit tests, test automation
  • Web Services in a Service Oriented Architecture

Web Operations Specialist

Updated: 10/07/14
As a McClatchy Interactive Web Operations Specialist, you’ll be on the front-lines delivering online news to 38 million unique visitors per month. You’ll have a chance to expand your horizons and your knowledge of front-end web development and back end web server operations supporting a large array of products and services to 29 markets across four time zones. You’ll dive head-first into emerging Internet technologies used to deliver text, images, and video to 30 McClatchy-owned daily and 29 weekly newspapers. If this is the fast-paced and diverse environment you’re seeking, then here’s what we need to see in your resume:
  • Dependable, professional demeanor with strong written and oral skills;
  • professional experience managing and configuring LAMP based servers;
  • proven skills using BASH, Perl, SVN, Git, Apache, MySQL, YAML, and Linux/UNIX;
  • experience with monitoring with tools such as Hobbit/Xymon and Gomez;
  • great forensic skills in reproducing reported problems, and then solving them; and
  • a passion for interacting directly with clients, team members, and other departments.

Responsibilities:

  • Execute and document work through ticket and project management tools;
  • investigate system issues, perform root cause analysis, and report on system performance;
  • engage in web and application log monitoring and Apache configuration management;
  • perform code releases, and respond to system alerts;
  • Organize and prioritize duties in relation to department goals; and
  • 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/project management. Dependable, professional demeanor, and strong communication skills are required.

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.