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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.

Mobile UX/UI Designer

Updated: 10/22/14
    Requirements:
  • Develop intuitive, usable, and engaging interactions and visual designs for local news responsive websites and apps for iOS and Android.
  • Initiate and respond to ideas for innovation/improvements based on research, analysis, and competitive reviews.
  • Substantiate design approach with analysis & projections for improvements in key metrics.
  • Create design deliverables such as specifications, process flows, wireframes, and mock-ups.
  • Work closely with product owners and usability specialists to develop user research and usability tests.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams as well as the greater UX team throughout the design process.
  • During implementation phase respond to day-to-day questions from developers, product managers & project managers. Also work with QA to identify, document, and verify bug fixes.
    Qualifications:
  • Experience with Native app design for both iPhone and Android.
  • At least 4 years experience as an interaction designer.
  • Experience with HTML5 and CSS3.
  • Excellent understanding of user experience design for mobile and the web, technology trends, demonstrable design skills, and ability to show relevant work.
  • Understanding of online and mobile usability best practices.
  • Rock solid skills in graphic design, with an eye for typography, palette development, intuitive layout, and a pixel-level attention to detail.
  • Be comfortable sketching or quickly mocking up and communicating design ideas.
  • Expert level skills in Photoshop and other associated design tools.
  • Strong ability to communicate your design vision and defend your design decisions.
  • Experience in agile methodology and working closely with the immediate scrum team on a day-to-day basis.
  • Knowledge of JavaScript capabilities.
  • Bachelors or higher degree in Interaction Design, Human-Computer Interaction, Cognitive Science or related field.
  • Ability to coordinate, prioritize, and accomplish multiple tasks in a fast-paced atmosphere with minimal supervision.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and presentation skills, including the ability to communicate effectively in small and large groups and to senior executives.
  • Must be a self-starter that can create schedules and define scope of work even when there are no clear requirements and direction.
  • Proven ability delivering high quality designs to stakeholders.
  • Solid grasp of web design principles and a good understanding of front-end web technologies.
  • A team player that can easily adapt in a rapidly changing environment.

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.

Android Developer

Updated: 10/07/14
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.

Video Product Manager

Updated: 09/26/14
McClatchy Interactive is seeking a Product Manager to support the advancement of digital video programs across the McClatchy Company. This role will be responsible for managing the lifecycle of digital video on web, mobile and tablet for McClatchy’s thirty newspaper properties. The ideal candidate is both strategic and detail-oriented, has proven video product management experience, and is equally comfortable working with content producers, designers, developers and revenue managers in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment.

Responsibilities

  • Operate as a video evangelist, working with key stakeholders to help define and execute the product strategy, vision and roadmap.
  • Translate business requirements into detailed product requirements and lead cross-functional teams through design, development, release and maintenance.
  • Work with internal analytics team to define, spec and run A/B and multi-variant tests.
  • Partner with User Experience Manager to conduct video centric focus groups and analysis.
  • Provide clear and consistent project status updates to internal and external stakeholders.
  • Work with McClatchy central video team to understand workflow and ensure product meets editorial, production and revenue needs.
  • Team with revenue stakeholders to assess and increase the ROI of video content.
  • Analyze and articulate emerging technologies and market trends.

Qualifications

  • BS/BA degree in Marketing, Advertising, Business or similar field preferred.
  • 3-5 years digital product management experience, preferably with a focus in online news or video.
  • 3-5 years experience writing product requirements and managing project details in a fast paced web environment.
  • Experience working with development teams practicing agile methodology.
  • Experience successfully leading cross-functional teams with representation from editorial, design, development, sales, operations and business.
  • Experience defining and running usability tests, A/B tests, and multi-variant tests.
  • Must have excellent written and oral communication skills, with the ability to tailor presentations and updates to meet audience needs.
  • Self-motivated, able to proactively work toward a goal independently.
  • Must be solution and team oriented with the ability to build trust and influence others.
  • Prior online advertising work experience preferred.
  • Prior experience with Content Management Systems and Online Video Product/Management tools preferred.

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.