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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.

Ad Operations Engineer

Updated: 08/04/14
The Ad Operations Engineer is responsible for supporting the Ad Operations and other McClatchy Interactive teams with a variety of requests ranging from questions, troubleshooting, system administration, etc. Some of these responsibilities are listed below, and are subject to change:
  • System Administration for: DSM, DFP, APT, Parature, Ad Exchange, AdSense, etc.
  • Troubleshoot various problems as needed for local and national markets, as well as internal staff (at times, this may require after-hours or weekend work)
  • Create static ad tags
  • Financial Systems Audits (Users and Ads)
  • 3rd-party vendor testing and certifications
  • Vendor vetting
  • Work closely with vendors to manage existing products
  • Work closely with MI Support to test and release new product offerings and solutions related to advertising
  • Develop new ad server creative templates

Requirements/Skills

  • 2 year degree preferred
  • Minimum of 2-5 years experience in online advertising / sales operations (ad serving system, sales process and inventory)
  • 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, 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 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

Physical Abilities

  • Conventional laptop use, such as typing, removal of laptop from docking station, etc. Conventional mobile use, both tablet and smartphone
  • Must able to work under fluorescent lights

Web Developer

Updated: 07/23/14
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

Support Developer

Updated: 07/23/14
As a McClatchy Interactive Customer Support Developer, 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:

  • Solid written and verbal communication skills;
  • Great forensic skills in reproducing reported problems, then solving them;
  • Proven ability to deliver solutions in the LAMP environment; and
  • A passion for interacting directly with clients, team members, and other departments.

Responsibilities:

  • Document work through ticket and project management tools..
  • Assist clients in the use of our products and best practices.
  • Build solid understanding of our products and how to utilize them.
  • Quality assessment of work before going to production.
  • Develop and maintain software solutions to support our products.
  • Organize and prioritize duties in relation to department goals.
  • Serve as on-call support when assigned.

Experience:

  • Demonstrate a proficiency delivering web pages using HTML, CSS and JavaScript;
  • Hands-on experience with Perl or PHP, MySQL, XML, and unit testing;
  • Work using version control and content management systems; and
  • Possess basic understanding of Linux and Apache.

Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree in computer science or related field is required or an 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.

QA Manager

Updated: 07/23/14
McClatchy Interactive provides enterprise web hosting and software services for the McClatchy company’s 30 daily newspapers. It is our mission to help establish each one as the leading online source of local news within their respective markets.
We are looking for a highly motivated and exceptionally talented QA Manager to build and lead McClatchy Interactive’s QA team. The QA Manager will lead the team in multiple testing arenas such as functional, load, and open source automation testing efforts while collaborating with the development team throughout our Scrum based development process.

The QA Manager is a hands-on contributor to the overall quality software development process. This includes estimating, planning, leading test automation and load testing efforts. In our agile development environment, ongoing proactive communication with developers, the QA team, Product Owners and the Scrum Master is critical to success of each feature and release.

Primary responsibilities of the QA Manager include::

  • Hire and supervise the quality assurance team, including preparing periodic performance evaluations as well as promoting career development activities.
  • Work with the QA and development teams to develop strategies and processes that will promote delivery of quality products.
  • Focused attention on leading and promoting test automation throughout the development and QA process.
  • Participate in and direct all aspects of testing including functional, regression, load and system testing.
  • Participate in feature and release planning exercises.

Requirements:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related software engineering discipline, or equivalent experience.
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience managing or leading QA teams.
  • 5 or more years experience in software quality assurance, both black and white box testing.
  • Experience using QA tools and techniques, bug tracking systems, test design and execution
  • Experience testing cross-browser based web applications and using QA automation tools.
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills.
  • Ability to work constructively with developers, QA, product owners, and key stakeholders towards a common goal.
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Ability and desire to motivate and mentor team members.

Preferred Skills:

  • Experience working with open source test automation software such as Selenium and Cucumber.
  • Previous experience leading QA automation efforts.
  • Experience and desire to work in open source LAMP environment.
  • Experience with Agile development methodologies such as Scrum.

Associate Product Manager

Updated: 07/02/14
Product Managers are responsible for guiding the strategic development of our web publishing products and services. The future of our publishing solutions is shaped by the product managers’ assessment of our newspaper affiliates and their readers’ needs and the analysis of industry trends and business problems. Product managers talk to product stakeholders, define their needs, prioritize strategic priorities and communicate these needs to the internal product development or customer support team or to external solutions providers through detailed problem statements and business requirements. The ideal candidate will possess the ability to define key priorities for the company out of a diverse range of affiliate requests and internal priorities. They will evaluate and communicate the impacts of potential product features.
Product Managers are also responsible for conducting ROI analysis, Buy or Build Analysis and providing product strategy recommendations. Must be a team player that can work closely with colleagues within McClatchy Interactive and resources in the newspaper markets to ensure priorities are relevant and deadlines are being met. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in the development and management of web-based products and services. The candidate should possess a blend of business and technical savvy and be comfortable working directly with business and advertising managers, newsroom producers and technical engineering teams.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Assess market needs for current and new products and product features.
  • Create the short and long-term product vision and roadmap for our products.
  • Develop product-planning documents.
  • Work with our internal development team to move product enhancements through our agile development process.
  • Work with third-party vendors on product integration and establishing best practices for our newspapers.
  • Assess third-party product initiatives.
  • Educate and champion the practical use of our products.
  • Assist with product marketing and sales collateral as needed.
  • Decisions impact accomplishment of key business goals of not just McClatchy Interactive but the goals and successes of our 29 McClatchy newspapers.

Qualifications:

  • Degree in Marketing, Advertising, Business or similar field or an equivalent combination of education and experience that provides the necessary background and skills to accomplish responsibilities.
  • Basic understanding of the product development lifecycle and agile development methodology.
  • Strong communication, organizational and time management skills.
  • Must work well as part of a team, as well as a fast-paced, and deadline-driven environment.
  • Passionate about story telling through digital media.

Product Manager

Updated: 07/02/14
Product Managers are responsible for guiding the strategic development of our web publishing products and services. The future of our publishing solutions is shaped by the product managers’ assessment of our newspaper affiliates and their readers’ needs and the analysis of industry trends and business problems. Product managers talk to product stakeholders, define their needs, prioritize strategic priorities and communicate these needs to the internal product development or customer support team or to external solutions providers through detailed problem statements and business requirements. The ideal candidate will possess the ability to define key priorities for the company out of a diverse range of affiliate requests and internal priorities. They will evaluate and communicate the impacts of potential product features.
Product Managers are also responsible for conducting ROI analysis, Buy or Build Analysis and providing product strategy recommendations. Must be a team player that can work closely with colleagues within McClatchy Interactive and resources in the newspaper markets to ensure priorities are relevant and deadlines are being met. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in the development and management of web-based products and services. The candidate should possess a blend of business and technical savvy and be comfortable working directly with business and advertising managers, newsroom producers and technical engineering teams.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Assess market needs for current and new products and product features.
  • Create the short and long-term product vision and roadmap for our products.
  • Develop product-planning documents.
  • Work with our internal development team to move product enhancements through our agile development process.
  • Work with third-party vendors on product integration and establishing best practices for our newspapers.
  • Assess third-party product initiatives.
  • Educate and champion the practical use of our products.
  • Assist with product marketing and sales collateral as needed.
  • Decisions impact accomplishment of key business goals of not just McClatchy Interactive but the goals and successes of our 29 McClatchy newspapers.

Qualifications:

  • Degree in Marketing, Advertising, Business or similar field or an equivalent combination of education and experience that provides the necessary background and skills to accomplish responsibilities.
  • 3-5 years software marketing/product management experience.
  • Proven knowledge of the product development lifecycle.
  • Experience working with development teams practicing the agile methodology preferred.
  • Prior experience with a media or publishing company preferred.
  • Savvy in state-of-the-art online technologies and web.
  • Strong organizational skills, with the ability to manage and develop various products at different stages.
  • Strong communication skills, to both internal and external stakeholders.
  • Solid understanding of Internet business models.
  • Must work well in a team, fast-paced, and deadline-driven environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with broad range of internal and external constituents.

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.