The Texas Tribune is a nonprofit, nonpartisan digital news organization that is recognized as a leader in self-supporting journalism. We are seeking a developer who will work full-time out of our downtown Austin newsroom to build news tools and tell visual stories with data.
About the data visuals team: - This position is part of the Tribune's award-winning data visuals department, a hybrid news applications and graphics team. - We are journalists who work closely with reporters and editors to generate ideas and request public records. We use Python and Bash for data analysis. Then, we use what we find to tell data-driven, visual stories. - We create and maintain the Tribune's data explorers — highly customized news applications built using Django and Python. - We publish the most comprehensive real-time election results in Texas. Then, we analyze that data to give our savvy readers the context they need. - We build command-line tools using Node.js and Python to power our workflows. - We work closely with the Tribune's investigative journalists to hold public officials accountable. - In 2019, we will cover the legislative session, retool our data explorers, open source more of our work and find better ways to share data with journalists in Texas and beyond.
We know there are great people who won’t check all of these boxes, and we also know you might bring important skills that we haven’t thought of. If that’s you, don’t hesitate to apply and tell us about yourself.
About The Texas Tribune: The Texas Tribune is a nonprofit newsroom based in Austin, Texas, dedicated to engaging and informing Texans on politics and policy news. We are read by more than 1.5 million people every month and have more journalists covering state government than any newsroom in the country. In addition, our events team hosts more than 50 free conversations between the public and elected officials across the state every year.
We all wear many hats, but we’re also big fans of getting enough sleep. Our office is a great place to work, and we're proud of the job we've done helping to make Texas politics transparent and accessible to the world at large. The Texas Tribune is committed to cultivating a diverse and inclusive workplace and encourages people of all backgrounds to apply.
Downtown office with paid parking or commuting stipend
medical, vision and dental insurance
cell phone stipend
20 days of paid time off
Up to 12 weeks of paid family leave plus four weeks of additional job protection
401(k) company matching
support for professional training and attending industry conferences
How to apply: Please submit your application by midnight on Feb. 28 using this form, which includes a questionnaire in lieu of a cover letter. Email Darla Cameron and Ryan Murphy at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions. We can't wait to hear from you!