Full Time / Washington, D.C.
The Atlantic seeks a media savvy web developer for a wide variety of Internet projects including: custom CMS solutions, multimedia sites, APIs for content syndication, and web applications designed to serve our editorial or marketing teams. We work in a fast paced continuous deployment environment on three main websites – TheAtlantic.com, TheAtlanticWire.com, and TheAtlanticCities.com. With 20 million monthly unique visitors across the three sites, this is a chance to work on high profile websites with a track record of sustained growth.
This is an opportunity to work with our product, edit, and sales teams to define and execute our digital products. The ideal candidate will be intellectually curious and highly practical, with the willingness and ability to handle a wide variety of challenges.
Our lean team plays an integral role in the delivery of The Atlantic’s high quality journalism. We aim to be innovative and efficient as we seek to expand the reach of our brand and impact of our ideas.
--Participating in a team-oriented environment to develop new web-based applications (desktop and mobile)
--Brainstorming and developing ways to improve our content and ad delivery across multiple devices
--Balancing a variety of concurrent projects while meeting deadlines
--Demonstrating attention to detail while implementing technical specifications
QUALIFICATIONS OF THE IDEAL CANDIDATE:
--Proven hands on experience working in a LAMP environment
--Ability to define and communicate a technical vision, possessing excellent verbal and written communication skills
--Detailed knowledge of object oriented programming concepts and application design and the ability to apply them to Python or PHP projects
--Experience working with MVC web frameworks (Django preferred)
--Experience with version control systems (GIT preferred)
--Ability to follow established coding styles (such as PEP 8 for Python or Zend for PHP)
--Knowledge of SQL and relational database design and optimization
--Comfortable using Linux / Unix command line
--Able to write valid, semantic HTML / CSS
--Willingness to learn new skills, frameworks, and programming languages as necessary
--Technical problem-solving skills, ability to succeed in a fast-moving high-demand environment, and a willingness to “roll up your sleeves” when necessary
--Preferred: mobile development experience
We seek adaptable individuals that are good problem-solvers and willing to approach their work with creativity and a high metabolism.
--Force of Ideas - At the center of Atlantic Media work are the ideas within our writing. We believe that ideas – to the good and not – have consequence. Our highest work is bringing rigor, insight, intellectual honesty, to that ultimate purpose of separating the bad from the good, giving voice, argument, and flight to the latter.
--Spirit of Generosity - Atlantic Media seeks in its ranks a spirit of generosity – a natural disposition in each colleague toward service and selfless conduct. Atlantic Media writing should be cut from the same cloth – critical on the merits but informed by charity and forbearance in measuring motive and personal character.
The Atlantic recently named a finalist in the Web Category for a 2013 National Magazine Award (ASME). In 2012, Ad Age awarded two of our executives with high honors – James Bennet as Editor in Chief of the Year, and Jay Lauf as Publisher of the Year. See recent press on our progress:
“Five Reasons Why Media Companies Should Pay Attention to The Atlantic,” http://gigaom.com/2012/09/27/five-reasons-why-media-companies-should-pay-attention-to-the-atlantic/
“Inside The Atlantic: How One Magazine Got Profitable by Going 'Digital First',” www.mashable.com/2011/12/19/the-atlantic-digital-first
“Hot List 2012: Best Magazine to Be Seen Reading on the Subway,” http://www.adweek.com/news-gallery/press/hot-list-2012-print-winners-145593#best-magazine-to-be-seen-reading-on-the-subway-1