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Publication or Company Newsday, LLC
Job Title Programmer journalist
Industry Internet/Online/New Media, Newspapers, Web Development
Benefits 401K/403B, Dental, Health
Job Duration Full Time
Job Location Melville, NY
Job Requirements The ideal candidate will:
-Have a bachelors’ degree in computer science, journalism or a related field with 3-5 years experience working as a web developer for a large media company;

-Be well-versed in the following: PHP, MySQL, JavaScript, jQuery, Ajax, CSS, SVN, third party API's including Google Maps, Facebook and Twitter;

-Have experience working in a newsroom and comfortable producing in a fast-paced environment;

-Have working knowledge of web database trends, computer assisted reporting and web programming;

-Display strong communication skills and be adept at collaborating with non-technical co-workers;

-Have project management skills and be able to respond to changing priorities, with a commitment to getting the job done and the ability to work around unexpected hurdles;

-Possess flexible availability to work various shifts, including some nights and weekends, and monitor your projects once online;

-Experience managing, maintaining and extending a CMS;

-Have reliable transportation to get to and from the Melville office.

About Our Company Newsday is looking for a programmer journalist to join a team of developers and journalists in the newsroom. In this role, similar to a web developer position, you will be responsible for creating special projects that are primarily database-driven and displayed in an intuitive, user-friendly interface for interactive storytelling on newsday.com and other related websites. You will be involved in the web development process from start to finish; from enterprising and planning to developing, testing and deployment.

This position is responsible for:
-Writing server-side and client-side code to create user interfaces that display large data sets in an easy-to-use format;

-Creating and maintaining relational databases (primarily MySQL). Examples include but are not limited to public data such as school evaluations, campaign contributions and sports statistics;

-Working with online and print editors to conceptualize and develop projects with various scopes, from same-day projects to projects that span several months;

-Incorporating new technologies and methods for displaying information, including the use of social media applications, multimedia presentations and interactive widgets and modules.

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