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Interactive Web Developer
Quanta Magazine seeks a talented interactive web developer with a strong interest or background in science, math, design and media. In addition to working with Quanta's award-winning editorial staff to dream up and create high-impact interactive features, explainers and templates, this developer will collaborate with other in-house developers and production staff to conceive and implement new and improved website features to better serve the magazine's growing audience.
The interactive web developer will be a skilled coder, creative problem solver and tech-savvy designer who is enthusiastic about Quanta's mission to illuminate basic science and math research through public service journalism. Devotion to the highest standards in interactive web design, media ethics and scientific accuracy are a must.
This full-time position will report to the Web Development Team Lead and to Quanta's Editor-in-Chief and will be based at the Simons Foundation offices in New York City.
Research, plan and execute interactive content and front-end development for Quanta's website, built on WordPress with a React front-end.
Work closely and collaboratively with editors, reporters, art staff and other developers.
Effectively manage priorities for multiple concurrent projects
Adapt to changing requirements
Perform any other duties or tasks as assigned or required
Experience and Skills:
At least three years' experience in interactive/front-end development and data visualization, preferably in a scientific or science media setting.
Experience working on user interfaces and sensitive to the needs of a diverse set of users (in terms of accessibility and ease of use)
Attentive to creating experiences that work well on a wide variety of devices
Familiarity with Wordpress, React.js, PHP a plus.
Must be detail-oriented, organized, an excellent communicator.
Must be an effective team player and have the ability to coordinate interactive and web development projects with editors, reporters and art staff.
REQUIRED APPLICATION MATERIALS
At least three web development samples
Five interactive work samples that demonstrate a strong command of front-end development, data-visualization and interactive storytelling techniques.
Quanta Magazine is an award-winning, editorially independent online publication launched by theSimons Foundationto enhance public understanding of science. Our reporters and editors focus on developments in mathematics, theoretical physics, theoretical computer science and the basic life sciences, with an emphasis on delivering timely, accurate, in-depth and well-crafted articles for our broad, discerning audience. Among other awards and accolades for its science journalism, Quanta was awarded a 2020 National Magazine Award for general excellence. Quanta has syndication partnerships with Wired, The Atlantic, Scientific American, The Washington Post_and other publications, has published two books (_Alice and Bob Meet the Wall of Fire and The Prime Number Conspiracy) and our articles have been translated into several languages.
THE SIMONS FOUNDATION'S DIVERSITY COMMITMENT
Many of the greatest ideas and discoveries come from a diverse mix of minds, backgrounds and experiences, and we are committed to cultivating an inclusive work environment.The Simons Foundation actively seeks a diverse applicant pool and encourages candidates of all backgrounds to apply.We provide equal opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, age, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic disposition, neurodiversity, disability, veteran status or any other protected category under federal, state and local law.