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    Christi Latz
    Senior HR Recruiter
    Chicago Tribune

    We’re in need of a creative web developer. Someone passionate for learning programming languages, using the best tools for the job, and in general, getting things done. On any given day you might create responsive web designs with CSS3, stitch together content APIs, build snappy user interfaces with Backbone, or script backend Python or PHP.

    It’s a job for a talented generalist, or someone who’d like to become one.

    Allow me a moment to persuade you…
    The newsroom is a crucible. We work on tight schedules with hard deadlines. While this may seem stressful, it’s got a serious upside. Every couple of weeks we can learn from our mistakes and refine our technologies. It’s a fast-moving, volatile development environment that will make you a better programmer.

    But what, specifically will you do?
    You’ll build next-generation news and information products for Chicago Tribune, RedEye, Chicago Magazine, and other teams in the Chicago Tribune Media Group. It’ll be cool.

    Things we’ve built recently that you might like:
    Chicago Tribune Election Center
    Illinois School Report Cards
    …and coming soon, ChicagoNow 2.0! Check the development blog for updates.

    Gear you’ll get:
    One shiny, new MacBook Pro (or an iMac, if you’d prefer)
    One CDM (Cheap Dell Monitor)
    One comfy Aeron chair
    …all at a desk somewhere in the Tribune newsroom, where you’ll be surrounded by reporters arguing with the cops, yelling about the ball game, telling crazy stories, and otherwise practicing their trade.

    A passion for open source software
    An understanding of the inner workings of the web
    Attention to detail and love for making things
    A genuine and friendly disposition

    Bonus points to candidates who:
    Cut tight, valid and semantic HTML/CSS and make it look *hot*
    Dig bleeding edge web development: SASS, Backbone, CSS media queries, etc.
    Have a history authoring and releasing open source code or working with government data
    (You *do* have a Github account, right?)

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