Developer - Remote

News Sacramento, California


This position is remote within the US.

McClatchy is seeking an experienced developer to join its News Experiences team. Developers on the NewsX team serve McClatchy’s 30 markets by creating and enhancing the experiences of our digital products and advancing McClatchy’s mission of high quality, local journalism.

The ideal candidate will work as part of a fast-moving team that focuses on the news experiences of our readers. That includes enhancing the presentation and performance of our websites, creating unique story-telling experiences for our best content, and building visualizations and interactive graphics to tell stories with data. The successful candidate will also implement new features, iterate on existing concepts, and refactor code to fit changing business needs.

A motivated, collegial work style is a must, as is the desire to learn continuously. A strong track record working with news is preferred but not required.

Job Requirements

  • HTML
  • CSS
  • JavaScript (ES6, custom elements and DOM manipulation)
  • Understanding of responsive design / interaction design and user interfaces
  • Familiarity mining or manipulating API data and Web scraping
  • Ability to conceptualize data visualizations and creative storytelling working with newsrooms
  • Ability to create tools to assist newsrooms in publishing content
  • Ability to make deadlines and work on deadline
  • Ability to quickly adapt to new priorities
  • Collaboration 
  • Initiative
  • Visual communication skills to convey complex ideas to stakeholders
  • Clean, concise, readable code
  • Good annotation / documentation skills


  • BA, BS, or BFA in computer science, design, statistics, journalism or a related field
  • 3+ years of professional experience
  • Portfolio demonstrating strength in theory and implementation 


Cover letter: Share anecdotes that exemplify why you’re the best candidate for this job

Work samples: Examples of creative solutions and workarounds, especially within the constraints of a CMS and standard article templates

Teamwork: The role you’ve played on a collaborative team project


McClatchy is committed to providing equal employment opportunity (EEO) for all applicants and employees. McClatchy considers all candidates without regard to basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, sexual orientation, ancestry, medical condition, family care status, pregnancy or physical disability (except where physical fitness is a valid occupational qualification), or any other basis protected by state and federal laws.