Developer, Product & Experience

Product & Technology United States Remote, United States


 McClatchy is seeking an experienced developer to join its Product & Experiences team. The team serves 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 focusing on our core websites. Tasks will include building working prototypes of new concepts and maintaining the presentation and performance of our websites by working with multiple development teams, product managers and stakeholders. 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 optional.

The anticipated base pay range for this position is between 105k and 130k annually. Individual base pay may vary within that range depending on job-related knowledge, skills, experience, relevant education, department equity, training, geography and local wage and hours laws.

Job Requirements

– JavaScript (ES6, custom elements and DOM manipulation)
– Understanding of responsive design/interaction design and user interfaces
-- 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

Additional Skills

– Design Systems
– API integration
– Client-based frameworks or component architecture
– Google Cloud Products
– Google Ad Manager
– GitHub-based workflows
– Agile Development Methodology


-- 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 in legacy systems, new systems, and client-based architecture.
  • Teamwork: The role you’ve played on a collaborative team project

What we’ll bring:
McClatchy strives to be an employer of choice, and our benefits package is made with this goal in mind. With a focus on health, well-being, wealth and daily life, our package options include healthcare coverage for employees and their families, financial protection from expected and unexpected expenses, multiple no-cost wellness resources and even coverage for four-legged friends.

Our overall benefits package also includes a 401(k) with employer match, competitive paid time off and corporate holidays, and a variety of mental health benefits. With an excellent support team and with focus on your well-being as a top corporate strategy, McClatchy provides benefits to support you and your family in achieving your health and wellness goals. For more information on McClatchy's benefit plan, please visit  
About McClatchy:
Our impact is growing every day. 30 growing markets. Over 65 million monthly readers. 56 Pulitzer Prizes. A strong portfolio of dynamic partnerships and smart investments. Our award-winning journalism, digital reach, and commitment to innovative growth have never been stronger.

As a member of the McClatchy family, you are part of a flexible, empowering, and exciting culture dedicated to creating a work/life balance and consistent opportunities for growth—a place where you have a voice and the ability to impact our future. It’s an exciting time to be here. Our company is experiencing the most transformative period in its history. We’re growing rapidly in the digital space and delivering award-winning journalism in innovative ways. 


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.