Seeking Web Developer at Newsvine

People often ask what things are like at Newsvine after the MSNBC acquisition. Specifically, has the culture changed at all and does it still feel like a startup? The answer to those questions are, thankfully *no* the culture hasn’t been disrupted a lot and thankfully *yes* it still feels like a startup (minus the working for 1929-level salaries).

One of the many nice things about life post-acquisition is that we’re beginning to work on many projects that touch both (little ant of 1.5 million users) and (big elephant of over 35 million users).

As such, we’re expanding a bit…

The Newsvine Team is looking for an experienced, self-motivated, and passionate front-end developer to join us in building products and services for the Newsvine platform. Your primary responsibility will be to design and develop site features and functionality in a multi-tier web environment using PHP, CSS, JavaScript, and the YUI JavaScript library. Additional responsibilities include daily site support and maintenance. The ideal candidate is able to work on small teams under tight deadlines with little supervision. A computer science degree or equivalent is a plus, but experience, skill, and attention to detail are more important.

The ideal candidate will have a strong command of the following knowledge areas:

  • X/HTML, CSS, DOM, and JavaScript
  • PHP or similar scripting language
  • Mastery of web standards and cross-browser compatibility

Preferable Job Qualifications:

  • Experience working on large-scale, high-availability web sites
  • Successful industry experience using latest DHTML and ajax technologies
  • Experience with SQL and relational database implementations serving as the backend to production web applications
  • Experience with, or an interest in, working with the YUI JavaScript library
  • Familiarity with Subversion a plus

The job will be based out of the lovely Newsvine offices in Seattle, down by the waterfront pictured here. If you’re interested, please send an e-mail and resumé to “newsvinejobs at”.

15 comments on “Seeking Web Developer at Newsvine”. Leave your own?
  1. Why PHP? Isn’t Newsvine built entirely on ASP?

  2. Mike D. says:

    Nope. No ASP on the entire site. Unless someone broke into our repository overnight.

  3. Sam McDonald says:

    Sounds like a challenge to me. I shall break in and recode newsvine in Django. ASP would be funnier, but I just couldn’t bring myself to do it.

    Hold that job till I graduate?

  4. Jason says:

    Requires relocating to Seattle?

  5. Tim says:

    are foreign developers willing to relocate welcome ?

  6. Mike D. says:

    Tim: I would say yes, but am not well versed in the vagaries of work visas and such.

  7. Tim says:

    Mike: I guess we’ll first have to find out if the profile matches ;-)

  8. Chad Edge says:

    Mike, was that picture taken during your para-sailing trip a couple years ago (

    Don’t know if I’d be shot for even being in the neighborhood with my current employer’s badge on :)

  9. Mike D. says:

    Chad: Indeed it was!

  10. Brian Ford says:

    Sadly, quite a bit outside my skill-set. Good luck, though!

  11. Andy Kant says:

    Mike, has this position been filled? I sent an email earlier this week and haven’t received a response. Thanks for your time.

  12. Mike D. says:

    Hi Andy. Hasn’t been filled yet. Still collecting applicants…

  13. Andy Kant says:

    Thanks for the update, Mike. Hope I hear back soon then. ;-)

  14. Jason says:

    It’s been almost a month, but I wonder if they job is still open?

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