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Institute for Nonprofit News (INN), a network of nearly 200 nonprofit news organizations, has an immediate opening for a Senior Developer on our product and technology team (INN Labs). The position may be remote or can be located with our LA or Denver teams.

The ideal candidate for this position is an experienced full-stack developer with WordPress expertise, who is interested in the reinvention of news media, trust in media, and a free press.  The Senior Developer will be adept at understanding client needs, planning development projects based on business goals, and writing code that solves challenges or advances innovative solutions in media.

About INN and INN Labs:
INN Labs serves the fast-growing field of independent investigative and public service news. Across the U.S., news entrepreneurs and communities are founding and growing digital native news sites. These are fast-moving, innovative, and award-winning newsrooms. INN Labs directly supports more than 50 of these news organizations and advances the sector through our technical services.

The team focuses on problems that INN Labs is uniquely suited to tackle at a network level, such as:

Our work is divided between our own INN Labs projects and one-on-one contracting, advising, and support for individual news sites, most of them nonprofits. You can read more about us on our website and our team docs and can check out our projects on GitHub.

INN Labs is growing and the tools and processes we use are ours to build. Successful candidates must be excited by innovation and agility.

As part of a remote team, successful candidates must be good at managing their own schedules, making sure they have a clear understanding of project expectations and benchmarks, initiating communication around any changes that arise during projects and owning delivery of assigned deliverables.

You’ll be joining an accomplished team in a key role as senior developer, but our team is highly collaborative so you’ll have an opportunity to work on a diverse range of complex projects while continuing to learn and develop new skills.

This is a full-time position with benefits. Our compensation package is competitive and commensurate with experience. We are also committed to giving our employees the tools they need to do their job and supporting their professional growth so you’ll get a generous allowance for hardware, software, travel to conferences, etc.

Your specific responsibilities will include:

Desired skills and attributes for the position: 
We understand you might not have all of these covered but if this roughly sounds like a good fit for your skills and interests we would love to hear from you!

Nice to have:

We are a distributed team and this can be a remote position, or based in our LA or Denver operations. Previous experience working remotely would be helpful, but we’ll help and support your transition if this is your first remote job. We are committed to giving our employees the tools they need to do their job and supporting their professional growth.

INN is an equal opportunity employer and we are committed to creating a workplace where diversity is valued. In addition to federal law requirements, INN complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities.

To apply: To apply, please send the following to [email protected]: A brief resume/portfolio, 3 projects you’re especially proud of (links to projects, your GitHub repo, etc.), and a cover letter (in an email, no attachments please) answering the following: 1. Why is this job the perfect fit for you? 2. How has your previous experience prepared you for this position? 3. Why are you excited to join INN, and our team, in particular?

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