7:01pm , Sunday 24th March 2019

ARIJ is looking for a senior front-end developer

March 7, 2019

Amman– Arab Reporters for Investigative Journalism (ARIJ) is looking to hire an experienced front-end developer to work part-time with its news team in Amman.

This position is part of the editorial multimedia hub at ARIJ where she/he will help move ARIJ create interactive storytelling, using visual elements and appropriate web design. We want to enhance ARIJ ‘s online presence, by applying the appropriate SEO, and building a solid design theme for ARIJ investigations/stories. 

The successful candidate will work with producers/reporters from the creation of stories, and give directions for the design. A listing of job duties and responsibilities looks like this:

  • Work to enhance ARIJ online presence.
  • introduce new and modern work techniques and recent technologies for interactive reporting.
  • Produce periodic actionable insights on ARIJ’s online presence.  
  • Build the capacities of the current Team.
  • Plan annual editorial calendar with producers and reporters.
  • Add an interactive dimension to ARIJ’s work online.

Essential functions:

  • Develop and document technical frontend solutions such as web animations and infographics, typically using HTML, CSS, JavaScript (React, D3), and web services.
  • Periodically participates in user testing/focus groups and peer/code reviews
  • Follows agile best practices by meeting regularly with management and peers to discuss progress, challenges, and sprint planning.
  • Serves as a resource in area(s) of technical expertise.
  • Occasionally presents work at technical meetings.
  • Communicates openly and respectfully in the spirit of collaboration; focuses on 
  • finding solutions rather than dwelling on problems.

Required Education/Experience/Skills/Abilities:

  • Bachelor degree in related field or at least 3 years relevant work experience.
  • Familiar with JavaScript libraries and frameworks such as React, jQuery, Bootstrap.
  • Interest and knowledge in UX/UI with a desire to build beautiful projects.
  • Familiarity with data visualization libraries or tools such as d3 and three.js
  • Experience with Graphics and video software such as the Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, XD, Maya and others.
  • Familiar with WordPress and WordPress theme.
  • Familiarity with developing and/or using APIs such as Google Maps.
  • Ability to use browser developer tools for troubleshooting and optimization.
  • Good communication skills.

If interested, please send your application (cover letter, curriculum vitae), note the position “senior front-end developer”  in the subject line to info@arij.net no later than Thursday, March 21, 2019.