Job: Junior web dev with The Denver Post

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Daniel Petty

Feb 28, 2011, 3:03:38 PM2/28/11
Hi CoPressers--

We're looking for a junior web developer to join our newsroom team at The Denver Post, and I wanted to tap into this list to see whether anyone might be interested. You'll be joining senior web developer Joe Murphy (@joemurph on Twitter) and another, yet-to-be-named senior web developer. We're looking for folks who are excited both about fulfilling the local mission of a large-size regional daily news organization and doing innovative work with presenting structured data on the web.

Here's the description:

The Jr. Web Software Developer will provide support to the interactive team with all aspects of building and maintaining digital products. 

Essential Functions:
  • Support senior staff with website + web application design and development, maintaining websites, and input and verification of data to ensure product delivery.
  • Participate in meetings and carry out research as it pertains to projects.
  • Carry out other duties as may be assigned or requested.
Physical Working Conditions:
  • Standing 5%, walking 10%, sitting 85% of shift.
  • Use computer to design and develop digital products approximately 85% of the shift
  • Possess basic knowledge of web development methodologies.
  • Fundamental skills in OOP -- Python or PHP skills are a plus. 
  • Experience with a DBMS.
  • Command of grammar and spelling.
  • A passion for local news, structured data.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication, analytical, and problem-solving skills.
  • Detail-oriented with the ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment.
  • Ability to listen to others and accept input from team members.
  • Values internal and external clients and responds to their needs as they arise.
  • 4 year degree or certificate from art or technology institute desired, or equivalent experience.
  • Understanding of a version control system.
If you have any questions, don't hesitate to e-mail me here or Diane Exline, director of technology systems and solutions, at Feel free to pass along to anyone who you feel might be interested or qualified.



Dan Petty
Social Media Editor
The Denver Post
Twitter: @danielpetty

Bryan Murley

Feb 28, 2011, 8:44:21 PM2/28/11

would you have a link to the job description? I can send it to twitter
as well. Or post on a College Media listserv and the cicm weblog.



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Daniel Petty

Feb 28, 2011, 9:07:20 PM2/28/11

We had it posted for a little while on Craigslist and Monster a few weeks back, but the posting has expired. We're looking in some other areas -- like here -- to see whether we can get some other candidates into the mix. I will ask about reposting it. But if you'd like to post what I e-mailed out originally onto the CICM blog, then put my e-mail down as a contact, that would be fine. If not, I'll check again on posting it.


Bryan Murley

Feb 28, 2011, 9:13:15 PM2/28/11
cool, will do. I've done so before with internships and the like.


Albert Sun

Feb 28, 2011, 9:18:37 PM2/28/11
to, Bryan Murley
Might have better luck posting it somewhere like


where it's more likely a good web dev will come across it.

Megan Taylor

Feb 28, 2011, 9:41:23 PM2/28/11
Hi Dan,

I'm helping to run the Hacks/Hackers job board, and could totally hook
you up if you'd like. Just let me know.

Megan Taylor

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