We’re Hiring! (Senior Developer)

Hello INN Labs supporters and friends!

We're looking for the newest news nerd to join our team. Specifically, we're accepting applications for a full-time Senior Developer.

The ideal candidate for this position is an experienced full stack developer with WordPress expertise, who is looking to apply their skills to move the industry forward by tackling problems facing nonprofit news organizations.

They'll be joining an accomplished team in a key role as senior developer and will have an opportunity to work on a diverse range of projects while continuing to learn and develop new skills.

Please share with those who might be interested. Application details are in the job posting below:

INN Labs Senior Developer

Nerd Alert 139: Take your protein pills and put your helmet on


  RC: The U.S. Digital Service published a check-in with a few of their alumni to share what they worked on during their time in government, and what they’re up to now.

  Kay: How does your organization set goals? Are they “audacious” enough? Here’s an argument for dreaming big.

  Julia: While Google’s AMP promises improved speed and search rankings, “the cost for the web, and for those who do business on it, is much, much too high."

  Ben:  WordPress is moving away from React because of Facebook’s patent license clause.

  Inndy: Raise a glass to Cassini - a true to friend to humankind over the last 20 years.


Julia and RC joined the good folks from The Trust Project in Washington, DC this week to design better patterns for citations and references on news sites. Here are two concepts they came up with:

  • CiteLine – citations that improve transparency for the story development process.
  • Extra Info Layer – methods, techniques, and ideas for adding additional story components to articles.


Sept. 18: Deadline to propose a session for SRCCON:WORK, happening Dec. 7-8 in Philly.

Sept. 22: Last day to pitch talks to the 2018 Computer Assisted Reporting conference, aka NICAR.

Sept. 23: Data Journalism Bootcamp at CUNY – sign up soon!

Sept. 29: Last day to apply for a Knight Visiting Nieman Fellowship.


The Chicago Reporter published a fabulous interactive that monitors Chicago’s police reforms.

Databae is a new open-source initiative to share one-off newsroom code.


Our friends at Alley Interactive are hiring a Director of Javascript Development.

CORRECTIV’s Nerds Team is hiring a full-stack Python developer.

NY Public Radio is hiring a data reporter.

Reese News Lab is hiring a data scientist.

Deseret News is hiring a data visualization / editorial developer.

WGBH with the New England Center for Investigative Reporting is hiring an investigations editor.

The Center for Civic Design is hiring a usability researcher.

CALmatters is hiring an audience engagement manager.

Reese News Lab is hiring a data scientist.

100 Days in Appalachia is hiring a digital managing editor.

WNYC is hiring a data reporter.

If you're looking for general jobs in nonprofit news, check out the main INN newsletter and sign up here to get it in your inbox every Tuesday. Two INN newsletters are better than one!


READ:  The Hidden Life of Trees.

LISTEN: Human Music.

WATCH: Studio Ghibli in Real Life.

EAT: Bacon Wrapped Grilled Peaches.

DRINK:  Make your own homemade Hard Apple Cider.


Get outside an enjoy a good campfire this month!