SPUG: JOB: Web Developer - Grist - Seattle

SPUG Jobs jobs-noreply at seattleperl.org
Fri Aug 18 22:28:11 PDT 2006

Company: Grist Magazine, Inc.
Industry: Online Media / Environment / Nonprofit
Location: Downtown Seattle
Type: Permanent
Contact: jobs at grist.org
Corporate site: http://www.grist.org
Job Title:  Web Developer
Department:  Web Production
Reports To:  Web Production Manager

Grist is seeking an experienced web developer to help implement our
ambitious expansion plans. In the coming months, Grist will begin to
redesign its website and start introducing exciting new features and
enhanced functionality, and needs a talented web programmer to make it

This is a full-time position (to be filled immediately) located in our
downtown Seattle office. The web developer will report to Grist's web
production manager.

Responsibilities will include:

* Integration between Grist's Perl-based content management systems
(Bricolage and Scoop), as well as with ASPs and third-party websites
* CGI scripting
* Template authoring for Grist's website, blog, HTML emails, and RSS feeds
* Development of new website features and functionality
* Database development
* Ensuring cross-browser compatibility and standards compliance
* Keeping Grist informed about best practices and latest developments

Candidates should have two to four years of experience with:

* Perl and CGI scripting
* JavaScript
* MySQL and PostgreSQL

And it sure would be nice if you also had experience with:

* Bricolage
* Scoop
* Flash
* Ajax
* Mason
* Web 2.0 concepts
* API, LDAP and/or other type of system integration

The successful candidate will be proactive in learning new skills and
possess superior organizational and time-management skills; excellent verbal
and written communication skills; an ability to multitask and thrive under
deadlines; and an affinity for open source software.

To apply, please send your resume and a thoughtful, personalized cover
letter in the body of an email that addresses the following: Why do you want
to work for Grist and why you're the person for the job? Links to projects
and websites are recommended. Send materials to jobs at grist.org; please put
"web developer" in the subject line.

No phone calls, please.

Grist is an equal-opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on
anything except how dang good you are at your work. People of color and
individuals from other underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to

Background on Grist:

With a fresh spin on environmental news and views, Grist informs, inspires,
and links America's next generation of green activists. Since Grist
incorporated as a free-standing nonprofit in 2003, our audience has soared
to more than 600,000 a month. Our efforts have garnered the 2005 and 2006
People's Voice "Webbys" for Best Magazine, the Utne 2003 and 2005
Independent Press Awards for Online Political Coverage, and citation in
major media including the New York Times, Vanity Fair, the San Francisco
Chronicle, the Boston Globe, the Weekly Standard, National Journal, National
Public Radio, the Japan Times, Fast Company, and the London Independent.
Grist's motto: Gloom and doom with a sense of humor.

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