To boost growth and help devise the narrative forms of the future, we’re looking for a new back end developer at De Correspondent.
De Correspondent is a Dutch online journalism platform that serves as an antidote to the daily news grind. We publish articles daily, but strive to look beyond today’s latest news hype, to uncover the underlying structures that shape our world. We shift the focus from the attention-grabbing headline to the constructive insight. We went live in September 2013 and have since grown to 60,000 paying members, who make this independent journalism possible. De Correspondent is entirely ad-free, beholden only to our members and our journalistic principles.
Now nearly five years on, we want to grow faster. Not only by publishing better stories, but also by improving our platform. We want to build new ways to connect related stories and give our readers more ways to share their experiences and expertise. To do this well, we're looking for a new back end developer.
Our cofounder and partner Momkai designed and developed DeCorrespondent.nl and our own CMS, Include. As of January 2016, De Correspondent has a dedicated team of eight developers who work at the newsroom to further develop the platform.
Developers are just as important to the future of journalism as journalists. After all, you have the skills to build these new narrative forms. Will you come join our team?
You’re an experienced PHP developer.
You’re proficient in MySQL (knowledge of Mongo and ElasticSearch preferred).
You’re familiar with tools like Git, Hubot, PHPUnit, Vagrant, Trello and Slack.
Experience writing tests for your code and using tools like New Relic for profiling code in different environments would be great.
We hope to start working together soon!