We’re looking for experienced Front End Developers to build great reader experiences and deliver journalism to an audience of over 36 million.
In the last year we:
- Launched a new article page with an emphasis on page performance, bringing The Atlantic into the top ten fastest news sites on the web.
- Launched our first Service Worker.
- Started working with Node to build Decoupled Front Ends for AMP and Newsletters.
- Made a first pass on a Design System.
- Created a Static Site Toolkit to build special projects like Unthinkable.
Who You Are
You’re well versed in the modern front-end: ES6, SCSS, good semantic markup, and how to best use the capabilities of the browser. Your experience working in a team environment on big projects has taught you the architectural strategies and practices that are necessary for organizing and maintaining front end code that can scale as we continue to grow.
You’re a solid communicator comfortable collaborating with designers, developers, and product managers of all skill levels. You have the experience and technical talent needed to mentor junior members of the team, and can help our team leads make meaningful architectural decisions.
Above all, you’re a creative problem solver: able to devise and deliver practical, maintainable software that addresses Atlantic staffers’ and readers’ needs.
- Implement new features for TheAtlantic.com and CityLab.com where they will be viewed by millions of people
- Champion ways to improve our front end tech stack, including tooling, unit testing, and architecture
- Collaborate wi, th team members to plan projects, creating technical road maps and breaking projects up into individual tasks as necessary
- Mentor junior developers and act as a subject expert
- Thinks strategically and systematically when planning or coding a project, always keeping in mind long term maintainability
- Work to continually reduce our front end website load time
- Communicate and collaborate with both technical and non-technical members of the team
- Strong technical and non-technical communication skills
- Able to write semantic and accessible markup that our growing team can easily maintain and iterate with
- Able to look at a design and break it into well organized reusable components
- Comfortable with Git for version control
- Effective time management when working on multiple projects
- Passionate about front end performance with up-to-date knowledge of current techniques
- Familiar with Node.js
- Familiar with modern build tooling (Gulp, Babel, Rollup, etc.)
About The Atlantic
The Atlantic is a digital-first media company with over 160 years of history and 36 million readers a month. Founded
in 1857 and today one of the fastest-growing media platforms in the industry, The Atlantic has throughout its history championed the power of big ideas and continues to shape global debate through our two websites: TheAtlantic.com and CityLab.com.
Employees at The Atlantic are entitled to benefits including: 401(k) savings plan with employer match, health care with domestic partner coverage, flexible vacation and sick leave policy, and commuter benefits.
Atlantic Media Values:
Across Atlantic Media, generally, the firm looks for two “pillar gifts” in you, and everyone else. In all of us, these are more aspirational than actual, but they are central in our intentions –
- Force of Ideas: At the center of Atlantic Media work are the ideas within our writing. We believe that ideas – to the good and not – have consequence. Our highest work is bringing rigor, insight, intellectual integrity, to that ultimate purpose of separating the bad from the good, and giving voice to the latter.
- Spirit of Generosity: Atlantic Media seeks in its ranks those with natural disposition toward service and selfless conduct. Atlantic Media writing should be cut from the same cloth – critical on the merits, but informed by charity and forbearance in measuring motive and personal character.
Atlantic Media is an EOE of Minorities/Women/Vets/Disability.
Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.