A new job for a new school year

May 28, 2013

It’s not every day that you get to write your own job description, but the good folks at the Star Tribune let me do just that.

After a short summer gig in New York, I’ll be heading back to the Strib as more than an intern (but still not full-time, so I can finish my degree). Take a look at the job posting we decided on.

Digital news developer

  • Pitch, report on and build standalone interactive editorial content for StarTribune.com and mobile platforms
  • Be available to provide preliminary data and statistical analysis services to reporters and editors (at the discretion of his or her self, and that of his or her editor)
  • Work with developers on large-scale projects with editorial stake, such as live election results
  • Improve mobile experiences by communicating technical advice between designers and developers
  • Develop open source newsroom tools to improve workflow for digital content beyond written articles and traditional multimedia
  • Develop open source software to capture, analyze and display data
  • Build the Star Tribune’s presence in the open source community

If that isn’t a wonderful job, I don’t know what is. I’m in for a wild ride in my next few months.