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Jobs September 12 - September 16

Web Developer – Pixar Animation Studios in Emeryville, Calif., has an open software development position in the Systems Department to develop and maintain inward-facing Websites used by the company. Responsibilities include maintaining and improving Web applications supported by the Systems Department, developing Web applications for other studio departments, and being an advocate and adviser for Web development at the studio. Qualifications for this job are five years of software development in a production environment, production experience with Ruby and the Ruby on Rails Web framework, strong scripting skills in Python, Java skills are a plus, strong SQL skills and knowledge of database concepts; familiarity with one of the major databases a plus (Oracle, PostgreSQL, MySQL), Linux or UNIX operating system experience, Mac OS X experience is a plus, the ability to manage expectations of users, the ability to provide accurate bids given a scope of work, ability to write maintainable code, detail oriented and organized, possession of strong communication skills, ability to handle a variety of tasks in an efficient manner, the desire to provide excellent customer service to production staff and the ability to optimize for mobile devices. Those interested can apply at www.Pixar.com.

Senior UI Designer – Amazon, located in Cupertino, Calif., is searching for an Interaction Designer to work on next-generation devices. The UI Designer will be responsible for designing the interaction flows, wireframes, interactive prototypes and aesthetics required to produce elegant and simple user interfaces. This designer will work collaboratively within a team comprised of other interaction, visual and graphic designers and engineers to develop world class user experiences. To be successful, this designer will possess an exceptional eye for detail and must embrace a highly iterative approach to design. Additionally, this designer must be articulate and possess the communication skills to persuasively convey proposals and specifications to other teams within the organization. More information, including how to apply, can be found at http://www.amazon.com/gp/jobs/150584/ref=j_sr_5_t?ie=UTF8&category=Product%20Design&location=*&keywords=&page=1

User Interface Developer - National Geographic’s Electronic Publishing group is seeking a User Interface (UI) Developer to develop new front-end technologies to support the editorial efforts of the print publishing group. The Developer will work with a team of designers, producers, and developers throughout all phases of the development life-cycle, from needs assessment to implementation and training. Required qualifications include Bachelors degree and 3-5 years related development experience; knowledge and skills must include a high proficiency with XML/XSL/XSD/DTD, Perl, Python, Objective-C, ActionScript, HTML/XHTML, JavaScript, Flash and CSS. Resumes and work samples should be sent to Human Resources, National Geographic, 1145 17th Street NW, Washington, DC 20036.

Interactive News Designer/ Developer – The New York Times in New York, N.Y., is looking for a curious, creative, and passionate Web designer/developer to create editorial applications as part of the Interactive News team. Think of it as a startup within a large corporation. The person will be responsible for designing and building Web applications on nytimes.com in collaboration with graphic artists, editors, and other developers and designers.  This position is for someone who gets excited by solid Web design and beautiful code. This is a newsroom position where the environment is fluid. As a designer and front-end developer you’ll have an extraordinary amount of creative freedom to explore new ways of presenting news and information online. The job requires good design skills and the ability to execute. The successful candidate must be fluent in a number of front-end technologies, including HTML, CSS and Javascript. Experience with Flash/ActionScript and/or Ruby on Rails is a plus. Also critical is an attention to detail, a pride in the quality of one's work and the ability to meet deadlines. Salary will commensurate with experience. The qualifications are Expert-level CSS and HTML, advanced Javascript abilities, thorough understanding of cross-browser, front-end development issues, deep understanding of the principles of Web accessibility and user-centered design/development, and excellent verbal and written communication skills. To apply for this position, email your resume to chadas@nytimes.com.

Site Producer/ Editor – The Guardian in New York, N.Y., will launch a news website in America this September, bringing its unique style of journalism to an American audience from the UK. As part of the expansion, The Guardian is offering an exciting opportunity for an experienced site producer/editor to work for an innovative and progressive media company. This role includes the responsibility for the delivery of the Guardian America site in line with the production schedules, ensuring that style and quality is maintained across the site. The producer will oversee different types of content such as blogs, galleries and multimedia and have overall responsibility for site building. The producer will also be familiar with Web tools for editing and launching content, as you will be the expert voice for editors and writers on using these tools. Based in New York, the producer will have experience in a senior production role with a major news Website which includes managing a team of copy editors. Applicants should have a demonstrable interest in current affairs and an understanding of the editorial aims and values of the Guardian. To apply for this job, please follow the following link: http://bit.ly/qdu37Q

Multimedia JournalistNaples Daily News in Naples, Fla, seeks a skilled reporter who is hungry and can tell a compelling story. Focus will be on breaking news, watchdog journalism and enterprise. Web first is a must.  Naples Daily News is looking for someone with daily experience, who is comfortable tackling general assignment and can find unique story angles.  A level of photo/video ability would be a bonus. Job-specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to, demonstration of an ability to juggle both short-term enterprise stories and longer-range in-depth or investigative work, harvesting data, digging and then conveying the information in a compelling writing style, from narrative pieces to edgy ones, writing articles, taking photographs or shooting video (or a combination thereof) as necessary to tell the story or as assigned by a supervising editor (training will be provided in photo and video areas). Other responsibilities include maintaining a close working relationship with potential news sources, realizing the importance of building sources throughout the community, especially if assigned a particular topic area, being alert at all times for breaking news and staying abreast of local news developments,  generating stories on a multimedia urgency, with priority placed on posting as soon as possible, with print being secondary to the Web, and striving to maintain diversity of coverage, to give voice to all aspects of the community, not necessarily the most vocal or most prominent. Candidates must be able to work within a team concept of improving overall coverage and work nights or weekends. Please post interest and URL (or links) to samples at www.scripps.com/careers. To apply for this position, follow the following link
http://scripps.contacthr.com/20710410.

Visual Journalist - The Chicago Tribune is looking for a talented visual journalist to join their graphics team. The ideal candidate is a veteran artist, reporter, and team member, who is as comfortable on the street or phone gathering information, as they are inside a spreadsheet or on the mouse making graphics. The Chicago Tribune covers the economy, DC, the nation and the world. The work at the Tribune is fast, ambitious and multi-platform, with a priority to dig in to the most important stories. Resume and letter should also be included. Resumes and work samples should be sent to Jonathon Berlin, Graphics editor, Chicago Tribune, 435 Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60612.

Interactive Graphic/ Web Developer - The Indianapolis Star and IndyStar.com are looking for an interactive graphic/web developer to join their award-winning Digital & Visuals Department. This position is responsible for creating and developing the majority of interactive and visual components for IndyStar.com and its mobile products. The developer will work closely with all members of the digital team to create in-depth interactive/multimedia projects that are inclusive of databases, photo, video, and graphics content. This person will work closely with the Multimedia and Digital Producer to find solutions to presenting data and unique visual presentations online while continuing to maintain the existing ones. The person filling this position needs to be comfortable with basic graphic and design standards, be able to apply these to their projects, be resourceful and communicate effectively. Any experience in journalism is a plus. This person should have 3-5 years experience in development and be well-versed in Php, Flash, CSS, HTML, XML, JavaScript, jQuery and drawing programs such as Illustrator and Photoshop, and should be able to produce and integrate back-end database systems for managing content. Resume and work samples should be sent to Jennifer Imes, The Indianapolis Star, 307 N. Pennsylvania St., Indianapolis, IN 46206.