Mother Jones Web Developer at Mother Jones

San Francisco,CA,United States
May 19, 2013

Mother Jones is looking to hire a back end web developer.

Mother Jones is an independent news organization that specializes in investigative journalism. Maybe you saw the Mitt Romney “47 percent” video? That was just one of the many pieces of groundbreaking, award-winning journalism we have published in our 30-plus-year history.

Our website,, has seen record increases in traffic over the past several years. We are now beginning a multiyear project to improve, update, and expand our operations, looking at everything from our technology stack to our site design. As a web developer, you will play a key role in helping us build a new and more powerful platform for hard-hitting investigative news.

You will be joining a small team of developers working in the heart of the newsroom. We have a strong preference for open-source solutions to problems, and like to work in a relatively agile manner, with brief daily meetings and weekly code pushes. Online news is a rapidly evolving field, and the job will offer many opportunities for learning new skills.

This is a full-time position, working in our downtown San Francisco office, two blocks from the Montgomery Street BART/Muni station. We like to encourage a healthy work/life balance with a 37.5-hour workweek. Mother Jones has a great benefits program that includes paid health, dental, and vision coverage.



The terms of this job are covered under a collective bargaining agreement with Local 2103, United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America, AFL-CIO. Mother Jones and its parent organization, the Foundation for National Progress, are committed to building and maintaining a diverse and welcoming work place.


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