Salary : competitive / ask us (according to experience see our remuneration policy )
Type : full-time / part-time / contract
Location : 100% remote, GMT + / - 2
Visa : tier 2 sponsorship available
Closing date : 31st May 2022
NewsNow now in its 25th year is a rare UK-based .com success story : a news organisation using technology to support and promote credible, independent and public interest journalism, via the extremely successful news aggregation and discovery platform NewsNow.co.uk.
Founded in 1997 to democratise and disrupt the market for news, NewsNow has since become a global top 50 news website with millions of loyal users who discover news from thousands of publishers.
NewsNow presents curated and breaking headlines from around the world for people who want to stay abreast of topics they are passionate about, weigh up differing presentations of the facts and viewpoints, and challenge their preconceptions all as they make up their own minds.
We believe what we do helps make society better, but huge challenges remain. Now, in this era of fake news and polarisation, and as we proudly enter our 25th year, our social mission to support and promote credible, independent and public interest journalism is more important than ever.
Learn more about how we operate, our social mission, and ethos.
About the role
We are seeking a highly-experienced developer to join our fully-remote multi-disciplinary product development and engineering team :
Our priorities for 2022 include :
You and your skills
You will be able to quickly grasp our existing Vue.js app and back-end systems and be proficient in spoken and written English so that you can contribute authoritatively and collaborate effectively.
For this role you will need :
g. webpack, Babel, etc)
In addition, skills, or an interest, in one or more of these would be nice to have :
You’re also someone who :
About our development team
Our highly experienced multi-disciplinary development team runs lean. Our compact set-up lets us keep hierarchy and bureaucracy to a minimum.
Which means today, we're still a company where everyone gets to make a massive impact.
We’re a developer-driven company. Two of the company’s three directors are developers and that includes the CEO. This means that development is core to the business, developers are appreciated for their creative input, and the importance of investment in development and avoiding technical debt is understood.
We use a cutting-edge containerised development model, that makes agile development convenient and cheap, using Dockside, our online IDE .
For each new task, Dockside lets us launch a disposable development container aka a devtainer which provides a self-contained fully-functioning development environment running a full live NewsNow stack (talking to a disposable live database clone) complete with high-end browser-based VS Code-compatible IDE.
This makes forking, staging and code-review a breeze. From conception through roll out, branches and staged developments are continuously available as needed to developers, managers and testers for collaboration, feedback and review.
Learn more about our open-sourced Dockside on GitHub).
All our software is containerised and deployed using Docker Swarm services on our own co-located raw metal or in Google Cloud.
Our remuneration policy
NewsNow is an exceptionally stable business that values long-term relationships with its employees. As an incentive to join NewsNow, we will look to offer candidates their current market rate or above.
Furthermore, we run a programme of annual (or even more frequent) appraisals and pay reviews, with the aim of ensuring our employees are motivated, fulfilled, and that their remuneration reflects and recognises their developing expertise (whether transferable skills, or knowledge of our particular stack), their value to NewsNow, and on the wider job market.
All our positions are fully remote - work from home 100% of the time. We offer flexible working for all team members (we’re a family-friendly company) with occasional in-person meetups. Furthermore, we provide :
More about NewsNow
NewsNow is the UK’s largest independent news aggregation and discovery platform. A one-stop shop for news for 12m unique monthly visitors, NewsNow is a UK top 50 website, and a global top 50 news destination .
Running stably and profitably since our start in 1997, since 2009 we've been ad funded experiencing great commercial success as an industry leader in programmatic advertising technologies however today we are actively exploring how, together with other news organisations, we can move towards a future where public interest news and journalism is funded sustainably by the people it serves.
NewsNow is led by a gender-diverse technically-minded board. Of our three directors, two including the CEO / Managing Director are developers, and one is female.
The company is proud of its place within the media ecosystem, providing a platform particularly for smaller and independent publications to reach their audience, and helping to grow media plurality.
We are a driver of quality in the news media and today set editorial standards for much of the content we link to. Read more about our social mission, our ethos and how we support and promote public interest journalism .
NewsNow is also very proud to be the first digital member of the Disaster Emergency Committee’s Rapid Response Network , which helps alert the UK public efficiently to its vital humanitarian emergency fundraising appeals.