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Front-End Web Developer (HTML/CSS/JavaScript) - Temporary

at U.S.News & World Report (Washington, DC, USA) Freelance Monday, September 27th, 2010

Job Description:

U.S.News & World Report has an immediate opening for a temporary front-end web developer with strong skills in HTML, CSS and JavaScript. This position requires expert-level knowledge of WC3 standards, cross-browser development, accessibility, and a solid understanding of the principles of information architecture and search engine optimization. Strong organizational and communication skills, attention to detail, and ability to meet deadlines are also required.

Duties include:

• working with editors, web producers, graphic artists, and programmers to create innovative online features and interactive tools

• creating web-based content from conceptual page plans in Photoshop

• crafting flexible templates for custom Python-based content management system

• integrating and troubleshooting code from third-party content and E-commerce partners

Applicants will be required to provide code demonstrating a clear separation of content, presentation and behavior, and an unobtrusive use of JavaScript.

Basic Requirements

• HTML/xHTML

• CSS

• JavaScript, including jQuery. Prototype is a plus.

Preferred Requirements

• Experience working in a Unix/Linux environment

• Python, including Zope 2/3 and Pylons frameworks

• TAL templating

• SQL

• Streaming Video

• Version control/source control systems, especially Subversion

This is a six-month temporary position. Work will be done onsite at our offices in the Georgetown area of Washington, DC, using state-of-the-art Macintosh desktops with Adobe CS4 and (optionally) Coda. Occasional night and weekend work required.

The USNews.com tech team is made up of smart people who are passionate about Web development. The ideal candidate will be able to contribute immediately and will both learn from us and teach us a few new things.

How to apply:

Please apply by email, to [email protected] Please include ‘Web Developer’ in the subject line of your email. Send résumé in plaintext. No attachments please. No phone calls, no recruiters please.

EOE – M/F/V/D