About Chicago Public Media
Chicago Public Media is one of the largest and most respected public media organizations in the country. The organization has a legacy of innovative program development having launched such iconic shows as This American Life, Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me…, Nerdette, Making Obama and the ground-breaking podcast Serial. Chicago Public Media engages with its listeners and users across multiple platforms, including broadcast radio, digital streaming, and mobile apps. Our flagship station, WBEZ Chicago (91.5 FM and wbez.org) is Chicagoland’s premier media hub for trusted, fact-based journalism and engaging, entertaining audio programs and podcasts. WBEZ’s sister service, Vocalo (91.1 FM in Chicago, vocalo.org everywhere), targets a multicultural audience through an urban alternative format.
About the Job
Chicago Public Media, home to WBEZ, Chicago's NPR news station, is looking for a Full Stack Software Engineer to join our burgeoning Software Engineering team. Reporting to the Lead Software Engineer, our next Full Stack Software Engineer will collaborate with other Engineers, Product Managers, Producers, Editors, and Reporters. They will develop and support a suite of complex and essential applications delivering vital news, information, and entertainment to the Chicagoland Area, and beyond.
This role demands a unique combination of technical skills, flexibility, and on the job learning. Our suite of applications includes Cross Platform Mobile Apps, Frontend Web Apps, Serverless Microservices, Java API's, and more. Rather than expertise in a particular stack, the ideal candidate for this position will be familiar with a variety of backend and frontend technologies, with the ability to learn new languages on the job.
In addition to coding frontend and backend application logic, you will help support the underlying infrastructure of our suite of applications, participate in daily SCRUMS, regular technical collaboration meetings, and sprint planning meetings.
You will have a strong voice in essential technical and design decisions and will work closely with a cross functional team of thought leaders and content creators to create best-in-class digital news experiences for our audiences.
Technical Skills Required
Not Required but Preferred
Working at Chicago Public Media
At Chicago Public Media we believe dedication to a great workplace includes supporting our employees and their families. As a result, we provide a broad and generous benefits package for you at hire and in the years to come. Our benefits include: