Web Developer

  • Minneapolis, MN
  • Full-time

Company Description

The Star Tribune Media Company is the upper Midwest’s largest source of news and information, delivering more of what matters to Minnesota all day, every day.  With the seventh-largest Sunday and 12th largest daily circulation newspaper in the U.S., the most-visited local website, numerous mobile and tablet apps, and Twin Cities Values, Star Tribune reaches more consumers than any other Minnesota media brand.  In 2013 the company was recognized with two Pulitzer Prizes as well as the Minneapolis Regional Chamber of Commerce “Best in Business” award.  

Job Description

The Star Tribune is looking for an entry to mid-level Web Developer to join our growing technology team to support the largest media website in the state.  With over 6 million unique visitors every month, you will be working in a high visibility position helping to move forward our initiatives on the web, on various mobile platforms and other emerging technology.  This position will work with all aspects of the Star Tribune, including News, Advertising, Circulation, Classifieds and Marketing, to develop the best possible technical solutions to each problem.


Responsible for designing, writing, testing and deploying moderately complex, distributed interactive applications across various platforms.  Maintains and improves in-house production applications.  Becomes familiar with the entire Digital Technology operation and be able to respond in a timely and knowledgeable manner to situations requiring his or her attention.  The applicant would work to remain current in understanding rapidly evolving technologies, particularly those related to digital technology. 


Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or a related field or commensurate work experience.  Some experience in a technical capacity, preferably in a web environment.  Ideally, the applicant will have experience working with a media company or other heavily trafficked website. 


Demonstrated understanding of computers and computer programs, as well as some skill in working with project managers on active projects or users facing technical problems.  Demonstrated ability to learn and adapt to new technologies as the opportunities present themselves.  Comfortable in working within a role servicing many different types of internal clients.


Programming experience:

  • Some experience in web programming languages, e.g. PHP, Perl, or Python
  • Familiar with web template languages, e.g. Smarty or Velocity
  • Some experience in at least one relational database architecture, e.g. MySQL, MSSQL, or DB2
  • PHP Frame Work Experience, Zend Frame Work or CodeIgniter is a plus.
  • JavaScript Framework experience jQuery preferred, other JS frameworks a plus
  • Enterprise Content Management System experience a plus
  • Familiarity with a source code repository system like Subversion, Git, or CVS is a plus
  • Understanding and experience in object orientated programming techniques and design patterns such as MVC, Subject-Observer, and Factory a plus
  • Familiarity with distributed computing methodologies and concepts

Additional Information

Submission Email:   DigitalJobs@startribune.com or apply online at www.startribunecompany.com/jobs


Posting Date:  October 24, 2013


How to apply online

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