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Front-end developer, designer

Type: Part-time contract (with review towards permanent position)
Location: Remote (within South Africa)
Application deadline: 7 October 2021

Media Hack Collective (MHC) is a media startup specialising in data analysis, visualisation and building products that empower news organisations.

MHC is looking to contract a mid-level front-end developer for an initial period with an option to extend to more permanent employment. The right candidate will be expected to work on a range of front-end HTML/Javascript projects for both internal and client use.

Projects are varied and require a level of creativity and design as well as a good understanding of data presentation.

Attention to detail and design skills are needed, as is the ability to work with a small team of journalists and data analysts.

Note: This is a remote position and you will need your own computer/laptop and a reliable internet connection.

Skills/experience

A minimum of 2 to 4 years experience in the following technologies is required:

  • HTML
  • CSS
  • Javascript
  • A Javascript framework such as Svelte.js or Vue.js

Day-to-day work will include the following:

  • D3.js
  • Svelte.js
  • Leaflet.js

Experience in the following would be an advantage:

  • PHP
  • MySQL
  • WordPress templating

Applications

Please send a copy of your CV and short covering letter to jobs@mediahack.co.za including links to your prior work and what you consider to be your particular programming strength. We will contact you if we require any further information.