Editorial Technologist

  • Deadline:
    Feb. 28, 2013, midnight
  • Location:
    Triple Canopy, 155 Freeman Street, Brooklyn, New York, 11222

Part-time position available April 1:

Editorial Technologist

Triple Canopy, a nonprofit online magazine of art and literature with an office and venue located in Brooklyn, seeks an Editorial Technologist: an experienced front-end coder with proven interest in publishing and related technologies. This person will regularly participate in conversations regarding Triple Canopy’s approach to publication, and will help shape the form of projects with artists and writers—from conceptualization to prototyping to publication, on the Web and other digital platforms.

The Editorial Technologist will:
-Work closely with innovative artists, writers, and a multidisciplinary staff to conduct experiments in digital reading and viewing, crafting unique solutions on a project basis;
-Contribute code to our forthcoming redesign of the magazine (to be launched in September 2013);
-Collaborate with our network of developers and designers in New York, Los Angeles, and Berlin;
-Play a leading role in Web development projects for major clients in the arts through TC Labs, a consulting wing that supports Triple Canopy’s nonprofit activities (labs.canopycanopycanopy.com).

The ideal candidate is:
-Based in New York City and possesses a minimum of three years of experience working in a collaborative studio, publishing, or arts environment;
-An experienced front-end Web developer fluent in HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript (Triple Canopy is built on Ruby on Rails, jQuery, and HTML5/CSS3);
-Knowledgeable of interaction design technologies, from Web 2.0 to mobile apps;
-Personable, resourceful, and enthusiastic about creative experimentation and participating in regular conversations with Triple Canopy’s staff and collaborators;
-Engaged with contemporary culture, especially visual art, literature, and new media;
-Able to explain emerging technologies and their function to non-technical staff and collaborators.
-Experienced with iOS/Android, back-end coding, and audio-visual editing, though this is not a requirement.

This is a part-time position based out of our offices in the Greenpoint neighborhood of Brooklyn. We imagine this position to be well-suited for active freelancers in search of a broader network of collaborators or seasoned developers who desire some critical engagement with issues pertaining to culture and technology outside of an academic or teaching environment. An initial commitment of one day per week plus bi-weekly editorial meetings is necessary, though this commitment is likely to increase as work on the website’s redesign increases in the spring.

Interested candidates should submit a résumé, portfolio, GitHub profile, and any other relevant work (such as writing samples) to jobs@canopycanopycanopy.com. Payment is commensurate with experience. Additional income via TC Labs is negotiated on a project basis. Affordable healthcare options are available.

For more information on the mission and staff of Triple Canopy, as well as a selection of notable press, visit: http://canopycanopycanopy.com/about. No calls, please.

Triple Canopy is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants receive consideration without regard to race, age, ethnicity, religion, gender, national origin, disability or any other basis prohibited by law.