Front-end web developer

Environment & Energy Publishing (E&E), a subscription-based online news organization headquartered in Washington, D.C., seeks a front-end web developer to join our five-person tech department.

Working closely with three other in-house developers, the successful candidate will help create the internal apps used by our editorial and sales staff. You will also contribute new features for E&E's public website, which is read by Congress and federal agencies, top law and lobbying firms, major corporations, environmental groups, think tanks and universities.

Much of our front-end code uses Backbone, written with CoffeeScript, and Sass on top of Ruby on Rails and Sinatra back ends. Comfort up and down the stack is ideal, but even more so is a willingness to learn new technologies so you can craft the best solution.

Required Qualifications

  • Well-versed in both JavaScript and CSS fundamentals.
  • Experience with one or more JavaScript application frameworks and CSS extension languages.
  • A firm understanding of responsive design and semantic HTML.
  • Knowledge of Git, Subversion, or other version control systems.
  • A good eye for visually appealing and intuitive user experiences.
  • Ability to write clean, maintainable code.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.

Experience with API-driven web applications is a plus.

Candidates should e-mail a cover letter and resume to Technical/Graphics Director Michael Abate at Be sure to include links to existing applications and/or your GitHub account.

E&E is an equal opportunity employer that offers a competitive salary, a 401(k) plan, Metro passes, good health/dental and a fun, fast-paced work environment at a great Capitol Hill location.

So if you are a smart and energetic developer who enjoys taking on new challenges and wants to build practical business solutions using cutting-edge code, E&E wants to see your resume. You’ll be joining a successful and growing company known as the go-to source for people who demand the most timely and thorough information about energy politics and policy.


Interested in being a reporter for E&E?

E&E is always looking for top editorial talent. If you are a superior reporter and writer -- and you want to cover one of the most interesting policy areas on Earth -- we'd love to hear from you. E&E is not looking for bloggers or advocates. We want serious journalists who are politically savvy, write compelling copy and can't stand being beaten when pursuing a story.

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