Hearst Magazines Python/React Developer, Hearst Magazines Digital Media in New York, New York

Hearst Corporation reaches more than 100 million people around the world every month on digital platforms connected to loved and trusted brands like Cosmopolitan, the Houston Chronicle, and 29 television stations. We’re crafting new, elegant digital experiences that make our stories - like #cosmovotes, local news that matters, trusted reviews, and entertainment - come to life, across all platforms, devices, and brands. Check out our recent work, unifying our publishing tools and user experiences to enable talented editorial teams to tell more engaging stories more often.

We’re creating a game-changing modern content technology stack - built from the ground up to give our users, editors, and advertisers tools that enable them to tell these amazing stories. We’re using modern web technologies to do this, like Python (primary language for this position), PHP and memcached. We’re building an open, service-oriented platform driven by APIs, and believe passionately in crafting simple, elegant solutions to complex technological and product problems.

We’re hiring talented and passionate Software Engineers to solve problems as we build out our new platform. The ideal candidate has extensive experience working with distributed, service oriented architecture (SOA) systems, writing clean object-oriented code, worked with RESTful APIs and has worked in cloud based environments like AWS.


  • Be part of the team that will architecture and build Hearst’s content platform

  • Participate in software design decisions

  • Write expressive code that is efficient and extensible

  • Be an active part of a larger internal open source community of developers at Hearst

  • Be ready to adapt and extend the architectural plan as new product goals and technical challenges emerge in our agile, continuous development environment

Skills & Requirements

  • B.S. Computer Science or Internet Engineering

  • At least 3 years in a role building distributed SOA software systems for consumer-facing, preferably content-focused, web applications at large scale

This role is based at Hearst’s global headquarters in New York City.

Must have:

  • CSS, SCSS, other CSS preprocessing tools

  • React, webpack, rollup, jest

  • Underscore, grunt, gulp, other JS tools & plugins (you should have some favorites!)

  • Git or other DCVS

  • Knowledge of responsive design

Should have:

  • Python

  • Docker

  • Browser automation tools such as Selenium

  • Knowledge of other JS test tool kits & frameworks, like mocha-sinon-chai, PhantomJS, •Jasmine

Nice to have:

  • Golang

  • Node.js

  • PHP

Hearst Magazines is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)