Software Engineer

Job Locations US-IL-Chicago | US-FL-Deerfield Beach | US-FL-Orlando | US-PA-Allentown | US-MD-Baltimore | US-CT-Hartford
Posted Date 2 months ago(4/7/2022 11:51 AM)
Requisition ID
Information Technology - System Analysts
Position Type


The Software Engineer designs and builds software solutions across Tribune Publishing, focusing on audience engagement front-end development. This role requires hands-on software development skills, deep technical expertise across the entire software delivery process, and a keen ability to collaborate with cross-functional colleagues and stakeholders.

We’d love you to join our growing product development team whose mission is to create people-centric software experiences that empower our local news and digital partners. True to our purpose, we help small teams play big!


Be part of a digital media landscape in the midst of rapid change; our team is at the center of a new content, marketing, operations, and revenue-sustainable experience that puts product, people and performance first. You will be a key member of our agile team focused on building reliable, trusted applications that engage with customers across the many US media markets in our portfolio, such as the Chicago Tribune, Baltimore Sun, the Orlando Sentinel, and affiliate company New York Daily News. Check out our local news portfolio to see if we operate in a market near you.


As part of the broader Product Development team, you will contribute to a culture that prioritizes continuous learning, autonomous decision making, agility, and pragmatism. Join us to kick-start your career at a company that offers substantial personal and professional growth opportunities via a hands-on learning approach and a flexible working style.


Tribune Publishing is committed to hiring people with diverse backgrounds, voices and visions. Be yourself. Bring yourself. Because that’s the only way we will deliver on our mission to provide meaningful journalism to the diverse communities we serve. We hold ourselves accountable for fostering inclusion and opportunity across race, gender, age, creed, identity and experience. 



  • Innovate, design and develop extensible and reusable components for our websites with quality and performance being your #1 priority
  • Translation of requirements, design, and wireframes into production-ready code that will produce front-end/UX experiences
  • Collaborate with the Product Managers and Designers to bridge the gap between graphical design and technical implementation, taking an active role on both sides and defining how the application looks as well as how it works
  • Identify and analyze multiple approaches to solve a problem and come up with the best architectural solution within the available timelines
  • Work with architects and other engineers to improve existing architecture and define new architecture patterns, and ensure the technical feasibility of UX design
  • Plan and implement projects to reduce technical debt and improve system architecture
  • Lead by example and share knowledge with team members in development technologies, designs, tools, and processes
  • Participate and be effective in code reviews, both giving and receiving feedback
  • Help create and follow development processes that enhance quality and increase productivity


  • 3+ years of experience using front-end technologies: JavaScript, HTML, CSS
  • Experience with the latest front-end frameworks and libraries especially React
  • Good understanding of front-end performance optimization and best practices
  • Understanding of front-end performance optimization and best practices
  • Experience working on Unix/Linux based environments
  • Familiarity with version control systems like git
  • Familiarity with current and upcoming browser enhancements and assessing their impact
  • Knowledge with Core Web Vitals and SEO concepts
  • Knowledge/experience with WordPress or ARC Fusion is a plus
  • Good communication skills to translate technical concepts and challenges for business stakeholders

Tribune Publishing Company is a media company rooted in award-winning journalism. Headquartered in Chicago, Tribune Publishing Company operates local media businesses in eight markets with titles including the Chicago Tribune, The Baltimore Sun, Orlando Sentinel, South Florida’s Sun-Sentinel, Virginia’s Daily Press and The Virginian-Pilot, The Morning Call of Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania, and the Hartford Courant.


Tribune Publishing Company also operates Tribune Content Agency (TCA) and the Daily Meal.


Our brands are committed to informing, inspiring and engaging local communities. We create and distribute content across our media portfolio, offering integrated marketing, media, and business services to consumers and advertisers, including digital solutions and advertising opportunities.


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