tronc, Inc. (NASDAQ:TRNC) is a media company rooted in award-winning journalism. Headquartered in Chicago, tronc operates newsrooms in nine markets with titles including the Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, The Baltimore Sun, Orlando Sentinel, South Florida's Sun-Sentinel, Newport News, Virginia’s Daily Press, Allentown, Pennsylvania's The Morning Call, Hartford Courant, and The San Diego Union-Tribune. Our legacy of brands has earned a combined 94 Pulitzer Prizes and is committed to informing, inspiring and engaging local communities.

Our brands 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.

Senior Frontend Software Engineer at tronc

tronc, Inc. (NASDAQ: TRNC) is a media company rooted in award-winning journalism. tronc draws content from its vast media portfolio, where a commitment to informing and inspiring communities has earned 94 Pulitzer Prizes and a monthly audience of 60 million. From pixels to Pulitzers, tronc brands optimize content and create engaging experiences for audiences across all channels.


We are growing the digital technology team to power the future of digital news and promote quality journalism.  We’re looking for a smart and talented software engineer who wants to contribute to the future of journalism and fit into our culture of collaboration and innovation.


As a senior web frontend software engineer, you will help enhance troncX’s digital subscription systems for properties like the LA Times, Chicago Tribune, Baltimore Sun and other publications.

  • Works as part of a team to communicate, plan, design, develop, document, and implement high quality software solutions within the required timeframes using an Agile Software Development Methodology.
  • Works on the most complex components of core systems with little or no guidance
  • Consistently delivers excellent work results
  • Mentors less-experienced team members
  • Assist key stakeholders (i.e. software engineers, application support, operations, vendors) in troubleshooting issues as they arise
  • Participate in department and interdepartmental projects as assigned
  • Performs other duties as assigned by management
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field, or equivalent work experience
  • Minimum of 6-8+ years of experience as a software engineer
  • Strong knowledge of software development methodologies, practices, and procedures, with an emphasis on Agile methodologies (XP or Scrum).
  • Expertise in the following areas:
    • HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript and JS frameworks, such as jQuery. Knowledge and experience with other JavaScript frameworks is a plus.
    • Responsive / Adaptive Web Design
    • Creating web sites that are accessible to users who require assistive technologies
  • Experience working in UNIX environments (Solaris, Linux).
  • Experience with open source web frameworks like Python or Ruby on Rails is a plus
  • Must be able to work both independently and in a team environment.
  • Must have excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communications skills.
  • Requires a customer service orientation and competence in response to vendors and staff during system development, implementation, and problem resolution.
  • Ability to solve critical issues & work well under pressure
  • Must be available 24 hours/day, 7 days/week on an emergency basis for troubleshooting.
  • Must be able to participate in occasional travel to other Tribune business units, vendors, or client sites.
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Why work with us
tronc is transforming the media landscape by using technology to more effectively monetize the vast content our world-class journalists produce every single day. For over 250 years, the Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, The Baltimore Sun, and our other leading publications have been the number one source of trusted news and information in the communities they serve. Poised on the edge of artificial intelligence and machine learning, we’re designing and building powerful digital experiences that engage people in innovative and impactful ways. Working side-by-side with the newsroom, new team members will be on the forefront of this movement and will help shape the future of how we deliver our stories. Our team is comprised of innovative leaders, with strong technology backgrounds and deep roots in driving transformational change. With a track record across multiple industries, you will be inspired by their relentless enthusiasm, boundless energy, and nonstop creativity for the future of our business.
While focused on producing quality results, tronc fosters an open, collaborative environment. You will be challenged to solve tough problems, but we also recognize the importance of a healthy work-life balance where employees can pursue personal interests and share time with friends and family.
Perks & Benefits
Medical, dental, & vision insurance
A flexible approach to time off that empowers a work/life balance
Onsite gym
401k retirement plans with matching contribution
Learning & Development Resources

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