Web Developer

Mother Jones is a 37-year-old independent news organization publishing both online and in print. We cover a range of topics, including politics and the environment, and have won numerous awards for our investigative journalism. Our website, MotherJones.com, has seen record increases in traffic over the past several years.

We are now beginning a multiyear project to improve and expand our operations. As part of this project our tech team will be reviewing and overhauling our online infrastructure, looking at everything from our technology stack to our site design. You will have a unique opportunity to help us design and implement a new and more powerful platform for hard-hitting investigative news.

You will be joining a small team of developers working in the heart of the newsroom. We prefer open-source and collaborative solutions to problems. We have brief daily meetings and weekly code pushes. Online news is a rapidly evolving field, and the job will offer many opportunities for learning new skills.

This is a full-time position, working in our downtown San Francisco office, two blocks from the Montgomery Street BART/Muni station. We encourage a healthy work/life balance. Mother Jones has a great benefits program that includes paid health, dental, and vision coverage.


  • Solid knowledge of one or more programming languages (Python, Javascript, PHP, Ruby, etc.)
  • Solid knowledge of HTML and CSS


  • Experience working with a content management system
  • Mobile development experience
  • Linux system administration experience

The terms of this job are covered under a collective bargaining agreement with Local 2103, United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America, AFL-CIO. Mother Jones and its parent organization, the Foundation for National Progress, are committed to building and maintaining a diverse and welcoming work place.

To apply, please send a résumé and cover letter to jobs (at) motherjones (dot) com with "Web Developer" in the subject line. No calls, please.