Hearst Media Services - Junior Software Engineer - New York City

Why Hearst Magazines?

Hearst Magazines is one of the largest publishers in the world, with more than 25 brands, including Cosmopolitan, ELLE, Esquire, Good Housekeeping, Harper’s BAZAAR, Popular Mechanics, and O the Oprah Magazine. We reach more than 150 million people every month in the United States alone.

But we’re more than just our magazines. We engage our audience across all mediums and channels - print, digital, video and social – with sophisticated content creation, distribution and data capabilities.  We create, package and sell products with cutting-edge technology and proprietary platforms. Together, we are reinventing publishing for the 21st century.

Your Impact:

Media Platforms is looking for a Junior Software Engineer to build performant, mobile-first web applications using a modern JavaScript stack. You will be working on the app that is the first point of contact for the 150 million people that we reach through our iconic and diverse brands mentioned above. And that’s just the United States, our global reach is even larger. At Media Platforms, our technology, tools, services, and solutions touch hundreds of millions of lives by driving experiences and growing businesses. Our team of engineers, product managers, data scientists, and designers build a suite of products to lead the way in shaping and managing the future of publishing. Go to Magazines (www.mediaplatforms.hearst.com) to learn more about our teams, and the brands that we serve.

You'll join a diverse, supportive community of engineers who are creating a modern content technology stack - built from the ground up - to give our clients and users, tools that enable them to tell amazing stories and run their businesses more effectively. We’re using modern web technologies to do this, like Python, JavaScript, Node.js, GraphQL, and React. We’re building an open, service-oriented platform driven by APIs, and belief in crafting simple, elegant solutions to complex technological and product problems. Our platform is built on AWS and Kubernetes with deployments automated through Slack bots. Please note: Candidates must include their resume in .pdf or .doc format with salary requirements to be considered.


What You’ll Do:

  • Write, test, debug code for our monetization focused team
  • Be an important part of defining and estimating the work that the team commits to
  • Help challenge existing or define new processes
  • Consistently review your teammates’ code
  • Participate in all scrum ceremonies
  • Work across teams with other engineers and/or across disciplines with scrum masters, product owners, designers, etc.


Who You Are:

  • You have a positive and empathetic attitude
  • You are interested in JavaScript development and are able to independently write performant and maintainable code
  • You have a desire to learn and continuously improve
  • A big plus if you have experience with ad & digital marketing technologies

As part of its continued efforts to maintain a safe workplace for employees, Hearst Magazines requires that all employees who receive a written offer of employment be fully vaccinated (as defined by the CDC) against the coronavirus by the first day of employment as a condition of employment, to the extent permitted by applicable law.  Hearst Magazines will consider requests for reasonable accommodations on an individual basis in accordance with applicable legal requirements.


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Hey, I'm Pete and the creator of this site. I am a self-taught web developer and I'm based in Edinburgh, Scotland.

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