Web Application Developer - Advertising (Remote position)

Alabama, USA ● Georgia, USA ● Illinois, USA ● Indiana, USA ● Kentucky, USA ● Los Angeles, CA, USA ● Mississippi, USA ● Nashville, TN, USA ● New York, NY, USA ● Ohio, USA ● Pennsylvania, USA ● Phoenix, AZ, USA ● Pittsburgh, PA, USA ● Tennessee, USA ● Texas, USA Req #18001
Wednesday, August 25, 2021
Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI) is a subscription-led and digitally focused media and marketing solutions company committed to empowering communities to thrive. With an unmatched reach at the national and local level, Gannett touches the lives of millions with our Pulitzer-Prize winning content, consumer experiences and benefits, and advertiser products and services.

Our current portfolio of media assets includes USA TODAY, local media organizations in 46 states in the U.S., and Newsquest, a wholly owned subsidiary operating in the United Kingdom with more than 120 local news media brands. Gannett also owns the digital marketing services companies ReachLocal, Inc., UpCurve, Inc., and WordStream, Inc., which are marketed under the LOCALiQ brand, and runs the largest media-owned events business in the U.S., USA TODAY NETWORK Ventures.

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Web Application Developer - Advertising

USA TODAY Sports Media Group is seeking an accomplished and passionate Software Developer to join our existing team, contributing to the development of next-generation web apps and platforms using cutting-edge technologies. The successful candidate will work closely and collaboratively with the entire product development team during all stages of software development. We offer a fun, challenging, rewarding environment and the opportunity to work together with some of the most talented people in the industry.


We are looking for a developer with experience in ad delivery and display to build our platforms for cutting-edge ad experiences and contribute creative resolutions solutions. Responsibilities include supporting the existing national digital advertisement infrastructure, working closely with product managers and designers to turn concepts into revenue generating products, supporting and integrating with Application and Product Development teams, and analyzing and incorporating modern technologies as the landscape evolves.


  • 3+ years of software development experience

  • Strong skills in the latest JavaScript, HTML5, CSS

  • Strong skills in PHP, Python, node.js

  • Strong skills in MySQL

  • Knowledge of WordPress (plugin and theme development)

  • Experience in using Python frameworks, preferably Flask

  • Experience with React and Angular

  • Google Publisher Tag experience

  • Strong working knowledge with one or more Internet ad management or targeted marketing applications (e.g., DFP, 24/7 Real Media, OAS, FreeWheel)

  • Expert level shell scripting in Linux environment

  • Strong object-oriented design, programming and debugging skills

  • A passion for creative technology and new media capabilities for advertising

  • Ability to work with peers to solve complex problems

  • Ability to quickly pivot and handle essential tasks as assigned

  • Passionate about solving problems for users, advertisers and publishers

Preferred Skills

  • Bachelor/Masters degree in a technical discipline or equivalent experience

  • Docker

  • Distributed Version Control Systems, such as GIT

  • Familiarity with installation and configuration of Nginx, php-fpm, uwsgi, MySQL server

  • Prior successful experience in media or related industry is desirable


  • Development, testing, release and support of Gannett ad and web frameworks, apps and services

  • Collaborate with developers, designers and product/business managers to develop new features consistent with product roadmap and revenue goals

  • Maintain awareness in technology developments that affect either our audience’s ability to use our products or extend new product potential

  • Proactively innovate, collaborate and contribute ideas


Gannett Co., Inc. is a proud equal opportunity employer committed to building and maintaining a diverse workforce. As such, we will consider all qualified applicants for employment and do not discriminate in connection with employment decisions on the basis of an applicant or employee’s race, color, national origin, ethnicity, ancestry, citizenship status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, religion, age, marital status, personal appearance (including height and weight), sexual orientation, family responsibilities, physical or mental disability, medical condition, pregnancy status (including childbirth, breastfeeding or related medical conditions), education, genetic characteristics or information, political affiliation, military or veteran status or other classifications protected by applicable federal, state and local laws in the jurisdictions where Gannett employs employees. In addition, Gannett Co., Inc. will provide applicants who require a reasonable accommodation, as a result of an applicant’s disability or religion, to complete this employment application and/or any other process in connection with an individuals’ application for employment with Gannett Co., Inc. Applicants who require such accommodation should contact Gannett Co., Inc.’s Recruitment Department at Recruit@gannett.com.

Other details

  • Job Family Development & Engineering
  • Job Function Product
  • Pay Type Salary
Location on Google Maps
  • Alabama, USA
  • Georgia, USA
  • Illinois, USA
  • Indiana, USA
  • Kentucky, USA
  • Los Angeles, CA, USA
  • Mississippi, USA
  • Nashville, TN, USA
  • New York, NY, USA
  • Ohio, USA
  • Pennsylvania, USA
  • Phoenix, AZ, USA
  • Pittsburgh, PA, USA
  • Tennessee, USA
  • Texas, USA