NWR is looking for a programmer to help make the site even better, and it could be you!
Are you a web developer or programmer as passionate about games as we are? Are you interested in making sure Nintendo World Report continues to be the authoritative independent Nintendo-based website for credible, honest coverage for all things Nintendo?
Awesome! Why? Because we're looking for a programmer to help maintain and implement new features on our website! Nintendo World Report has an all-volunteer staff that receives no monetary compensation for their contributions, and this programming position is no different. That said, you will be joining and coordinating with a passionate team of video game enthusiasts, enabling them to produce more and better gaming-related content. This position offers the chance to grow your technical and team-building skills, and also leaves open the possibility of writing articles and covering gaming events on the side.
This is a non-paying position, and as such, we recognize that applicants' time and web development background may be limited. That said, experience with the following technologies are desirable:
Java / JSP / JSTL
XML / XSLT 2 (less likely, but should understand XPath at least)
HTML 5 / CSS 3
If you're interested, please submit your application to NWR Jobs. Please include responses to the following prompts:
- What is your schedule and availability? How many hours, on average, do you anticipate you could contribute?
- In which city / country do you reside? (Requested for logistical purposes)
- Why are you interested in this position?
- What is your prior experience with web development or programming? Please describe your familiarity with any of the technologies listed above (or comparable technologies), as well as any other programming projects or jobs that are relevant. (Feel free to attach code samples or hyperlinks to your prior work.)
- Consider the following scenario: You've been asked to implement a new feature for the NWR website. You anticipate this will require you to develop additional database tables and web pages. What would be your general approach to designing, implementing, testing, and deploying this new feature? How would you ensure nothing else on the site “breaks” in the process?
- Given a collection of proposed new site features, how would you go about prioritizing their importance or criticality?