Join us on our mission to make news serve people better
Because a healthy society needs a healthy news diet.
NewsNow is a rare UK-based .com success story: a news organisation using technology to support and promote credible, independent and public interest journalism, via the extremely successful news aggregation and discovery platform NewsNow.co.uk.
Founded in 1997 to democratise and disrupt the market for news, NewsNow has since become a global top 50 news website with millions of loyal users who discover news from thousands of publishers.
Staying at the forefront of our industry and our fields takes huge amounts of editorial and engineering skill and creativity. We're currently working on many exciting projects and challenges, such as building out and optimising our entirely new design (which represents the biggest upgrade to NewsNow's format in its 25+ year history) and taking new approaches — including engaging our loyal users — in curating the best and most diverse news available.
We're looking to hear from people who possess the skills we require to achieve this and are genuinely excited by our mission.
Dockside is a new free and open-source online IDE. It's a low-footprint alternative to Visual Studio Code Remote Containers, Github Codespaces and Coder.com: a tool for provisioning access-controlled web IDEs, staging environments and sandboxes — aka 'devtainers' — on local machines, on-premises or in the cloud.
Right now we are actively seeking applicants who are excited by Dockside, and its potential to improve the developer experience, for the following roles:
- Open: we share and collaborate within and across departments
- Rigorous: We like to be clear about what we're doing, and why. Experimentation and peer-review are in our DNA
- One team, one vision: no office politics
- An appreciative environment: expect to hear 'thanks' a lot
- Room to grow: development of skills and responsibilities is encouraged and rewarded
- Virtual: we are today a fully-remote company with occasional in-person get-togethers
- Family-friendly and flexible: we offer flexible working, and understand sometimes personal needs come first
NewsNow is a news organisation that uses technology to filter and present news in real time, from thousands of sources, on thousands of topics, to millions of users, 24 hours a day.
NewsNow's site features content on a wide range of subjects, including current affairs, business and entertainment, and we are a go-to destination for football and sports fans. Everything we do is driven by our core mission, to support and promote credible and independent public interest journalism.
We want to change the way people read the news, getting them to adopt a healthy news diet by reading widely outside their comfort zone, and we want to foster and support news that is written in the public interest, by publishers who are free, independent and well-supported.
We believe that news is an essential element of a democratic society, and we want to play a role in making sure it serves that function well. We are a unique fusion of editorial with technology, driven by a desire to provide quality content, and not by a need to mine our users' attention at all costs. Our technology is always at the service of our editorial standards, and not the reverse.
NewsNow is a family-friendly organisation that recognises the importance of a healthy work-life balance and, along with many other benefits, supports this through a flexible working pattern that allows you to choose when you start and finish work.