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Tech in Newsrooms

Ever wondered what tech stack newsrooms and news apps use? Looking for a tech job in a newspaper? This resource collects data about all of this and much more.

We looked up details published on StackOverflow about 56 news-related companies: from newspapers like the Financial Times to startups developing disrupting ways to consume and distribute news content. 

We found that the Financial Times currently has most open job offers; that Java and Javascript are part of the tech stack of most organizations; that 22 companies offer some form of flexible working hours scheme; that 5 have an on-site fitness center; and that Gawker offers unlimited vacation days (and read on: they have a job offer posted as well!).

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AZoNetworkChoice of SoftwareFlexible Working SchedulesGreat Work EnvironmentHigh Spec KitTeam EventsTravel OpportunitiesWork From Home Arrangements30News Aggregator/DistributorMacclesfield, United Kingdom
BitcentralPrivateC# / C++ Object Oriented Craftsman for Video Applications - BitcentralBroadcasters are very cool. Our stuff runs them.Equity / Stock OptionsCompetitive CompensationBonusFree CoffeeGreat Work EnvironmentHealth BenefitsNewport Beach.....say no more.Pimped Out Dev WorkstationsStanding WorkstationsUltra Modern Comfy ChairsWe stay current on the Microsoft Stack and any open source goodiesTools & Apps for NewsroomsNewport Beach, New York, United States
Blasting SaglPrivateAmazing TeamBonusBusiness PhoneGreat opportunities of professional growthNews OrganizationChiasso, Switzerland
Boston Globe MediaBe a part of something newsworthyFamily FriendlyFitness / Gym BenefitsHealth InsurancePaid Time OffPension PlanNews OrganizationBoston, Massachusetts, United States
Breaking NewsPublicCompetitive CompensationBenefitsFlexible Working SchedulesGood LocationGood LocationNews OrganizationNew York City, New York, United States
Broadsheet MediaPrivateFlexible Working SchedulesGood LocationMac BookNews OrganizationMelbourne, Australia
Business InsiderVC FundedAmazing TeamCommuting BenefitsCompetitive CompensationHealth InsuranceVision InsuranceDental InsuranceStocked kitchenNews OrganizationNew York City, New York, United States
BuzzFeedSys Admin - BuzzFeedSoftware Engineer, Distributed Data - BuzzFeedHealth InsuranceVision InsuranceDental InsuranceLife/Work BalancePension PlanTransportationNews OrganizationNew York City, New York, United States
Carbon Media GroupVC FundedFlexible Working SchedulesHealth BenefitsPension PlanRecognition programsWe use some of the most innovative technology on our teams!UnlimintedNews OrganizationBingham Farms, Michigan, United States
Climate CentralFitness / Gym BenefitsHealth InsuranceDental InsuranceHealth Coverage for PartnersKids...Life InsuranceAD&D InsurancePension Plan24News OrganizationPrinceton, New Jersey, United States
COMYAN GmbHPrivateAndroid/iOS Developer for ePaper App (ideally both platforms) - COMYAN GmbHCommuting BenefitsFamily FriendlyFamily-owned businessFlexible Working SchedulesMac BookNews OrganizationGilching, Germany
Cover.CoVC FundedAmazing TeamEquity / Stock OptionsCompetitive CompensationFamily FriendlyGood LocationHealth BenefitsPension PlanNews Aggregator/DistributorSunnyvale, California, United States
DataminrVC FundedSoftware Engineer In Data - DataminrSoftware Engineer Platform - DataminrCasual DressEquity / Stock OptionsFlexible spending accountHealth InsuranceVision InsuranceDental InsurancePaid Parental LeavePaid Time OffNews Aggregator/DistributorNew York City, New York, United States
Fox NewsAmazing TeamBenefitsCafeteria On SiteCutting-Edge TechnologiesFitness Center on SiteGood LocationHuge AudiencePension PlanNews OrganizationNew York City, New York, United States
Gawker Media GroupPrivateLead Frontend Engineer - Gawker Media GroupCatered MealsFitness / Gym BenefitsHealth InsuranceUnlimitedNews OrganizationNew York City, New York, United States
GIGA Digital AGPrivateCanteenChoice of HardwareChoice of SoftwareCoolSurprise welcome package :)Flexible Working SchedulesFree DrinksFree Fresh FruitGood LocationTeam EventsNews OrganizationBerlin, Germany
Globo.comPrivateHackdays throughout the yearHealth InsuranceOffice in Porto AlegreOffice in Rio de JaneiroOpen source friendlySupport for speakers on international and national eventsNews OrganizationRio de Janeiro, Brazil
GristPrivateCasual DressCommuting BenefitsFree CoffeeHealth InsuranceMac BookPension PlanPersonal Development FormationThe warm feeling you get for doing good in the world.Welcome to the sandwich district. Bi-weekly lunch with the team.15+News OrganizationSeattle, Washington, United States
Guardian News & MediaChildcare Voucher SchemeCompetitive CompensationCycle to work schemeFitness / Gym BenefitsFlexible Working SchedulesHealth InsurancePension PlanSeason Ticket LoansSubsidised restaurant26News OrganizationNew York City, New York, United States
Haystack TVCustomer-driven work cultureEquity / Stock OptionsFull-time salaryFlexible Working SchedulesGreat Work EnvironmentHealth InsuranceVision InsuranceDental Insuranceinteresting and satisfying workNews OrganizationRedwood City, California, United States
Here MediaPrivateHealth InsurancePaid Time OffPension PlanNews OrganizationNew York City, New York, United States
Huffington Post Media GroupPublicCommuting BenefitsCompetitive CompensationFitness / Gym BenefitsHealth InsuranceHealthy SnacksNap RoomsPaid Time OffStanding WorkstationsNews OrganizationNew York City, New York, United States
Inside.comVC FundedEquity / Stock OptionsGreat Work EnvironmentHealth BenefitsPaid Time OffReasonable HoursNews Aggregator/DistributorCulver City, California, United States
Internews EuropeGood annual leave schemeNews OrganizationLondon, United Kingdom
IsentiaPublicAmazing TeamAnnual and other leave typesFlexible Working SchedulesIncentive PlansOffices all over Asia PacificRecognition programsNews Aggregator/DistributorBeijing, China
Jukin Media, Inc.PrivateConcierge-like help with dry-clean/car wash...Free SnacksHealth InsuranceMac BookOpen office planPing PongNews Aggregator/DistributorLos Angeles, California, United States
KaloogaCompetitive CompensationFlexible Working SchedulesLife/Work BalanceNo red tapeTravel compensation25Tools & Apps for NewsroomsGroningen, The Netherlands
Kantar MediaPrivate13.5 Months PayCanteenCommuting BenefitsGood LocationMutuellePersonal Development FormationNews Aggregator/DistributorLa Défense, France
KMKLabsPublicAgileBonusFree BeveragesFull Time EmployeeGreat Work EnvironmentGreat Work EnvironmentHealth InsurancePair ProgrammingStrategic Business & Entertainment LocationSustainable PaceTools & Apps for NewsroomsSenayan City, Indonesia
Livestation LtdAmazing TeamCommitment to best practiceCompetitive CompensationGood LocationTool agnosticTrendy officesNews OrganizationLondon, United Kingdom
MarfeelPrivateJava Jedi Architect - MarfeelFront-end Jedi - MarfeelBeach Close ByFlexible Working SchedulesFree commoditiesGood LocationLunches on the terraceMulticultural teamPersonal Development FormationPing PongReferral BonusTeam EventsTools & Apps for NewsroomsBarcelona, Spain
MarketChorusPrivateAmazing TeamBaconEquity / Stock OptionsFamily FriendlyFlexi-LeaveFlexible Working SchedulesFree CoffeeIn-Office BarHealth InsuranceThe best toolsTop PayTools & Apps for NewsroomsRichardson, Texas, United States
MenmoPrivateAgileFlexible Working SchedulesFree CoffeeTestartorsdagNews OrganizationLjungby, Sweden
News360VC FundedAmazing TeamChoice of HardwareFlexible Working SchedulesFree CoffeeFree Fresh FruitHealth InsuranceMillions of happy users that love News36015+News Aggregator/DistributorRichmond, Canada
NowThisVC FundedFitness / Gym BenefitsFlexible Working SchedulesFree CoffeeGood LocationHealth/Dental/Vision + Unlimited Sick DaysPension Plan14+News OrganizationNew York City, New York, United States
NPRPrivateSponsorship Product Developer - NPRCafe on SiteCommuting BenefitsEco-Friendly HQErgonomic Office EnvironmentFitness Center on SiteHealth InsuranceVision InsuranceDental InsurancePaid Time OffPension PlanPet InsuranceNews Aggregator/DistributorWashington D.C., United States
PressReaderAmazing TeamCompetitive CompensationFitness / Gym BenefitsFlexible Working SchedulesFree CoffeeFree Fresh FruitHealth InsuranceNews Aggregator/DistributorRichmond, Canada
PrismaticVC FundedCatered MealsHealth Coverage for Partners/Kids...Team EventsNews Aggregator/DistributorSan Francisco, California, United States
SBR ForumPrivateCatered MealsFitness / Gym BenefitsFlexible Working SchedulesGreat FacilitiesHealth InsuranceTeam EventsNews OrganizationSan Jose, Costa Rica
Schibsted Tech PolskaPrivate10% of our Team are GirlsBonusConferences and Seminars CoverageErgonomic Office EnvironmentFitness / Gym BenefitsFlexible Working SchedulesFree CoffeeFree Hot ChocolateFree TeaGood LocationParks Near ByHealth InsuranceLanguage Classes on SiteTools & Apps for NewsroomsGdańsk, Poland
Slate MagazineRuby Developer, Audio - Slate MagazineHealth InsuranceDental InsurancePaid Parental LeavePension PlanNews OrganizationWashington D.C., United States
SmartBrief Inc.PrivateCatered MealsCommuting BenefitsEquity / Stock OptionsGood LocationHealth InsuranceDental InsuranceLife InsurancePaid Time OffSick payPension PlanNews Aggregator/DistributorWashington D.C., United States
SpaceknowVC FundedErgonomic Office EnvironmentMac BookNews OrganizationSan Francisco, California, United States
StoryfulPrivateDiverse Company CultureDublin is great craicGood LocationHealth InsuranceIndustry leading journalistsPension PlanNews Aggregator/DistributorNew York City, New York, United States
Telegraph Media GroupPrivateCanteenDental InsuranceDoctor On SiteFitness Center on SiteGive As You EarnHealth InsuranceLifestyle Flex-BenefitsPension PlanTravel Loans25News OrganizationLondon, United Kingdom
The Cheat SheetPrivateFlexi-LeaveHealth InsurancePension PlanWork From Home ArrangementsNews Organization* No Physical Office
The Chronicle of Higher EducationPrivateAmazing TeamGood LocationHealth InsuranceLife/Work Balance24News OrganizationWashington D.C., United States
The Financial team seeking world class developers - The Financial TimesNewsroom Developer (Front-end Interactive) - The Financial TimesJava Developer - Publishing/Newsroom - The Financial TimesSenior Java Developer - Brand New Publishing Stack - The Financial TimesCharity giving and sponsorshipDental InsuranceFitness / Gym BenefitsFlexi-LeaveHealth InsuranceLife InsuranceSeason Ticket Loans25News OrganizationLondon, United Kingdom
The New York TimesSr. Software Engineer, API's - The New York TimesCompany Sports TeamsExcellent InsuranceFitness / Gym BenefitsFlexible Working SchedulesFoosball and Ping Pong TablesVideo Game ConsolesGood LocationPension PlanSushi BarCoffee Shop and CafeteriaNews OrganizationNew York City, New York, United States
The News HubPrivateAsk and we'll try to deliverChoice of HardwarePoolPing PongNews Aggregator/DistributorLondon, United Kingdom
The Seattle TimesPrivateCommuting BenefitsDependent care reimbursement accountDisability InsuranceHealth BenefitsHealth InsuranceDental InsuranceWellness ProgramLife InsurancePaid Time OffSick payPension PlanNews OrganizationSeattle, Washington, United States
The Washington PostPrivateDeveloper Back End - Big Data - The Washington PostBack-up child careCafeteria On SiteCommuting BenefitsFitness Center on SiteFlexible Working SchedulesWork From Home ArrangementsGreat vacationHealth BenefitsHealth Coverage for Same-Sex Domestic PartnerPension PlanNews OrganizationWashington D.C., United States
Titel Media UGPrivateAmazing TeamFlexible Working SchedulesGood LocationGreat Work EnvironmentWork From Home ArrangementsNews OrganizationBerlin, Germany
TroveFitness Center on SiteHealth BenefitsMac BookReasonable HoursNews Aggregator/DistributorWashington D.C., United States
VICE MediaPrivateChildcare Voucher SchemeFitness / Gym BenefitsLife InsuranceRestaurant and Bar DiscountsSeason Ticket LoansNews OrganizationLondon, United Kingdom
WatchupPrivateCompetitive CompensationEquity / Stock OptionsFlexible Working SchedulesFree CoffeeNews Aggregator/DistributorMenlo Park, California, United States

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Thirty-four of the 56 news services mention Javascript in their tech stack. 

Java, HTML and angular.js are next up the line. Python seems to be preferred over Ruby (mentioned by 14 vs. 12 organizations).

Top Ten Technologies Used by the Surveyed Companies

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Eleven companies, including the Financial Times, BuzzFeed, Slate, the Washington Post and the New York Times, are on the search for tech employees. If you're ready to be a lead frontend software engineer, consider that the Gawker Media Group is hiring one..and mentions unlimited vacation days among its company benefits!

Companies Currently Hiring Through Stack Overflow

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Currently Open Positions on Stack Overflow, by Company

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Some news organizations are also coming up with interesting name for their future employees.

Bitcentral is looking for a "Craftsman" for video applications, while Marfeel shouts out a call to all the "Jedis" out there.

Surely there're lots of benefits for working is a tech-friendly news company. Among the most mentioned on Stack Overflow we find health insurance, flexible working hours and pension plans. But also things like car wash, dry-cleaning and ping pong.

Top Ten Benefits Offered by the Surveyed Companies

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Companies Offering Equity / Stock Options

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Browse details on all the 56 news-related companies we found on Stack Overflow. And if you find more, drop us a line, we'de be happy to add them!

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