Does your techie geekdom overlap with your nerdy love of public radio?
Do you listen to Terry Gross while you code?
The ideal service member would be extremely familiar with web technology. Experience with software applications for mobile devices is a plus. Demonstrated effective use of social media tools is also a key skill. PRX is a fast-paced environment, and the Corps member will need to be adaptable, able to manage multiple tasks, and good at communicating about timelines and priorities. The Corps member should have a a commitment to the vision and mission of public media.
PRX’s mission is to expand the range, quality and impact of new and diverse public service media content through innovative technology, services, applications and channels. PRX’s goal is to be the primary pathway for emerging talent in public radio, expanding opportunities on broadcast and digital platforms for stations and producers.
About the position:
The primary work of the Corps member will be to develop and maintain the Public Radio Player website. Specifically:
- Test and release new functionality for the PRP website
- Report, troubleshoot and fix bugs related to the PRP website
- Suggest, discuss, specify and develop new areas of functionality
- Maintain, create and update appropriate documentation
- Coordinate related work with other technical staff and contractors
- Contribute ideas, suggestions, and observations regarding the PRP website
- Ensure that the PRP website mirrors the mobile application and that all available station information is available in Web format
- Document approach, processes, training material and possibly software code into the PRX knowledge base
- Develop a system for retrieval of metric data that can be easily repeated by non technical staff and presented in visual format
The Public Radio Player (PRP) is an iPhone application that offers streaming audio from public radio stations across the United States. The PRP currently offers approximately 475 station streams and 1,000 on-demand programs. The app has been downloaded over 2.5 million times and has ranked as one of the top free apps on iTunes since its debut in the fall of 2008. The PRP Web Project is the companion public-facing that will educate the public on the project, showcase the functionality of the app and contain information about the stations and the content they make available through the iPhone. The website will become a public radio resource for the public.