Job: Drupal with E. W. Scripps

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Employment type: Contract
Telecommute: Allowed

E.W. Scripps, a media company with a record of success in developing new initiatives is developing several new websites. We are looking for an experienced developer to work on a full-time contract basis with the innovations group of the Newspaper Interactive division.

To be chosen for this project, developer(s) must have proven experience using Drupal 5.x and related modules and themes for:

— Building highly customized, production-volume websites, with performance enhancements applied, such as Drupal caching and throttling.

more here.

In addition, demonstrated abilities in rapid web development in LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP) environments will be very important. The client project must be ready for public-scale beta launch within two months of contract signing. Developer(s) on this project may be retained for a longer period, however, as we expect some adjustments in features, functionality and user interface along the way.

Developer(s) on this project will be customizing an already installed instance of Drupal and the component modules, so only minimal server/software package administration — mostly keeping Drupal core and module versions up to date — will be required.

Interested developers must be willing to sign a confidentiality agreement prior to reviewing client specifications, and must provide at least two samples of live, production sites they have built using Drupal and some or all of the components required for this engagement.

w00t- Telecommute! We like that. Some parent company background:

The E. W. Scripps Company is a diverse media concern with interests in national lifestyle cable networks, newspaper publishing, broadcast television stations, electronic commerce, interactive media, and licensing and syndication. Scripps operates daily and community newspapers in 17 markets, 10 broadcast TV stations, five cable and satellite television programming networks and online search and comparison shopping services.

Scripps Networks brands include HGTV, Food Network, DIY Network, FINE LIVING and GAC. HGTV reaches about 92 million U.S. television households and Food Network can be seen in about 92 million households. Scripps Networks web sites include,,, and Scripps Networks programming can be seen in more than 170 countries.

Shopzilla, an online comparison shopping service, carries an index of more than 30 million products from about 55,000 stores.

Scripps also operates Scripps Howard News Service and United Media, which is the worldwide licensing and syndication home of Peanuts, Dilbert and 150 other features and characters..

The newspaper interactive section:

Scripps Newspapers include daily and community newspapers in 18 markets and the Washington-based Scripps Media Center, home to the Scripps Howard News Service. Scripps newspapers include the Rocky Mountain News in Denver, the Commercial Appeal in Memphis, the Knoxville (Tenn.) News Sentinel and the Ventura County (Calif.) Star

Break a leg to everyone who applies, and don’t forget to come back and let us know how you got on. And to EW Scripps too – I’ve not had much luck finding a Drupal developer. I’ve even tried the Shelbourne and CBD hotels late on a school night, hoping to find one inebriated enough after a developer networking event, to take them home and… put them to work. No such luck. Then again I am one lone adhoc blogger in Sydney whereas E. W. Scripps are a big-ass media company. (Just in case you were confused as to the difference between traditional media and mymedia. :p)

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  1. I know a Sydney-based drupal guy. Let me know if you still need one 🙂


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