Frontend Developer - NZ Herald

We're looking for a Frontend Developer to join our Digital Development team working on the NZ Herald functionality and feature upgrades.
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In this role you will be responsible for digital innovation and front-end development across the NZ Herald functionality and feature upgrades. You will be responsible for the development of features for new and existing procedures and provide technical expertise and recommendations to your team members. You will work with a variety of stakeholders to support current platforms and manage issue resolution with third parties, assess new platforms, tools and integrations. 


  • Assist in building, testing and releasing robust, high performance applications that are suitable for current requirements and with flexibility for future changes. 
  • Review and influence ongoing design, standards and methods of our engineering process 
  • Research and be aware of other technologies, frameworks and hardware which could assist to achieve business goals. 
  • Manage the development process within the go-to-market and development frameworks (inceptions to completion). 
  • Ensure high quality through unit testing, standards and other quality measures. 
  • Create appropriate documentation to facilitate future enhancement and support of software code. 
  • Ensure the application is secure and resilient to the effects of high traffic and malicious users. 


  • A relevant Engineering, Information Technology or Computer Science degree 
  • 3+ years web software development 
  • 3+ years React JS 
  • 3+ years JavaScript, HTML5 
  • 3+ years CSS - LESS/SASS/SCSS 
  • 2+ years Python/Django 
  • 2+ years SQL 
  • 2+ years Object Oriented Analysis & Design 
  • Methodical problem diagnosis 
  • Linux (basic knowledge) 
  • Good understanding of OWASP standards for secure application development 
  • You will be a team player who is solutions focused and loves a good challenge. 

Other Preferred Skills: 

  • Qualification in software development – specific to web or internet applications 
  • Self-taught software development skills or Software development accreditation 
  • 1+ years Agile/Scrum experience 
  • 1+ Docker experience 
  • 1+ years PHP 
  • 2+ years SVCS (Git, Subversion, …) 
  • SOA/ Microservices 
  • Jira 


We can offer the chance to work with the best in the business. We’re an organisation proud of our culture, where you can bring your whole self to work and where we foster growth & development, succession & progression. We tell it like it is, challenge the status quo, dare to try and expect some fun along the way.  

Start your better work stories asap by showing us your talents via CV & cover letter! 

Applicants must be a NZ resident or citizen or have a valid work permit. 

Or, know someone who would be a perfect fit? Let them know!


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Workplace & Culture

You are free to be yourself at NZME. We are Rainbow Tick certified and a proud member of Diversity Works.

NZME's workplace & culture is also based on our Purpose to keep Kiwis in the know. We deliver news, entertainment and information to Kiwis everyday.

We deliver our Purpose through our Values – being Curious, Confident and Connected. Our values make us who we are - they’re the stuff of our DNA and make us unique and different. Our Values express how we do things. 

The promise to keep our audiences in the know is a powerful commitment to make, but one we’re already delivering on every day.

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