Creating Technology for Social Change

FOLD: Part-Time Job Opportunity for JavaScript Developer

Our team at the Center for Civic Media is developing innovative new tools to re-think how people publish and consume news. FOLD is a reading, authoring, and publishing platform allowing storytellers to structure and contextualize complex stories. You can read a little bit more about us on Fast Company, Nieman Lab, and Boston Magazine.

We are looking for a Boston-area contract developer who wants to play an active role in realizing the vision for the tool and getting it ready to deploy by early March. The tool is already underway, but this will be a short development cycle and we need someone passionate, energetic, and disciplined.

This position is part-time, and will be between 10 and 20 hours a week for about six months. This period will include a post-deployment phase to provide support for early users and integrate user feedback.


  • Solid knowledge of JavaScript (our app is written in CoffeeScript)
  • Experience developing with JS frameworks
  • Knowledge of Meteor.js, or a willingness to learn
  • Detail-oriented, capable of delivering a polished product

You’ll work closely with designers on the FOLD team, and we would like you to be available periodically for in-person meetings at the Media Lab. If you are not in the Boston area, we may be able to make an exception based on your portfolio, level of interest, and communication skills.

We plan to hire within the next month. If this sounds like the right fit, please drop us a line at with your resume and portfolio!