The Athletic is a digital sports media company that brings true sports fans closer to the athletes, teams and leagues that captivate their attention. We serve a multi-faceted audience that craves a richer connection and understanding with immersive storytelling and a like-minded community of fans. Founded in 2016 and with major operational hubs in San Francisco, Los Angeles, London and Melbourne, we empower a truly global team of more than 600 creators and cover more than 250 professional sports and collegiate teams across the United States, Canada and the UK. Our newsroom has produced thousands of in-depth reports along with more than 120 podcasts and other forms of premium content. Put simply, The Athletic is at the center of a sports fan’s universe.

About the Role

The Interactive Storytelling team is tasked with empowering our newsroom to deliver dynamic interactive stories that go beyond the written word.


  • Assist Engineering Lead in upgrading our basic article experience with scoped targeted UX improvements.
  • Assist Engineering Lead in creating and upgrading tooling to support our newsroom as identified by the Newsroom Lead.
  • High-Level tasks, milestones, and/or deliverables.
  • Type refinement of article experience.
  • Create new tooling for new article experiences identified to the newsroom.
  • Update older tooling and abstract it to work in different article contexts.
  • Upgrade image galleries used in articles.
  • Create new pull quote modules and bulleted summary lists.
  • Update/Create player cards to show player data and statistics.
  • This position will be responsible (along with stakeholders) for testing features before delivery, both individual testing and participating in group testing events.


  • 2+ years experience as a full-stack software engineer preferably in a frontend capacity.
  • We have 2 primary tech stacks, one in React (js) with an Apollo/GraphQL API layer, and one in PHP (WordPress) with a REST API layer. MySQL database, ElasticSearch, and DynamoDB on the backend. All hosted on AWS. Prior experience with any of the above is desired, but not required.

The annual base salary range for this role is $120,000.00 – $150,000.00 USD. The total compensation offered for this position may vary based on factors such as education, experience, skills, and location. It may also include non-cash rewards and benefits. The base salary range is subject to change and may be modified in the future.

The Athletic offers unique perks and benefits to all full-time employees based on their country of residence. Our comprehensive US benefits package includes:Β 

– Highly competitive, employer-contributed medical, dental, vision, basic life and disability insurance plans.

– Savings accounts for medical, wellness, and childcare expenses.

– 401k retirement savings plan and employer match.

– Paid time off including paid sick leave, 11 paid holidays, up to 20 days of accrued paid time off, and up to 20 weeks of Paid Parental Leave.

For international candidates: Our global benefits packages offer similar benefits and perks, competitive to the local market.

The Athletic Media Company is an equal opportunity employer and enthusiastically encourages people from all backgrounds and experiences to apply. The Athletic will consider all applicants without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, physical and/or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, age, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, or any other protected characteristic under applicable law.

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