Joe Murphy’s resumé

Experience

New York Daily News

Lead developer & project manager for the Daily News’ newsroom interactive team.

  • Senior Developer
  • January 2017 – June 2018

The Denver Post

Built front- and back-end tools and projects for the newsroom.

  • Senior Developer
  • 2014 – 2017

Digital First Media

Strategized and implemented CMS-level technology for the Denver Post’s parent corporation.

  • Senior Developer
  • 2012 – 2014

The Denver Post

  • Senior Developer
  • 2006 – 2012

Winston-Salem Journal

  • Senior Online Producer
  • 2004 – 2006

Joe Design

  • Freelance Designer & Web Developer
  • Chicago
  • 2001 – 2006

Skills

Journalism

  • A.P. style
  • Copy editing & headline writing
  • News judgment

Design

  • Tables, charts & graphs best practices
  • Web site layout & information architecture
  • Photo editing

Software Fluency

  • Command-line proficiency
  • Git version control
  • grep, sed text parsers
  • Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator
  • Vim text editor
  • Microsoft Excel

Project Management

  • Agile methodology
  • Vendor management best practices

Web Development

Front-End

  • HTML
  • HTML5 Video
  • CSS
  • Javascript
  • d3 & jQuery
  • Responsive design
  • Site load optimization
  • Web accessibility
  • Web map-making: Google Maps, Leaflet

Back-End

  • Python
  • Django & Flask frameworks
  • Shell scripting
  • Screen scraping
  • MySQL, SQLite
  • Regular expressions
  • Web app security best practices
  • Web server setup & configuration (Apache, nginx)
  • WordPress plugin & theme development
  • PHP

Education & Affiliations

Northwestern University

  • Medill School of Journalism
  • BSJ Journalism
  • African-American Studies

Member of IRE.