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Applications Developer


Reports to: Director, IT

American Public Television (APT) is the leading syndicator of content to U.S. public television stations. For 60 years, APT has distinguished itself by delivering an ambitious volume of high quality programs to public media. APT’s diverse catalog includes prominent documentaries, performance, dramas, how-to programs, classic movies, children’s series, and news and current affairs programs. Midsomer Murders, America’s Test Kitchen, AfroPoP, Rick Steves’ Europe, Pacific Heartbeat, Christopher Kimball’s Milk Street Television, Legacy List with Matt Paxton, Lidia’s Kitchen, Kevin Belton’s New Orleans Kitchen, Simply Ming, The Best of the Joy of Painting with Bob Ross, Live From the Artists Den, James Patterson’s Kid Stew and NHK Newsline are a sampling of APT’s programs. APT also licenses programs internationally through its APT Worldwide service and distributes Create®TV — featuring the best of public television's lifestyle programming — and WORLD™, public television’s premier news, science and documentary channel. APT’s work is accomplished by an extraordinary team of people who are passionate about public media. APT has the following full-time position open in its Boston, MA location.

Summary – Job Objective:
The Applications Developer is responsible for the online presence of the company: designs and implements content management systems, web framework, online registrations, voting systems, video file workflow, video players and backend data systems. This person will also assist the IT department in designing and developing business systems, system integrations and providing end user support.

Key Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  1. Design and deploy content management systems
  2. Design UX and UI for websites, video players, submissions and registrations
  3. Develop backend systems for websites and registrations
  4. API integration with public media entities
  5. Configure and secure Web server and data systems
  6. Develop and deploy end-to-end video file workflow
  7. API integration with cloud storage and compute
  8. Design and support voting systems for program offers
  9. Develop communication tools for public media messaging
  10. Drive and manage full life cycle of projects
  11. Assist in business analytics and reports
  12. Advise on acquisition and implementation of web servers and development tools
  13. Provide end user support
  14. Assist in the technology planning of the annual conference (APT Fall Marketplace)
  15. Maintain dependable work attendance

Additional Responsibilities
  1. Perform any related duties as assigned
  2. Assist other departments as needed

Qualifications and Abilities Required
This position requires at least a bachelor’s degree, four years’ experience in Information Technology, with at least two years’ experience in design, development and implementation of websites, business systems and system integrations. Experience at a public television station or public media organization is a plus.

Other Knowledge, Skills, and Experiences
  • HTML, CSS, modern JavaScript and MVC (Vue.js, Angular JS)
  • Familiarity with responsive web design and web accessibility best practices
  • Java, JSON and XML
  • REST API development and integration
  • SQL Server/MySQL, general familiarity with relational and document-based databases
  • Node.js, NPM/Yarn
  • Build tools and task runners (e.g. Grunt, webpack)
  • Web server configuration and security
  • Notes Domino development and server administration is a plus
  • Ability to manage projects and deadlines
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and with a team
  • Ability to think creatively in an ever-changing industry environment
  • Understanding of the public media system

Personal Characteristics:
  • Self-starting, goal and results-oriented, personally-driven
  • Highly organized, accurate, and attentive to details
  • Positive attitude, collaborative, and collegial approach to work
  • Thorough and thoughtful
  • Ability to deliver prolific volume of strong work in a demanding environment
  • Adapts to changing needs by innovative and strategic thinking
  • Believes in high level of customer service for both external clients and internal teams
  • Recognizes and appreciates importance of, and contributes to, company Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion commitments
  • Ability to work in multi-tasking work environment
  • Comfortable working in a small company with a participatory work style


This job description is intended to be general and will evolve over time. The description is subject to periodic updating. At management's discretion, the employee may be assigned different or additional duties from time to time. APT offers generous benefits, competitive salaries, and a dynamic work environment.

Send your resume, cover letter, and salary requirements by email to: HRIT@APTonline.org. Resume review process will begin May 23 and will continue until the position is filled. Anticipated start date is May/June.

APT is an equal opportunity employer. No phone calls, please.

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