Fourth Estate Public Benefit Corporation

The Fourth Estate Public Benefit Corporation (also referred to as Fourth Estate) is an international, non-partisan, human rights, membership organization dedicated to an engaged and informed public, well equipped with quality information needed to make informed decisions by a strong free press.

Organized as a member owned, multi-stakeholder new generation cooperative. members of the Fourth Estate are both individuals and organizations representing all segments of society,, news producers as well as consumers.

The Fourth Estate's initiatives include: advocacy, publicity efforts, investments, and strategic litigation strategies. Its name references a segment of society that wields an indirect but significant influence on society even though it is not a formally recognized part of the political system.

Democratizing news for the public benefit.


Fourth Estate Public Benefit Corporation Washington, DC, USA
Sep 06, 2018
We are looking for a Senior PHP Developer to create and maintain amazing web applications using modern web design trends, tech and methods.  We’re looking for a talented individual who wants to join and grow with an entrepreneurial, fast paced, mission driven organization. Long term potential. RESPONSIBILITIES: Design and develop web applications for desktop and mobile use Design and develop services, offline processes and tools Write clean, maintainable code with minimal external dependencies Collaborate to design and implement features that make you proud Integrate server and client side APIs Debug and troubleshoot errors Write unit tests and support integration testing Work closely with other developers and other stakeholders SKILLS: Experienced Full-stack PHP development, proficient in all stages of web development, from conception to deployment Preferred stack experience: Linux, Apache or Nginx, MySQL, PHP PHP is your strongest skill, but you are comfortable with front-end technologies Ability to translate user story requirements into technical specifications Great communication skills and ability to work directly with business users Good time management and organizational skills A great personality and twisted sense of humor a plus QUALIFICATIONS: 4+ years PHP development experience Self-starter with a passion for building high-quality web applications Developing unit tests, and writing quality tests vs just covering code Experience with RDBMS (MySQL, PostgreSQL, etc.) Experience with Git - cloning repositories, pull requests, etc. Prefer experience with eCommerce or public-facing web application development Developing web applications deployed in AWS (support for auto-scaling, etc.) Applicable degree (e.g. Software Engineering, Computer Science, etc.) preferred Able to legally work in the USA Job Type: Contract to Perm.   NOTES: Telecommuting is allowed and encouraged. Compensation is commensurate with experience and demonstrated capabilities for the role. No Agencies!  We are looking for a real person to grow with us.