The Yale Daily News Tech Team is in charge of any technological endeavor that the newspaper wants to take on. We update and maintain the News’ website, build new websites, make data visualization content and talk to management about moving the news in a more web-focused direction. This year, we’re specifically working on a complete redesign of the website to improve our online presence. If you’re interested in joining the Tech Team, working on a website that receives millions of views per year or making news more accessible through technology, email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com!
At the beginning of each academic year, 2–3 members who have spent at least a year on the team can elect to run for the position of Technology Director. This is a board position and requires a higher time commitment: Technology Directors are responsible for recruiting and interviewing new members, organizing teams and projects, and working with management and editors to oversee and update the main YDN website.
Tech doesn’t have as formal of a structure as many other desks at the YDN, as we create our own projects and work with other desks when they approach us. Over the course of a semester, you’ll have the opportunity to pursue whatever work you find most interesting and valuable to you. In the past, members of the Tech Team have: