Help wanted:Web guru with business sense

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Our original title for this was “CTO,” but it’s
more/different than that. We’re not necessarily looking for a “code junkie.”
We’re not building, so much as weaving existing pieces. 

You should know enough about building user interfaces and
data driven systems that you know how to talk to three different tech vendors
and get them working in concert. 

When you hear “It can’t be done,” you know that the
translation could be:

  • It’s not cheap
  • It can be done, but not by me.
  • It can’t be done status quo, but if that other guy would make one minor shift, we can get there.
  • That part of the project isn’t interesting to me.

You know enough to convincingly call shenanigans on any of
the above. 

You understand that your job is to make sure that everything
works properly, and that every nickel you save along the way becomes our
marketing budget. You also understand that every day we’re not yet open for
business is a lost opportunity. 

You understand that technology is a key tool, but isn’t our
business.

You’ve read enough of this blog that you get what we’re trying to do and have
ideas that will improve our offering. 

The person who succeeds in this gig is extremely likely to
become a senior member of our management team.

For general info, see the main help wanted post. Please respond to resumes -at- pegasusnews -dot- com, with the position name as the subject line.

Mike Orren is the Chief Product Officer of The Dallas Morning News; President of Belo Business Intelligence; husband to Crystal Orren; and a Mungarian at Munger Place Church in Dallas, TX. All opinions herein are mine alone.