Front-End Engineer

Civil - Brooklyn/Remote

8 months ago

Civil is using a token-based economy to incentivize news reporting and fact-checking on a decentralized journalism platform. Our mission is to fuel a more civil society through self-sustaining journalism.

At Civil we are building an Ethereum-based decentralized marketplace for journalism that can be used to create “newsrooms” -- digitally capitalized marketplaces where citizens and journalists can form communities around a shared purpose and set of standards, economically support factual reporting and investigative work, and substantially limit misinformation through effective crowd-vetting methods. The net result is a social marketplace for journalism that is free from ads, fake news, and outside influence. Learn more at and in our Whitepaper.

We have been featured in Neiman Lab, Poynter, Politico, Bloomberg, Fortune, Digiday, Coindesk and elsewhere.

Enough about us. Let's talk about you.

  • You are passionate about building beautiful products that solve real problems
  • You trust your instincts, but you trust data from A/B tests more
  • You believe that a feature isn't done unless there are unit tests for it
  • You are eager to learn new skills and perfect your craft
  • You are obsessed with something other than engineering. Tell us about it!

You should feel comfortable with:

  • React.js and ecosystem - react-router, redux
  • Owning a feature from design to production
  • Building responsive, mobile first applications
  • Webpack, babel, npm, jest

Bonus points for:

  • Prior experience with Ethereum (Truffle, Solidity, web3.js, or ethjs )
  • React Native
  • AMP / Accelerated Mobile Pages
  • API design and implementation in Go or Scala
    GraphQL (Apollo, Relay)

We don't require media experience, but a working knowledge of the space is encouraged and our journalism-focused mission should resonate with you. You will be integral to channeling our mission into a delightful product experience and elegant technology stack. You will be part of a growing team and must have an adaptive and ambitious mindset, ready and willing to take on new and bigger challenges daily.


  • Competitive salary and equity/token opportunity.
  • Top notch healthcare, including dental, vision and mental.
  • Family leave
  • Fitness reimbursements
  • Unlimited, unplug-enforced vacation

Apply now