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Write code? Help fight misinformation.

“Misinformation” was recently declared 2018’s word of the year by Dictionary.com. Why? As the Washington Post reports, “The rampant spread of misinformation poses new challenges for navigating life in 2018.”

Beginning in 2015, Actual Size had the opportunity to work hand in hand with The News Literacy Project to brand, design and develop an educational platform aimed at middle and high school students. The platform, known as Checkology® has been well received and gaining in popularity. The lessons are hosted by journalists and educate students on practices and standards of quality journalism.

Join our team, join the fight.

We are looking to expand development and add significant features to take Checkology to the next level. If you’re a PHP guru, you could be the person we are looking for.

Your dev skills can help students learn how to know what to believe

Checkology®, teaching students how to spot fake news, before fake news was even a hashtag.

Visit Checkology.org


Join our team as a PHP Developer

Actual Size is looking for a full-time in-house PHP/Laravel Developer to join our team. The candidate needs to be detail-oriented, driven, with the ability to work with a team and perform at a high level. We are looking for a thinker as much as a developer, someone that will determine technical solutions alongside the creative team for client projects.


  • Lead meetings with clients; answer questions, provide input
  • Establish schedules, estimate effort and write a plan to meet project needs
  • Lead internal meetings collaborating with other developers, designers, writers, etc
  • Work together with team members to develop functionality plans
  • Delegate development tasks with available resources and/or source additional resources to complete projects on time and within budget.
  • Prioritizing conflicting needs; handling matters proactively, and following through on projects to successful completion


  • 3-5 (minimum) Years of Experience in the following:
    • PHP
    • Laravel or similar MVC experience
    • Node.js
    • Redis
    • YARN
    • Gulp.JS
    • Version Control
  • Strong understanding of full lifecycle PHP development including coding, testing, and deployment
  • Must be organized, work gracefully under pressure and switch between projects seamlessly in a fast-paced environment
  • Applicants must be authorized to work in the U.S.

Bonus Points

  • Mobile App Development Experience
  • AWS Knowledge
  • Version Control System including GIT
  • WordPress Development Experience
  • Front-End Development Experience

Must be organized, work gracefully under pressure and switch between projects seamlessly in a fast-paced environment

Please pass along any relevant links, work samples and resume at actualsize.com/jobs.


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