React Native Developer

Immediate Media Co


React Native Developer (up to £70,000)

Immediate is?the?special interest content and platform company. Our fast-growing, multi-platform media business is home to over 1,000 people across eight divisions. We own and operate some of the best-loved brands in the UK including Radio Times, BBC Good Food, BBC Gardeners’ World and Top Gear to name a few. And we only focus on special interest markets, engaging over 75million global passionate consumers each month, offering them world-class content and innovative new products and services. Immediate was named the UK’s Best Place to Work by Glassdoor in 2022.

About the role

We are looking for a skilled and passionate React Native Developer to join our new Mobile team. You will be working on a green field project to build out our mobile app platform. You will be building both iOS and Android apps on top of our existing headless services, for a range of well known brands. Reporting to the Head of Mobile, the React Native Developer will be expected to develop, maintain, and add new brands to the platform in line with business and technology objectives.

As a React Native Developer you will;

  • Immerse yourself in our technical ecosystem; current and legacy
  • Develop and test new user-facing features, and support existing ones, across multiple browsers, platforms, and devices
  • Build reusable code, components and libraries for future use
  • Optimise pages, code and assets for maximum speed and scalability against an agreed performance budget
  • Follow our standards, best practices and guidelines. Be actively involved in improving them
  • Use testing frameworks to ensure automated test coverage for platform functionality
  • Collaborate with other team members and the Product Manager to progress our digital strategy
  • Keep up to date with industry and technical developments
  • Write and improve technical documentation when necessary



  • JavaScript ES6+
  • React Native
  • Integrating first and third party services including REST APIs and analytics
  • Automated testing including unit and end-to-end
  • Understanding of the key differences between native platforms
  • Git and NPM/Yarn to manage your work and dependencies
  • Great communication skills with colleagues and stakeholders


  • Agile working principles
  • Working with a design system/component library
  • Using JavaScript and React in the browser
  • Hands on experience working with native modules on iOS and/or Android
  • Bitrise


  • A relaxed working environment with regular socials including a summer festival
  • Immediate Community webinars, well-being initiatives and Mental Health First aiders
  • 25 days holiday plus a day for your birthday. Our offices will be closed between Christmas and New Year’s which are in addition to your annual entitlement
  • Tailored training and development through our Love Learning platform
  • A progressive and transparent culture with clear career progression
  • Flexible / hybrid working plus early finish Fridays
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Enhanced Family Policies including paternity, adoption and surrogacy leave. We also provide a pregnancy loss, fertility, and carers policy
  • Competitive pension plans and Life Assurance
  • A newly renovated modern office with lots of collaborative spaces

We pride ourselves on our open, collaborative, and dynamic culture. This encourages our people to thrive, and give their best whilst being supported, developed, and nurtured. As we care about our people, our environment, and the impact we make, we have an active Diversity & Inclusion network, comprehensive well-being programmes, and clear sustainability strategies.

Diversity, equity and inclusion are at the heart of all our values and leadership behaviours to ensure Immediate remains a place where everyone feels included and empowered;

We care

We succeed together

We enjoy the ride

We are bold

We never settle

We get on with it

People are at the heart of our business and creating a diverse and inclusive working environment is extremely important to us. Immediate is an equal opportunities employer. We’ll never treat anyone less favourably because of their sex, gender reassignment, pregnancy and maternity, marital/civil partnerships, sexual orientation, race, nationality, ethnic origin, age, religion or belief or disability. We’re also committed to supporting applications from those who are returning to work following a career break, maternity leave or caring responsibilities.

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