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emoji of a pushpinRemote - Anywhereemoji of a money bag$102,000 - $120,000emoji of a clockFri Dec 31 2021
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We are a public benefit corporation. We are on a mission to improve the utility of public interest information and support the distribution of that information by journalists that serve their communities.


Why We're Hiring

The revenue operations team at Column exists to make continual step-function improvements in our commercial efficiency. As an early member of the team, you will own and build out the architecture of our commercial data systems and processes. In the early days, this will include everything from database development and analysis, to process creation and CRM management and reporting.

About the Column Team

For many of the early members of the team, this is our second company together. We are building a company of consequence and know from experience that having a team of exceptional people is the best part of the journey.

Our team is made of folks that have followed non-traditional paths to local media and to startups. Our founding team's first jobs included: newspaper delivery, political campaign staff, professional baseball, museum docent, library book-shelver, chartering planes, and rec-center marketing. We know that experiences with other industries, geographies, and life backgrounds are critical to creating the best product possible for our partners.

Column is a remote-first company with core members of our team on four continents and an in-person headquarters in Miami, FL.

You will...

  • Develop a systematic understanding of how our company works (our team, our processes, our strategic thesis, our goals, our KPIs)
  • Own and develop sustainable data systems across the commercial lifecycle, from marketing to sales to finance
  • Serve as a primary systems administrator for and manage integrations across multiple business tools
  • Source, prioritize, and implement business requests for system changes
  • Build the practice of data-oriented decision making into company processes
  • Consult with various departments to understand their data needs, train business users on how to use data and visualization tools, and model data in a way that empowers users to answer their own questions
  • Source, prioritize, and implement business requests for system changes
  • Manage commercial reporting cadences

You are...

  • An exceptional builder of sustainable data systems
  • Deeply interested in applying technical expertise to business problems
  • Willing to get your hands dirty to assist with projects large and small

You have...

  • An understanding of data structures and/or database design plus experience with SQL, Python, or another analytical language.
  • Hands-on experience with modern technologies for data warehousing, data modeling, ETL, and data visualization/dashboards.
  • An interest in learning about business systems, processes, and best practices

Bonus Points

  • Bachelor’s/Postgraduate degree or boot camp in data science, statistics, or comparable
  • Working knowledge of financial planning and analysis (FP&A) models and logic
  • Working knowledge of sales funnels and pipeline logic
  • Functional experience at an early stage, venture-backed startup


  • Preliminary Phone Screening: Brief phone conversation to understand the candidate's interest in Column, their background, and opportunities to enhance our culture (e.g., brings a new skillset). 
  • Hiring Manager Interview: Video conversation with our Head of Finance and Revenue Operations who will be the Data Engineer's direct manager. 
  • Technical Interview: Technical interview to review the candidate's understanding of data structures and database design as well as their experience with SQL, Python, ETL, data modeling, and data visualization. We love using data to tell an accurate and compelling story! 
  • Cross-functional Panel: Panel conversation with cross-functional team members who will use the data warehouse or visualizations produced by the Data Engineer.


Column is a venture-backed civic technology start-up dedicated to improving the distribution of public information, starting with public notice. From 2010 to 2019, less than 1% of funding deals went to LGBTQ+ entrepreneurs. And more than 1/3 or LGBTQ+ founders choose to keep their sexual orientation hidden while fundraising.** To support LGBTQ inclusion, Column's Founder and CEO, Jake Seaton, as well as our Head of Product, Annie Shugart, host conversations where they offer tips about succeeding as an LGBTQ+ founder and/or leader. 

In addition, Column is a public benefit corporation, meaning we are dedicated to the interests of stakeholders — such as team members, publishers, and more — outside of investors. Column partners exclusively with venture firms that are supportive of our desire to build a diverse, equitable, and inclusive work environment. And, our 3-person Board of Directors collectively represent multiple intersectional identities that are underrepresented in technology, including women, people of color, and LGBTQ+ individuals. As a remote-first company, we have team members living all over the world and promote a flexible work environment that enables all team members to flourish. 


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