We started Pico with a clear mission: build the tools necessary to protect the Fourth Estate. As a greater share of advertising dollars goes directly to Google and Facebook, less of it can go to the journalists and content creators themselves. The urgency of the situation has created an exciting opportunity for Pico to build a completely new customer-focused tech stack for media — one that empowers any team of journalists to launch and experiment with different business models, makes it easy for readers to quickly and effortlessly engage with and support journalism, and at the same time is fun for us to build and scale as the industry evolves.Stripe and Precursor lead $4.5m seed into media CRM startup PicoRead on techrunch.com
What we didn’t anticipate was the movement of other types of audiences to also aggregate around trusted sources of information and community – from e-commerce to nonprofits. It’s clear to us that a significant portion of the future Internet’s GDP will be built around relationships. That’s the future that Pico is building for. And we’re hiring the best people in the world to help it flourish.
It’s important to us that the work you do for Pico helps you grow as an individual – whatever the role. We want to constantly be giving you the opportunity to develop new skills, take on new responsibilities, and grow in the direction that you want to take your career – even in a role outside Pico. If that’s the case, we’ll fully support and help you get there. And you’ll forever be part of the Pico family.
We believe that a strong democracy requires a robust Fourth Estate. That's why we're committed to enabling sustainable revenue models for news media. Journalism is undergoing a tumultuous shift and high quality technological infrastructure that minimizes barriers to entry for new entrants trying new approaches is critical to ensuring its continued role in society. We expect our entire team to care about this mission as well as our dedication to the bottom line.
We work hard to search for candidates across the race, ethnicity, sexuality, gender, and socioeconomic spectrum. We’re not perfect, but we’re proud of our success so far: half of our engineering team is female, and we have strong LGBTQ representation.
We are a startup with ambitious growth targets in the next month, quarter, and year. But we also know we’re building the foundation for a whole sector of the Internet economy that has been mostly left unaddressed.
We offer competitive pay and benefits, including comprehensive health, dental, vision, and 401(k) options. We work hard, but we encourage healthy work-life balance, supported by paid family and parental (both maternal and paternal) leave.
We’re headquartered in Brooklyn with a significant presence in Denver. We prefer candidates to live in either city and work in our offices but will consider other opportunities for exceptional candidates accustomed to collaborating remotely. We organize full team on-sites twice per year.
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