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LAUNCH Ticker Analyst

LAUNCH Media San Francisco, CA
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.

LAUNCH is looking for an Analyst to write and manage the LAUNCH Ticker in San Francisco (more here: Since launching in June 2012 in a Google Doc, the Ticker has become the most efficient way to consume tech and startup news; 6.5k+ people receive our weekly emails and thousands have downloaded our iOS and Android apps.

This is a full-time position based out of our San Francisco office.

Analyst Details

1. Manage a team of writers
2. Be a lead editor and oversee coverage and writing quality
3. Lead product development, including product improvements, bug fixes and any other new features or product tweaks that may optimize growth or paid customer conversion rates
4. Lead customer acquisition and growth strategies
5. Maintain spreadsheets that track product performance and other growth metrics
6. Spearhead new research projects and reporting initiatives
7. Customer Service: communicate product updates and changes with the existing paid customer base over email and Twitter


  • Background in journalism or marketing
  • Flawless grammar/spelling with a demonstrated ability to take initiative, write clearly and concisely, and work consistently under time constraints and pressure.
  • 1-2 years experience reporting tech and startup news
  • Ability to identify emerging trends in tech
  • News junkie - passionate about the latest smartphone, Apple launch event, Twitter product tweak and Hacker News article on some geeky device posted to Kickstarter 12 minutes ago
  • Social media savvy

Compensation: DOE, full-time


LAUNCH Media covers and celebrates technology startups, products and services -- and the people who build them -- in four ways: on the LAUNCH Ticker, twice-weekly podcast "This Week in Startups," events like the annual LAUNCH Festival (10K+ attendees), and the LAUNCH Fund, which invests in the best startups that launch or demo at their events. Serial entrepreneur, angel investor and journalist Jason Calacanis founded LAUNCH in November 2010. It is headquartered in San Francisco.


San Francisco, CA
94102 USA