Column was founded by a fifth-generation member of a local newspaper family based in Manhattan, Kansas. We are a group of principled, talented builders who believe in dedicating our time and effort to solving hard problems that matter.

We are initially focused on the system of public notice due to its critical importance to the future of journalism and the business of news. For centuries, laws have required that notification of certain events be proactively distributed to the communities that they impact, by way of journalists — professionals that those communities trust to tell the truth and ask questions on their behalf.

We believe the challenges our information systems now face are existential ones for our system of self-governance. The best use of our time and talent is to do the hard work to fortify trustworthy institutions. We have chosen to be active participants rather than bystanders to change.

Public notice exists at a unique intersection of government, journalism, and commerce. The technology we are building is a form of connective tissue that we expect to have far-reaching implications.

Column Remote
Sep 29, 2021
Individual Contributor
Why We're Hiring Column is looking to make a Customer Success hire and add an account manager to our customer experience team as we rapidly onboard new publishing partners and support their ingestion of public notices from the communities they serve. We are looking for a full-time addition to join a small team at an early-stage, venture-backed startup focused on the future of public interest information & local news. As one of the early members of the team, you'll have an immediate impact on our go-to-market strategy, customer experience design, and team culture. In practice, this means everything from conducting customer interviews, making recommendations to product and development on customer feedback, doing customer support, interacting with teams across the organization, and creating a foundation for a world-class customer experience. We are looking to add capacity rapidly. We think this role is excellent for someone who is drawn to joining a dynamic team...