Careers

We’re hiring, we’re always hiring – because we hire people, not functions.

Our thesis is simple: smaller organizations are more efficient, more fun, and more like family. We’re incredibly picky about who we hire because we believe that if we can find the absolute best candidate – we can accomplish with 100 people what would otherwise take 300.

To work at flytedesk you have to be able to grow into a top 1% performer in your field. That’s mostly a function of hard work, so we don’t ask you to know everything off the bat. We’re proud of what we do to make flytedesk a great place to learn.

We also look for kindred spirits and when we call ourselves a band of merry nerds, we’re only half kidding. We want to know what drives you, we want to see where your moral compass points you, we want to know who you are. This sounds really crazy but building a company is hard and we bleed for each other to get where we want to go – we need to believe you’re worth bleeding for. Perhaps it’s worth noting that while we take our work seriously, ourselves, not so much. If you’re a me-me narcissist, we probably won’t like you.

We look for diverse backgrounds and common threads. There are few things more gratifying than looking around at a group of people who look different, sound different, come from different places and yet all march to the beat of the same drum. Flytedesk is made up of grad school valedictorians and class dodgers, Dungeons & Dragons enthusiasts and pro-skiers, sartorialists and people you might mistake for a hobo.

We’re weird, we’re family, and we work harder than anyone else. Come join us.

Publisher Account Manager

Flytedesk is the full-service ad buying platform that is transforming college media by connecting brands and college students via an online media buying platform. As the largest media network of college students in the U.S., Flytedesk allows advertisers to reach 20 million students at scale across all on-campus media channels including print, digital, outdoor, social media, radio and more. Flytedesk’s self-serve platform automates the college advertising experience by giving media buyers the tools to create, book, manage, and measure national campaigns in just minutes. Flytedesk was founded in 2015 and is based in Boulder, Colorado.


Overview & Responsibilities

The Publisher Account Manager will drive the day-to-day of flytedesk publisher relationships. You will:

  • Be responsible for publisher onboarding and ensure publishers are using the Flytedesk platform successfully
  • Be the face of Flytedesk for 100-200 publishers
  • Drive publisher outreach initiatives, and lead recruitment efforts
  • Ensure publishers are adequately executing on advertising campaigns
  • Collaborate across teams to keep campaigns on track and resolve issues as they arise
  • Become an expert in Flytedesk’s products which enable publisher development
  • Contribute to other supply initiatives as needed


Your Team

You will report to Piper Jackson-Sevy, our VP of Growth, and work with Megan Graft (Director of Publisher Development), Shawn Kaplan (Director of Business Development), Leen Obeidat (Supply Operations Associate), and Kit Summers (People & Operations Manager).


Culture

We hire people, not functions. Startups are hard, and constantly changing, so you need to be able to carve out your own role to thrive at flytedesk. We look for self-starters, who can problem-solve as well as they can execute. We look for grit and kindred-spirits, we’re a family and we work for each other to get where we want to go. We don’t want to hire people who just fit into our culture, we want people who help shape it.

We’re asking you to spend a large portion of your life with us, so we want you to have a good time as you’re working hard to help build our collective future. That means endless snacks, a coffee shop house account, birthday parties, dogs in the office, and an expectation that we don’t take ourselves too seriously.


Values

Our culture is built on a small, but core group of values. When we meet tension points, it’s easy to reference the following values to determine our course of action.We make a point to call these out in our job descriptions because we’ve learned that someone whose values and motivations are aligned with Flytedesk’s will most likely be successful at Flytedesk (and vice versa). Please take the time to read and understand our values - they’re the biggest indicator fo whether this is going to be a good match.

  • Remember why we started - flytedesk was founded on the idea of empowering student journalism, every decision we make is for the benefit of the publishers we work with
  • Make it work - our biggest successes have come from doing things that couldn't be done, we are a collection of individuals who are willing to do what it takes
  • Lean, rabid, hungry - we get excited at doing a lot with a little and are motivated by this mentality
  • Growth as a goal - we put the team ahead of individual, are constantly asking better of ourselves and one another, and check our egos at the door to move the company forward
  • Be all-in - to put it bluntly: this isn’t a job for people who aren’t 100% committed, being on the ground floor and in the trenches of a high-growth startup takes dedication to the cause


Skills & Qualities

Must have:

  • 1-4 years of account management experience or student media experience.
  • Excel and PowerPoint skills - SalesForce experience a plus!
  • People oriented, with excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Master problem solver with an ability to anticipate and address issues
  • Effective problem-solving skills and attention to detail- you’ll be running point on all publisher requests and will need to be able to make quick decisions
  • Open to feedback, striving for continuous improvement


Nice to have, but not required:

  • You know how advertising works (and if not, you should be a quick learner)
  • Prior startup experience a plus!


The Fine Print

  • Salary DOE
  • This is a full-time position
  • This position is based out of our Boulder office
  • Starting date flexible: between November 2018 - January 2019
  • flytedesk is an At-Will and Equal Opportunity Employees

Benefits

  • Health Insurance
  • LTD and Workers Compensation insurance
  • Work Macbook
  • Untracked PTO and holiday paid time off
  • Annual professional development budget
  • Boulder office with rooftop deck, flatiron views, and thai food across the street
  • RTD EcoPass for Colorado-based employees

Apply Here

Publisher Intern

Apply Here

Experienced Software Engineer

flytedesk is the largest network of college advertising in the U.S.

flytedesk builds the technology that powers college media. We’re the largest network of college advertising in the U.S. and our technology is the easiest, fastest, and most cost-efficient way to access the 20M millennials that live, eat, sleep, work, and play on campus. We currently have $2B of unique inventory that generates 5B monthly impressions.

We’re a Techstars company backed by the founders of CP+B, SpotX, and AOL. Big brands like Nintendo, Trojan, Jimmy John’s, Adult Swim, Dr Pepper, the Peace Corps, NCAA, L.L.Bean, Chacos, etc. rely on flytedesk to access the college audience.

 

Job Description

We’re looking for a driven, highly-technical senior engineer who wants to build crazy stuff from the ground up. We’re small, have a general distaste for hierarchy, and we promise you won’t get stuck maintaining some horrible behemoth.

We like people that want to carve out their own roles and take pride in what they do. Just be passionate and weird and good at coding and you’ll fit right in.

 

Culture

We hire people, not functions, as our thesis is simple – smaller organizations are more efficient, more fun, and more like family. We look for self-starters, who can problem-solve as well as they can execute. We look for grit, because building a company is hard and we work for each other to get where we want to go. We look for kindred-spirits, we don’t take ourselves too seriously – we’re a band of merry nerds that would be unemployable anywhere else. We’re driven by the role we play in student journalism, it’s an incredible community to fight for.

 

Skills

Required skills/technologies:

  • PHP (Laravel framework), MySQL, HTML/CSS, SASS, Linux, AWS, nginx, RESTful web services, git, Jira, Redis
  • Experience with some Javascript Frameworks (ex: VueJS, React, Angular, etc.)
  • DevOps experience (AWS, Jenkins, Docker, etc.)
  • Experience with multiple databases (ex: Mongo DB, Cassandra, other No SQL, etc.)
  • Experience with Application architecture and Systems architecture

Bonus:

  • Python
  • Prior experience with data structure and modeling

Qualities:

  • Excellent organizational skills, a self-starter attitude, and the ability to set and meet deadlines.
  • Open to feedback and strives for continuous improvement
  • Being flexible. Our users’ needs always come first.
  • Prior startup experience a plus!

 

The Fine Print

  • Salary DOE + stock options
  • Professional development budget
  • All the snacks
  • This is a full-time position
  • This position is based out of our downtown Boulder office
  • Starting asap
  • flytedesk is an At-Will and Equal Opportunity Employer
Apply Here

Supply Intern

September 18, 2018

Flytedesk is the full-service ad buying platform that is transforming college media by connecting brands and college students via an online media buying platform. As the largest media network of college students in the U.S., Flytedesk allows advertisers to reach 20 million students at scale across all on-campus media channels including print, digital, outdoor, social media, radio and more. Flytedesk’s self-serve platform automates the college advertising experience by giving media buyers the tools to create, book, manage, and measure national campaigns in just minutes. Flytedesk was founded in 2015 and is based in Boulder, Colorado.

Overview & Responsibilities

Flytedesk is looking for a self-motivated and reliable intern with a great attitude to join our supply team. The right candidate will be a “jack-of-all-trades” who can jump on a varied set of projects as they come up. You will act as the supply team’s “gopher” - taking on tasks both small (i.e. file organization) and big (i.e. completing sales-related research requests)

Your Team

You will report to Piper Jackson-Sevy, our VP of Growth, and work with Megan Graft (Director of Publisher Development), Leen Obeidat (Supply Operations Associate), and Kit Summers (People & Operations Manager).

Culture

We hire people, not functions. Startups are hard, and constantly changing, so you need to be able to carve out your own role to thrive at flytedesk. We look for self-starters, who can problem-solve as well as they can execute. We look for grit and kindred-spirits, we’re a family and we work for each other to get where we want to go. We don’t want to hire people who just fit into our culture, we want people who help shape it.

We’re asking you to spend a large portion of your life with us, so we want you to have a good time as you’re working hard to help build our collective future. That means endless snacks, a coffee shop house account, birthday parties, dogs in the office, and an expectation that we don’t take ourselves too seriously.

Values

Our culture is built on a small, but core group of values. When we meet tension points, it’s easy to reference the following values and see what the right decision is. We make a point to call these out in our job descriptions because we’ve learned that someone whose values and motivations are aligned with Flytedesk’s will most likely be successful at Flytedesk (and vice versa). Please take the time to read and understand our values - they’re the biggest indicator if this is going to be a good match.

  • Make it work - our biggest successes have come from doing things that couldn't be done, we are a collection of individuals who are willing to do what it takes
  • Lean, rabid, hungry - we get excited at doing a lot with a little and are motivated by this mentality
  • Remember why we started - Flytedesk was founded on the idea of empowering student journalism, every decision we make is for the benefit of the publishers we work with
  • Growth as a goal - we put the team ahead of the individual, are constantly asking better of ourselves and one another, and check our egos at the door to move the company forward
  • Be all-in - to put it bluntly: this isn’t a job for people who aren’t 100% committed, being on the ground floor and in the trenches of a high-growth startup takes dedication to the cause
Skills & Qualities

Must have:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Comfortability using Excel to manage and manipulate large sets of data, as well as Microsoft Word and Google Suite
  • Attention to detail - the projects you’ll be working on are critical to the supply team’s success, you will be counted on to complete your projects in a timely and accurate manner
  • Highly accountable and trustworthy - we’re a small team and each person has to do their part

Nice to have, but not required:

  • Previous experience using Slack and Trello
The Fine Print
  • $10.50/hour
  • This is a part-time position (10-20 hours/week)
  • This position is based out of our Boulder office
  • Starting ASAP
  • Flytedesk is an At-Will and Equal Opportunity Employer
Apply Here

Supply Intern

September 18, 2018

Flytedesk is the full-service ad buying platform that is transforming college media by connecting brands and college students via an online media buying platform. As the largest media network of college students in the U.S., Flytedesk allows advertisers to reach 20 million students at scale across all on-campus media channels including print, digital, outdoor, social media, radio and more. Flytedesk’s self-serve platform automates the college advertising experience by giving media buyers the tools to create, book, manage, and measure national campaigns in just minutes. Flytedesk was founded in 2015 and is based in Boulder, Colorado.

Overview & Responsibilities

Flytedesk is looking for a self-motivated and reliable intern with a great attitude to join our supply team. The right candidate will be a “jack-of-all-trades” who can jump on a varied set of projects as they come up. You will act as the supply team’s “gopher” - taking on tasks both small (i.e. file organization) and big (i.e. completing sales-related research requests)

Your Team

You will report to Piper Jackson-Sevy, our VP of Growth, and work with Megan Graft (Director of Publisher Development), Leen Obeidat (Supply Operations Associate), and Kit Summers (People & Operations Manager).

Culture

We hire people, not functions. Startups are hard, and constantly changing, so you need to be able to carve out your own role to thrive at flytedesk. We look for self-starters, who can problem-solve as well as they can execute. We look for grit and kindred-spirits, we’re a family and we work for each other to get where we want to go. We don’t want to hire people who just fit into our culture, we want people who help shape it.

We’re asking you to spend a large portion of your life with us, so we want you to have a good time as you’re working hard to help build our collective future. That means endless snacks, a coffee shop house account, birthday parties, dogs in the office, and an expectation that we don’t take ourselves too seriously.

Values

Our culture is built on a small, but core group of values. When we meet tension points, it’s easy to reference the following values and see what the right decision is. We make a point to call these out in our job descriptions because we’ve learned that someone whose values and motivations are aligned with Flytedesk’s will most likely be successful at Flytedesk (and vice versa). Please take the time to read and understand our values - they’re the biggest indicator if this is going to be a good match.

  • Make it work - our biggest successes have come from doing things that couldn't be done, we are a collection of individuals who are willing to do what it takes
  • Lean, rabid, hungry - we get excited at doing a lot with a little and are motivated by this mentality
  • Remember why we started - Flytedesk was founded on the idea of empowering student journalism, every decision we make is for the benefit of the publishers we work with
  • Growth as a goal - we put the team ahead of the individual, are constantly asking better of ourselves and one another, and check our egos at the door to move the company forward
  • Be all-in - to put it bluntly: this isn’t a job for people who aren’t 100% committed, being on the ground floor and in the trenches of a high-growth startup takes dedication to the cause
Skills & Qualities

Must have:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Comfortability using Excel to manage and manipulate large sets of data, as well as Microsoft Word and Google Suite
  • Attention to detail - the projects you’ll be working on are critical to the supply team’s success, you will be counted on to complete your projects in a timely and accurate manner
  • Highly accountable and trustworthy - we’re a small team and each person has to do their part

Nice to have, but not required:

  • Previous experience using Slack and Trello
The Fine Print
  • $10.50/hour
  • This is a part-time position (10-20 hours/week)
  • This position is based out of our Boulder office
  • Starting ASAP
  • Flytedesk is an At-Will and Equal Opportunity Employer
Apply Here

Supply Intern

September 18, 2018

Flytedesk is the full-service ad buying platform that is transforming college media by connecting brands and college students via an online media buying platform. As the largest media network of college students in the U.S., Flytedesk allows advertisers to reach 20 million students at scale across all on-campus media channels including print, digital, outdoor, social media, radio and more. Flytedesk’s self-serve platform automates the college advertising experience by giving media buyers the tools to create, book, manage, and measure national campaigns in just minutes. Flytedesk was founded in 2015 and is based in Boulder, Colorado.

Overview & Responsibilities

Flytedesk is looking for a self-motivated and reliable intern with a great attitude to join our supply team. The right candidate will be a “jack-of-all-trades” who can jump on a varied set of projects as they come up. You will act as the supply team’s “gopher” - taking on tasks both small (i.e. file organization) and big (i.e. completing sales-related research requests)

Your Team

You will report to Piper Jackson-Sevy, our VP of Growth, and work with Megan Graft (Director of Publisher Development), Leen Obeidat (Supply Operations Associate), and Kit Summers (People & Operations Manager).

Culture

We hire people, not functions. Startups are hard, and constantly changing, so you need to be able to carve out your own role to thrive at flytedesk. We look for self-starters, who can problem-solve as well as they can execute. We look for grit and kindred-spirits, we’re a family and we work for each other to get where we want to go. We don’t want to hire people who just fit into our culture, we want people who help shape it.

We’re asking you to spend a large portion of your life with us, so we want you to have a good time as you’re working hard to help build our collective future. That means endless snacks, a coffee shop house account, birthday parties, dogs in the office, and an expectation that we don’t take ourselves too seriously.

Values

Our culture is built on a small, but core group of values. When we meet tension points, it’s easy to reference the following values and see what the right decision is. We make a point to call these out in our job descriptions because we’ve learned that someone whose values and motivations are aligned with Flytedesk’s will most likely be successful at Flytedesk (and vice versa). Please take the time to read and understand our values - they’re the biggest indicator if this is going to be a good match.

  • Make it work - our biggest successes have come from doing things that couldn't be done, we are a collection of individuals who are willing to do what it takes
  • Lean, rabid, hungry - we get excited at doing a lot with a little and are motivated by this mentality
  • Remember why we started - Flytedesk was founded on the idea of empowering student journalism, every decision we make is for the benefit of the publishers we work with
  • Growth as a goal - we put the team ahead of the individual, are constantly asking better of ourselves and one another, and check our egos at the door to move the company forward
  • Be all-in - to put it bluntly: this isn’t a job for people who aren’t 100% committed, being on the ground floor and in the trenches of a high-growth startup takes dedication to the cause
Skills & Qualities

Must have:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Comfortability using Excel to manage and manipulate large sets of data, as well as Microsoft Word and Google Suite
  • Attention to detail - the projects you’ll be working on are critical to the supply team’s success, you will be counted on to complete your projects in a timely and accurate manner
  • Highly accountable and trustworthy - we’re a small team and each person has to do their part

Nice to have, but not required:

  • Previous experience using Slack and Trello
The Fine Print
  • $10.50/hour
  • This is a part-time position (10-20 hours/week)
  • This position is based out of our Boulder office
  • Starting ASAP
  • Flytedesk is an At-Will and Equal Opportunity Employer
Apply Here

Publisher Account Manager

October 31, 2018

Flytedesk is the full-service ad buying platform that is transforming college media by connecting brands and college students via an online media buying platform. As the largest media network of college students in the U.S., Flytedesk allows advertisers to reach 20 million students at scale across all on-campus media channels including print, digital, outdoor, social media, radio and more. Flytedesk’s self-serve platform automates the college advertising experience by giving media buyers the tools to create, book, manage, and measure national campaigns in just minutes. Flytedesk was founded in 2015 and is based in Boulder, Colorado.


Overview & Responsibilities

The Publisher Account Manager will drive the day-to-day of flytedesk publisher relationships. You will:

  • Be responsible for publisher onboarding and ensure publishers are using the Flytedesk platform successfully
  • Be the face of Flytedesk for 100-200 publishers
  • Drive publisher outreach initiatives, and lead recruitment efforts
  • Ensure publishers are adequately executing on advertising campaigns
  • Collaborate across teams to keep campaigns on track and resolve issues as they arise
  • Become an expert in Flytedesk’s products which enable publisher development
  • Contribute to other supply initiatives as needed


Your Team

You will report to Piper Jackson-Sevy, our VP of Growth, and work with Megan Graft (Director of Publisher Development), Shawn Kaplan (Director of Business Development), Leen Obeidat (Supply Operations Associate), and Kit Summers (People & Operations Manager).


Culture

We hire people, not functions. Startups are hard, and constantly changing, so you need to be able to carve out your own role to thrive at flytedesk. We look for self-starters, who can problem-solve as well as they can execute. We look for grit and kindred-spirits, we’re a family and we work for each other to get where we want to go. We don’t want to hire people who just fit into our culture, we want people who help shape it.

We’re asking you to spend a large portion of your life with us, so we want you to have a good time as you’re working hard to help build our collective future. That means endless snacks, a coffee shop house account, birthday parties, dogs in the office, and an expectation that we don’t take ourselves too seriously.


Values

Our culture is built on a small, but core group of values. When we meet tension points, it’s easy to reference the following values to determine our course of action.We make a point to call these out in our job descriptions because we’ve learned that someone whose values and motivations are aligned with Flytedesk’s will most likely be successful at Flytedesk (and vice versa). Please take the time to read and understand our values - they’re the biggest indicator fo whether this is going to be a good match.

  • Remember why we started - flytedesk was founded on the idea of empowering student journalism, every decision we make is for the benefit of the publishers we work with
  • Make it work - our biggest successes have come from doing things that couldn't be done, we are a collection of individuals who are willing to do what it takes
  • Lean, rabid, hungry - we get excited at doing a lot with a little and are motivated by this mentality
  • Growth as a goal - we put the team ahead of individual, are constantly asking better of ourselves and one another, and check our egos at the door to move the company forward
  • Be all-in - to put it bluntly: this isn’t a job for people who aren’t 100% committed, being on the ground floor and in the trenches of a high-growth startup takes dedication to the cause


Skills & Qualities

Must have:

  • 1-4 years of account management experience or student media experience.
  • Excel and PowerPoint skills - SalesForce experience a plus!
  • People oriented, with excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Master problem solver with an ability to anticipate and address issues
  • Effective problem-solving skills and attention to detail- you’ll be running point on all publisher requests and will need to be able to make quick decisions
  • Open to feedback, striving for continuous improvement


Nice to have, but not required:

  • You know how advertising works (and if not, you should be a quick learner)
  • Prior startup experience a plus!


The Fine Print

  • Salary DOE
  • This is a full-time position
  • This position is based out of our Boulder office
  • Starting date flexible: between November 2018 - January 2019
  • flytedesk is an At-Will and Equal Opportunity Employees

Benefits

  • Health Insurance
  • LTD and Workers Compensation insurance
  • Work Macbook
  • Untracked PTO and holiday paid time off
  • Annual professional development budget
  • Boulder office with rooftop deck, flatiron views, and thai food across the street
  • RTD EcoPass for Colorado-based employees

Apply Here

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Alex Kronman
CEO, Co-Founder
Katy McNeill
VP - Product
Piper Jackson-Sevy
VP - Growth

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