Jobs at OwnLocal

Automated digital ad agency for local media (Y Combinator W10)

Lloyd Armbrust
Founder of @OwnLocal; Y Combinator W10; 15+ years in the newspaper industry.
Jeremy Mims
Founder at @OwnLocal, Y Combinator Founder (Summer 2008)
Jason Novek
Founder at @OwnLocal, Y-Combinator Winter 2010.

OwnLocal is the automatic digital ad agency for newspapers.

We take print ads and automatically convert them into search-engine optimized web ads, SEO websites, Google SEM, social banner ads, and social-media marketing.

The conversion and sales are all done automatically instantly producing more revenue for the newspaper and for us.

OwnLocal succeeds where others have failed because community newspapers are still trusted local brands in the small-businesses world.

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Why Us?

The Reason You Want to Work Here
You’ve read a dozen other job listings, and they’re all starting to sound the same. We’ll spare you.

What we really want is someone who loves to do great work, who loves to hone their craft, and who loves to think.

OwnLocal is dedicated to saving local newspapers.
Our flagship product, Local Hero, is a local business directory and review site that relies on special market knowledge that only a local newspaper can provide. We’re already serving thousands of customers and would like your help to serve millions.

We’re a YC startup, funded, ramen profitable, and chaotic good.

OwnLocal’s culture is focused on mastery. No matter how good you are when you come in, it is our goal to make every day a day for self-improvement.

We are looking for passionate people from all walks of life and experience. If you have the desire, if you’re smart, and if you’re willing to learn, we are interested.

Check out more details here:

11-50 employees
$1.4M Seed in 2011
$685K Seed in 2010
SaaS, Local, Advertising Platforms, Local Advertising

OwnLocal Jobs

$21K – $25K Salary
0.1% – 0.25% Equity
Full Time · Austin


Paul Bonser
Paul Bonser
Oregon State CS, full stack engineer.
Justin Litchfield
Justin Litchfield
Founder Obsidian. Director of engineering at @OwnLocal, studied at @Stanford (PhD Chemistry)
Nicole Brooks
Nicole Brooks
Marketing Coordinator at OwnLocal.
Will Roman
Will Roman
Good old-fashioned hustle. | Product Manager, User Experience, Brand
Scott Hudson
Scott Hudson
Brent Martin
Brent Martin
Digital strategy and startups.


Justin Kitch
Justin Kitch
Founder and CEO Homestead (sold to @Intuit)
Privy, OwnLocal, Scheiman Rebuild Fitness, Love With Food, Soldsie,
Justin Yoshimura
Justin Yoshimura
Founder/CEO of @500friends (YC, Crosslink, @Intel). Founding GP of Retail Growth Fund. Seed in @Zencoder, @Hipmunk, @Homejoy, @Boost Media, @Firebase + more
Boost Media, 500friends, Torbit, Firebase, OwnLocal, Hipmunk, Zencoder, Ifeelgoods, Homejoy, BrightFunnel, First Opinion, getEXPERTS,, Dropoff
Baseline Ventures
Pantheon,, GoInstant, OwnLocal, Apiary, UserVoice, Gild, SoFi, Bloc, CircleCI, Aardvark, Blekko, CoTweet, Docverse, Formspring, Heroku, Mixer Labs, OMGPOP, Sharethrough, TaskRabbit, TrialPay, Vook, Xobni, Rupture, Sendori, Weebly, Wordnik, Instagram, TRUSTe, Rivet Games, Stackmob, Better Finance, Giftly, Yardbarker Network, Crashlytics, Pocket, Mongolab, Cake Financial, Fraudwall Technologies, Anchor Intelligence, Versly, Good Eggs, TastemakerX, Shape Security, Machine Zone, Stitch Fix, Mango Health, Seesaw Decisions Corp, Rivet & Sway, sendwithus, Soma Water, AltSchool, Adara Global, ObjectLabs, Dejavuto
Aventura VC
Dare to do something.
500 Startups, Vastrm, NetPlenish, OwnLocal, Modria, Glio, GoSpotCheck, Love With Food, spotflux, Nimble, YCharts, Republic Project, Microventures, Terrafugia, Wittlebee, Medigram, ZEEP, LabDoor, Storefront, Schoola, 37 Degree Filters, Spire Global, Leanplum, HeartThis, Skycatch, Vango, SoundFocus, NanoRacks
Lerer Hippeau Ventures
The most active seed stage venture capital fund based in New York City.
Adaptly, Quartzy, Hipster, Consumr, Fluidinfo, Appsfire, A Bit Lucky, OwnLocal, YourMechanic, Bloglovin', Scopely, NewsCred, Memrise, ShowMe, UrbanSitter, Ridejoy, Romotive, Moped, IFTTT, RJMetrics, Poptip, Bottlenose, Tutorspree, checkthis, ze frank games, Circa, Betaworks, BuzzFeed, Canvas Networks, gdgt, LiveIntent, Venmo, Vook, Simple, JIBE, Refinery29, Sailthru, GroupMe, Qwiki, SHIFT, Warby Parker, HyperPublic, Birchbox, Cue, Pulse, Onswipe,, Group Commerce, Everlane, Moat, Joor, Science Exchange, Scoutmob, ClassDojo, MongoHQ, Dispatch, UberMedia, Bluefin Labs, Percolate, Namely, Brit + Co, Sunglass, Simple Finance Technology Corp, Ze Frank Games, AdKeeper, BaubleBar, SeatGeek, Couple, Chartbeat, Panna, Spindle, GoodRx, VHX, Tubular Labs, Floored, storehouse, Newsle, editorially, Runscope, Cover, Canvas, The Black Tux, The Orange Chef Company, Dragon Innovation, DocSend, Memoir, Just Sing It, Tulip Retail, NowThis, Soma Water, Ranku, Maxwell Health, Dering Hall, Wildcard, ActionX, Splice, Casper, Studypool,, Cord, Kingfish Labs, DrawQuest, Vrideo
Bill Boebel
Bill Boebel
Founder & CEO of @Pingboard; previously founded @Capital Factory & (Acq. RAX); Virginia Tech software engineer.
Riskpulse, 500 Startups, Greenling, WP Engine, OwnLocal, Umbel, OtherInbox, Chartio, DoStuff Media, Infochimps, Tilt, Rockify, Heyo, Zing, Able Lending, Moveline, Nomad Mobile Guides, Tabula, L4 Realty Capital, Debut Solutions, Veri, ThinkNear, Fresh Palate, Ordoro, Precog, Emergent One, PublikDemand, MarketVibe, Capital Factory Fund 4, Favor, LanternCRM,, Written

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