Software Engineer Intern, NewsBreak

Summer 2024

Salary not provided

$30—$45 USD per hour

Python
Java
C++
San Francisco Bay Area

1-5 days a week in office (Mountain View, CA)

NewsBreak

Local breaking news app

Job no longer available

NewsBreak

Local breaking news app

201-500 employees

B2CArtificial IntelligencePublishingDigital MediaMedia

Job no longer available

Salary not provided

$30—$45 USD per hour

Python
Java
C++
San Francisco Bay Area

1-5 days a week in office (Mountain View, CA)

201-500 employees

B2CArtificial IntelligencePublishingDigital MediaMedia

Company mission

To connect and empower local users, local content creators, and local businesses at scale, with the goal of helping people everywhere live safer, more vibrant, more truly connected lives.

Company mission

To connect and empower local users, local content creators, and local businesses at scale, with the goal of helping people everywhere live safer, more vibrant, more truly connected lives.

Few candidates hear
back within 2 weeks

10% employee growth in 12 months

Otta's take

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Xav Kearney

CTO of Otta

News aggregation apps often focus on big global stories, but local news can easily get buried. NewsBreak exists to change this situation, using an AI-powered aggregator to connect readers with content creators who report on matters a little closer to home.

NewsBreak stands out with its focus on local news, which is beneficial for users who are looking for more relevant content than can be served by national and global publishers, and with smaller scale press companies which have been suffering financially for decades.

This focus seems to have paid off: NewsBreak has over 50 million users across the US and its app has topped the US Apple App Store and Google Play repeatedly. If uptake continues as it has to date, the company stands to grow substantially while helping reinvigorate a struggling and vital industry.

Benefits

  • Work from home opportunities
  • FSA and commuter benefit programs
  • Paid parental leave
  • Paid time off and paid holidays
  • Health, dental, and vision care for you and your family
  • Top-tier 401(K) plan with company matching
  • Team activity budget

Company values

  • Results matter
  • Growth mindset
  • Strive for excellence
  • Fight as one
  • User obsession
  • Strategic, long-term thinking

Funding (last 2 of 3 rounds)

Jan 2021

$115m

SERIES C

Sep 2019

$14.8m

SERIES B

$139.8m

Total funding

Founders

Having undertaken a PhD at the University at Buffalo, Jeff spent over 7 years at Yahoo!, prior to founding Yidianzixun, where he worked as CEO. He left this role in April 2015 to found NewsBreak, serving as CEO since.

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