AI Engineer - Website and Database Builds, LLM Modeling, AI News Solution

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Remote, potential in-person meetings in Washington, D.C. 


About Us

Digital changed media. AI will do it again. How people will soon consume AI-generated news will make today’s media and newsrooms unrecognizable. Founded by two veteran communicators in tech, is on a mission to drive this change, accelerating solutions to give people the news they want, when they want it. We’ll help journalism embrace a new future while delivering quality news. 


As we embark on this exciting journey, we are looking for a dynamic AI Engineer to the Founders to be a cornerstone of our company. 


Role Overview:

As our first AI Engineer, you will play a pivotal role in shaping the future of our news solution. You will work closely with the Co-Founders and oversee the build of our foundational and fine-tuned LLM models, ensuring the delivery of a news product that stands out in the market. Your insights into journalism/media and marketing will guide the strategic integration of content, enhancing the solution's appeal and functionality. This role demands a balance of technical savvy, design acumen, and a deep understanding of news consumption trends.


Key Responsibilities

  • Product Strategy & Vision: Define and articulate the product vision and strategy, aligning with the startup's goals. Drive the product roadmap, setting priorities to achieve product and business objectives.
  • Design & Development Oversight: Lead the front-end and back-end design and development of the app. Work closely with development and content to create an intuitive user experience.
  • Market & User Research: Conduct thorough market research and user analysis to understand news consumption behaviors and preferences. Leverage insights to tailor the app's content delivery and personalization algorithms.
  • Content Strategy: Collaborate with content teams and leverage your journalism or media background to curate and integrate reputable news sources. Ensure the content strategy aligns with user needs and market trends.
  • Project Management: Manage the entire product lifecycle from concept to launch. Prioritize features, track progress, and ensure on-time delivery within budget constraints.
  • Stakeholder Collaboration: Act as the primary liaison between technical teams, design teams, and business stakeholders. Ensure clear communication and alignment on project goals and milestones.
  • User Feedback & Iteration: Implement mechanisms to collect user feedback. Use data-driven insights to iterate and enhance the product, focusing on user engagement and satisfaction.



  • A commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in all aspects of our work.
  • Passion for news, technology, and innovation, with a commitment to creating a product that makes a difference.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills, with a data-driven approach to decision-making.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, startup environment, managing multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills, capable of working effectively with cross-functional teams.
  • 2+ years’ experience in areas below:
    • Experience building and training LLM models.
    • Software development in Python.
    • Experience with both licensed and open-source AI ecosystems.
    • Experience with popular AI frameworks such as PyTorch and Transformers.
    • Demonstrated project work in deep learning, generative AI, and Large Language Models (LLMs).
    • Technical training content with compelling code samples and demos.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • The ability to devise strategies for addressing training data challenges, including synthetic data generation
  • Track record of building and delivering complex customer-facing desktop applications
  • Well versed in object-oriented design, data structures, algorithms, problem-solving, and debugging
  • Familiarity with Notion and Slack preferred
  • Build large scale data pipelines for data processing and feature generation to ensure consistent data and features are used across model training, online and batch deployments
  • Build generalized real-time and stream-processing infrastructure for machine learning applications
  • Leverage public data sources to train and fine-tune the AI models.



  • Salary: $4,000-$6,000/month (prorated month to month for first three months)
  • Company equity awarded within two quarters.
  • Potential for FT conversion.
  • The opportunity to be a key hire in a startup poised to revolutionize the news industry.
  • A dynamic, collaborative, and inclusive work environment.
  • Continuous learning and development opportunities.


To apply, please submit your resume, a cover letter highlighting your experience and links to any relevant work or projects.


Why Join Us?

This is a chance to be at the ground level of an ambitious startup that's set to change the way we consume news. You're not just joining a team; you're becoming a key player in shaping the future of media.




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