Town Content Producer


Austin, TX, US
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Marketing/PR/Product Mktg
  • Post Date: 04/22/2021
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About Nearby

The best independent shops in your town, all together.

Job Description

About Us

Nearby was founded in May 2020 on a simple premise: people want to buy from stores nearby that are run by people in their community. They want their money to benefit their local economy by shopping locally — and the more accessible and convenient it is, the more frequently they'll choose to do so. 

We are setting out to build a better way to shop locally — with all the conveniences and user experience you’d expect from a big tech company, but for the independent shops in local communities that have historically been left behind by them. We’re building marketplaces like our first pilot in Oakland, California: Keep Oakland Alive. And behind those marketplaces, we’re building the toolset merchants need to thrive in a hybrid offline+online world. 

Our team is composed of experienced, passionate people distributed across North America. Founded during the Covid-19 shelter-in-place, we currently all work from home and rely on tools like Slack and Zoom to support our work style, which is collaborative yet values self-initiative. That’s where you come in.

Next stop: Austin, Portland, Charleston (and more towns to come, too). We’re looking for a Town Content Producer to inspire their community to shop local.

About You

Town Content Producer Responsibilities (Contract-to-hire)

  • Write the locally inspiring weekly Austin email newsletter
  • Curate, author, and manage all social media (IG, Facebook, Twitter)
  • Create profiles spotlighting local shop owners
  • Write blog content reflecting the best of Austin’s small business community — including interviews, listicles, and product round-ups
  • Curate homepage content and weekly shopping guides

Town Content Producer Attributes

  • You’re a versatile and flexible team player with a positive outlook and a can-do mentality.
  • You’re an active champion of local and have a demonstrated passion for supporting small business owners. 
  • You’re a writer at heart (read: you’ve got a way with an em dash) and have a black belt in pulling heartstrings.
  • You bring a little personality to everything you do — but you know how to appeal to a broad audience and make a brand supremely lovable.
  • You have an editorial eye for photography and a knack for knowing what sells.
  • You know your way around social and have run a vibrant and compelling feed (IG, Facebook, Twitter).
  • You make friends easily, including on social. (You’ll interact with business owners over DM frequently.)
  • You can create local content with a twist that’s fun, arresting, and meaningful, and served up with a side of humor.
  • You’re a scrappy start-upy kinda person and thrive in experimentation mode.


  • You have some great writing samples to share.
  • You can show us a vibrant IG feed you’ve managed, or put together a sample feed.
  • Bonus points for anyone who likes to experiment with new social platforms like TikTok — maybe you can teach us a thing or two. 

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Disclaimer: Local Candidates Only
This company does NOT accept candidates from outside recruiting firms. Agency contacts are not welcome.