Social Media Intern
Tempe, AZ /
Who We Are
Culdesac is a real estate and technology startup that builds cities for people, not cars. Our goal is to create the first car-free city in the US. We started by creating the first car-free neighborhood built from scratch in the US - Culdesac Tempe, a $200 million mixed-use neighborhood development for 1,000 residents that opened in 2022. The neighborhood covers 17 acres and features 55% open space, shared courtyards, and abundant bookable spaces. Culdesac is the co-developer and tech-enabled property manager.
Read more about our vision, our product, and how we are changing how people live, work, and move:
Introducing Culdesac: Building car-free neighborhoods from scratch by Ryan Johnson (CEO & Founder)
The Capital of Sprawl Gets a Radically Car-Free Neighborhood by The New York Times
New Arizona Development Bans Residents From Bringing Cars - WSJ by Wall Street Journal
11 rules for buying an ebike. Ebikes are about to change the world. By Ryan Johnson (CEO & Founder)
We’re headquartered in Tempe, AZ and were founded in 2018. CEO Ryan Johnson was previously on the founding team of Opendoor. We raised a $30M Series A in January 2022. Our investors include top VCs like Khosla Ventures, Lennar (LenX), Zigg Capital, Initialized Capital, Byers Capital, and Y Combinator.
Culdesac is growing our team and looking for a Social Media Intern at Culdesac Tempe to help with our mission.
As our Social Media Intern, you will help shape the local and national conversation around urbanism, planning, transportation, and community in the US. You will be an integral part of our digital marketing vision and help elevate Culdesac’s brand awareness. You will be the company resource on what matters to our readers and consumers. This is an on-site Tempe based role.
While this list represents what we are ideally looking for, we encourage you to apply even if your resume includes strengths and experiences that don’t match everything listed here. You ideally have 1-2 years of experience developing high-quality content such as blog posts, emails, and you are an extraordinary writer and an even better editor.
You have experience in executing quality content projects from start to finish - ideation, writing, researching, editing, and distribution.
You use best practices in grammar, messaging, terminology, writing, and style.
You are passionate in the spaces that Culdesac operates in - urbanism, mobility, transportation, planning, and community.
You will research the latest trends and insights in Mobility, Urbanism, and Neighborhood Development.
You have experience in collaborating with marketing teams to create and execute marketing initiatives.
You think about both content and distribution.
You have a strong knowledge of social media principles and practices.
You prioritize a lifestyle leveraging public transportation, micromobility, and other alternatives to private cars.
We are headquartered in Tempe, AZ, and our office is located in the heart of downtown Tempe. We encourage employees to visit and work in our beautiful Tempe office. This position is an onsite role at our Tempe office.
Benefits & Perks
🛴 Car-Free Commuter Benefit - $400 per month paid by Culdesac. Tempe employees only.
As sprawl became commonplace in our cities, we felt less connected to each other. We normalized hour-long commutes, even as private vehicle ownership became the largest source of carbon emission pollution. Our neighborhoods blend technology, real estate, and culture to reimagine our daily lives. Come help us make our residents happier, healthier, and more productive in the years they spend with us and the moments they spend together.
At Culdesac, we:
Work as a team
Be inclusive, drawing on the strengths of people who bring a different perspective.
Find ways to work together that overcome disciplinary and geographic separations.
Ship, including the last 10%
Be output oriented. Ship.
Our mission weaves us deep into people's lives. Respect that trusted relationship by seeing your work through to the end, including the last 10%.
Embrace the full-stack
We have a competitive advantage in operationally complex, capital-intensive work.
Tackling all the layers in the stack gives us an opportunity to deliver an exceptional user experience.
Always remember Rule #0: learn from those who have done it before.
Ask people for feedback
Only users know if we’re creating value for them.
We get better by observing behavior and asking others how we can improve.
Respect the limits of what we can know and plan. In the complex organism of a city, emergent behavior rules.
Design for humans
The messiness of human preferences and decision making is the rich soil where our product grows.
Human paradoxes and contradictions are our opportunity to create joy.
If you think Culdesac might be a good fit, we encourage you to apply! You have nothing to lose, and we'll respond to you within a week. If we move forward, here's our typical process:
1. A 30-minute video call with a recruiter to understand your high-level background and cover logistics & expectations.
2. A 30-minute video call with our Marketing Director to dig more into your background & experience.
3. A 45-minute video call with our COO overviewing how you would fit in Culdesac’s mission, vision, and culture.
At each step, we leave time for you to ask us questions. We look forward to hearing from you!
Culdesac is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, citizenship or immigration status, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.