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Want to make an impact on the way couples experience life’s biggest moments? From Engineering to Editorial and beyond, jumpstart your career at an innovative company. Gain valuable, hands-on experience as an XO Group intern.

Why We Love Working at XO Group
Every year, millions of brides, newlyweds, and first-time parents visit The Knot, The Nest, The Bump, and Gig-Masters for guidance and advice during some of the most important moments in their lives.  Here at XO Group, we strive to give our customers a best in class user experience to make these moments even more special.  We are highly focused on building a user-centric, content rich, mobile first organization with a refreshing, fun and entrepreneurial work culture. Connect yourself to work that matters!

The Job
Do you love parties, music and entertainment? If so, read on! GigMasters.com, based in South Norwalk, CT, is seeking an intern to join our team. The ideal candidate will be highly motivated to learn more about GigMasters and to help provide the absolute best experience for GigMasters clients. Interns will have an opportunity to work alongside team members to gain exposure to various segments of the event planning industry.

Who We Are
GigMasters.com is the number one event services booking company, guiding party planners and hosts to the right entertainer or vendor for every event.  We’ve helped facilitate more than 300,000 bookings.  The site was founded in 1997, so technically we're not a startup, but the youthful atmosphere, fast-paced work environment and regular happy hours kind of make us feel like one. Meet the Team to learn more about the talented people behind GigMasters.

What You'll Do

  • Help GigMasters clients find and book the perfect entertainment for their special events
  • Support vendors with audio and video needs
  • Communicate with both clients and vendors via e-mail and phone

What you bring to the team

  • Currently enrolled as a full-time student at an accredited U.S. college or university
  • Overall GPA of 2.5 or above
  • Strong communications skills, both written and oral
  • Highly detail-oriented and organized
  • A positive attitude and strong desire to learn

This is a paid internship.

Why We Love Working at XO Group
Every year, millions of brides, newlyweds, and first-time parents visit The Knot, The Nest, The Bump, and Gig-Masters for guidance and advice during some of the most important moments in their lives.  Here at XO Group, we strive to give our customers a best in class user experience to make these moments even more special.  We are highly focused on building a user-centric, content rich, mobile first organization with a refreshing, fun and entrepreneurial work culture. Connect yourself to work that matters!

The Job
Do you love parties, music and entertainment? Are you passionate about social networking and marketing? Do you believe in doing something you love for a living? If yes, read on! GigMasters.com is seeking an intern to join its marketing team.  The ideal candidate will be highly motivated to learn more about GigMasters and to help assist our marketing efforts while gaining valuable career experience in a fast-paced, rapidly growing environment. 

Who We Are
GigMasters.com is the number one event services booking company, guiding party planners and hosts to the right entertainer or vendor for every event.  We’ve helped facilitate more than 300,000 bookings.  The site was founded in 1997, so technically we're not a startup, but the youthful atmosphere, fast-paced work environment and regular happy hours kind of make us feel like one. Meet the Team to learn more about the talented people behind GigMasters.

What You'll Do

  • Write highly effective content across various platforms (emails, blogs, website, newsletters, social media, etc.)
  • Surface and feature the stories of unique GigMasters vendors
  • Identify and investigate real events booked through GigMastersContribute to growth of company’s visibility across social platforms – Twitter, Facebook, Google+, etc.
  • Build and maintain lists and compile data as needed
  • Research trends in the event space
  • Assist with planning and production of GigMasters events
  • Support various marketing projects  

What you bring to the team

  • A positive attitude and strong desire to learn
  • Strong communication skills, both written and oral
  • Careful attention to detail
  • Passion for social marketing
  • Exceptional problem-solving skills
  • Working toward or completed Bachelor's degree or higher
  • Proficiency in MS Word, Excel, and Outlook 

 This is a paid internship.

Why We Love Working at XO Group
Every year, millions of brides, newlyweds and first-time parents visit The Knot, The Nest and The Bump for guidance and advice during some of the most important moments in their lives. Here at XO Group, we strive to give our customers a best in class user experience to make these moments even more special. We are highly focused on building a user-centric, product-focused, mobile-first organization with a refreshing, fun and entrepreneurial work culture. For everyone at XO Group, a collaborative spirit is a must. Our teams are very dedicated and excited about what they do—and we work hard to maintain that atmosphere. 

The Role

XO Group Inc. is looking for a highly detail-oriented intern to support the data intelligence and taxonomy projects. The intern will work closely with our team and business stakeholders to enhance our current data tools and/or taxonomies. The ideal candidate will be open to working in a highly dynamic and collaborative environment, as well as the ability to communicate effectively with technical and non-technical partners at various levels within the organization.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Assist and support data projects, including: feature design/development for our data projects, developing of taxonomy reporting tools, conducting usage audits and suggesting improvements
  • Research and suggest UX designs or other solutions to enhance and expand current and future uses of taxonomies
  • Assist in usability testing or research
  • Help ensure timely delivery of all documentation while providing input into project schedules

A successful candidate will have the following qualifications:

  • Currently working towards or recent graduate of Information Studies Masters or similar degree
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English
  • Excellent organizational, diplomatic, and problem-solving skills
  • Passionate about internet technologies

The work schedule is flexible and negotiable from 20-30 hours a week.



WHY WE LOVE WORKING AT XO GROUP INC:

Every year, millions of brides, newlyweds, and first-time parents visit The Knot, The Nest, and The Bump for guidance and advice during some of the most important moments in their lives.  Here at XO Group, we strive to give our customers a best in class user experience to make these moments even more special.  We are highly focused on building a user-centric, content rich, mobile first organization with a refreshing, fun and entrepreneurial work culture.  Connect yourself to work that matters!

ABOUT THE XO INTERNSHIP PROGRAM

Our internship program takes place over 9 weeks beginning on June 5, 2017 and ending on August 4, 2017. This program will give you the opportunity to gain invaluable on-the-job experience at the premier consumer internet, tech and media company devoted to weddings, pregnancy and everything in between. You can expect to learn a great deal about the wedding & baby media and online marketplace industries, experience what it is like to work in a fast-paced collaborative environment, and network with our teammates and awesome interns from all around the world! During the program you'll enjoy an exclusive speaker series, go on adventures and outings with your fellow interns, and collaborate with XO employees and interns to present a project to our CEO and executive team! This internship will be between 30-40 hours per week-dependent on the department. We have a lot planned and we can't wait to see you this summer!

RESPONSIBILITIES:

The XO Group HR Programming & Communications Team is a small but mighty duo within the Human Resources department. Our job is to build amazing programs and communication strategies that bring our teams together, engage & inform our teammates, and make it fun to be here! This summer, we are seeking an awesome intern to jump in with us as we continue the dream of making XO Group the greatest place in the world to work. This summer, we’ll be rolling out some engagement and communication projects and we need some help!

  • Collaborate with HR Communications Manager to support internal communications strategy and HR Project launch plans.
  • Partner with HR Programming Manager executing our Summer Internship programs and events while also participating yourself.
  • Support the XO Group Intranet - making it easier for employees to stay up to date and find the information they need, easily by updating the intranet UX, design, and content
  • Assist in the organization of an inter-office culture program with social media and video elements.
  • Work with HR Communications Manager on PR for HR and branding enhancements so we can continue to share with the company what we’re achieving.

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE:

  • You’re creative, with an eye for detail, know your way around design and editing software (think PhotoShop & InDesign,) and interested in helping with company events and programs.
  • You can show us your excellent communication skills – interpersonal, presentation, and written
  • You have experience creating visually interesting and well-organized presentations/decks in Google Slides and/or PowerPoint
  • You can effectively prioritize and manage tasks within a fast-paced environment
  • You’re comfortable with change; a calm & clear thinker with a positive attitude who truly wants to learn!
  • Bonus: You have photography or video editing skills

Think you’re just the person we’re looking for? Tell us why! Send us your resume or a list of accomplishments, and show off some of your stuff! It can be a portfolio showcasing recent school projects, freelance work, or even projects you have worked on in your spare time for fun! You can also include a cover letter, freestyle rap, website, social media, whatever you’d like!

You must be enrolled in a Bachelor’s or Master’s program or be a recent grad to apply. This is a paid internship and school credit is optional.

WHY WE LOVE WORKING AT XO GROUP INC:

Every year, millions of brides, newlyweds, and first-time parents visit The Knot, The Nest, and The Bump for guidance and advice during some of the most important moments in their lives.  Here at XO Group, we strive to give our customers a best in class user experience to make these moments even more special.  We are highly focused on building a user-centric, content rich, mobile first organization with a refreshing, fun and entrepreneurial work culture.  Connect yourself to work that matters!

ABOUT THE XO INTERNSHIP PROGRAM

Our internship program takes place over 9 weeks beginning on June 5, 2017 and ending on August 4, 2017. This program will give you the opportunity to gain invaluable on-the-job experience at the premier consumer internet, tech and media company devoted to weddings, pregnancy and everything in between. You can expect to learn a great deal about the wedding & baby media and online marketplace industries, experience what it is like to work in a fast-paced collaborative environment, and network with our teammates and awesome interns from all around the world! During the program you'll enjoy an exclusive speaker series, go on adventures and outings with your fellow interns, and collaborate with XO employees and interns to present a project to our CEO and executive team! This internship will be between 30-40 hours per week-dependent on the department. We have a lot planned and we can't wait to see you this summer!

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Assist the insights team in the development of primary research projects, namely surveys to our online panel of women
  • Program custom surveys into Qualtrics to be deployed to our panel
  • Assist in the packaging of primary research findings into marketing collateral and materials for use in client sales, presentations, etc.
  • Learn and use tools to deliver on sales metrics: comScore, MediaRadar, Google Analytics, etc
  • Complete individual project to be presented at the completion of internship

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

  • Must be an expert in Microsoft PowerPoint and Excel
  • Knowledge of questionnaire development is preferred, but not required
  • Previous experience with Qualtrics preferred

You must be enrolled in a Bachelor’s or Master’s program or be a recent grad to apply. This is a paid internship and school credit is optional.

WHY WE LOVE WORKING AT XO GROUP INC:

Every year, millions of brides, newlyweds, and first-time parents visit The Knot, The Nest, and The Bump for guidance and advice during some of the most important moments in their lives.  Here at XO Group, we strive to give our customers a best in class user experience to make these moments even more special.  We are highly focused on building a user-centric, content rich, mobile first organization with a refreshing, fun and entrepreneurial work culture.  Connect yourself to work that matters!

ABOUT THE XO INTERNSHIP PROGRAM

Our internship program takes place over 9 weeks beginning on June 5, 2017 and ending on August 4, 2017. This program will give you the opportunity to gain invaluable on-the-job experience at the premier consumer internet, tech and media company devoted to weddings, pregnancy and everything in between. You can expect to learn a great deal about the wedding & baby media and online marketplace industries, experience what it is like to work in a fast-paced collaborative environment, and network with our teammates and awesome interns from all around the world! During the program you'll enjoy an exclusive speaker series, go on adventures and outings with your fellow interns, and collaborate with XO employees and interns to present a project to our CEO and executive team! This internship will be between 30-40 hours per week-dependent on the department. We have a lot planned and we can't wait to see you this summer!

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Support brand marketing, education and product marketing efforts.
  • Work closely with Associate Marketing Manager to create and manage production schedules for marketing campaigns.
  • Support Director of Education and Industry Innovation with scheduling and posting social media and blog posts
  • Conduct competitive analysis.
  • Maintain marketing material database

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE:

  • You must be tech- and Internet-savvy, a strong writer and an effective multitasker.
  • An interest in weddings is helpful and marketing experience is a plus.
  • You must be enrolled in a Bachelor’s or Master’s program or be a recent grad to apply.

You must be enrolled in a Bachelor’s or Master’s program or be a recent grad to apply. This is a paid internship and school credit is optional.

WHY WE LOVE WORKING AT XO GROUP INC:

Every year, millions of brides, newlyweds, and first-time parents visit The Knot, The Nest, and The Bump for guidance and advice during some of the most important moments in their lives.  Here at XO Group, we strive to give our customers a best in class user experience to make these moments even more special.  We are highly focused on building a user-centric, content rich, mobile first organization with a refreshing, fun and entrepreneurial work culture.  Connect yourself to work that matters!

ABOUT THE XO INTERNSHIP PROGRAM

Our internship program takes place over 9 weeks beginning on June 5, 2017 and ending on August 4, 2017. This program will give you the opportunity to gain invaluable on-the-job experience at the premier consumer internet, tech and media company devoted to weddings, pregnancy and everything in between. You can expect to learn a great deal about the wedding & baby media and online marketplace industries, experience what it is like to work in a fast-paced collaborative environment, and network with our teammates and awesome interns from all around the world! During the program you'll enjoy an exclusive speaker series, go on adventures and outings with your fellow interns, and collaborate with XO employees and interns to present a project to our CEO and executive team! This internship will be between 30-40 hours per week-dependent on the department. We have a lot planned and we can't wait to see you this summer!

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Analyze our data. You will have access to internal and external sources to analyze customer data, website metrics, and competitive insights to drive prioritization of the product backlog and future initiatives
  • Conduct user research on products (or prototypes) and experiences through a wide variety of qualitative and quantitative methods (e.g. interviews, usability tests, surveys etc)
  • Assist with developing product requirements and user stories and work with engineering and user experience to deliver the product on time
  • Partner with other teams (business, marketing, and operations) throughout the requirements, creative, build and implementation phases
  • Learn product management from a best-in-class Product organization
  • Learn about internal organizations that support product development

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE:

  • Currently enrolled and pursuing an MBA degree or equivalent  
  • 1-3 years of professional work experience in software, ecommerce, product or consulting roles
  • Strong analytics skills
  • Strong communication, organization and presentation skills
  • Preferred experience with popular analytics packages (such as Google Analytics or Mixpanel), agile project and software methodologies, usability testing, and/or qualitative research
  • Interest in product management and marketplace dynamics


You must be enrolled in a Bachelor’s or Master’s program or be a recent grad to apply. This is a paid internship and school credit is optional.

WHY WE LOVE WORKING AT XO GROUP INC:

XO Group owns theKnot / theBump / theNest, among other brands. With 10 million unique visitors and over 400 million page views a month, XO Group's portfolio of sites and mobile apps are changing the way people plan and enjoy their life's biggest moments. Every year, millions of brides, newlyweds, and first-time parents visit The Knot, The Nest, and The Bump for guidance and advice during some of the most important moments in their lives.  Here at XO Group, we strive to give our customers a best in class user experience to make these moments even more special.  We are highly focused on building a user-centric, content rich, mobile first organization with a refreshing, fun and entrepreneurial work culture.  Connect yourself to work that matters!

 

ABOUT THE XO INTERNSHIP PROGRAM

Our internship program takes place over 9 weeks beginning on June 5, 2017 and ending on August 4, 2017. This program will give you the opportunity to gain invaluable on-the-job experience at the premier consumer internet, tech and media company devoted to weddings, pregnancy and everything in between. You can expect to learn a great deal about the wedding & baby media and online marketplace industries, experience what it is like to work in a fast-paced collaborative environment, and network with our teammates from all around the world! This internship will be between 30-40 hours per week-dependent on the department. 

Our ideal candidate is an eager and passionate student and team player who enjoys coding, is reliable, and flexible to change. You will report to a team lead and work with product managers, developers, and designers to create and support highly available and scalable shared solutions and tools for our product needs. You must be enrolled in a Bachelor’s or Master’s program or be a recent grad to apply. This is a paid internship and school credit is optional.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Apply knowledge and skills to build real-world products and features for The Knot
  • Assist in developing creative solutions while considering performance, reliability, scalability, and security
  • Gain exposure and experience to the various aspects of the software development lifecycle including ideation, development, testing, and deployment
  • Communicate complex and abstract ideas, project requirements, and other technical information between multiple departments and mediums (Git, project management tools, etc)
  • Help manage, maintain, and optimize product infrastructure through Amazon Web Services and other tools

 

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE:

  • Student at an accredited 2 or 4 year college, graduate program, or bootcamp
  • Completion of 2+ years of study
  • Exposure to web development languages and frameworks (Javascript, React, Angular)
  • Exposure to version control systems (Git)
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, attention to detail, and analytical abilities

 

WHY WE LOVE WORKING AT XO GROUP INC:

Every year, millions of brides, newlyweds, and first-time parents visit The Knot, The Nest, and The Bump for guidance and advice during some of the most important moments in their lives.  Here at XO Group, we strive to give our customers a best in class user experience to make these moments even more special.  We are highly focused on building a user-centric, content rich, mobile first organization with a refreshing, fun and entrepreneurial work culture.  Connect yourself to work that matters!

ABOUT THE XO INTERNSHIP PROGRAM

Our internship program takes place over 9 weeks beginning on June 5, 2017 and ending on August 4, 2017. This program will give you the opportunity to gain invaluable on-the-job experience at the premier consumer internet, tech and media company devoted to weddings, pregnancy and everything in between. You can expect to learn a great deal about the wedding & baby media and online marketplace industries, experience what it is like to work in a fast-paced collaborative environment, and network with our teammates and awesome interns from all around the world! During the program you'll enjoy an exclusive speaker series, go on adventures and outings with your fellow interns, and collaborate with XO employees and interns to present a project to our CEO and executive team! This internship will be between 30-40 hours per week-dependent on the department. We have a lot planned and we can't wait to see you this summer!

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Pairing with the engineering team on current projects.
  • Developing API features in Ruby.
  • Writing tests with Rspec or minitest.
  • Working with Mongodb and Postgres databases.

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE:

  • Ruby (or comparable languages and willingness to learn).
  • Some knowledge of databases.
  • Knowledge of RESTful APIs.

You must be enrolled in a Bachelor’s or Master’s program or be a recent grad to apply. This is a paid internship and school credit is optional.

WHY WE LOVE WORKING AT XO GROUP INC:

Every year, millions of brides, newlyweds, and first-time parents visit The Knot, The Nest, and The Bump for guidance and advice during some of the most important moments in their lives.  Here at XO Group, we strive to give our customers a best in class user experience to make these moments even more special.  We are highly focused on building a user-centric, content rich, mobile first organization with a refreshing, fun and entrepreneurial work culture.  Connect yourself to work that matters!

ABOUT THE XO INTERNSHIP PROGRAM

Our internship program takes place over 9 weeks beginning on June 5, 2017 and ending on August 4, 2017. This program will give you the opportunity to gain invaluable on-the-job experience at the premier consumer internet, tech and media company devoted to weddings, pregnancy and everything in between. You can expect to learn a great deal about the wedding & baby media and online marketplace industries, experience what it is like to work in a fast-paced collaborative environment, and network with our teammates and awesome interns from all around the world! During the program you'll enjoy an exclusive speaker series, go on adventures and outings with your fellow interns, and collaborate with XO employees and interns to present a project to our CEO and executive team! This internship will be between 30-40 hours per week-dependent on the department. We have a lot planned and we can't wait to see you this summer!

RESPONSIBILITIES:
The Knot is seeking a talented designed who is interested in editorial design. You will be a part of the design and production process from start to finish. Administrative tasks will be included in your daily responsibilities and you will have the opportunity to design layouts for our national and regional magazines. Time management and organizational skills are a must.

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE:

  • Smart, enthusiastic, entrepreneurial
  • Problem solver, a go-getter and above all, a team player.
  • Must have advanced skills in InDesign, Illustrator and PhotoShop.
  • Must have good eye for photography, typography and understanding of grids
  • An interest in weddings is helpful and magazine/website experience is a plus

You must be enrolled in a Bachelor’s or Master’s program or be a recent grad to apply. This is a paid internship and school credit is optional.

IF EDITORIAL: SPECIFY WHICH INTERNSHIP THEY ARE APPLYING FOR.

WHY WE LOVE WORKING AT XO GROUP INC:

Every year, millions of brides, newlyweds, and first-time parents visit The Knot, The Nest, and The Bump for guidance and advice during some of the most important moments in their lives.  Here at XO Group, we strive to give our customers a best in class user experience to make these moments even more special.  We are highly focused on building a user-centric, content rich, mobile first organization with a refreshing, fun and entrepreneurial work culture.  Connect yourself to work that matters!

ABOUT THE XO INTERNSHIP PROGRAM

Our internship program takes place over 9 weeks beginning on June 5, 2017 and ending on August 4, 2017. This program will give you the opportunity to gain invaluable on-the-job experience at the premier consumer internet, tech and media company devoted to weddings, pregnancy and everything in between. You can expect to learn a great deal about the wedding & baby media and online marketplace industries, experience what it is like to work in a fast-paced collaborative environment, and network with our teammates and awesome interns from all around the world! During the program you'll enjoy an exclusive speaker series, go on adventures and outings with your fellow interns, and collaborate with XO employees and interns to present a project to our CEO and executive team! This internship will be between 30-40 hours per week-dependent on the department. We have a lot planned and we can't wait to see you this summer!

RESPONSIBILITIES:

The Knot seeks summer editorial interns to work on its magazines and website. Depending on where you hope to gain experience and where your academic focus lies, you will have the opportunity to play a role in the development of our editorial content—researching stories, products and trends; interviewing sources; assisting with photo shoots and other general editorial projects; and writing items for print or online.

We offer internships within three teams. Please indicate your preference in your cover letter:

Fashion: This team’s beats include wedding dresses, fine jewelry, accessories and beauty
Style/Planning: Beats include cakes, flowers, stationery, registry, colors, décor, planning 101, venues, technology, etiquette, psychology, catering, photography and music
Real Weddings: This team produces all real wedding content while keeping up to date with what’s happening in our local markets in regards to trends, venues and experts

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE:

  • The right candidate for this position will be smart, enthusiastic, entrepreneurial, a problem solver, a go-getter and above all, a team player.
  • You must be tech- and Internet-savvy, a strong writer and an effective multitasker
  • Basic knowledge of HTML and a CMS a plus
  • Undergraduate emphasis in journalism, English or communications is a plus
  • An interest in weddings is helpful and magazine/website experience is a plus
  • The internship is 30-35 hours per week
  • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite and/or Google Docs preferred

 

You must be enrolled in a Bachelor’s or Master’s program or be a recent grad to apply. This is a paid internship and school credit is optional.

PLEASE SPECIFY WHICH INTERNSHIP YOU ARE APPLYING FOR.

WHY WE LOVE WORKING AT XO GROUP INC:

Every year, millions of brides, newlyweds, and first-time parents visit The Knot, The Nest, and The Bump for guidance and advice during some of the most important moments in their lives.  Here at XO Group, we strive to give our customers a best in class user experience to make these moments even more special.  We are highly focused on building a user-centric, content rich, mobile first organization with a refreshing, fun and entrepreneurial work culture.  Connect yourself to work that matters!

ABOUT THE XO INTERNSHIP PROGRAM

Our internship program takes place over 9 weeks beginning on June 5, 2017 and ending on August 4, 2017. This program will give you the opportunity to gain invaluable on-the-job experience at the premier consumer internet, tech and media company devoted to weddings, pregnancy and everything in between. You can expect to learn a great deal about the wedding & baby media and online marketplace industries, experience what it is like to work in a fast-paced collaborative environment, and network with our teammates and awesome interns from all around the world! During the program you'll enjoy an exclusive speaker series, go on adventures and outings with your fellow interns, and collaborate with XO employees and interns to present a project to our CEO and executive team! This internship will be between 30-40 hours per week-dependent on the department. We have a lot planned and we can't wait to see you this summer!

RESPONSIBILITIES:

The Knot seeks a summer intern to work in our photo department. You will conduct photo research for print and online projects, including real weddings, and help with photo archiving. Administrative tasks will be a big part of your job as well.

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE: 

  • The right candidate for this position will be smart, enthusiastic, entrepreneurial, a problem solver, a go-getter and above all, a team player.
  • You must be extremely familiar with Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Creative Suite
  • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite and/or Google Docs preferred
  • Undergraduate emphasis in journalism or communications is a plus
  • An interest in wedding photography, publishing, Internet media and photo editing is helpful

You must be enrolled in a Bachelor’s or Master’s program or be a recent grad to apply. This is a paid internship and school credit is optional.

PLEASE SPECIFY WHICH INTERNSHIP YOU ARE APPLYING FOR.