JOB OPENINGS / Editorial

From the hottest trends to trusted expert advice, the Editorial team delivers highly coveted content that serves as the lifeblood of our brands The Knot, The Nest and The Bump.

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 ASSISTANT EDITOR ROLE AND OUR TEAM:

You: You’re a smart, talented and quick digital writer obsessed with the topics we cover. You know what it means to hustle and can pitch, package and write multiple stories each day while simultaneously balancing other projects.

Us: We’re a close-knit crew of editors who move and think quickly in this ever changing world of digital content and social media, while also having fun.  

This position will report to the Digital Editor of The Knot, and will work on digital content for The Knot and The Knot News, including The Knot newsletter. This person will work closely with the rest of the digital editorial and social team (being a great teammate is highly valued), and will occasionally collaborate with other departments to complete various tasks at hand.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Collaborate with the team to pitch creative, potentially viral and emotional story ideas
  • Write and produce articles for TheKnot.com and TheKnotNews.com with clean copy
  • Maintain The Knot’s unique, relatable style and voice
  • Oversee The Knot’s newsletter and metrics

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE:

  • At least 2-3 years experience working as a digital editor (lifestyle experience preferred).
  • Excellent writing and production skills
  • Able to multitask and juggle priorities quickly; highly organized, adaptable to change and has a sense of urgency + can-do attitude
  • Experience working within a CMS
  • Knowledge of SEO, Google Analytics and/or other analytic tools
  • Knowledge of social platforms and the content that performs on each
  • A good eye for design, style and trends
  • Degree in Journalism or English

BENEFITS & PERKS:
Things you'll like a lot!  

Health benefits, 401k, Employee Stock Purchase Plan, free drinks and snacks, guest speakers and learning events, volunteering opportunities, and a mentor program.

Things you'll love!

Amazing coworkers, unlimited vacation (you need time, take it!), weekly happy hours, transparent and approachable executives

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 SENIOR DESIGNER ROLE AND OUR TEAM:

XO Group, The Knot Magazine seeks a talented and enthusiastic Senior Designer with 4+ years editorial experience to join our creative design team. This is the number two spot in a fast paced three person art department. This position offers exposure to all aspects of the design process, from conceptualizing initial story ideas, art directing photo shoots to exploring new design ideas for all sections of the magazine. The Knot produces a quarterly National Magazine and Biannually Regional issues, that you will get to be a part of.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Create and design high-impact editorial pages, graphics and typography
  • Generate innovative visual storytelling ideas for FOB, BOB and multi layered Features
  • Elevate the Knot brand through current editorial design trends
  • Partner with Design Director, Photo Director and Edit team on story development and visual concepts
  • Direct still-life photography shoots
  • Manage individual page production, pagination and shipping
  • Ensure layouts meet the design and print standards throughout each issue cycle
  • Oversee and approve color correction and retouching
  • Manage daily workflow of the Art Department
  • Maintain positive work environment with high creative standards
  • Manage and direct interns and freelance staff
  • Contribute to and execute future redesign

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE:

  • Strong understanding of editorial print design, visual hierarchy, the creative process and editorial problem solving
  • Exceptional design and typography skills
  • Advanced production skills with attention to detail
  • Proficiency in the Adobe Creative Suite: Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign.
  • Knowledge of Mac-based K4 system and work flow experience
  • Ability to multi-task numerous layouts and responsibilities under tight deadlines without compromising quality
  • In-depth knowledge of print production best practices
  • Passionate about design, photography, typography, fashion, style and all things weddings!
  • Leadership—confident in design abilities and able to articulate ideas and opinions
  • Experience in collaborating with photographers, stylist's and illustrators
  • A flexible personality and strong work ethic

Please send cover letter, resume, and link to portfolio

BENEFITS & PERKS:

Things you’ll like a lot!  

  • Health benefits, 401k, Employee Stock Purchase Plan, ping pong table, guest speakers and learning events and a mentor program

Things you’ll love!

  • Amazing coworkers, unlimited vacation (you need time, take it!), transparent and approachable executives