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 ASSOCIATE PRODUCT MANAGER ROLE AND OUR TEAM:

We are looking for an Associate Product Manager to help us create new products and features, from the idea stage to launch, in order to serve our couples’ needs for timely and timeless advice and inspiration.

To be successful in this role, you should have previous experience in end-to-end project management to start. Your main responsibilities will include but are not limited to: gathering product requirements, shepherding projects to launch, and monitoring/measuring the overall user experience.

Ultimately, you’ll work with a cross-functional team and our various stakeholders to build products that help couples with advice and inspiration at key points of their life. You’ll have the opportunity to work across our core brands, which include The Knot (the #1 wedding site in the US), The Bump (the premiere destination for parents who are expecting), and The Nest!

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Draft and manage user stories and their acceptance criteria
  • Run iteration planning sessions and inceptions
  • Coordinate with Engineers to deliver functional, high-quality solutions for our users
  • Formulate and test hypotheses to grow engagement with our content ecosystem
  • Liaise with stakeholders such as Sales, Operations, and Marketing to investigate and prioritize business opportunities
  • Participate in user science methods to build empathy and insight into our users

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE:

  • Previous project management work experience while also using tools like Pivotal Tracker or JIRA is required
  • Good communication skills along with the ability to effectively collaborate with cross-functional teams is required
  • Strong time management skills to balance multiple teams’ needs is a must
  • A solid understanding of web technologies and web analytics is strongly preferred
  • Knowledge or interest in the digital media landscape and digital advertising is strongly preferred

BENEFITS & PERKS:

Things you’ll like a lot!  Health benefits, 401k, employee stock purchase plan, free drinks and snacks, game room, guest speakers and learning events, volunteering opportunities, and a mentorship program.

Things you’ll love! Amazing coworkers, unlimited vacation (you need time, take it!), weekly happy hours – enjoy a few drinks with those amazing co-workers! – and 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 ASSOCIATE PRODUCT MANAGER ROLE AND THE GUEST SERVICES TEAM:

 

We are looking for an experienced Associate Product Manager to participate in the creation of new products and features, from the idea stage to launch.

To be successful in this role, you should have previous experience in end-to-end project management. Your main responsibilities include gathering product requirements, prioritizing feature implementations and improving overall user experience.

Ultimately, you’ll work with a cross-functional team and our various stakeholders to build products that help engaged couples reach guests and help them have a wonderful wedding.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Suggest product enhancements to improve user experience
  • Draft user stories and acceptance criteria
  • Coordinate with the engineering department to deliver functional solutions
  • Perform quality assurance controls on products
  • Prioritize the implementation of new features and set specific timelines
  • Liaise with the stakeholders such as Marketing and Customer Service (CX) to ensure proper advertisement and positioning of new products
  • Monitor and report on users’ reactions after launching
  • Create support and training documents for internal and external users
  • Participate in system configuration

 

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE:

  • Previous work experience with product management or project management
  • Good communication skills along with the ability to effectively collaborate with cross functional teams
  • Strong time management skills
  • Knowledge of project management tools, such as Pivotal Tracker
  • Experience managing the entire product lifecycle

 

BENEFITS & PERKS:

Things you’ll like a lot!  

 

  • Health Benefits, 401k, Employee Stock Purchase Plan, Free drinks and snacks, Game Room, 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 – enjoy a few drinks with your amazing co-workers, 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 MARKETPLACE PRODUCT MANAGER ROLE AND OUR TEAM:

The Knot’s wedding vendor marketplace is XO Group’s largest revenue business, accounting for nearly 60% of company revenue. We believe personalization, search, and discovery will be the #1 driver of growth and improved user experience. We also are inventing new monetization products that will allow our wedding vendors to expand their reach on The Knot in targeted, user-relevant ways.

We are looking for a Product Manager to own the marketplace experience for our couples. How do we help couples connect with vendors that are a perfect fit for their wedding? What role might search or intelligent recommendations play? What can we do to help each step of the planning process feel personal and relevant for every couple? We succeed when we match couples with their dream venue or the perfect photographer and then facilitate that connection effectively.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Product strategy - what is the best path to achieving our goal; are we working on the most important things? Do our stakeholders understand what we’re working on and why?
  • Execution - are we building premier products that achieve the desired outcomes for our couples, our wedding vendors, and the business?
  • Process - is your squad optimized for maximum impact and velocity? How is the squad adding value?
  • Product discovery - are we leveraging user science and hypothesis testing to maximize learning and accelerate achieving our goals?
  • Collaboration - you’ll work closely with other squads and cross-functional partners to execute against a strategic plan

SKILLS:

  • 2+ years of experience in product management in an agile environment
  • Experience with marketplaces a plus
  • Both detail oriented and strategic; you have the ability to prioritize day-to-day tasks while executing a broader, long-term vision
  • Strong consumer product instincts; you’re relentlessly user-focused and have experience with user research and UX principles
  • You care about Outcomes over Output - the goal is more important than the roadmap
  • Excellent communication and organization skills; you like the challenge of communicating with different audiences, and you believe that every product is the sum of a multitude of small tasks and decisions

BENEFITS & PERKS:

Things you’ll like a lot!

  • Health benefits, 401k, Employee Stock Purchase Plan, Free drinks and snacks, Game Room, 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 - enjoy a few drinks with your amazing co-workers, Transparent and approachable executives