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 STYLE AND PLANNING EDITOR ROLE AND OUR TEAM:
Are you obsessed with weddings, know the difference between fondant and buttercream or get excited when Pantone introduces their new color of the year? Well then, your dream job just opened up at The Knot. We’re looking for an insanely creative, hard working editor who will be equal parts writer, reporter, market editor, organizational genius, and tastemaker.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Writing about all things decor and style (trends, colors, cakes, favors, stationery, flowers, registry, DIY) and planning (photography, catering, transportation, timelines)
  • Covering wedding-related trend stories
  • Interviewing experts, building/fostering new relationships with industry pros like planners, florists, bakers, photographers, caterers
  • Market editing; curating product roundups, participating in photo shoots
  • Curating and writing all the style and planning content for the national magazine (4 issues annually) and our regional magazine (2 issues annually); includes: FOB, franchises, feature well and 1 to 3 shoots per issue

 

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE:

  • 5 to 7 years working on a website or magazine in a related area, ideally a national consumer publication
  • Absolute love for the subject matter (after all, what’s not to love about beautiful centerpieces, awesome DIY projects and gorgeous cakes?)
  • Strong conceptualizing and storytelling skills
  • Strong writing skills (writing clips required)
  • Photoshoot experience
  • Ability to present to groups
  • Expertise in InCopy a plus
  • Extraordinary knack for multitasking

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 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.

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 a seeks summer social media intern to work on its award-winning social media program, furthering its leadership position as the most popular bridal media brand on Instagram. You will have the opportunity to play a role in the continued development of our social media channels—creating social media content, interacting with nearly two million social media fans, and assisting with special projects, among other duties.

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 have an active presence on all major social media platforms
  • You must be tech- and Internet-savvy, a strong writer and an effective multi-tasker
  • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite and Google Docs
  • Undergraduate emphasis in journalism, English, or communications is a plus
  • An interest in weddings and fashion is helpful and social media experience is a plus
  • Experience in programming social posts through a third-party platform is a bonus

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 APPLICATION SECURITY ARCHITECT ROLE AND OUR TEAM:

The  Application Security Architect  is responsible for all aspects of Information Security for XO Group, including Network Security, User Education and Training, Compliance, Application Security (partnering with Engineering and Development teams), Security Incident Response, and Security Consulting. The person will be highly adaptable while maintaining a high level of diverse technical expertise, as these responsibilities consist of a wide variety of technologies.  The role requires strong commitment setting and providing high levels of internal customer service.   In this role, you will be responsible for the execution of operational, tactical, and strategic activities on a day-to-day basis. This person collaborates with a team consisting of diverse technical skills across multiple locations, and will also successfully collaborate with matrixed teams within and outside of US.  

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • You’re comfortable launching a bug-bounty program and organizing its outcome in priority of product impact.
  • You’ve read enough posts on here http://blogs.aws.amazon.com/security/post/Tx4QX7W51NDSLO/The-Most-Popular-AWS-Security-Blog-Posts-in-2015 to comment on existing and future AWS implementations and their impact on security.
  • You can understand concerns of a legal team and communicate the implementation implications and vulnerabilities found to a technical and product team.
  • You can perform ongoing prevention planning for attempted attacks.
  • You can set up monitoring and reporting against attempted attacks.
  • Ability to perform penn testing on iOS and Android applications, trace through the APIs they use and reason about API vulnerabilities. The APIs are mostly built with Ruby, C#, Node JS.
  • Ability to reason with the tech team about implications of CVEs and found security vulnerabilities and helping them prioritize their value.
  • You are able to cut through vendor-speak and discern between useful features and vaporware. You are demonstrate the ability to communicate the company’s requirements to the vendor sharply but without lasting repercussions.
  • You can put together tests or evaluation criteria to validate vendor feature claims and are able to communicate the results across the enterprise.
  • You are hands on and demonstrated a proven track record implementing and coordinating core initiatives such as single sign-on, multifactor, threat prevention and detection

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE:

  • 8+ years’ experience of application security, development and production support.
  • In depth knowledge of penetration testing techniques and ways to avoid being vulnerable to them.
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or Engineering or equivalent evidence of aptitude.
  • Strong multitasking skills and ability to manage tasks against deadlines as well as mitigate risks
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent problem solving and analytical skills with the ability to quickly isolate problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Solid understanding of common web application technologies and languages.
  • Familiar with vulnerability management and pentesting tools: NMAP, Nessus, Burp, ZAP, Nexpose, BackTrack, Kali Linux, or Metasploit.
  • Threat modeling and attack vector analysis.
  • Agility to work across multiple levels of the organization from developers and engineers to senior managers.  Demonstrated effectiveness in executive presentation, communication and escalation management.
  • Expressible ability to differentiate between a significant issue, a minor weakness, and a false positive.
  • Experience in Network Security.

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 ENTERPRISE PRODUCT MANAGER ROLE AND OUR TEAM:

Our ideal candidate is an product manager who has experience with customer facing systems, is focused on understanding the ‘why’ when solving a problem, and has a passion for solving problems through technology.  You are a team player, who enjoys understanding business priorities to build a product roadmap, and one who understands how important building relationship with the customer is.  You will work with with other enterprise product managers, developers, and business owners to build the best enterprise solutions that will solve the businesses problems.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Work with business partners to understand prioritization, so you can own and manage the product roadmap
  • Gather requirements for business problems to be solved, which includes discovery documentation, business process diagrams, user story requirements
  • Manage product lifecycle of an initiative, which is focused on the requirements gathering process, iteration planning, and UAT support
  • Focus on asking ‘why’ to ensure we are providing solutions that meet the customer's need.
  • Challenge the norm if it results in a better way of operating

REQUIREMENTS

  • Experience with Enterprise Systems
  • Experience with Salesforce, preferably in an ad organization
  • Expert experience in requirements gathering, including GAP analysis
  • Very strong listening skills
  • Experience in an Agile environment, with focus on user story creation, backlog management, and roadmap planning
  • Experience working with other product managers, developers, QA, business owners, and upper management
  • Experience working with users during the UAT phase
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
  • You are experienced and happy in a fast moving, continuous flow environment.

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 ENTERPRISE PRODUCT MANAGER ROLE AND OUR TEAM:

Our ideal candidate has experience with SaaS marketing technologies and partners closely with marketing leadership to discover and deliver features. Focused on understanding the ‘why’ when solving a problem; you are a team player, who can understand marketing needs and customer challenges to build a prioritized product roadmap.  

You will work with with product managers, developers, customers, and business owners to build the best marketing solutions.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Discover, define and own technology solutions for marketing to increase engagement, drive new growth, and increase retention.
  • Work with business partners and customers to understand needs, so you can own, prioritize, and manage the product roadmap.
  • Define requirements for problems to be solved or opportunities to be taken, which includes discovery documentation, process diagrams, user story requirements, and gap analysis.
  • Manage product lifecycle of an initiative, which is focused on the requirements gathering process, iteration planning, feature deliver, UAT support, training, and user adoption.
  • Challenge the norm, evangelize best practices, rally the organization, and iterate.

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE:

  • Minimum 5+ years of experience in product management or marketing technology solution development / design
  • Minimum 2+ years in SaaS marketing tools.  Hubspot,Tout, Responsys experience a plus.
  • 1+ years with salesforce.com is a plus
  • Strong understanding of Marketing concepts and strategies
  • Expert experience in discovery and requirements definitions, including GAP analysis
  • Experience in an Agile environment
  • Experience in measuring product success through KPI’s, with a focus on learning and iterating
  • Experience working with other product managers, developers, QA, business owners, and senior leadership
  • Experience working with users during the UAT phase
  • Excellent communication skills
  • You are experienced and happy in a fast moving, continuous flow environment.

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 PROJECT COORDINATOR ROLE AND OUR TEAM: 


Be part of a large, high performance team and have the opportunity to excel and grow your career delivering great quality product(s) at a fast pace. You will collaborate with Engineers and Product Managers to drive 'on-time/on-budget' delivery of business critical functionality.

  • You are excited about the opportunity to be part of a large, entrepreneurial company with a lively startup feel.
  • You are a strategic thinker and champion of the user with great collaborative skills.
  • You are an excellent communicator, capable of presenting your ideas clearly and in the context of user value and brand value proposition.
  • You are self-managing, detail-oriented, and express ownership.
  • You are interested in partnership and collaboration with your product and engineering team.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Coordinate cross-team collaboration.
  • Review high-level deliverables across multiple/concurrent projects.
  • Minimizes our exposure and risk across multiple projects.
  • Manages scope and dependencies across projects and teams.
  • Make continuous improvement a priority.
  • Contribute to feedback to improve development lifecycle.
  • Contribute to the execution of large scale initiatives which includes launch, rollout and adoption
  • Assist in change Management processes for compliance

 

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE:

  • 2+ years of experience as a Project Management
  • BA/BS in technical discipline or equivalent experience
  • Experience with project management software such as JIRA
  • Ability to lead cross-functional teams and communicate well.
  • Culturally sensitive and the ability to work well with a diverse team
  • Ability to stay focused under pressure, prioritizing and managing multiple projects simultaneously in a fast-paced environment

 

BENEFITS & PERKS:

Things you’ll like a lot!  

  • Health Benefits, 401k, Employee Stock Purchase Plan, Free drinks and snacks, Game Room, Koi Pond, Great spot with lots of restaurants very easily accessible, 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 your amazing co-workers, Transparent and approachable executives
 

XO Group Inc. (Austin, TX) seeks a Senior Software Engineer to serve as part of a talented team responsible for the company’s custom member& vendor-facing marketplace applications & systems. Play a significant role in the development, architecting, & evolution of our systems. Please send resume and cover letter to: XO Group Inc., Attn. Matan Balas, Ref. Job #42708-012, 195 Broadway, 25th Fl., New York, NY 10007. No calls/emails/fax.

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

The Knot, part of XO Group Inc., a lifestage media company, seeks a winter design intern. This is a great opportunity for a talented designer with an interest 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, regional and digital magazines as well as work on designs for online and social media. Time management and organizational skills are a must. 

Requirements

For everyone at XO Group Inc., 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 right candidate for this position will be smart, enthusiastic, entrepreneurial, a 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. The internship is part-time (two days a week) for 18 weeks, starting in mid January and extending to early May.

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

Pregnancy and first-time parenthood website TheBump.com seeks a winter/spring intern with a strong interest in online publishing. You will learn an incredible amount about how a website is run and maintained on a day-to-day basis by helping to build, update and optimize articles, researching products and trends and assisting in other general departmental projects. There are additional opportunities to research and write articles and slideshows.

 

Requirements

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 a strong writer and tech- and Internet-savvy
  •       Undergraduate emphasis in journalism, English or communications
  •       Ability to work efficiently, multitask effectively and meet deadlines
  •       Experience with Google Docs and Adobe Photoshop is preferred
  •       Basic knowledge of SEO and CMS is a plus
  •       An interest in pregnancy and babies is also 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. The internship is part-time (three days a week) or full-time, starting in January.

 

The Knot Editorial Interns

The Knot, part of XO Group Inc., a lifestage media company, seeks spring editorial interns to work on our 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.

In Spring, we have two internships available: Fashion and Style. Please indicate your preference in your cover letter:

Fashion: This team’s beats include wedding dresses, fine jewelry, accessories and beauty.  
Style: Beats include cakes, flowers, stationery, registry, colors and decor

For everyone at XO Group Inc., 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 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
  • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite and/or Google Docs preferred
  • 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

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. The internship is part-time (two days a week) for 18 weeks, starting in mid January and extending to early May.

 

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

Life-style website TheNest.com, part of XO Group Inc., a lifestage media company, is looking for a spring editorial intern with a strong interest in online publishing. You will learn an incredible amount about how a website is run and maintained on a day-to-day basis by helping to build, update and optimize articles, researching products and trends and assisting in other general departmental projects. There are additional opportunities to research and write articles or blog posts.

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 right candidate for this position will be smart, enthusiastic, entrepreneurial, a problem solver, a go-getter and, above all, a team player.

Requirements

  • You must be tech- and Internet-savvy, a strong writer and an effective multi-tasker
  • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite and/or Google Docs preferred
  • Discerning eye and experience with Adobe PhotoShop preferred
  • Basic knowledge of HTML, CMS and WordPress a plus
  • Undergraduate emphasis in journalism, English or communications a plus and/or an emphasis in textile arts
  • An interest in lifestyle subjects, such as décor, DIY and entertaining

This is a paid internship and school credit is optional. The internship is part-time (four days a week) for 18 weeks, starting in mid January and extending to early May.

XO Group Photo Intern

The Knot, part of XO Group Inc., a lifestage media company, seeks a spring 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.

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 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. The internship is part-time (two days a week) for 18 weeks, starting in mid January and extending to early May.

XO Group Inc., the premier consumer internet and media company dedicated to helping people navigate and enjoy life's biggest moments together, seeks social media interns for The Knot for the spring/winter semester, the #1 multiplatform wedding resource. The Knot has an award-winning social media program and won the Best Brand on Instagram by DigiDay furthering its leadership position as the most popular bridal media brand on Instagram. You will have the opportunity to play a role in the furthering the development of our social media channels—creating social media content, interacting with nearly two million social media fans, and assisting with special projects, among other duties.

For everyone at XO Group Inc., 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 right candidate for this position will be smart, enthusiastic, entrepreneurial, a problem solver, a go-getter and above all, a team player.

  • You must have an active presence on all major social media platforms
  • You must be tech- and Internet-savvy, a strong writer and an effective multi-tasker
  • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite and Google Docs
  • Undergraduate emphasis in journalism, English, or communications is a plus
  • An interest in weddings and fashion is helpful and social media experience is a plus
  • Experience in programming social posts through a third-party platform is a bonus

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. We are looking for part-time (two-three days) or full-time (five days) in the office per week.

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.

XO Group Inc., the premier consumer internet and media company dedicated to helping people navigate and enjoy life's biggest moments together, seeks social media interns for The Knot, the #1 multiplatform wedding resource. The Knot has an award-winning social media program and won the Best Brand on Instagram by DigiDay furthering its leadership position as the most popular bridal media brand on Instagram. You will have the opportunity to play a role in the furthering the development of our social media channels—creating social media content, interacting with nearly two million social media fans, and assisting with special projects, among other duties.

For everyone at XO Group Inc., 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 right candidate for this position will be smart, enthusiastic, entrepreneurial, a problem solver, a go-getter and above all, a team player.

  • You must have an active presence on all major social media platforms
  • You must be tech- and Internet-savvy, a strong writer and an effective multi-tasker
  • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite and Google Docs
  • Undergraduate emphasis in journalism, English, or communications is a plus
  • An interest in weddings and fashion is helpful and social media experience is a plus
  • Experience in programming social posts through a third-party platform is a bonus

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. We are looking for at least three days in the office per week.

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
Are you obsessed with amazing customer service?  Are you goal-oriented, self-driven and thrilled by the pursuit of the sale? If yes, read on! GigMasters.com, based in South Norwalk, CT, is seeking a full-time Account Services rock star to join our growing department. The team’s mission is to be obsessively focused on providing the absolute best experience for GigMasters’ performers and clients, while also exceeding GigMasters’ monthly revenue goals. The ideal candidate will have 1-2 years of experience in a customer-facing, event planning or inside sales role, a positive attitude and a strong desire to wow customers.

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

  • Field inbound questions from members, clients and prospects via phone, chat, and email.
  • Proactively engage members, clients and prospects via phone, chat, and email.
  • Help GigMasters clients find and book the perfect vendors for their special events
  • Sell new memberships and Featured Profiles to prospective members
  • Assist existing members with renewal and membership-related issues
  • Encourage existing members to upgrade their memberships
  • Ensure service inquiries are handled timely and accurately - with a smile of course!
  • Suggest efficiency improvements, working with manager to determine best ways to implement.
  • Ensure all tasks are kept up on a daily basis. Develop ways to make tasks more efficient, when possible.

 

What you bring to the team

  • Exceptional problem-solving skills
  • Strong communications skills, both written and oral
  • Highly detail-oriented
  • Positive attitude
  • Strong work ethic
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher
  • 1-2 years of experience in a customer-facing, event-planning or inside sales role preferred
  • Experience with ecommerce sales and metrics preferred
  • Proficiency in MS Word, Excel and Outlook

 

Benefits and Perks

Things you’ll like a lot!  Health Benefits, 401k, Employee Stock Purchase Plan, Ping Pong table and a mentorship program.

Things you’ll love! Amazing Co-workers, Unlimited vacation (you need time, take it!), company events 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!

WHO WE ARE:

GigMasters was founded in 1997, so technically we're not a startup, but the fun atmosphere, fast-paced work environment and regular happy hours kind of make us feel like one. We're a tight-knit group. We hold regular company events, and we believe in celebrating company milestones.

GigMasters, recently acquired by XO Group, is the marketplace for every event, providing party planners and hosts with an online tool to find entertainment and event services of all kinds. We’ve helped facilitate over 275,000 bookings and have over 70,000 event vendors, ranging from musicians and photographers to impersonators and magicians. GigMasters empowers people to make a living doing what they love, and we take pride in being able to do so.

ABOUT THE OFFICE AND OPERATIONS ASSOCIATE ROLE AND OUR TEAM:

  • Ensure smooth functioning of all critical business systems & office processes.
  • Deliver a consistently high level of customer service to internal constituents
  • Assist the Senior Operations Manager in keeping the office running like a well oiled machine

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide operational support to other departments as needed
  • Assist with administration of critical office software and systems including but not limited to: Google Drive, Kudos, Office 365, Samanage, Gmail, ShoreTel, and Slack
  • Make sure all employees maintain the necessary network, hardware & software configuration
  • Order all hardware & software for new and existing employees subject to the approval of the Senior Operations Manager
  • Ensure smooth onboarding experience for all new employees with regard to hardware, software, and supplies.
  • Assist with minor office repairs & improvements
  • Assist Senior Operations Manager with hardware, software and systems support issues reported on the Operations JIRA board.
  • Assist with purchasing and procurement of office supplies, hardware, and software subject to the approval of the Senior Operations Manager
  • Keep the office organized and running smoothly
  • Administrative tasks: expenses, travel etc.

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE:

  • Must possess 2+ years of experience in operations or related field
  • Proven track record of driving consistently impactful results
  • Ability to manage and prioritize multiple projects simultaneously
  • Exception organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Prior experience with a CRM system such as SalesForce or ZenDesk a plus
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to interface across multiple departments
  • Strong analytics, report-building and problem-solving skills
  • Knowledge of or strong desire to learn SQL
  • Bachelor’s Degree

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

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 PROJECT COORDINATOR ROLE AND OUR TEAM:

GigMasters.com, based in South Norwalk, CT, is seeking a full-time Project Coordinator to join our growing department. The team’s mission is to be obsessively focused on providing the absolute best experience for GigMasters’ members, while also exceeding our monthly revenue goals.

WHO WE ARE:

GigMasters was founded in 1997, so technically we're not a startup, but the fun atmosphere, fast-paced work environment and regular happy hours kind of make us feel like one. We're a tight-knit group. We hold regular company events, and we believe in celebrating company milestones.

GigMasters, recently acquired by XO Group, is the marketplace for every event, providing party planners and hosts with an online tool to find entertainment and event services of all kinds. We’ve helped facilitate over 275,000 bookings and have over 70,000 event vendors, ranging from musicians and photographers to impersonators and magicians. GigMasters empowers people to make a living doing what they love, and we take pride in being able to do so.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Work in a fast-paced environment to onboard new members and assist them in setting up their accounts
  • Educate vendors on the benefits of GigMasters and how to optimize their accounts for maximum return on investment
  • Make outbound retention calls to existing members with goal to reduce churn rates
  • Field inbound questions from members, clients and prospects via phone and email
  • Proactively engage members, clients and prospects via phone and email
  • Help GigMasters clients find and book the perfect vendors for their special events
  • Sell new memberships and Featured Profiles to prospective members
  • Assist existing members with renewal and membership-related issues
  • Encourage existing members to upgrade their memberships
  • Suggest efficiency improvements, working with manager to determine best ways to implement
  • Ensure all tasks are kept up on a daily basis. Develop ways to make tasks more efficient, when possible
  • Support vendors with audio and video needs

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE:

  • Exceptional problem-solving skills
  • Strong communications skills, both written and oral
  • Highly detail-oriented
  • Positive attitude
  • Strong work ethic
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher
  • 1-2 years of experience in a customer-facing, event-planning or inside sales role preferred
  • Experience with ecommerce sales and metrics preferred
  • Proficiency in MS Word, Excel and Outlook

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

 

 

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, content rich, mobile first organization with a refreshing, fun and entrepreneurial work culture.  Connect yourself to work that matters!

ABOUT THE SALES REPRESENTATIVE ROLE AND OUR TEAM

Sales Representative, The Knot

We are looking for a go-getter with a strong background in closing high-volume sales, specifically new accounts. Having online advertising experience is ideal.. You own the cold call and can close deals in the blink of an eye. Others characterize you as a people person, and you can easily build relations with managers and local businesses in order to reach sales targets and boost The Knot’s market presence.

This role is located in NYC where you will have the opportunity to take on The Knot from an inside sales role.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Give prospective clients a strong, crisp & on point presentation over the phone
  • Hold yourself accountable to meet and exceed all sales and performance goals on a consistent basis
  • Educate potential clients on the value of the Knot & how our partnership can grow their business
  • Be inquisitive, confident and know how to ask great questions to uncover the client need and be able to eloquently convince the client why The Knot is the right place to advertise
  • Committed to prospecting & cold calling in order to increase our market presence across your assigned region
  • Be persistent - consistently following up with potential clients to close sales is just want you do
  • Know how to make a recommendation based on the customer’s needs/customize a plan for the client

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

  • Past experience selling multi-media advertising platforms
  • Experience in consultative, high-volume sales on a daily, weekly basis
  • Proven track record of prospecting and closing new accounts
  • CRM software experience, Salesforce a plus
  • Previous experience selling a digital based advertising solution in a transaction marketplace a plus
  • College degree preferred
  • Minimum 1 years advertising sales, 1 year outbound call experience
  • Experience in the wedding/bridal industry a plus

BENEFITS AND 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, Generous Vacation Policy (you need time, take it!), Weekly happy hours – enjoy a few drinks with your amazing co-workers, Transparent and approachable executives, National Sales Conference in Florida, Opportunities to receive bonuses and win competitions



 

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, content rich, mobile first organization with a refreshing, fun and entrepreneurial work culture. Connect yourself to work that matters!


About the Director, SEO Role and Our Team:
XO Group is seeking an SEO Director to join our product & marketing teams in our New York office.  This position will play a key role in continuing to reach and build audience for our leading brands.  The SEO Director will have the opportunity to work directly with multiple product squads, influencing the digital brands and experiences that drive our business.  We’re looking for a roll-up-your-sleeves SEO professional with a track record of managing SEO strategy and implementation for leading digital brands.


Responsibilities:
The SEO Director will  develop and oversee sound on-page and off-page SEO strategy across multiple XO Group business units through the following activities:

  • Collaborate with product, editorial, and marketing stakeholders in planning meetings and discussions
  • Conduct on-page SEO audits across multiple open source and in-house applications
  • Develop redirect strategies overseeing implementation with tech teams
  • Monitor and report on webmaster tool errors, sitemaps and crawl issues
  • Conduct quality checks of all projects and monitor technology related bugs
  • Provide monthly reporting of traffic performance and keyword rankings
  • Develop and implement ASO strategy & tactics maximizing app downloads
  • Perform keyword research to identify targets and work with product squads to drive growth
  • Daily involvement in web analytics, including monitoring results of projects, locating problem areas and their causes, and providing strategies based on findings
  • Provide best practices for redesigns, taxonomies and migrations
  • Train the business on SEO best practices


Skills and Experience

  • 6-10 years experience in an SEO role with a focus on product and analytics
  • Experience with web analytics programs (Google Analytics, Webtrends, MixPanel, etc.).
  • Knowledgeable with Google webmaster tools, sitemaps, robots.txt, competitive SEO tools (Ahrefs, SEMrush)
  • Familiar with CSS, HTML and JavaScript
  • Excellent drive and strong problem solving and communication skills.
  • Understanding of Agile/Lean development process a plus.

 

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, 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 PRODUCT MARKETING MANAGER ROLE AND OUR TEAM:

We’re looking to hire a product marketing manager (PMM) for our growing marketing team. The PMM is the bridge between the products we build and the customers we serve. We serve both prospective and existing users and pair closely with our Product Manager stakeholders on the ideation, creation and launching of new products.  

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Drive product positioning and strategy, manage product launches, and gather customer insights.
  • Together with the product team, educate both internal and external stakeholders on our product features and their benefits.
  • Create content (e.g. sales documentation, product videos, website copy, blog posts, Quora, and other forums) to articulate the benefits of our products to the world.
  • Measure and optimize the buyer journey as it relates to product feature adoption and usage
  • Work closely with product, design, PR, engineering, sales and partnerships to develop and execute creative and effective campaigns; launch marketing and site materials.
  • Understand our prospective and existing users, our competitors, and how to make our product more compelling.
  • Create and develop different marketing channels such as our website, SEM, content marketing, or events for both our core products and our Connect platform.
  • Help plan and execute product launches, coordinating with cross functional stakeholders.
  • When needed, manage and execute tactical work from creating overview docs, sales marketing materials and copywriting of high-level messaging.

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE:

  • 3+ years of experience in product marketing or product management for a technical product.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills. You know how to tell a story to a customer. Ideally, you’ve created content where none existed before.
  • A history of working on product marketing throughout a product’s lifecycle.
  • Great project management skills; being able to initiate projects and drive them to completion.
  • A strong orientation towards results. You can analyze user data and implement tracking to measure success.
  • Excellent analytical skills (experience with Google Analytics and/or MixPanel a plus).
  • A proven ability to work cross-functionally with product, design, PR, email marketing, sales, etc.

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, transparent and approachable executives

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, content-rich, mobile-first organization with a refreshing, fun and entrepreneurial work culture.  Join our team!

About the Senior Manager, Growth Marketing role and Our Team:

XO Group is seeking a Senior Manager to join the Marketing & Audience Development Team in our New York office.  This role will touch all aspects of our audience development program strategy and execution - from paid media, SEO, social strategy, analytics & more. We’re looking for a roll-up-your-sleeves Senior Manager with a track record of managing audience development programs for leading digital brands and a strong business acumen.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Manage paid media program across multiple formats (PPC, Display, Mobile, Social, Video)  for a portfolio of XO Group brands.  
  • Develop and implement ongoing optimization plans across all paid media efforts - adjust programs seamlessly to changing business objectives
  • Assist with development of KPIs, analyze and report on marketing KPIs and track performance to goals.
  • Develop data-backed recommendations to improve performance and identify opportunities to realized KPIs and business goals.
  • Partner with other teams (e.g., PR, editorial, product, tech) to leverage internal channels for growth and engagement
  • Develop team and cross functional partners by providing data, learnings and industry updates related to marketing

 

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE:

  • 3-5 years of digital marketing experience
  • Strong experience with analytics tools (Google Analytics, Mixpanel, etc.)
  • Proven experience running paid media campaigns (SEM, Display, Social)
  • The ability to juggle multiple projects with ease and to prioritize effectively
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Proficiency with Excel including pivot tables
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Exceptional analytical skills

 

BENEFITS AND 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, Mentor Program

Things you’ll love! 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 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:
XO Group Inc., the premier consumer internet and media company devoted to weddings, pregnancy and everything in between, seeks a hard-working, self-motivated and resourceful Consumer Marketing Intern. This paid position will work closely with the Marketing department to help us meet our goals through campaign design, data analysis and campaign execution.

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE:

  • You’re detail oriented and think critically about the little things.
  • You understand and can extract meaning from numbers.
  • You good at researching questions and figuring things out on your own.
  • You like to keep busy and find ways to contribute to the team goals.
  • Your peers love your collaborative style and you’re fun to work with.
  • You’re an excellent taskmaster.
  • You communicate clearly and effectively -- on paper, in person, over email/chat, and in requirements/specifications documentation.
  • You know how to use Excel or Google Sheets and have some business courses on marketing principles.
  • You had another internship supporting a marketing team?!? (That’s great but not required!)

Things you’ll love!

  • The opportunity to make a big impact on the marketing team day-to-day.
  • Gain hands-on experience pulling and analyzing email and digital marketing data to produce reports.
  • Manage creative projects directly from request to execution.
  • Work and collaborate across teams.  
  • Build project management skills through managing creative requests.
  • Be exposed to the campaign brainstorm and design process as well as be able to give input on marketing creative and copy.
  • Experience pulling keyword research and creating and managing tracking URLs.
  • Work on real digital marketing campaigns in email and social including set up, testing, Q&A, execution and reporting.
  • Build your marketing research chops.
  • The Knot is an excellent brand with very high awareness.
  • The Marketing Team is comprised of a smart, hard-working, and really, really fun people.


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 

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.  Join our team!

 

About this Account Strategist and Our Team 

XO Group Inc. seeks a full-time Account Strategist to join our National Sales Team.  As an Account Strategist, you will work with our marketing and sales teams to brainstorm ideas, develop strategic brand-centric marketing plans and monitor program performance of amazing revenue-generating multi-platform plans. This role truly serves as the business owner from pre-sale to post-sale initiatives.

Candidate should have at least 3 years direct experience in a pre-sale to post-sale role within online advertising/media/publishing/agency, with the proven success in managing the following objectives:

RESPONSIBILITIES

Strategic Planning & Development

  • Create strategically-sound and detailed digital, mobile and print pricing proposals for agency/client RFPs
  • Be an expert on all areas of the sites and be able to make recommendations on placements based on key categories and clients
  • Verify inventory availability, lead times, rates and all other pitch elements throughout the sales proposal process
  • Relay all buy details accurately to post-sales support teams to facilitate successful execution
  • Manage and maintain pipeline adjustments and overall contract administration
  • Monitor, manage and protect revenue recognition for the campaigns being managed

Relationship Management

  • Cultivate, motivate and manage Client relationships
  • Work cross-functionally and facilitate distribution of key learning’s
  • Understand the varied needs of and specific business objectives/goals of Client
  • Retain and renew a significant and consistent Client base

Performance Management & Analytics

  • Identify trends and/or issues within data, and be able to make changes and/or recommendations
  • Solid understanding of metrics, their calculations and how they drive profitability, ROI, etc.
  • Evaluation of monthly reporting & generation of YoY performance

Continuous Improvement

  • Manage strategic projects outside day-to-day campaign and client management
  • Recommend best practices and process improvements
  • Review industry trades for new sites, innovative ad units & technologies, and competitive information.

REQUIREMENTS AND SKILLS

  • Ad Servers: DFP, DFA, Medialets, Sizmek, Atlas
  • Contract Management: Salesforce, Operative, Prisma, Mediabank, iDesk
  • Site Analytics: Google Analytics, Omniture
  • Superior critical thinking skills with the ability to dissect the details and see the big picture of campaigns
  • Ability to create and organize pivot tables with large data sets
  • Robust media math skills and proficiency with numerical analysis
  • Proven track record of exceptional performance and high productivity
  • Communicate with clarity, logic, conciseness, and relevance with all levels of management
  • Ability to calmly handle multiple projects/deadlines in a fast-paced environment
  • Willing to get your hands dirty, do whatever it takes to deliver successful projects
  • Be flexible - understanding that things are constantly changing and many are time sensitive.

BENEFITS AND 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

Things you’ll love!

  • Work/Life Balance - (we’re not kidding), 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 REVENUE AD OPERATIONS ANALYST ROLE AND OUR TEAM:

We are looking for a highly analytical, detail-oriented individual to fill a key role in our organization. Reporting to the Revenue Operations Manager, the Revenue Ad Operations Analyst will be crucial to yield & inventory management as well as providing visibility into inventory trends across the XO Group Network. This is a great opportunity to grow your career and drive revenue.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Yield management
  • Use outstanding analytical, quantitative and problem solving abilities to inform inventory decisions
  • Provide strategic support to the Sales Organization regarding daily inquiries into inventory availability
  • Proactively alert the team of potential delivery issues due to overbooking, traffic changes, and site nuances
  • Provide recommendations for alternatives when desired inventory is sold out
  • Work with the Business Intelligence team to produce inventory related reports and dashboards including sell through analysis and forecasting models
  • Strategize with team members to develop ways to improve order & inventory management processes
  • Analyze DMP data to suggest viable Audience Segments for new sales products
  • Collaborate with cross-functional groups including Sales, Account Strategy, Product Management, Production and Marketing to identify inventory opportunities
  • Manage programmatic platforms (exchanges, DSPs, header bidding)
  • Maintain accurate ratecards in OMS
  • Own the process of setting sales goals and act as an advisor to sales management using data driven reasoning
  • Manage vendor relationships and lead regular calls with organized agendas

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE:

  • BA/BS Degree
  • 2+ years of experience in ad operations or online media/advertising with experience in inventory management a plus
  • Outstanding analytical and problem solving skills and Advanced Excel proficiency required
  • Eagerness to learn quickly and take on projects with a sense of urgency and accountability
  • Experience with DFP Premium & Operative.One or other order management tools preferred
  • Experience with Yieldex preferred
  • Knowledge of DMPs, DSPs and Audience Extension preferred, but not required
  • Candidate must possess excellent attention to detail
  • Comfortable in fast-paced and changing environment

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 SENIOR DIRECTOR, SALES DEVELOPMENT MARKETING MANAGER ROLE AND OUR TEAM:

We are looking for a dynamic and creative leader who can conceptualize and implement multiplatform marketing programs across digital, print, and social.  This person will also lead the Sales Development Marketing team for National.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Lead the Sales Development Marketing team from a creative and operations perspective.
  • Work closely with the Head of Studio to architect cross-platform marketing programs that support integrated marketing and advertising sales initiatives.
  • Develop best practices for proposals for RFPs and advertisers at all spend levels.  
  • Lead collaboration/brainstorms with Sales Development Marketing, Studio, and Account Management to develop and customize branded content opportunities based on client RFP’s.
  • Collaborate with the Editorial, Product, and Studio teams to identify, concept and create/package sponsorable opportunities and franchises.
  • Work with EVP and VPs on advertising growth strategies, forecasting and goal setting.
  • Responsible for the creation of sales materials; including presentations, one-sheets, newsletters, media kit, research updates, etc.

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE:

  • 7-10 years marketing experience within the media/entertainment/publishing industry or come from a branded entertainment/production company.
  • An in-depth knowledge of and passion for digital advertising, publishing and social media.
  • Awareness and knowledge of industry trends and competitive/client insights to communicate/share with internal teams (sales, branded content, etc.) to drive innovation and develop sellable new to market opportunities that drive revenue.
  • Experience with media planning and custom content execution.
  • Creative leadership and a POV
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills to effectively articulate custom content advertising programs to internal departments and external partners
  • Knowledge of editorial process
  • Leadership experience
  • An ability to multi-task and thrive in a fast-paced and deadline oriented environment.
  • An eye for detail.
  • Confidence and strong communications skills, ability to work across teams to develop, package, and share sellable opportunities.
  • The creativity to develop/package ideas that will drive revenue and the interpersonal and presentation skills to sell them through both internally and externally to client.

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

Associate Product Designer

 

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 DESIGNER ROLE AND OUR TEAM:

We are looking for an enthusiastic UX/UI designer who wants to build products that matter! The Knot product designers are partners in full-stack, agile squads—collaborating on purposeful solutions that transform our business and deliver the highest value and experience to our planning couples. This position will execute under direction from senior design. This is a great opportunity to be a part of a mid-size, entrepreneurial company with a lively start-up feel and to create user-first digital products for a passionate community of users.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Collaborate with senior designers, product managers and engineering partners to define and deliver innovative, iterative solutions
  • Participate in user research and testing, gather user feedback and communicate your findings to relevant stakeholders
  • Build low and high fidelity prototypes
  • Contribute to the brand visual language and cohesive user experience as an ongoing creative endeavor through the honing of our brand digital guidelines, growth of our pattern library, and holistic site experience development
  • Work collaboratively within product teams on defining requirements, producing wireframes, storyboards, user flows, user interfaces and interactions, visual designs, prototyping, testing, and delivering pixel perfect design assets
  • Value outcome over output, understand the role of the MVP as a tool for measuring progress toward a desired outcome, and measure success through the lens of the outcome
  • Participate in design team reviews/critiques at various stages of UX and visual design phases to maintain a balanced and holistic product and brand overview
  • Work with web development and engineering teams to meet technical requirements for projects.
  • Balance needs of users with technical constraints and business objectives
  • Know and love our users, understand their pain points, listen to their feedback, walk in their shoes, be their champions
  • Demonstrate sensitivity to user interaction through simple, intuitive, usable, and engaging solutions



SKILLS & EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Product Design, Graphic Design, Interaction Design, or a related field (or equivalent proven field experience)
  • 1-3  years proven experience designing user interface solutions for interactive media, mobile, and web
  • Demonstrated experience with brand development and designing branded experiences (supporting portfolio + references)
  • Demonstrated experience working as a UX/UI designer on a software product
  • Proficiency in Adobe Creative Cloud, Sketch, and InVision. Additional programs a plus
  • Excellent typographic, layout, and visual system design skills demonstrated through a portfolio

 

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, 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 DIGITAL PRODUCT DESIGNER ROLE AND OUR TEAM:

This is the first Digital Product Designer in-house role for the GigMasters team! We are looking for an experienced, full-stack Digital Product Designer with both UI and UX experience, to join the GigMasters product team. The right candidate will possess the following qualities:

  • You are excited about the opportunity to be part of a small, entrepreneurial company with a lively startup feel.
  • You are passionate about creating user-first digital products for a diverse community of users.
  • You are capable of producing high-quality, pixel-perfect design work.
  • You are a strategic thinker and champion of the user with great collaborative skills.
  • You are a thoughtful problem-solver with a passion for research and study/analysis of user feedback and habits.
  • You are an excellent communicator, capable of presenting your ideas clearly and in the context of user value and brand value proposition.
  • You process quantitative as well as qualitative data alongside empathy as a driver to distill into innovative, user-centric solutions and designs.
  • You are self-managing, detail-oriented, and express ownership down to the last pixel.
  • You are interested in partnership and collaboration with your product team.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Work as a partner within the product team, contributing at a strategic and tactical level.
  • Work collaboratively within product teams on defining requirements, producing wireframes, user flows, user interfaces and interactions, complete visual designs, prototyping, testing, and delivering pixel perfect design assets.
  • Contribute to the brand visual language and user experience through the honing of our brand digital guidelines and holistic site experience development.
  • Work as a partner within the product team, contributing at a strategic and tactical level.
  • Balance needs of users with technical constraints and business objectives.
  • Demonstrate sensitivity to user interaction through intuitive and engaging solutions and design.
  • Design and iterate on interfaces and interactions for desktop, web, and mobile devices, including iOS and Android apps.
  • You’ll maintain a spirit of shared ownership, cooperation, and accountability through all phases of product development: conception through release, and post-release.
  • Collaborate with product managers and engineers to define and deliver innovative, iterative solutions.
  • Work with the engineering team to meet technical requirements for projects.
  • Deliver design assets with complete UI implementation specifications. Pair with front-end developers to ensure best execution.
  • Effectively present and discuss solutions with stakeholders.

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Graphic Design, Interaction Design, or a related field.
  • 5+ years proven experience designing user interface solutions for interactive media, mobile, and web.
  • Proficiency in Photoshop, Illustrator, Sketch, and favorite prototyping tool(s)
  • Demonstrated experience with brand development and designing branded experiences.
  • Demonstrated experience with UX design principles and practice.
  • Experience working as a UX/UI designer in a mobile-first, Lean UX process.
  • Experience designing for iOS and Android applications.
  • Working knowledge of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript; iOS, Android.Excellent typographic, layout, and visual system design skills demonstrated through a portfolio.
  • E-Commerce experience a plus.
  • Illustration abilities a plus.

WHO WE ARE:

GigMasters was founded in 1997, so technically we're not a startup, but the fun atmosphere, fast-paced work environment and regular happy hours kind of make us feel like one. We're a tight-knit group. We hold regular company events, and we believe in celebrating company milestones.

GigMasters, recently acquired by XO Group, is the marketplace for every event, providing party planners and hosts with an online tool to find entertainment and event services of all kinds. We’ve helped facilitate over 275,000 bookings and have over 70,000 event vendors, ranging from musicians and photographers to impersonators and magicians. GigMasters empowers people to make a living doing what they love, and we take pride in being able to do so.


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

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 iOS PRODUCT DESIGNER ROLE AND OUR TEAM:

We are looking for a full-stack designer who is passionate about mobile design and native apps. Loves solving customer problems, and has disruptive ideas for delivering amazing mobile experiences to make wedding planning simple and delightful.

This is a great opportunity to be a part of a mid-sized public company with a lively start-up feel and to create user-centric digital products for a passionate community of users.

Our designers work as partners to collaborate with product manager and engineers in autonomous product teams, contributing at a strategic and tactical level.

RESPONSIBILITIES: 

You’re an incredible visual and interaction designer. You have world-class design sensibility and skills, a desire to make a huge impact in the wedding industry. You have a solid understanding of brand and are capable of executing on designs that support and communicate brand value.

You’re smart, confident, highly competent—and mature enough not to have an ego. You’re a skilled communicator who welcomes honest, candid feedback. You value outcome over output, understand the role of the MVP as a tool for measuring progress toward a desired outcome. You bring projects from concept to completion, doing everything possible to ensure their success.

You have a passion for research, user testing and user behavior analysis. You process quantitative as well as qualitative data alongside empathy as a driver to distill into innovative, user-centric solutions. You thrive in a fast-paced agile environment to rapidly test and learn.

You have strong facilitation and collaboration skills with an ability to lead collaborative design sessions and decision making across the organization. You are a team player who effectively partners with PMs, engineers, researchers and content creators to oversee the experience from conception to launch.

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE:

  • 3+ years proven experience designing user interface solutions on consumer-friendly interactive experiences
  • Knowledge of iOS9 & 10, Android 5.0 Lollipop, Material Design best practices
  • Experience shipping iOS and Android applications
  • BA/BS in Product Design, Interaction Design, or a related field (or equivalent proven field experience)
  • Demonstrated experience with Lean UX design principles and practice (supporting portfolio + references)
  • Ability to rapidly produce multiple UX/UI concepts
  • Experience with rapid prototyping, testing with users, and iterating in low-fidelity (paper sketches or interactive mock-ups)
  • The communication skills to clearly articulate your concepts—and evangelize on their behalf
  • Utilization of UIKit standards wherever possible, knowing when customization is appropriate.
  • Proficiency in Adobe CC, Sketch, and InVision. Experience with Flinto or Framer is a plus.

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 MOBILE USER EXPERIENCE DESIGNER ROLE AND THE BUMP TEAM:

We are looking for a full-stack Designer who is passionate about mobile app design, loves solving customer problems, and has disruptive ideas for delivering amazing experiences to make navigating pregnancy and early parenting simple and delightful. The Mobile User Experience Designer brings experiences to market that are used and loved by millions of people a month. The right candidate mixes intelligence, talent and passion with a dash of quirkiness.

This is a great opportunity to be part of a mid-sized public company with a lively start-up feel and to create user-centric digital products for a passionate community of users. The Bump is truly a “user-first” brand. As Designers, we love that. We’re also deeply focused on mobile. 96% of our members experience the brand via our iOS and Android apps. Our Designers collaborate closely with Product Manager and Engineers on autonomous product teams, contributing at a strategic and tactical level.

You’ll join a full-stack UX team that sits at the heart of The Bump’s work. We’re deeply invested in helping our users and in growing our skills as modern Designers. We’re here to solve and to learn. We’re committed to Agile and Lean Design methods and we’re curious about what’s around the corner. The Bump’s UX team owns user research, validation, design and prototyping and they’re all mission-critical to The Bump’s success.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

You’re the Design owner and user advocate on our App Squad, working with a Product Manager, engineers, researchers and content creators to oversee The Bump’s iOS and Android app experiences from conception to launch to iteration. You leverage your design and user science sensibilities, skills and desire to make a huge impact in the parenting space. Helping and delighting our users is at the heart of everything you do.

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE:

You’re a strong visual and interaction designer with a passion for mobile app design. You’re smart, confident, highly competent and you’re a skilled communicator. You’ve worked in agile environments and love to launch and iterate. Your ability to process quantitative and qualitative data combined with your empathy are at the heart of your innovative, user-centric solutions.

  • 4+ years experience designing user interface solutions for consumer-friendly interactive mobile apps
  • Experience shipping iOS and Android applications
  • Deep Knowledge of iOS 9 & 10, Android Lollipop through Nougat and Material Design best practices including utilization of UI Kit standards wherever possible, knowing when customization is appropriate.
  • BA/BS or MA/MS in Product Design, Interaction Design, Visual Design, Human Computer Interface Design or a related field (or equivalent proven field experience). User Experience Design is a multidisciplinary field, and we welcome Designers with non-traditional backgrounds and career trajectories.
  • Demonstrated experience with Lean UX Design principles and practice (supporting portfolio + references)
  • Ability to lead collaborative Design sessions
  • Demonstrated experience supporting and communicating brand value
  • Ability to produce multiple UX/UI concepts
  • Experience with rapid prototyping, testing with users, and iterating in both low and high-fidelity
  • Ability to create interactive prototypes with tools such as Flinto or Framer
  • Experience iterating a Style Guide
  • The communication skills to clearly articulate your concepts, and evangelize on their behalf
  • Proficiency in Sketch, Adobe CC, and InVision
  • Client-side, non-agency experience is a plus. You’ve known a company well and have lived with and refined the solutions you’ve delivered.

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 PRODUCT COPYWRITER ROLE AND OUR TEAM:

Are you a digital product copywriter with 3+ years of experience, endless creative ideas and extraordinary attention to detail? Do you have a passion for bringing great products and experiences to life? XO Group is looking for a stellar wordsmith to join our fast-paced, in-house product team. The Product Copywriter will work closely with product designers, product managers, and stakeholders from across the company to produce engaging copy that creates a joyful user experience and elevates The Knot brand.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Write compelling, on-brand copy that inspires, informs and delights our audience while driving action across a suite of industry leading planning tools and mobile apps.
  • Work with product design leadership to help develop copy strategy that elevates and unifies the overall user experience.
  • Oversee and evangelize voice and tone guidelines that are properly tailored to both sides of our marketplace – a diverse mix of couples and experienced wedding professionals.
  • Conceptualize and execute creative solutions that include product and feature naming, general interface copy, email communications, and product marketing initiatives.
  • Partner with the brand copywriter to insure a cohesive voice across all product and marketing touchpoints.
  • Collaborate and coordinate with multiple product squads to ensure that their strategic goals and objectives are met through each deliverable.
  • Implement a streamlined process for collaborating with multiple product squads to provide consistent voice and tone across our portfolio of product offerings.
  • Manage simultaneous projects from inception to completion, reviewing project plans, timelines and deliverables.

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE:

  • Someone with a love for writing and an enthusiasm for getting it right
  • 3+ years of copywriting experience in support of an online, digital product
  • Portfolio of work demonstrating a wide range of concepts and executions across web and mobile
  • Creative thinker with big ideas and an eagle eye when it comes to the details
  • Fondness for using data and user testing to gain insight to the best copy solutions
  • Ability to pivot quickly and work cross-functionally with fast-paced product teams
  • Excellent communicator, collaborator, and brand ambassador
  • Fascination with user behavior and desire to make impact
  • Passion for helping couples navigate one of life’s biggest moments!

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!), happy hours – enjoy a few drinks with your amazing co-workers, Transparent and approachable executives

The Knot’s local marketplace for couples and wedding pros is a huge opportunity for our users, and our company. Finding, and booking local vendors is known to be one of the biggest pain points for our users and many of America’s wedding pros look to The Knot to grow their business.

We’re looking to add a passionate product manager to this team which is at the center of our company’s mission and growth.

In addition to the great cross-functional team you’ll have access to, we’re building one of the best product organizations in New York. You’ll be exposed to best-in-class tools and techniques from our user science team. You’ll be paired with a full-stack product designer. You’ll work with a team of bright engineers who are committed to the success of your product. On top of all this, you’ll be mentored and coached as a PM learning from our product curriculum, guest speakers, and super smart colleagues. We are very committed to developing our people.

What we love about you:

  • You’ve spent a few years as a BSA or Product Manager -- or you’ve got equivalent training, education, and experience.
  • You learn quickly and hustle like crazy.
  • You can groom, curate, and maintain a backlog like nobody’s business.
  • You know how to break down a complex project into workable stories (tickets, components, etc).
  • You get pumped about user problems, and can execute a great plan to solve them.
  • You have good instincts around behavioral data, even if you’re still getting to know platforms like Google Analytics and Mixpanel.
  • You know how to collaborate with designers, engineers, and business stakeholders to get stuff done.
  • Though new to it, you’re eager to ramp up your Agile skills (your copy of The Lean Startup is dog-eared, underlined, highlighted, and worn-in through re-reading).
  • You have some experience leading Scrum/Agile meetings and standups.
  • You’ve at least started to understand User Science -- like surveys, interviews, and usability testing -- and are really, really excited to learn more.
  • You’ve got a couple solid releases on your resume, and don’t mind bragging about them….
  • ...but you can also pick out a few ways that those releases could have gone better.
  • You’re a stellar communicator -- on paper, in person, over email, on Hangouts, via Slack, and whatever else they think of next (telepathy?).
  • You love to say ‘yes’, but are super comfortable saying ‘no’ and can do so in a way where your stakeholders are onboard with the decision.
  • You know your way around rapid-prototyping tools like Sketch, InVision, and Marvel.
  • You have a strong technical background or understanding, even if you’ve never held a technical position
  • You have experience working with 3rd party integrations or are excited to add this skill to your resume
  • Like us, you think that weddings are totally rad.
  • You’re interested in dynamics of multi-sided marketplaces: e.g. trust, marketplace liquidity, network effects, monetization.

What you’ll love about us:

  • We always put our users first -- and our users are awesome.
  • We’ve got awesome products that solve real problems.
  • We’re a real business! At The Knot, you’ll have both the fun, entrepreneurial spirit of an innovative startup and the stability of a 20-year-old company with money in the bank.
  • Both your tactical product management and your creative thinking will be put to great use here.
  • You’ll learn a ton from our killer User Science team.
  • You’ll be surrounded by the most collaborative, supportive, and intelligent product, design, and engineering folks out there.
  • It’s an exciting time to join: we’re innovating non-stop, and will have some very fun challenges to tackle together.
  • We like to party, and we really bring it at karaoke.
  • There’s so much room to grow here that it’s almost dizzying.

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 PRODUCT MANAGER ROLE AND OUR TEAM:

XO Group is seeking an experienced and impassioned Sr. Product Manager to lead the products that our couples use to communicate with their wedding guests. We’re looking for that special someone to ensure that The Knot stays #1 in Weddings by bringing your entrepreneurial spirit, creative problem solving, and user-centric design thinking to our team.

You’ll oversee strategy and execution for some of The Knot’s largest scale products - Wedding Websites (which is by far the market leader in the space), Guest List Manager (currently undergoing a major investment in that will be rolled out in early Q2), and the GuestBook app (helps couples manage their guests on the go). We have grown the reach and usage of these products substantially over the past three years and have ambitious goals for the future.

We are actively working to evolve all of The Knot to be much more useful for our couples. The Guest Services mission is for The Knot to be the all around best place to engage with your guests. This is an incredibly important area of growth for the company, and we have high standards for the person who will be the right fit.

The right product person will be excited about continuing to iterate on the scale products, while also looking to launch new innovations. We have built a world-class product development team and are passionate about growing product managers into masters of the craft.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • We always put our users first.
  • The products under your charge allow you to tell a great story to millions of highly engaged users.
  • We are hungry for innovation, and have 20 years of data and wedding-industry knowledge as your foundation.
  • The wedding industry is huge (~$70bn/year), so there’s a ton of opportunity to grow this company (and to grow along with it).
  • The squad has a great team dynamic - you’ll work closely with exceptional design and tech leads, as well as other smart, hard-working, and really, really fun folks.
  • This role is a great mix of forward-thinking strategy and highly creative, design-centered feature development.
  • The Knot is an excellent brand -- more than ⅔ of brides in America know about The Knot before they’re even engaged!
  • Your Marketing and PR partners are knowledgeable and collaborative, having built up key relationships in the industry over many years.
  • You’ll work closely with our outstanding User Science team to gain feedback and insights directly from users.
  • Our users love The Knot and our products!

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE:

  • You put the user first. Always. No excuses.
  • You’ve been in Product a solid five years, at least three in Agile.
  • You love learning and working with a team who loves learning as well.
  • You always refer to data in making product decisions (experience with Mixpanel, Segment, Google Analytics, Customer.io).
  • You are experienced with creating consumer quality user experiences.
  • Marketing teams love working with you because you “get it”.
  • Execs and partners appreciate your upfront communication and your collaborative style.
  • Designers want to work with you because you’re a great partner to them. You’ve also got keen aesthetics and empathy, and a user-centered mentality.
  • Engineers are excited to work with you because you’re conversant in HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and APIs. You’re empathetic to their unique needs, and you believe there’s such a thing as tech debt.
  • You’re a ruthless prioritizer, and have great instincts when it comes to what matters.
  • You believe in accommodating user needs *and* business requirements.
  • You communicate clearly and effectively -- on paper, in person, over email/chat, and in specs.
  • Rapid-prototyping tools like Sketch, InVision, and Framer really rev your design engine.
  • The prospect of getting to know your users is exciting, and you’ve got experience with user science tools + methods.
  • You love weddings

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 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:

UX is a multidisciplinary field. In this internship, we'll focus on growing the your understanding of User Science. You will learn the methods we use to learn more about our users; about how they think, what they want and how our products meet (and don't meet) their needs.

  • Run usability tests on usertesting.com and report on your findings.
  • Run in-person "kids in the hall" user tests with people form around the office.
  • Participate in white-boarding sessions with the Experience Design team.
  • Schedule User Testing Interviews between our users and our moderators.
  • Provide support to moderators on User Testing days.

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE:

  • Interest in user science, user experience and design.
  • Strong written and verbal skills, with ability to talk about design in easy to understand ways.
  • Comfortable talking with people you don't know.
  • Ability to use Sketch, Illustrator or Photoshop.
  • Familiarity with Google Office suite.

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:

  • Industry trend research
    • Competitive landscape research
    • Sourcing online links for products featured in editorial
    • Assistance merchandising The Knot affiliate shop
    • Tracking/managing affiliate links and corresponding editorial content

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE:

  • Proficient in Excel or Google Sheets
    • Knowledge of the eCommerce retail landscape (who the big retailers are)
    • Strong online search skills (tracking down an item with little information)
    • Self motivated and comfortable taking initiative and owning a project
    • Comfortable working both alone and as part of a team
    • Bonus: knows how to do a SWAT and competitive matrix analysis

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:

 

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.  Join our team!

About this Job and Our Team

 

Join an entrepreneurial team that functions like startup, but with the resources! You have the opportunity to shape the future of a multi-billion dollar industry, while knowing that millions of people will be using the product you build from day one of release.

 

As part of a high-performing team with plenty of lean product and startup experience, you will work in a collaborative environment where everyone operates at a high level while still having fun.

 

Our product and engineering teams work closely together on every phase of product development from brainstorming to inception to release and maintenance. As a member of the content squad, you will work across the stack on production-level features that impacts millions of expecting moms. You will work on features both alone and in pairs with senior engineers.

 

Who We are Looking For

 

The ideal candidate is a junior developer who has a high motor and drive to learn and grow.  You love engineering both for its creativity and the positive impact it can make on users’ lives. You have a high bar for engineering and are willing to do whatever it takes to deliver a great experience to users.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Build and maintain our Ruby on Rails API which supports our industry-leading website and mobile apps
  • Leverage modern front-end technologies (ES6, React) to create smooth and interactive mobile web experiences
  • Code for performance, memory efficiency, scalability, readability, and maintainability
  • Participate in architecture sessions
  • Pair with senior software developers on the team
  • Collaborate with product manager, and designers to ensure on-time and high quality launches

 

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE:

  • 1+ years production experience in full stack web development (Rails experience a plus)
  • 1+ years production experience with front-end JS frameworks
  • Familiarity with design patterns and anti-patterns
  • Team player, able to multitask, with a can-do attitude
  • B.S. in Computer Science a plus

BENEFITS AND PERKS

Things you’ll like a lot!  

Health Benefits, 401k, Employee Stock Purchase Plan, free drinks and snacks, Thursday happy hours, guest speakers and learning events, clubs and sports, guilds for knowledge sharing on Ruby, iOS, and more, Smart and experienced engineers to learn from.

 

Things you’ll love!

Work/Life Balance - (we’re not kidding), unlimited vacation (you need time, take it!), weekly happy hours – enjoy a few drinks with your amazing co-workers, transparent and approachable executives



Keywords:  "software engineer", software engineering, ruby, "ruby on rails", rails, software engineer, software, engineer

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 ROLE AND OUR TEAM:

XO Group is expanding its data warehouse platform and is looking for a highly skilled Data Engineer who loves working with data.  The primary role will be to support and to accelerate the expansion of the data warehouse as we turn data into information to answer vital business questions.  This position requires a highly organized, self-directed and highly data focused team player with strong analytical, development and data warehousing skills with the ability to work in an Agile BI environment.

The successful Software Engineer  must possess a firm grasp of data warehouse methodologies with a strong background in data integration from an eclectic array of data sources.  The Data Warehouse Engineer will be expected to take on the architecture and delivery of critical information by working with Product Leads and Analysts to analyze business requirements, design and develop solutions to ingest,  integrate and provision structured and semi-structured data.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Collaborate with Product Leads and BI Analysts to understand business requirements
  • Collaborate with data source experts to establish data sources
  • Developing robust, scalable and self-monitoring data integration data pipelines
  • Develop logical and physical data models  and maintain Entity Relationship Diagrams and related documentation
  • Develop and support self-monitoring, robust, scalable ETL/ELT processes  and data pipelines
  • Manage database supporting elements including schemas, tables, views, indexes, stored procedures, scripts and  declarative integrity constraints
  • Participate and attend development iteration meetings  to satisfy Business Intelligence and Data warehousing  objectives

 

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE:

  • MIS/CIS/CS Degree or 5-8 years relevant experience
  • 3+ years Data Engineering
  • 2+ years of demonstrated development with Python
  • 2+ years experience developing robust and scalable data integration data pipelines
  • 1+ years experience modeling Star Schemas structures using Ralph Kimball methodology
  • 1+ years experience working with Amazon Web Services (AWS) such as  EC2, SNS,SQS, and Lambda
  • 1+ year experience in one more of the following integration platforms (SSIS,Talend,Pentaho)
  • Experience writing and troubleshooting  complex SQL queries.
  • Working knowledge of WIndows/Linux Operating Systems
  • Must display strong teamwork and interpersonal skills at all levels along with excellent verbal and written communication skills.

 

BENEFITS & PERKS:

Things you’ll like a lot!  

 

  • Health benefits, 401k, Employee Stock Purchase Plan, free drinks and snacks, game room, koi pond, guest speakers and learning events, volunteering opportunities, and a mentorship program.

 

Things you’ll love!

 

  • Amazing coworkers, unlimited vacation, 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 LEAD SOFTWARE ENGINEER ROLE AND THE BUMP TEAM:

The Bump team is looking for an experienced developer who believes craftsmanship and quality. You have a high bar for engineering and are willing to do whatever it takes to deliver a great experience to users.

Join an entrepreneurial team that functions like startup, but with the resources! You have the opportunity to shape the future of a multi-billion dollar industry, while knowing that millions of people will be using the product you build from day one of release.

As part of a high-performing team with plenty of lean product and startup experience, you will work in a collaborative environment where everyone operates at a high level while still having fun.

Our product and engineering teams work closely together on every phase of product development from brainstorming to inception to release and maintenance.  As a senior member of the 10-person engineering team, you will often be leading engineering efforts across the stack through hands-on coding, facilitating discussions and decision making, and working with junior members of the team. You will play a crucial role in architectural decisions, setting standards, and scoping sprints. You’ll also be expected to contribute to the continuous improvement of our product and development process.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Improving and maintaining our Ruby on Rails API which supports our industry-leading website and mobile apps
  • Leverage modern front-end technologies (ES6, React) to create smooth and interactive mobile web experiences
  • Code for performance, memory efficiency, scalability, readability, and maintainability
  • Actively participate and lead architecture sessions
  • Actively pair with, coach, and mentor experienced software developers on the team
  • Collaborate with product manager, and designers to ensure on-time and high quality launches

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE:

  • 4+ years production experience in full stack web development (Rails experience a plus)
  • 2+ years production experience with front-end JS frameworks
  • A pragmatic programmer who takes pride in going the extra mile for a better user experience
  • Experience with TDD and agile development principles
  • Experience building and maintaining scalable REST APIs
  • Mastery of design patterns and anti-patterns
  • Team player, able to multitask, with a can-do attitude
  • B.S. in Computer Science a plus

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 ROLE AND OUR TEAM:

XO Group is seeking a talented and driven full-stack engineer to Lead our newly formed Registry Data team.

The Knot is the nation’s leading wedding marketplace, providing our couples with a completely personalized experience that guides them through the entire wedding planning journey. Registry Data Platform Team stewards the core platforms of TheKnot’s Registry business which keep our retailer integrations, business intelligence teams, and reporting systems running.

Our users are demanding, our roadmap is aggressive, and the central positioning of our products means that quality is critical, as apps that comprise 45% of TheKnot’s traffic use registry data for monetization. You should have interest and ability in automation testing and monitoring; producing quality code for complex back-end systems and forward-thinking integrations; leading a team of talented engineers (locally and remotely); and partnering with multiple disparate stakeholders to execute our business strategy.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Lead a team of both local and remote engineers to produce a best-in-class Registry Data Platform with focus on code and data quality, automation, API design and operational excellence.
  • Produce well-tested, maintainable code that stands up to 5M+ requests per day.
  • Participate in the Agile development process to help architect, build, and ship new features.
  • Proactively provide technical guidance to and mentor both local and remote engineers on the team.
  • Lead and engage with cross-team engineering and technology initiatives at XO.
  • Design and maintain tools and systems to make business intelligence, business development, and retailer integrations more effective, secure, and maintainable.

 

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE:

  • Minimum 5 years experience as a software engineer building scalable and reliable applications and systems.
  • Experience working across the full web application stack; preferably with Node JS, although similar experience will be strongly considered.
  • Experience with DevOps & security in a cloud based environment (we use AWS).
  • Experience with continuous integration and deployment technologies (Circle CI, Jenkins, etc.).
  • Consider solid test coverage to be an important part of the development process. Experience with TDD and testing frameworks a plus.
  • Comfortable with agile principles and a strong believer of the importance of agile when producing high-quality software.
  • Communicate well with both technical and non-technical stakeholders, love to share knowledge and are also always willing to learn from others.
  • Partner with your product counterpart  to prioritize and estimate level of effort of tasks.
  • Enjoy working in an effective autonomous cross-functional team and take care to carry yourself and execute your work in a professional manner.
  • Constantly strive to improve the quality of your code, you are able to break down larger problems into smaller, more manageable ones, and you enjoy finding ways to produce great code at a blazing pace.

 

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.  Join our team!

ABOUT THE SENIOR SOFTWARE ENGINEER ROLE AND THE GUEST SERVICES TEAM:

XO Group is seeking a talented and driven full-stack engineer to join The Knot Guest Services team.

The Knot is the nation’s leading wedding marketplace, providing our couples with a completely personalized experience that guides them through the entire wedding planning journey. The apps you will be working on contribute 45% of The Knot’s traffic: what you build will be used by millions of brides and their guests. You will be building tools with a broad set of features, which means that you will be constantly met with unique technical challenges at every layer of the stack. Our users are demanding and our roadmap is aggressive, but the broad nature of our products means that quality is critical. You should be be interested in and have the ability to build complex features whilst also taking care to produce quality code; and guiding those around you to do the same. What you build will change lives - it is extremely rewarding to receive feedback from passionate and overjoyed bride’s when they use our apps.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Serve as a software engineer on the Guest Services team helping develop The Knot’s suite of planning tools that a bride uses to connect and engage with her guests.
  • Produce well-tested, maintainable code that stands up to 5M+ requests per day.
  • Participate in the Agile development process to help architect, build and ship new features.
  • Provide technical guidance and recommendations to junior engineers on the team.

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE:

  • Minimum 2 years experience as a software engineer building beautiful, scalable and high visibility web applications.
  • Experience working across the full web application stack; preferably with Ruby on Rails, although similar experience will be strongly considered.
  • Ability to produce new front-end features using a Javascript framework or component library. Experience with Backbone a plus.
  • Consider solid test coverage to be an important part of the development process. Experience with TDD and testing frameworks a plus.
  • Comfortable with agile principles and a strong believer of the importance of agile when producing high-quality software.
  • Communicate well, love to share knowledge and are also always willing to learn from others.
  • Enjoy working in an effective autonomous cross-functional team and take care to carry yourself and execute your work in a professional manner.
  • Constantly strive to improve the quality of your code, you are able to break down larger problems into smaller, more manageable ones, and you enjoy finding ways to produce great code at a blazing pace.

BENEFITS & PERKS:

Things you’ll like a lot!  

  • Health benefits, 401k, Employee Stock Purchase Plan, fresh fruit & snacks, guest speakers and learning events, volunteering opportunities, and a mentor program.

Things you’ll love!

  • Amazing coworkers, unlimited vacation, weekly happy hours, transparent and approachable executives

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, content rich, mobile first organization with a refreshing, fun and entrepreneurial work culture.  Connect yourself to work that matters!

XO Group is seeking a talented, vocal and mature full-stack engineer to join The Knot Acquisition product squad.

 

Team responsibilities:

The Acquisition squad owns the registration, login and account settings experiences for theknot.com. We use our analytics platforms to inform how we introduce new brides to The Knot and guide them through their wedding planning journey. Join us in listening to our users and analyzing large data sets to discover, and solve big problems! We are looking for engineers with a positive attitude and a genuine passion for code quality, architectural integrity, and most of all, creating cutting edge user experiences.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Produce well-tested, readable code en route to acquiring members and helping our brides
  • Participate in the Agile development process to build and deploy features that add value to our users
  • Collaborate with product, design and engineering colleagues on new user experiences
  • Pair programming to write readable, well-documented, test-driven code across all Acquisition-owned code bases
  • Active participation in team pull request review process
  • Assist in fostering a culture that embodies XOTech core values

 

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE:

  • Experience working with full technology stack, preferably focusing on React and Jasmine
  • Comfort with core full stack development concepts: HTTP, API consumption, MVC
  • Working knowledge of, or desire to gain comfort with the following: Webpack, Node, Docker, AWS administration, Jenkins
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Familiarity with Ruby and Ruby on Rails
  • Desire to contribute to XOTech culture by consistently demonstrating the desire for technical and personal development
  • Minimum 2 years experience as a software engineer building beautiful, scalable, resilient, consumer-facing web applications.

 

BENEFITS AND 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 your amazing co-workers, Transparent and approachable executives

About this Job and Our Team

XO Group is seeking a talented and driven full-stack engineer to join our Content Squad. The Content Platform Squad is responsible for every step in the life of TheKnot.com and TheNest.com editorial and creative content: from content management systems that enable our creative teams to publish articles and promotional materials, to deliverying it blazingly fast on any device to our end users, and tying it all together with a data- and mobile-first approach. The team is charged with an ecosystem of products to delight users when they first visit TheKnot or TheNest, to build trust within the first 1500ms. This role will have a major strategic and revenue impact at a product-driven company that is by far the leader in its space, touching more than 80% of U.S. brides.

You will be building tools to help us build, distribute, and innovatively present XO’s content, which means that you will be constantly met with unique technical challenges at every layer of the stack. You should be be interested in and have the ability to build complex features, evaluate and incorporate third party systems into our ecosystem as needed, create delightful user experiences, all while producing high quality code. You will be joining a team of talented engineers spread over our US and China offices and working closely with Product and Design in building out best-in-class content platforms.

 

Responsibilities

  • Design and develop and deliver systems that make it easy for our Editorial and creative teams deliver content to TheKnot and TheNest.
  • Produce well-tested, quality code across the full-stack.
  • Provide guidance and mentorship to junior engineers on the team
  • Participate in code and design reviews
  • Participate in the Agile process that drives inception and implementation of the best in class products
  • Stay up to date on current technologies and innovations in the field and be interested in sharing lessons learned outside of XO.
  • Enjoy working in an effective autonomous cross-functional team and take care to carry yourself and execute your work in a professional manner.

 

Skills and Experience

  • 2+ years of experience as a professional software engineer building beautiful, scalable and high visibility web applications.
  • Experience working across the full web application stack; preferably with Ruby on Rails, although similar experience will be strongly considered.
  • Ability to navigate and produce front-end features.
  • Consider solid test coverage to be an important part of the development process. Experience with TDD and testing frameworks a plus.
  • Comfortable with buy vs. build decisions, and assessing/integrating third-party products into our architecture.
  • Comfortable with agile principles and a strong believer of the importance of agile when producing high-quality software.
  • Comfortable with infrastructure, and is willing to get into nuts and bolts of aws
  • Communicates well, love to share knowledge, always willing to learn from everyone.
  • Enjoy working in a small dynamic team, and mentoring and coaching teammates.
  • Familiar with making decisions that balance analytics and instinct.
  • Constantly strive to improve the quality of your code.

 

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 stress-free and 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.  Join our team!

 

Benefits and Perks

Amazing coworkers, unlimited vacation (you need time, take it!), hackathons, tech summits, design week, 10% time, weekly happy hours, transparent and approachable executives.

 

 

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, content rich, mobile first organization with a refreshing, fun and entrepreneurial work culture.  Join our team!

 

About the Software Engineer Job and Our Team

XO Group is seeking a talented and driven full-stack engineer to join The Knot Guest Services team.

The Knot is the nation’s leading wedding marketplace, providing our couples with a completely personalized experience that guides them through the entire wedding planning journey. The apps you will be working on contribute 45% of The Knot’s traffic: what you build will be used by millions of brides and their guests. You will be building tools with a broad set of features, which means that you will be constantly met with unique technical challenges at every layer of the stack. Our users are demanding and our roadmap is aggressive, but the broad nature of our products means that quality is critical. You should be be interested in and have the ability to build complex features whilst also taking care to produce quality code; and guiding those around you to do the same. What you build will change lives - it is extremely rewarding to receive feedback from passionate and overjoyed bride’s when they use our apps.

 

Responsibilities

  • Serve as a software engineer on the Guest Services team helping develop The Knot’s suite of planning tools that a bride uses to connect and engage with her guests.
  • Produce well-tested, maintainable code that stands up to 5M+ requests per day.
  • Participate in the Agile development process to help architect, build and ship new features.
  • Provide technical guidance and recommendations to junior engineers on the team.

 

Skills and Experience

  • Minimum 2 years experience as a software engineer building beautiful, scalable and high visibility web applications.
  • Experience working across the full web application stack; preferably with Ruby on Rails, although similar experience will be strongly considered.
  • Ability to produce new front-end features using a Javascript framework or component library. Experience with React a plus.
  • Consider solid test coverage to be an important part of the development process. Experience with TDD and testing frameworks a plus.
  • Comfortable with agile principles and a strong believer of the importance of agile when producing high-quality software.
  • Communicate well, love to share knowledge and are also always willing to learn from others.
  • Enjoy working in an effective autonomous cross-functional team and take care to carry yourself and execute your work in a professional manner.
  • Constantly strive to improve the quality of your code, you are able to break down larger problems into smaller, more manageable ones, and you enjoy finding ways to produce great code at a blazing pace.

 

Benefits and Perks

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 ROLE AND OUR TEAM:

XO Group is seeking a talented and driven full-stack engineer to complement our Registry Product Experience team.

The Knot is the nation’s leading wedding marketplace, providing our couples with a completely personalized experience that guides them through the entire wedding planning journey. Our registry business has had multiple consecutive years of growth, and we’re expanding our product and engineering focus to keep up with demand.

The Registry Product Experience team builds the APIs and front-end tooling for couples that manage their registries through TheKnot. You will be a part of a pragmatic and agile engineering team that iterates quickly while building leading-edge product features for our industry.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Produce full-stack code using TDD in Javascript/Coffeescript & Ruby on Rails for our various registry tools and APIs.
  • Participate in the Agile development process to help product and engineering build products that meet user demands.
  • Engage in cross-team engineering and technology initiatives at XO.
  • Continuously identify places we can improve and refine our products and focus.
  • Being proactive, comfortable with change, flexible, and self-starting as new priorities surface.




SKILLS & EXPERIENCE:

  • Minimum 2 years experience as a software engineer building beautiful, scalable and high visibility web applications.
  • Communicate well, love to share knowledge and are also always willing to learn from others.
  • Experience working across the full web application stack; preferably with Ruby on Rails, although similar experience will be strongly considered.
  • Ability to produce new front-end features using a Javascript frameworks or component library (e.g. Backbone and React).
  • Consider solid test coverage to be an important part of the development process. Experience with TDD and testing frameworks a plus.
  • Comfortable with agile principles and a strong believer of the importance of agile when producing high-quality software.
  • Enjoy working in an effective autonomous cross-functional team and take care to carry yourself and execute your work in a professional manner.
  • Constantly strive to improve the quality of your code, you are able to break down larger problems into smaller, more manageable ones, and you enjoy finding ways to produce great code at a blazing pace.

 

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