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 STAFF EDITOR ROLE AND THE BUMP TEAM:

Ready to help couples truly navigate one of life’s biggest moments—parenthood? The Bump is looking for a talented, self-motivated staff editor to join our high-performing team. If you have 5 to 7 years of editorial experience at a consumer-facing digital media brand, can write, pitch and edit for digital audiences and a passion for covering health and lifestyle for this generation of parents, we want to talk to you.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Write both short- and long-lead content (including articles, slideshows, roundups and news stories) on deadline
  • Assign stories and work with both in-house writers and freelancers to shape stories across all of The Bump’s digital platforms
  • Pitch and package fresh, creative ideas that can engage our audience across different platforms and various social channels
  • Stay current on pregnancy and parenting trends
  •  Learn and create short-form videos

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE:

  • 5+ years editorial experience at a national digital media company
  • Experience in SEO
  • Strong editorial news judgment
  • A balance of initiative and the ability to take direction
  • Thrives in a fast-paced, highly collaborative environment
  • Great at packaging and headline writing
  • Experience in the parenting or health space 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, The Bump and GigMasters 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.  

ABOUT THE ACCOUNTING MANAGER ROLE AND OUR TEAM
Our growing finance department is hiring a new team member! Our team is committed to delivering best in class financial and administrative services. We provide financial results to support business decisions, SEC filings, and have fun while doing it! You must be flexible, highly-organized, detail-oriented, and capable of handling sensitive data with care. You shine in a fast-paced environment, have a natural skepticism that fuels your analytical side, all with a positive attitude. You see the opportunity in change and tackle it with enthusiasm. Most importantly, you love to work closely with others, collaborate and share responsibilities.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Manage and coordinate the SEC reporting activities, including Forms 10-K and 10-Q as well as assist legal with the Proxy statement; responsibilities include ensuring the accuracy and timing of the financial sections of the reports as well as the adequacy of information included. Work directly with inside and outside counsel, investor relations, and any other stakeholders
  • Liaise with the external auditors, overseeing the quarterly financial statement reviews and the year-end audit, responding to interim review and year-end audit queries
  • Research accounting literature and apply technical standards and analysis to complex or non-recurring business issues and transactions. Prepare written accounting memos documenting such issues/transactions for review by management and external auditors
  • Monitor the activities of all accounting standard setting bodies, including FASB, SEC and PCAOB, and evaluate the accounting and reporting impact of new standards. Additionally, monitor trends among other SEC filers to ensure the company’s reports are in line with industry and overall practices and standards
  • Responsible for integration of all accounting and reporting aspects related to acquisitions, including the purchase accounting and related documentation
  • Perform and prepare required documentation for annual goodwill and indefinite-lived intangible impairment testing
  • Manage direct reports to ensure proper staffing and department efficiencies, including training, development, coaching, counseling and performance reviews. Works with direct reports to set clear goals, objectives and set priorities


SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

  • Ability to work collaboratively across departmental functions
  • High level of attention to detail and excellent organizational skills
  • Possess a sense of urgency. Able to prioritize demands and meet deadlines in a fast paced environment
  • Excellent communication skills to handle various situations, follow-ups, multiple priorities and changing business needs
  • Partner with the financial planning analysis team in providing timely and relevant reports to business team owners
  • 5-7 years of experience of Accounting experience, Public Accounting Experience preferred
  • BS in Accounting with CPA preferred



BENEFITS & PERKS
Things you’ll like a lot! Health Benefits, 401k, Employee Stock Purchase Plan, Free drinks and snacks, Game Room, Guest speakers and learning events, volunteering opportunities, and a 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:

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 this Business Process Analyst Position and Our Team

XO Group, a publicly traded company, is seeking an enthusiastic and experienced Business Process Analyst for a multi-month project in our exciting New York City, Austin, or Omaha office. This is an important and visible role that reports to the Manager of Internal Audit and requires strong critical thinking skills, attention to detail, and ability to influence and facilitate the needs of diverse stakeholders across the company. The Business Process Analyst will be joining a dynamic team and will have exposure to senior management. An appreciation for happy life events is a plus!

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Work closely with key members across the business including, but not limited to Sales, Operations, Corporate Systems, Legal and Accounting teams to:
    • critically assess current end-to-end processes and identify and document underlying application (both in-house and cloud-based)
    • identify and inventory interfaces between applications and handoffs/interdependencies between teams and third parties
    • identify areas for process and control improvements, and potentially work with operational teams to implement ideas.
  • Create or update clear process documentation summarizing detailed procedures – that are to the point, capture agreed up on processes, and are easy to follow – including well laid out process maps to provide a high-level overview to the reader.

 

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field, e.g. Accounting, Finance, or Business Management, MIS
  • 3-5 years of experience in process design, process documentation, workflow analysis, process change management within a complex business environment.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of the media and online advertising industries
  • Ability to dive into the detail of business operations and apply professional skepticism to identify gaps and opportunities for improvements;
  • Self-starter, takes ownership, takes consultative approach in complex business environment;
  • Knowledge of and experience in Sarbanes-Oxley, PCI DSS, and IT general controls a plus

 

WHY WE LOVE WORKING AT XO GROUP INC.

Every year, millions of brides, newlyweds, and first-time parents visit The Knot, The Nest, The Bump and GigMasters 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.  

ABOUT THE SENIOR ACCOUNTANT ROLE AND OUR TEAM

Our growing finance department is hiring a new team member! Our team is committed to delivering best in class financial and administrative services. We provide financial results to support business decisions, SEC filings, and have fun while doing it! You must be flexible, highly-organized, detail-oriented, and capable of handling sensitive data with care. You shine in a fast-paced environment, have a natural skepticism that fuels your analytical side, all with a positive attitude. You see the opportunity in change and tackle it with enthusiasm. Most importantly, you love to work closely with others, collaborate and share responsibilities.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Responsible for executing a monthly general ledger close and quarterly reporting
  • Coordinating reviewing and posting of journal entries in various areas, including prepaid expenses, accruals
  • Review monthly account reconciliations for areas of responsibility
  • Sarbanes-Oxley internal control documentation and compliance
  • Perform monthly close of financials which includes: generate and review Financial Statements in compliance with GAAP, compare actual to the budget and investigate /explain variances, analyze key accounts, identify unusual transactions, verify adequacy of reserves and accruals, follow-up and review with management
  • Partner with FP&A team to review, analyze and monitor departmental expenses.
  • Provide accounting administrative support and training as needed (e.g. account inquiries, accruals, GAAP guidance, corporate policies and procedures etc.)
  • Manage internal and external audits by providing audit schedules, support and responding to inquiries.
  • Participate in special projects by supporting management and the project team in various tasks.
  • Research literature to support accounting treatment and methodology used in accordance with US GAAP and the Company's financial policies.


SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

  • Ability to deal with diverse groups and various levels of financial and operating personnel maintaining a positive attitude under pressure.
  • Agile and quick to adapt to change.
  • Ability to work independently (with limited supervision) and possesses the initiative to identify problems and propose creative solutions.
  • Flexibility, multi-tasking, creative thinking, good business judgment, strong organizational & communication skills are all required to meet strict deadlines and manage other projects.

 

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 DATA ARCHITECT ROLE AND OUR TEAM:

The Enterprise Data Architect is a highly visible and key cross-functional role that is tasked with ensuring the Tech organization is operating with a data first mentality and that data quality, integrity, consistency, and reliability are core requirements of all software/data systems. The Enterprise Data Architect will develop a detailed knowledge/understanding of the data our systems produce and provide both tactical and strategic direction as it pertains to data management, consumption, and production. This individual must possess the combination of business knowledge, technical skills, and people skills to define and guide data strategy.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

  • Champion data quality, integrity, consistency, and reliability throughout the tech organization by defining and promoting best practices and establishing/enforcing data governance across all product squads
  • Provide subject matter expertise and thought leadership on advanced data techniques, data architecture, and data integration implementations, including the assist and review of logical and physical data models as well as other important data structures (messaging, events, etc.)
  • Establish standards and guidelines for the design and development, tuning/optimization, and deployment of persistence technologies
  • Partner with the data warehousing group, product analytics, and business intelligence to ensure their data needs are being met
  • Develop specific metrics (KPIs) to assess data quality/consistency and measures/reports on these metrics periodically
  • Works with the security architect to ensure compliance with data security and privacy mandates

 

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE:

  • BS or MS degree in Computer Science/Engineering/Mathematics/Statistics preferred
  • Several years of experience being responsible for data architecture on an enterprise-wide scale
  • Extensive experience modeling and implementing operational systems (transactional systems)
  • Expert knowledge and experience with both structured and semi-structured data and persistent storage systems, including both SQL based and flexible schema systems (notably PostgreSQL, MongoDB, and ElasticSearch)
  • Experience working with Data Warehousing and Business Intelligence systems. Experience in multi-dimensional modeling and developing star schemas, normalized and denormalized models, and utilizing “slow-changing” dimensions.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills with the ability to work independently and establish strategic objectives, project plans, and goals.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively across different functional areas. Can communicate effectively with both technical and non-technical audiences
  • Possesses strong consensus building abilities and negotiating skills

 

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:

As our Enterprise Product Manager, you have experience with customer facing systems, are focused on understanding the ‘why’ when solving a problem, and have a passion for solving problems through technology.  You are a team player, who enjoys understanding business priorities to build a product roadmap, and understand the importance of building customer relationships.  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

  • 2+ years of SFDC experience as a power user, analyst, administrator, or solution architect
  • Ability to document and deliver SFDC best practices to stakeholders that meet business needs
  • 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, 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 GREAT PLAINS ADMINISTRATOR ROLE AND OUR TEAM:

Great Plains Accounting guru that will maintain our existing GP environment and take us into the future by leading the charge to migrate our existing GP environment to Microsoft’s GP SaaS offering. Shine as you dazzle our accounting user community by delivering impeccable assistance and support for their inquiries and problems as they use Great Plains day to day.

RESPONSIBILITIES: 

  • Providing day-to-day technical application support for accounting user community
  • Configuring and deploying Microsoft GP on SQL platforms (including GL, AP, AR, payroll, inventory, order entry, HR, and purchasing modules)
  • Diagnose and resolve issues with hardware/software and escalate complex problems when necessary
  • Perform routine administrative tasks such as reviewing operating logs, applying patches, maintaining user accounts, etc.
  • Provide expertise and management of third party applications and integrations into the GP platform
  • Identify and recommend product customizations, enhancements, etc. to meet business needs

 SKILLS & EXPERIENCE: 

  • 5 - 10 years experience supporting Microsoft Great Plains in SQL environments with integrated third party applications
  • Demonstrated ability to create complex SQL queries that will aggregate data across the GP database landscape
  • In-depth understanding of GP table architecture including tables, data elements, and data relationships
  • Demonstrated ability to independently resolve technically complex problems with minimal guidance or direction
  • 3 - 5 years experience providing technical application support to business users
  • Bachelors degrees in Business, MIS, or Accounting

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 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 in order to make these moments even more special.  We are 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 WEB ANALYTICS ANALYST ROLE AND OUR TEAM:
We are looking for a Web Analytics Analyst to help us plan more personalized and fun weddings in a shorter time. As our Web Analytics Analyst, you will identify insights and trends in our data, enabling us to build products that better address a couple’s needs during life’s most important moments. Given the unique perspective of working across products and brands, this role is positioned to influence decision making by providing thoughtful analytical insights.

This position in the Business Intelligence & Digital Analytics department sits at the intersection of User Experience, Product Analytics and Data Intelligence. You will be closely aligned to the Product organization, contributing to the practice of analytics-based decision making, driving the selection and adoption of new tools, and educating the Product and Design teams on their use. The position also works in close collaboration with the Data Intelligence team to identify and cleanly capture the data required for our algorithms.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Support the production and distribution of web analytics including:
    • Scheduled reports
    • Ad hoc reports as necessary to aid the Product organization in the analysis of web-based products
  • Maintain the digital tracking infrastructure, including compiling and reviewing data requirements for the collection of web analytics and event data, and evaluating the product analytics landscape for new tools as they emerge
  • Educate the Product organization in the practice of Product Analytics and the accompanying toolset
  • Proactively identify notable changes in patterns and trends across all products and brands
  • Help to “clean up” and centralize data for consumption by multiple stakeholders

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE:

  • Must have excellent problem-solving skills with a knack for recognizing trends/patterns in large data sets
  • Must be comfortable drawing key insights from data and communicating/presenting these findings to stakeholders and decision makers
  • Must be able to identify and communicate effectively with product and engineering teams
  • Experience with A/B testing
  • Experience collecting and leveraging user event data for analysis (e.g. segment.io, keen.io, MixPanel)
  • Experience with data visualization tools (e.g. Birst, Mode, Tableau, chart.io, d3)
  • Basic SQL querying skills
  • Strong attention to detail and deadlines
  • Self-motivated, able to multi-task, and keen to work in a collaborative 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, 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 JUNIOR AUDITOR ROLE AND OUR TEAM:

XO Group, a publicly traded company, is seeking an enthusiastic Internal Auditor, who will report to our Manager of Internal Audit. This role can be in any of our exciting Austin, New York, or Omaha offices. This is an important and visible role that requires strong audit skills, professionalism, attention to detail, and organizational skills. The Internal Auditor will be joining a dynamic team executing a number of exciting initiatives and will have exposure to senior management. An appreciation for happy life events is a plus!

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Perform walkthroughs with control owners to verify process and controls in place across the company.
  • Execute testing procedures to verify that controls are designed and operating effectively through audit and interviewing techniques.
  • Obtain and review evidence ensuring audit conclusions are well-documented
  • Identify and communicate issues raised, offering recommended solutions relevant to business and risk
  • Ensure audit conclusions are based on a complete understanding of the process, circumstances, and risk
  • Ensure adherence at all times to all applicable department and professional standards
  • Performs other related Internal Audit review testing as assigned

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE:

  • At least 2 years of relevant experience in internal and/or external audit. Experience in a public accounting firm and relevant professional certification (e.g. CPA, CIA, CISA) preferred.
  • Knowledge of and experience in Sarbanes Oxley and IT general controls audits
  • Ability to quickly understand and document business processes, risks and controls completely and accurately
  • Ability to identify underlying cause of an issue raised.
  • Excellent listening skills and ability to apply professional skepticism to identify gaps and opportunities for improvements
  • Excellent communicator and team-player, with the ability to multitask
  • Experience with Workiva Wdesk 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 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, Guest speakers and learning events.

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 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 in order to make these moments even more special.  We are passionate about 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 VP, LEGAL & BUSINESS AFFAIRS ROLE AND OUR TEAM:
XO Group is looking for a dynamic VP, Legal and Business Affairs to join our team in New York. In this role, you will be the head of the corporate legal department and will be responsible for the legal affairs of the entire corporation. The VP, Legal and Business Affairs operates equally between day to day ​transactional work with internal clients, company customers and partners, as well as interacting with senior management on a broad spectrum of functions, including finance, sales, product management, engineering, Human Resources, and Board matters.

The VP, Legal & Business Affairs will have impeccable judgment and be a key thought leader, compliance officer, and business adviser to XO Group’s relevant decision-makers. You will utilize your own knowledge and effective support from our outside legal service providers to get the best solutions for our company. You will also lead the day-to-day operations of the internal audit function.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide timely considered and strategic legal advice to management and the executive team
  • Set internal governance policies and manage the impact of external factors
  • Manage our outside counsel to ensure we are getting the best advice in our decision making
  • Anticipate issues and estimate risks strategically
  • Identify and implement enterprising solutions that will eliminate or mitigate risks
  • Directly involve yourself in complex business transactions & negotiate critical contracts.
  • Ensure XO Group is meeting all legal requirements & objectives (SEC filings, Business registrations etc., contracting)
  • Build trust and respect with partners across our business
  • Work with external parties, including regulators, external counsel, politicians, and clients
  • Attract, develop, direct, motivate and drive performance from internal legal team and external legal resources
  • Keep abreast of legislative changes and their potential impact on our business

 

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE:

  • Validated general counseling experience in business environment
  • Overall broad legal knowledge (corporate law, litigations, employment law, etc.)
  • In-depth understanding of how legal issues affect organizations
  • Ability to understand how our business operates with financial acumen
  • High degree of professional ethics and integrity
  • Excellent judgment and ability to know your limitations and seek outside advice where it is needed
  • Clear, succinct communication skills and interpersonal skills with a demonstrated ability to work closely with an executive team
  • Ability to anticipate legal issues or risks and to “see around the corner”
  • J.D. degree & approximately 10 years working experience with demonstrated leadership experience
  • MA or BS in Business Administration will be considered an asset
  • Admitted to practice law in NY required

BENEFITS & PERKS:

Things you’ll like a lot! Health benefits, 401k, Employee Stock Purchase Plan, free drinks and snacks, guest speakers, learning events, 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 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 DIRECTOR OF SOCIAL MEDIA ROLE AND OUR TEAM:

We’re looking for an ambitious, data-driven, proactive and strategic Social Media Associate Director to lead the XO Group social teams. This person is a creative thinker, enthusiastic about analyzing performance metrics and has a desire to make a measurable impact on audience growth and engagement. Most important, this person must be able to translate strategy to others and empower them to make creative decisions. 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Create and maintain a social media marketing strategy that grows our traffic, video views, engagement and audience
  • Analyze existing data to provide insights, suggest content strategy and empower content creators to build unique, compelling and engaging content
  • Track and monitor the effectiveness of social initiatives and A/B tests
  • Serve as social media lead across platforms and specialist for the company across marketing, editorial and sales.
  • Monitor social media trends and experiment with industry best practices
  • Manage social team's daily duties, develop reporting on social traffic, engagement and progress to monthly goals
  • Ensure that our brand voice and vision for The Bump and The Knot are reflected across  all social platforms
  • Work closely with editorial, sales and marketing teams to help package content for social and create new ideas that will drive growth and revenue.

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE:

  • Ability to manage a team 
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills and ability to work cross-functionally
  • Demonstrated ability to create and/or understand content for platforms like Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Snapchat, Twitter, but also have a pulse on emerging networks and a penchant for early adoption
  • Familiarity with web analytics and reporting tools such as Google Analytics, Chartbeat, Parse.ly, Crowdtangle, Social Flow, DashHudson, etc.
  • A passion for all things social and the ability to write killer headlines in your sleep
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to switch between day-to-day details and big picture as necessary

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 DIGITAL MARKETING MANAGER ROLE AND OUR TEAM:

XO Group’s GigMasters Marketing team is looking for a smart, passionate and experienced Digital Marketing Manager to conceptualize and create campaigns that meet the needs of our consumers, our brand, and our users. 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 a high-energy, self-motivated individual who feels passionate about matching consumers with the perfect event professionals to make their event one to remember
  • You are an excellent communicator with an impeccable attention to detail
  • You are self-managing and have a proven track record of handling multiple projects at a time
  • You are an experienced brand marketer who delivers high quality work
  • You are interested in collaboration with your team and across other departments
  • You have experience in acquisition marketing through owned and earned marketing channels

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Create, develop, implement and execute on consumer marketing strategy and plan. Own it!
  • Inspire potential consumers to use GigMasters, while educating current consumers with relevant content throughout booking process.
  • Develop, manage and execute consumer lifecycle programs that drive activation, ongoing usage and reactivation/retention. Identify key segments and marketing strategies against each segment across the lifecycle.
  • Drive and grow the GigMasters brand and consumer recognition through content strategy, social media channels, direct email campaigns, and more.
  • Conceptualize and strategize across Product and Marketing to create go-to-market plans for our innovative products.
  • Buy and manage SEM and paid Social Marketing to drive brand awareness and vendor requests.
  • Be an expert in creating direct emails with a clear background in email marketing - creative subject lines, CTAs, creative direction.
  • Create clear marketing hooks and value props for our products and services and turn those into incredibly effective product copy, sales talking points, sales marketing materials and more.
  • Collaborate with other teams (Sales, Account Services, Product, Creative) to gather information, support marketing needs and keep projects moving toward completion.
  • Possess expert project management skills to maintain deadlines and work with our creative team to ensure assets are delivered. Credit including branding, value proposition, and messaging to drive world-class marketing. Work with internal Brand partners and external agencies in developing the creative approach.
  • Communicate results and business impact of marketing strategies and programs to senior leadership and business partners.

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE:

  • Exceptional, persuasive writing skills, with the demonstrated ability to write for and connect with small business owners
  • Background in marketing with fast-paced tech company a plus
  • Excellent writing, editing, and proofreading skills
  • 4-6 years of work experience in digital marketing and communications
  • Past experience in email marketing or marketing automation preferred
  • Experience with journalistic interviewing, editorial writing, promotional copywriting
  • Portfolio of writing samples, preferably with a variety of formats and audiences
  • Demonstrated track record of using communications to achieve specific goals
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to interface across multiple departments
  • Must possess a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications/Marketing or a related field
  • Detail-orientated, with high standards for brand, messaging, quality and consistency of content
  • High performing self starter, with proven ability to work in fast-paced, deadline driven environment
  • Strategic, creative thinker with critical analysis and problem-solving skills, along with flexibility and adaptability
  • Capacity to juggle multiple priorities effectively within a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to make timely decisions, anticipate problems and provide creative solutions

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 SENIOR VIDEO PRODUCER / EDITOR ROLE AND OUR TEAM:

We are seeking an ambitious Senior Digital Video Producer / Editor who will be responsible for finding and pitching ideas for videos, as well as researching, writing and producing scripts. This individual should have experience editing a range of content formats, making creative decisions, and demonstrating aesthetic and technical skills that support the strategic objectives of a multi-platform organization. NOTE: Please include links to content samples with your cover letter. 


RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Understand and articulate The Bump and The Knot voice
  • Assist developing branded video treatment and scripts for The Studio @ XO
  • Assist executing branded video productions for The Studio @ XO including hiring and managing external resources as well as being point person on productions
  • Develop the video strategy for The Bump and The Knot
  • Identify shareability in every video produced
  • Develop and grow a video team, owning its performance
  • Track innovative and emerging digital video creation and delivery
  • Own the video creation process from pitch to publish (ideas, directing, scripting, asset gathering, planning shoots, video editing, prep for publishing)
  • Channel The Bump and The Knot voice, creating smart, digestible scripts that drive social media conversations
  • Plan ahead for evergreen context pieces and feature stories that can live on our social platforms, site and app and work on executing these in a timely fashion
  • Conceptualize and develop new series, formats and content types
  • Make creative, fun, and social-driven videos that people will like and share across any of our platforms
  • Keep track of viral trends relevant to The Bump and The Knot, create content around them, and analyze the results of your work

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE:

  • Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite — specifically, Adobe Premiere, Adobe After Effects, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator
  • Can navigate the social web and help generate creative, visual story angles based on relevant news of the day
  • A curious, creative, critical thinker, always looking for stories & passionate about visual storytelling
  • Sharp understanding of social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, etc.) and video platforms
  • Ability to conceptualize and build graphics / titles for all videos
  • Excellent sense of pace and timing, a knowledge for the best ways to grab viewers, and a sense for how to tell a powerful story in as little time as possible.
  • A love of experimentation and trying to tell stories in new and different ways
  • Can arrange and conduct interviews with potential guests.
  • A creative thinker, problem solver, sense of humor, and great attitude
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Prior experience at a digital media organization a plus
  • Demonstrated sophisticated aesthetic, technical skill, and knowledge of current media trends
  • Solid communication skills and ability to work cohesively as part of a team
  • Able to work under pressure and under deadlines, with strong follow through
  • Proven experience leading a small team or short term initiative
  • Organized with your time and a solid understanding of how long your projects will take

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 PRODUCT MANAGER ROLE AND THE LOCAL DISCOVERY TEAM:

The Knot’s wedding vendor marketplace is XO Group’s largest revenue business, accounting for nearly 60% of company revenue. We believe personalization, search, and discovery will be the #1 driver of growth and improved user experience. We also are inventing new monetization products that will allow our wedding vendors to expand their reach on The Knot in targeted, user-relevant ways. We are looking for a Senior Product Manager to own these related high impact initiatives. This back-end focused role would invent the systems and algorithms to power discovery across all parts of the customer journey: TheKnot.com, The Knot Wedding Planner mobile apps, and email marketing. You would lead a dedicated squad of engineers and provide strategic direction to our Austin-based data science team, reporting to the VP of Product.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Product strategy - what is the best path to achieving our goal; are we working on the most thing
  • Product discovery - are we using user science and hypothesis testing to maximize learning and accelerate achieving our goals
  • Execution - are we building premier products that achieve the desired outcomes for our couples, our wedding vendors, and the business
  • Process - is your squad optimized for maximum impact and velocity
  • Collaboration - you’ll be working with other squads to integrate your results into their features, and working with business teams to identify the parameters and algorithms that would lead to the most impact; are all partners aligned on strategy and tactics

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE:

  • 5+ years experience as a product manager in an agile environment
  • Experience in personalization, recommendations, data science, demand shaping, or similar use of quantitative mechanics to drive user behavior
  • You can diagram 3-5 different ways to implement recommendations, with pros & cons
  • You care about Outcomes over Output - the goal is more important than the roadmap

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 Account Executive located in Los Angeles. The qualified candidate will be a high energy executive who has experience and existing relationships with senior level clients as well as in the agency/media buying community and who thrives in working in a fast paced digital media environment.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Using your deep consultative sales skills, demonstrate the unique value proposition XO Group brings to drive revenue in both endemic and non-endemic categories
  • Assist in the development of revenue growth strategies for our digital and print properties
  • Develop a strong pipeline of qualified advertising prospects
  • Identify and cultivate new revenue opportunities with a category focus (i.e. Finance, Auto, CPG, Beauty, etc.) to source business with both new and existing clients    
  • Own client relationships through strategic management and leadership
  • Utilize existing client and agency relationships to drive large, long-term deals with top advertisers
  • Communicate industry opportunities to management and facilitate initiatives designed to best position the company for success
  • Manage sales pipeline, utilize Salesforce, and communicate monthly, quarterly and annual revenue projections to finance and executive team
  • Consult with Product team to help shape product development in support of client needs
  • Guide the creation of dynamic and persuasive presentations and stories that demonstrate the value of XO Group to clients
  • Frequent short trips to attend meetings with customers

 

 

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE:

  • Love of marketing and solutions-oriented, consultative selling
  • Minimum of 7 years in media sales
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, strong understanding of digital landscape, basic knowledge of Salesforce
  • Strong cross-functional and collaborative track record, team-player, able to multitask
  • Deep relationships with agencies and clients, preferably in Insurance, Finance, Auto, CPG and Beauty

 

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 Account Executive located in NYC. The qualified candidate will be a high energy executive who has experience and existing relationships with senior level clients as well as in the agency/media buying community and who thrives in working in a fast paced digital media environment.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Using your deep consultative sales skills, demonstrate the unique value proposition XO Group brings to drive revenue in both endemic and non-endemic categories
  • Assist in the development of revenue growth strategies for our digital and print properties
  • Develop a strong pipeline of qualified advertising prospects
  • Identify and cultivate new revenue opportunities with a category focus (i.e. Finance, Auto, CPG, Beauty, etc.) to source business with both new and existing clients    
  • Own client relationships through strategic management and leadership
  • Utilize existing client and agency relationships to drive large, long-term deals with top advertisers
  • Communicate industry opportunities to management and facilitate initiatives designed to best position the company for success
  • Manage sales pipeline, utilize Salesforce, and communicate monthly, quarterly and annual revenue projections to finance and executive team
  • Consult with Product team to help shape product development in support of client needs
  • Guide the creation of dynamic and persuasive presentations and stories that demonstrate the value of XO Group to clients
  • Frequent short trips to attend meetings with customers

 

 

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE:

  • Love of marketing and solutions-oriented, consultative selling
  • Minimum of 7 years in media sales
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, strong understanding of digital landscape, basic knowledge of Salesforce
  • Strong cross-functional and collaborative track record, team-player, able to multitask
  • Deep relationships with agencies and clients, preferably in Insurance, Finance, Auto, CPG and Beauty

 

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 SALES TRAINING MANAGER ROLE AND OUR TEAM:

XO Group is looking for an experienced and motivated Manager of Sales Training.  In this role, the Manager of Sales Training will lead the development, utilization and continuous improvement of sales techniques, processes and materials. The candidate will be continuously iterating and monitoring consistency of our sales process, as well as developing materials aimed at improving the onboarding experience of all new sales associates.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Prioritize opportunities for efficiency in training sales reps and assess new and current strategies across the organization
  • Research, develop and execute comprehensive skill training sessions across the sales organization to maximize effectiveness of the team
  • 5 years experience working with product, insights, and marketing teams to develop best-in-class sales training presentations for product launches.  Strong background in understanding and distilling technical features for both consumer facing and enterprise facing product
  • Work with Sales leadership on the best ways to utilize materials and roll out to the team
  • Track adoption, utilization and success after launch while gathering feedback from sales team regularly to consistently improve support programs
  • 5 years experience developing effective copy to overcome sales objections
  • 5 years experience developing effective copy positioning offerings and products against industry competitors

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelor’s degree required (preferably in business, marketing or education), MBA a plus
  • Passion for and experience in educating or training in a B2B sales environment
  • At least four years in a sales enablement/sales training role, ideally at a technology or software company
  • Track record of success changing and influencing sales behaviors
  • Experience collaborating with sales teams or direct experience on a sales team
  • Heavy content creation and strong writing skills required
  • Intermediate to advanced Powerpoint or Keynote skills required
  • Working knowledge of Google Drive & Apps including Docs, Slides and Sheets
  • Strong public speaking and presentation skills a must
  • Strong interpersonal and collaborative ability; need to work across departments

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 REGIONAL SALES ROLE AND OUR TEAM:
XO Group is looking for an experienced and motivated Regional Sales Manager. In this role, the Regional Sales Manager will lead a team of inside Local Sales Executives  to meet and exceed monthly new business revenue goals as they target small to medium sizes businesses in the wedding industry across the country. In this role you will be responsible to  manage, mentor, train, recruit and drive a team's success while exceeding monthly sales goals. Position is based in our beautiful downtown offices

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Manage a team of 10-12 Inside Sales Reps. Marketing and selling local digital and print advertising.
  • Interviewing, hiring, training and maintaining accountability of the your team
  • Conducting regularly scheduled team meetings and training sessions
  • Join your team on sales calls and in sales meetings when assistance is needed
  • Meet the team’s monthly and annual new business sales goals
  • Analyze and use data to meet goals.
  • Collaborate with individual sales team members and research to identify category positioning needs, educate on best responses, and reinforce marketplace standing
  • Collaborate daily with internal teams including editorial, PR, etc. to keep informed of latest news and update sales development team
  • Develop and facilitate continuous improvement of sales techniques and execution by team
  • Continuously iterate and monitor consistent sales performance and sales results
  • Identify inefficiencies in our sales process and sales performance and act to corre

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • 3-5 years relevant experience in sales, inside sales, managing an inside sales team. Some account management skillset would be ideal.
  • Prior experience in local digital and magazine advertising
  • Excellent time-management, organization and multi-tasking skills—able to manage all assigned projects and meet deadlines
  • Ability to work collaboratively with cross-functional teams including outside sales, marketing, editorial, product and operations
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Strong public speaking skills for leading a large team and engaging clients and potential clients en masse.
  • Proficiency with Salesforce, Google Docs, Excel, Word and PowerPoint

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 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
  • Must possess excellent attention to detail

BENEFITS & PERKS:

Things you’ll like a lot!  

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

Things you’ll love!

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

 

WHY WE LOVE WORKING AT XO GROUP INC:

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

ABOUT THE SALES DEVELOPMENT MARKETING MANAGER ROLE AND OUR TEAM:

Sales Development Marketing professional to join our National Team to brainstorm ideas, develop revenue-generating and integrated sales programs and craft compelling brand marketing materials.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Conceptualize unique, targeted campaign ideas in response to RFPs (including content marketing programs, digital ad programs, advertorials, custom video, social media, etc.)
  • Create succinct, yet creative PowerPoint decks that bring the big idea to life and communicate benefits for client
  • Partner with sales teams to develop & package comprehensive advertiser programs that will drive revenue
  • Assist in the writing, execution and updating of brand materials/sell sheets and copy for sales pitches
  • Lead special advertiser/marketing program development which may include events, tentpole programs, premiums, mailings, etc.
  • Collaborate with individual sales team members and research to identify category positioning needs, educate on best responses, and reinforce marketplace standing
  • Work with design team on mocks and visuals for pitches and materials; keep track of timelines and communicate them with stakeholders on a project-by-project basis
  • Interface with internal teams including editorial, PR, ad product, tech, etc. to keep informed of latest news and help build sales opportunities
  • Clear & compelling creative/marketing writing and presentation skills
  • Excellent time-management, organization and multi-tasking skills—able to manage all assigned projects and meet deadlines
  • Obsessed with everything digital…from Instagram and Facebook to iPhone apps and YouTube
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Creative and proactive in suggesting new marketing materials & programs
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • 3-5 years relevant experience in digital marketing, advertising or other related field
  • Experience producing client facing materials and proposals, specifically responding to RFP’s
  • Must be a strong writer
  • Proficiency with PowerPoint
  • Strong references required

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 SALES OPERATIONS ANALYST, LOCAL ROLE AND OUR TEAM:

XO Group is seeking a Sales Operations Analyst for our Local channel to help build, manage and expand our operations infrastructure.  The ideal candidate is a data-driven problem solver who has as passion for creating predictability, scalability and efficiency.  You will work cross-functionally with the Sales, Marketing, Product and Technology teams to drive the success of our go-to-market strategy and execution. You will develop, test and implement new strategies and programs to drive sales velocity and grow customer acquisition.  

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Own prospect management process, including scoring, nurture, campaign tracking, targeting and segmentation, and territory methodology and assignments
  • Identify process inefficiencies and implement improvements across go-to-market strategy, with a keen focus on the top of funnel, lead generation activities
  • Actively monitor, analyze and report on the health of marketing contribution to sales activity, pipeline, acquisition and market penetration
  • Define ideal customer profile and work with marketing to ensure quantity and quality of lead-flow is sustained to meet sales capacity and achieve top-line sales and revenue goals
  • Define KPIs and maintain reporting system across full lifecycle of sales process from lead to close, to measure the overall health and performance of the Local sales channel

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE:

  • BA/BS degree, with 2+ years of relevant professional experience in sales, marketing or operations
  • Power user of Salesforce and marketing automation platforms (Hubspot a plus)
  • Analytical problem solver and decision maker with acute attention to detail
  • Ability to obtain, synthesize, and analyze data from disparate sources
  • Comfort working cross-functionally and advocating for your ideas and insights
  • Ability to prioritize, set deadlines, and meet aggressive goals
  • Thrive in fast-paced, changing environment
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills

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 hiring a passionate and highly skilled Sr. Data Engineer on the Data Platform Engineering team to maintain the current email integration platform.  The Sr. Data Engineer will carry on work to develop a new platform to replace the existing platform.  In addition,  candidate will have an opportunity to work on and develop on XO’s Analytic Data Platform (Snowflake) to merge and aggregate event and operational data providing  insights for Product Analytics and Business Intelligence.  This position requires a highly organized, self-directed and highly data focused team player with strong analytical skills and deep understanding of data processing in distributed systems.  The Sr. Data Engineer will work closely with the Architect to collaborate on architecture and see the design through the complete SDLC.  In addition, candidate will work with the Product team and Email Ops personnel to understand business requirements and translate functional requirements into technical specification.  

  

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Maintain  the current XO to Responsys integration
  • Collaborate with Architect, Product and Operations to develop a new platform for integrating data from XO into Responsys
  • Collaborate with BI Analyst to determine Responsys deliverability metrics for analytics and reporting.
  • Develop integrations to consume external data from Responsys to be used for analysis
  • Participate in the migration of the current platform to the new platform.  
  • Lead data migrations as necessary to support multiple Responsys accounts
  • Collaborate with Product Leads and Email Marketing Ops to understand changes to current platform
  • Translate functional requirements into conceptual and detailed design specifications
  • Collaborate on architectural changes to implement into the pipeline
  • Develop data pipelines using AWS services such as SNS, SQS, Lambda and S3

 

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE:

  • 1-3 Years developing with Python
  • 1 + years Experience developing and maintaining services in AWS such as  SNS, SQS, Lambda and S3
  • 1 +  years experience with Postgresql and ElasticSearch
  • 1 + years experience developing and working with  Rest APIs
  • Experience working with distributed systems
  • Experience working with HoneyBadger, Jenkins and GitHub
  • Some experience with Node.js and Ruby desirable
  • Data warehouse and data modeling experience is a nice to have
  • DevOps experience is a nice to have
  • 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!

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 ENGINEERING MANAGER ROLE AND OUR TEAM:

XO Group is seeking a talented and driven Engineering Manager to join the GigMasters team. You will be leading talented and experienced engineering teams, working to build tools our users love, on the web and mobile devices using ASP.NET WebApi and MVC, Xamarin, AngularJS and other JavaScript frameworks.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Manage two small to medium sized Squads of talented, technical, full-stack engineers
  • Provide leadership, mentorship, and motivation to the engineering teams
  • Leverage technical skills to drive architecture and technical direction, product and features, as well as infrastructure, process, and tool improvements and adoption
  • Collaborate with cross-functional partners including Product and Marketing to create roadmaps and short feedback cycles
  • Work with engineering team to add, improve, and maintain the current applications, architecture, and infrastructure

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE:

  • 7+ years software engineering experience
  • 4+ years experience managing high performing software development teams
  • BS in Computer Science, Engineering, a related technical field, or equivalent experience
  • Deep knowledge of C# .NET , Java, or similar server-side technology
  • Experience working in an Agile, TDD environment
  • Experience guiding continuous improvement of technology, architecture, process, and productivity
  • Experience with AWS (Elastic Beanstalk, EC2, SQS, SNS, RDS, S3, Lambda)
  • Experience deploying to and monitoring applications in AWS or other cloud infrastructure
  • Experience with third-party systems integration
  • Experience with various data storage solutions such as MS SQL Server, ElasticSearch, and/or others
  • Experience with Github, Jenkins, and continuous deployment pipelines
  • Experience working with various monitoring and alerting tools (New Relic, PagerDuty)
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
  • Strong business and technical vision
  • Ability to handle multiple competing priorities in a fast-paced, continuous flow development environment

NICE TO HAVE:

  • Specific experience working with React.js and Redux
  • Experience working with Docker and microservices
  • Experience with open source community software projects
  • Experience with eventually consistent data paradigms and distributed systems architectures
  • Experience with message queuing patterns and products such as RabbitMQ, ZeroMQ, SNS/SQS

BENEFITS & PERKS:

Things you’ll like a lot!  

  • Health benefits, 401k, Employee Stock Purchase Plan, a 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 LEAD ENGINEER ROLE AND OUR TEAM:

Our ideal candidate is an experienced lead and team player who enjoys coding, is reliable, and flexible to change while being able to cooly handle multiple priorities. You will work with product managers, developers, and designers to create and support highly available and scalable shared solutions and tools for our product needs. An above average attention to detail with the ability to work with limited supervision and lead a small, fast moving team is a must.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Lead a team of engineers by providing guidance on best practices surround tdd, docker, continuous delivery
  • Develop and support multiple Single Page Applications, Node.js APIs, backend services and datastores
  • Iterative platform development, including troubleshooting and performance optimization.
  • Document and evangelize the team’s applications and services
  • Develop algorithms to efficiently distribute traffic based on demand

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE:

  • Minimum 7 years of experience; 3 years leading a team
  • Experience with Test Driven Development
  • Expert knowledge of Node.js and experience in a production environment
  • Experience deploying to and monitoring applications in AWS or other cloud infrastructure
  • Experience with ElasticSearch development and administration
  • Experience with various data storage solutions such as MongoDB, Redis, Postgres and/or others
  • Knowledge of eventually consistent data paradigms and distributed systems architectures
  • Experience with message queueing patterns and products such as RabbitMQ, ZeroMQ, SNS/SQS
  • Experience with Github, Jenkins, and continuous deployment pipelines
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
  • You are experienced and happy in a fast moving, continuous flow development environment.
  • Ruby/Rails, C#, Python

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:

 

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 one of the fastest-growing business segment within XO! The Guest Zone’s mission is to make it easy for couples to receive wedding gifts from their guests.  We do this by enabling couples to easily setup their own wedding websites and displaying all of their cash and retailer registries in one place.

 

You will be joining a high-performing team with lean product and startup experience. Our product and engineering teams work closely together at every phase of product development from research and inception to release and maintenance.  

 

Who We are Looking For

 

The ideal candidate is an experienced engineering leader who enjoys driving results through empowering others just as much as delivering through his/her own individual contribution. The person has a passion for delivering value to users and the business through best-in-class engineering and execution.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Lead a small but talented team of full-stack engineers on the development of The Knot Registry and Newlywed Fund
  • Collaborate closely with product managers and other engineering teams at all stages of product development and launch
  • Contribute to the development of codebase and infrastructure (Ruby on Rails, Node, React, AWS)
  • Lead and facilitate decision making during technical meetings
  • Ensure the continuous improvement of engineering and product processes
  • Coach team members on their personal and career development

 

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE:

  • 4+ years production experience in full stack web development (Rails and Node 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 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

 

 

Who we are

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.

Who you are

You are an experienced software developer with a passion for technology. You are focused on writing clean, well-tested code for a high-traffic web environment.

You can not only implement a feature but be involved with the project definition and be willing to innovate. You embrace the use of new technologies and don’t use the same tool for every job.

What you do

You will work closely with a team of talented developers to build tools our users love for the web and mobile devices using ASP.NET WebApi and MVC, Xamarin, React and other JavaScript frameworks.  You will be fully immersed in all aspects of web development, coding the inner workings of our site, our API, and mobile applications.

How we work

Our work environment is fast-paced, high energy, and highly collaborative. Developers are expected to work cohesively with the Product team to help determine feature sets, scope, and the best possible solutions to problems – and then implement them. We use GitHub and take Pull Requests seriously. We develop real-world projects in phases within a defined process and ship often with our automatic build server and deployment process.

What you bring

  • Deep knowledge of C# .NET , Java, or similar server-side technology
  • Skills in JavaScript and HTML/CSS
  • Experience with SQL
  • Excellent communication skills
  • BS in Computer Science, Engineering, a related technical field, or equivalent experience
  • A drive to get things done
  • iOS or Android development experience a plus

More About Us

GigMasters.com 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. Yes, we have a ping pong table, and we close early on Fridays in the summer, but it is teamwork, passion, and hard work that truly define us.