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

WHAT WE DO MATTERS:

Here at XO Group, we truly believe in doing work that matters. Through our family of brands—The Knot, The Nest, The Bump, GigMasters, and How He Asked—we inspire, inform, and cheer on our community as they move through life’s most amazing milestones. From the proposal, to creating a home and starting a family together, we’re there for every step of the journey. Our couples and business partners depend on us. They're all in. So are we.

ABOUT THE AUDIENCE DEVELOPMENT INTERN ROLE AND OUR TEAM:

The Audience Development team seeks an intern with a strong interest in digital marketing, publishing and transactional businesses. You will learn an incredible amount about brand, acquisition, and content marketing to drive audience growth and retention. You'll also gain experience in conversion optimization and A/B testing.

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.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Collaborate with Audience Development Team to execute marketing strategies and grow existing programs for The Bump and The Knot.
  • Conduct A/B tests and analyze results to optimize marketing strategies and campaigns across social and email. Tasks could include developing a test strategy, building creative, pitching video ideas to test out via social, and coordinating across teams.
  • Conduct competitive analysis and research to understand the industry landscape across social and email.
  • Build e-commerce articles to drive affiliate revenue.
  • Evaluate Google Analytics to track KPIs and communicate insights (knowledge of any major analytics package a plus i.e., Omniture, etc.).
  • Present findings in regularly scheduled meetings.

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE:

  • Extremely detail oriented and great at learning a skill and applying it in different capacities
  • Data-driven and able to extract learnings from sets of data
  • Proficient in Excel
  • Fast learner for different platforms (CMS, ESP, etc)
  • Experience/Interest in web and social analytics
  • Familiarity with Photoshop a plus
  • Able to multitask

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

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

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

What You'll Do

  • Help GigMasters clients find and book the perfect entertainment for their special events
  • Research entertainment and marketing trends
  • Manage and update client database
  • Assist with production of GigMasters events
  • Engage in projects that further the company’s mission.

What you bring to the team

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

This is a paid internship for Fall of 2018 with awesome perks: brand new office, patio with wifi, game room, & and gym!

WHAT WE DO MATTERS:

Here at XO Group, we truly believe in doing work that matters. Through our family of brands—The Knot, The Nest, The Bump, GigMasters, and How He Asked—we inspire, inform, and cheer on our community as they move through life’s most amazing milestones. From the proposal, to creating a home and starting a family together, we’re there for every step of the journey. Our couples and business partners depend on us. They're all in. So are we.

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.

ABOUT THE GIGMASTERS MARKETING INTERNSHIP:

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.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • 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 GigMasters
  • Contribute 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
  • Support various marketing projects

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE:

  • Strong communications skills, both written and oral
  • Careful attention to detail
  • Passion for social marketing
  • Exceptional problem-solving skills
  • Working toward or recently completed Bachelor’s degree or higher
  • Proficiency in MS Word, Excel and Outlook

 This is a paid internship for Fall of 2018 with awesome perks: brand new office, patio with wifi, game room, & gym!

WHAT WE DO MATTERS:

Here at XO Group, we truly believe in doing work that matters. Through our family of brands—The Knot, The Nest, The Bump, GigMasters, and How He Asked—we inspire, inform, and cheer on our community as they move through life’s most amazing milestones. From the proposal, to creating a home and starting a family together, we’re there for every step of the journey. Our couples and business partners depend on us. They're all in. So are we.

Consumer Marketing & Public Relations Internship, FALL 2018


ABOUT THE CONSUMER MARKETING & PUBLIC RELATIONS INTERNSHIP ROLE AND OUR TEAM:

We’re looking for an ambitious, creative, resourceful and proactive intern to join the XO Group consumer marketing and public relations teams for the fall semester. The ideal candidate is a creative thinker and resourceful team member. You’ll thrive in this role if you have an enthusiasm for innovative marketing solutions, enjoy media monitoring and media relations, have a desire to learn, and get excited about working with leading brands in the wedding, parenting, home and entertainment spaces.  

The consumer marketing and public relations intern will hone skills in writing, organization, communication, brainstorming, and event production. They will learn and refine skills in developing targeted media lists, media pitches, media tracking, influencer relationship building, and brand strategy. This is a fantastic opportunity for anyone interested in a career in marketing, public relations, and strategic communication. A love of writing and creative brainstorming are essential. 

INTERNSHIP REQUIREMENTS:

  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills
  • Team player 
  • Attention to detail in all work 
  • Time management skills
  • Organized, with the ability to prioritize work and multi-task 
  • Ability to switch between day-to-day details and big picture as necessary
  • Problem solver and self-starter
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite
  • A passion for our family of brands 
  • Previous PR or marketing internship experience a plus
  • Skills in data management and organization a plus
  • An eye for design and photography a plus