JOB OPENINGS / Editorial

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

ABOUT THE ASSISTANT PHOTO EDITOR ROLE AND OUR TEAM:

The Knot Magazine seeks a talented, creative and enthusiastic Assistant Photo Editor with 2+ years editorial experience to join our photo team of two. The candidate should be resourceful, able to juggle a large volume of requests and projects in a fast-paced environment, work within tight deadlines, be comfortable working independently, and have a strong sense of what works visually in the print and wedding industry. They will report directly to the Photo Director and work closely with the art and editorial teams. The Assistant Photo Editor is a critical part of the creative department ensuring all high res needs are accounted for, while also contributing to photo research and shoot production. The Knot produces a quarterly National magazine and biannual Regional issues.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Photo research, editing, applying metadata and sourcing high-resolution images from stock, PR contacts and photographers, including real weddings, for The Knot National and Regional Magazines
  • Assist Photo Director with photo shoot production and model casting
  • Producer and photo editor for FOB still life fashion shoot
  • Manage daily workflow of the Photo Department including organizing, managing and releasing hi-res images to production and retouching teams, file management, archiving images
  • Collaborate with Photo Director, Design Director and Edit team on story development and visual concepts
  • Clearing photos for cross-departmental use
  • Compile caption and credit information
  • Familiarity with photo contracts, usage rights, photo licensing and copyright

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE:

  • Passionate about photography, fashion, style and all things weddings!
  • Editorial photo research and production experience, preferably with a media company
  • Highly organized, goal-oriented and assertive
  • Ability to multitask, prioritize and thrive in a fast-paced environment
  • Knowledge of relevant software (Photoshop, Bridge, K4, Excel, Google Docs, etc.)
  • Maintain positive work environment with high creative standards
  • Archival, digital and social experience a plus

 

Hiring Manager: Kathy Nguyen

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 ASSISTANT PHOTO EDITOR ROLE AND OUR TEAM:

The Knot Magazine seeks a talented, creative and enthusiastic Assistant Photo Editor with 2+ years editorial experience to join our photo team of two. The candidate should be resourceful, able to juggle a large volume of requests and projects in a fast-paced environment, work within tight deadlines, be comfortable working independently, and have a strong sense of what works visually in the print and wedding industry. They will report directly to the Photo Director and work closely with the art and editorial teams. The Assistant Photo Editor is a critical part of the creative department ensuring all high res needs are accounted for, while also contributing to photo research and shoot production. The Knot produces a quarterly National magazine and biannual Regional issues.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Photo research, editing, applying metadata and sourcing high-resolution images from stock, PR contacts and photographers, including real weddings, for The Knot National and Regional Magazines
  • Assist Photo Director with photo shoot production and model casting
  • Producer and photo editor for FOB still life fashion shoot
  • Manage daily workflow of the Photo Department including organizing, managing and releasing hi-res images to production and retouching teams, file management, archiving images
  • Collaborate with Photo Director, Design Director and Edit team on story development and visual concepts
  • Clearing photos for cross-departmental use
  • Compile caption and credit information
  • Familiarity with photo contracts, usage rights, photo licensing and copyright

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE:

  • Passionate about photography, fashion, style and all things weddings!
  • Editorial photo research and production experience, preferably with a media company
  • Highly organized, goal-oriented and assertive
  • Ability to multitask, prioritize and thrive in a fast-paced environment
  • Knowledge of relevant software (Photoshop, Bridge, K4, Excel, Google Docs, etc.)
  • Maintain positive work environment with high creative standards
  • Archival, digital and social experience a plus

WHAT WE LOVE ABOUT YOU:

  • You love our users. You deeply understand our users and put them at the center of everything you do. You aim to serve and delight them every day.
  • You do the right thing. You are respectful and act with the highest integrity. If you see something that isn’t right, you say something.
  • You debate it.  You ask questions to understand a perspective and are comfortable respectfully challenging assumptions. You are not turned off by constructive conflict to get to the right answer.
  • You own your outcomes.  You set clear ambitious goals. You anticipate obstacles, persevere, and are accountable for your commitments.
  • You make fast decisions. You are an effective and timely communicator. You understand how to collaborate, compromise, and escalate when needed.
  • You get better every day.  You welcome the gift of feedback. You never settle in your quest to grow and develop. By being here, you make our company stronger.

WHAT YOU LOVE ABOUT US:

You’ll hear a lot about culture and perks from other companies, but we like to think of it as the XO way of life. From unlimited vacation and generous parental leave benefits, to free snacks and Thirsty Thursdays, we believe in happiness above all else—in and out of the office.

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 SENIOR DESIGNER ROLE AND OUR TEAM:

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

RESPONSIBILITIES:

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

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE:

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

Please send cover letter, resume, and link to portfolio

WHAT WE LOVE ABOUT YOU:

  • You love our users. You deeply understand our users and put them at the center of everything you do. You aim to serve and delight them every day.
  • You do the right thing. You are respectful and act with the highest integrity. If you see something that isn’t right, you say something.
  • You debate it.  You ask questions to understand a perspective and are comfortable respectfully challenging assumptions. You are not turned off by constructive conflict to get to the right answer.
  • You own your outcomes.  You set clear ambitious goals. You anticipate obstacles, persevere, and are accountable for your commitments.
  • You make fast decisions. You are an effective and timely communicator. You understand how to collaborate, compromise, and escalate when needed.
  • You get better every day.  You welcome the gift of feedback. You never settle in your quest to grow and develop. By being here, you make our company stronger.

WHAT YOU LOVE ABOUT US:

You’ll hear a lot about culture and perks from other companies, but we like to think of it as the XO way of life. From unlimited vacation and generous parental leave benefits, to free snacks and Thirsty Thursdays, we believe in happiness above all else—in and out of the office.