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 ASSOCIATE ECOMMERCE EDITOR ROLE AND OUR TEAM:

XO Group Inc. is seeking an Associate Ecommerce Editor to craft compelling and unique shopping-focused content for The Knot & The Bump to meet affiliate link revenue goals. Our ideal candidate is resourceful, comfortable working independently and is able to work in a fast-paced environment. This individual will have experience in product journalism and be skilled at creating content that is SEO-optimized, engages our audiences and drives purchase.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Write, edit and optimize around 15 stories a month, working with the editorial team to ensure the content, voice and product recommendations feel modern and on-brand.
  • Research and cut high res product images for all stories.
  • Work with the audience development and editorial teams to identify and plan around editorial categories and seasonal tent poles that present a commerce opportunity.
  • Optimize all additional shoppable content outside of ecommerce-specific stories.
  • Develop best practices for ecommerce content.

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE:

  • 2+ years of writing product roundups at a major site or brand.
  • Deep knowledge of SEO best practices.
  • Knowledge of Photoshop and understanding of image quality.
  • Strong organizational skills and a self-starter.
  • Ability to juggle multiple projects at one time.

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 every step of the journey. Our couples and business partners depend on us. They're all in. And so are we.

ABOUT THE ASSOCIATE REAL WEDDINGS EDITOR ROLE AND OUR TEAM:

XO Group's The Knot seeks a talented and enthusiastic Associate Real Weddings Editor with a minimum of two years editorial experience to join our Real Weddings team. You’ll work with the Real Weddings editor researching, writing, and reporting on regional wedding trends for print and online. The Knot produces a quarterly national magazine and 16 biannual regional issues.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Partner with Real Weddings team to review, source and pitch submissions for your Real Weddings stories
  • Generate other trend-worthy pitches for Real Wedding-related story franchises
  • Write weekly assignments for print and online
  • Regular communication with couples and vendors to accurately report and credit your real wedding stories
  • Create a database of industry experts and contacts
  • Source and call-in products for trend-based articles
  • Serve as a brand ambassador for The Knot at networking and social events
  • Research and understand the trends of regional markets
  • Some travel may be required

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE:

  • Minimum of 2 years editorial experience 
  • Strong understanding of wedding industry trends, experts and traditions/cultures of weddings around the world
  • Exceptional writing abilities to share the “yours truly” moments that make our Real Wedding stories unique
  • Media trained with on-camera and live event experience
  • Trend forecasting for all media outlets
  • Proficiency in the Adobe Creative Suite, Mac-Based K4 Systems and InCopy. Experience with Microsoft Office Suite and/or Google Docs
  • Undergraduate emphasis in journalism or English
  • Ability to multitask and juggle a number of  responsibilities under tight deadlines without compromising quality
  • Leadership—confidence in owning your stories, and able to articulate and debate ideas and opinions
  • A flexible personality and strong work ethic

Please send cover letter, resume and writing examples or your website.

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 ACCOUNTING MANAGER ROLE AND OUR TEAM:

XO Group’s Finance team is seeking an Accounting Manager to oversee all facets of  company-wide revenue recognition procedures in our monthly close process. This job is for you if you love numbers as much as you love being in a creative atmosphere.

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 sharing responsibilities to ensure that everything is accounted for.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Responsible for overseeing revenue recognition in accordance with applicable revenue recognition standards for all revenue streams of the Company, including reviewing and interpreting new contracts, review of campaign under delivery and proper revenue recognition guidelines
  • Calculate quarterly bonuses and accruals for sales teams
  • Perform quarterly review of bad debt expense/allowance for doubtful accounts for aging receivables and present conclusions to the CFO
  • Coordinate proper expense recognition for direct cost of sale
  • Assist with system implementation efforts related to areas of responsibility
  • Review reconciliations on a monthly basis for all areas of responsibility
  • Perform financial analysis to support actual results vs. budget, forecast, and prior year variance analysis
  • Responsible for working with auditors on quarterly reviews, SOX controls testing, and substantive audit procedures surrounding areas of focus
  • Contribute to Finance team’s continuous process improvement and pursuit of excellence in systems and processes
  • Manage direct/indirect reports to ensure departmental efficiencies, including training, development, coaching, counseling and performance reviews. Works with direct reports to set clear goals, objectives and set priorities.

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

  • 5 years of accounting experience
  • Great Plains knowledge/experience a plus
  • Proficient in MS office with extensive experience with MS Excel
  • Ability to research accounting guidance in line with US GAAP, as applicable to tasks on hand
  • Results-oriented, with an ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and expeditiously
  • Strong sense of urgency and commitment
  • A confident individual as well as a team player, capable of building effective internal and external relationships
  • BA in accounting, CPA preferred

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 EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT ROLE AND OUR TEAM:

As an executive assistant at XO Group, you’ll have a birds-eye view of the entire organization and a chance to build relationships with employees and our leadership team. You will be responsible for executing fundamental administrative support for our C-suite executive team. The Executive Assistant team reports up to the Director, Employee Experience and are an integral piece of what makes XO Group a fantastic place to work!

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Act as Gatekeeper to senior executives: phones, mail, email, ensuring meetings start and end on time, and managing sensitive information.
  • Manage multiple calendars, schedule meetings and travel arrangements.
  • Schedule and coordinate outings, company-wide events and meetings for respective executives
  • Act as a point of contact for executives and respective departments.
  • Anticipate potential roadblocks and approach with a problem solving mindset.
  • Process expense reports and other invoices.
  • Maintain files, contact lists and other resources.
  • Create presentations and other communications, as needed.
  • Provide back-up support for other EA’s as needed.

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE:

  • Higher education degree preferred.
  • 2+ years experience in an administrative support role. Executive level a plus.
  • Extreme attention to detail a must.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage time and competing priorities.
  • Experience booking travel and/or planning itineraries.
  • Excellent professional communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Knowledge of Google Enterprise (Google Drive, Google Calendar, etc.).
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel a plus.
  • A willingness to pitch in where needed.
  • Superior ability to organize and simplify.

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.

 

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!

Responsibilities
    • Collaborate with Product Managers to understand business requirements
    • Develop / Customize / Enhance Integration solutions utilizing Dell BOOMI
    • Create/Maintain documentation for our systems
    • Develop and support self-monitoring, robust, scalable systems, ETL/ELT processes, and data RESTful API service
    • Work with JIRA, our project and issue tracking system
    • Manage database supporting elements including schemas, tables, views, indexes, stored procedures, scripts and declarative integrity constraints
    • Provide production support to our business users
    • Participate and attend sprints to achieve our business objective and goals 

Skills & Experience

  • 4 to 6 years of relevant experience with software development
  • At least 2 to 3 years of experience in Cloud integration using Dell Boomi integration platform.
  • Experience with developing integration with Salesforce using Dell Boomi.
  • 2 to 3 years system integration experience with SOA, SaaS, and ETL technologies.
  • 2 to 3 years programming in SQL including queries, stored procedures, triggers and functions
  • Must display strong teamwork and interpersonal skills at all levels along with excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience in Javascript, Groovy or similar programming languages. 
  • Boomi Integration Developer Certification a plus
  • Experience with developing integration with Zuora a plus
  • Experience with Postgres a plus 

Benefits & Perks:

Things you’ll like a lot!  

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

Things you’ll love!

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

 

 

WHAT WE DO MATTERS:

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.
  • Event modeling experience required. Familiarity with Segment a plus.
  • 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



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.

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 enterprise solutions that solve the businesses problems and deliver value.

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

  • 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
  • Ability to document and deliver SFDC best practices to stakeholders that meet business needs
  • Experience with Enterprise Systems
  • You are experienced and happy in a fast moving, continuous flow environment.
  • 2+ years of SFDC or similar CRM experience as a power user, analyst, administrator, or solution architect desired

BENEFITS & PERKS:

Things you’ll like a lot!  

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

Things you’ll love!

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

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 REGISTRY TECHNICAL OPERATIONS ROLE AND OUR TEAM:

The Registry Technical Operations role provides a great opportunity for candidates seeking to leverage their combined business and technical skills. We are looking for a savvy, organized, analytical, and helpful person with experience in Affiliate Marketing technology, API/ETL data processing, and general IT or web-platform best practices. The Registry Technical Operations team combines expert communication strategy with deep operational knowledge to support continuous improvement and great quality of our registry product. This position requires a strong technical mind with solid data experience to support the other members of the team. Enhance your current skills and gain experience in the many facets of a public digital company—the greatest of its kind!

 This position in the Business Intelligence & Digital Analytics department sits at the intersection of User Experience, Product Analytics and Data Intelligence. The Analyst is 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 and analysis.

 RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Cultivate and manage relationships with the technical teams of the largest retailers, including Amazon, Bed Bath and Beyond, Crate & Barrel, Macy’s, etc.
  • Lead and support technical projects and ongoing changes related to current and prospective partners.
  • Monitor key data exchange and loading processes.
  • Test and configure attribution links and other customizable site elements.
  • Investigate, track, and resolve data and attribution outages, using ticketing systems
  • Collaborate with internal Business Development, Product Management, Engineering, Legal, Accounting, and Business Intelligence teams to ensure that our users have the best registry experience for their weddings or baby showers!
  • Maintain positive relationships within and across XO teams and with partner teams.
  • Be accountable for escalating issues to satisfactory resolution.


SKILLS & EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelor’s Degree from a four-year college or university, or equivalent experience.
  • 2-3 years technical experience with technical details of affiliate marketing programs
    • Experience with affiliate marketing web tracking technology (i.e, tracking URLS, Pixels, Browser Cookies)
    • Working with Affiliate Networks such as Impact Radius, Linkshare, Commission Junction
    • Monitoring, troubleshooting, validating data exchanges via SFTP and API
    • Data troubleshooting and analysis using tools like Excel, SQL, Python, etc.
  • 2-3 years operations experience managing Technical Projects with real-time business impact
  • Customer/Client Service experience, including working in ticketing systems like JIRA, Pivotal, and Asana
  • Soft Skills
    • Excellent Analytical Skills
    • Excellent Communication
    • Strategic and Tactical Thinking
    • Strong Ethics


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 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

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 COPY LEAD, MARKETING & PRODUCT ROLE AND OUR TEAM:

The XO Group is looking for a smart, passionate and funny digital copywriter with 12+ years of experience to conceptualize and create products and services that meet the needs of our advertisers, our brands and our users.

We’re looking for a stellar wordsmith to join our fast-paced, in-house marketing team. The Senior Copy Lead is a cross functional position and will oversee our product and marketing copywriters. This person will work closely with stakeholders from across the company, designers, product managers, and editorial to produce onbrand copy that creates a joyful user experience and elevates XO Group and The Knot brands.

RESPONSIBILITIES: 

  • Determine and develop copy strategy that elevates and unifies all brand user touchpoints.
  • Supervise and evangelize brand voice/tone guidelines that are properly tailored to both sides of our marketplace — a diverse mix of couples and experienced wedding professionals (B2C and B2B audiences).
  • Implement and maintain a streamlined process for collaborating with stakeholders from across the company to ensure a cohesive voice and tone across all product channels, marketing touchpoints, and that strategic goals and objectives are met with each deliverable.
  • Oversee a team of product and senior marketing copywriters.
  • Write compelling, on-brand copy that inspires, informs and delights our audience while driving action across a suite of channels including marketing campaigns, industry leading planning tools and mobile apps.
  • Possess the ability to “write visually” — know the constraints of the channels and product you are writing for, visualize how your copy could look in a layout and provide copy documents that help the designer understand your visions.
  • Be an expert in marketing communications and general user interface copy. This includes but not limited to producing copy guidelines, product and feature naming, brand ad campaigns, email communications, social media, and marketing initiatives.
  • Manage simultaneous projects from inception to completion. Develop a detailed project plan to monitor and track progress.

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE:

  • Someone with a love for writing and an enthusiasm for getting it right
  • 12+ years of copywriting experience in support of digital product and marketing campaigns
  • 3+ years management experience in leading and nurturing a team of at least 3 people
  • Portfolio of work demonstrating a wide range of concepts and executions across web, mobile, and marketing campaigns
  • Ability to determine and create copy strategy across a large number of channels
  • Creative thinker with big ideas and an eagle eye when it comes to the details
  • Deep understanding of using data and user testing to gain insight to the best copy solutions
  • Ability to pivot quickly and experience working cross-functionally with fast-paced internal teams
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Fascination with user behavior and desire to make impact
  • Experience writing video content and scripts is a plus
  • Deep understanding of SEO copywriting and experience working with SEO teams
  • Passion for helping couples navigate one of life’s biggest moments!

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 MANAGER, SEO STRATEGY ROLE & OUR TEAM:

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

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Working under the Audience Development team, the Sr. Manager, SEO Strategy will develop and execute on-page and off-page SEO strategy across multiple XO Group business units through these activities:

  • Develop and evolve the SEO content strategies for XO’s web properties.
  • Research and implement global SEO keyword strategies for key web properties, advancing keyword rankings and outperforming competitors in Google and other search engines.
  • Conduct SEO content audits across multiple open source and in-house applications.
  • Learn and help advance technical SEO best practices ranging from XML Sitemaps, page speed, crawl/server errors, link analysis and clean-up, redirect implementation, and more.
  • Provide monthly reporting of traffic performance and keyword rankings.
  • Daily involvement in web analytics, including monitoring results of projects, locating problem areas and their causes, and providing recommendations based on findings.
  • Collaborate with product, editorial, and marketing stakeholders in planning meetings and discussions.
  • Provide best practices for new pages, redesigns, taxonomies, and migrations.
  • Train the business on SEO best practices.

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE:

  • 5 -7 years experience in an SEO role with a focus on keyword research, content, and SEO best practices.
  • 5+ years direct experience developing comprehensive SEO strategies and performance-focused website content (editorial content for online media and lifestyles brands a big plus), accounting for search volume, user intent, content categories, business units, competitive landscape, and more.
  • Expert in Google Search Console and technical SEO requirements.
  • Demonstrated analytical skills, attention to detail, and quality assurance.
  • Understanding of basic HTML, CSS, and code structure as it relates to SEO.
  • Experience with web analytics programs (Google Analytics preferred).
    • Google Analytics certification is a plus.
  • Familiarity with SEO applications (Conductor Searchlight, DeepCrawl, Ahrefs, Moz, SEMrush, e.g.).
  • Ability and eagerness to effectively balance ad-hoc daily requests with big-picture strategic work.
  • A passion for SEO and an ongoing drive to learn, understand, and implement white-hat techniques.
  • Excellent drive, reliability, and cross-departmental collaboration, with strong problem-solving, presentation, and communication skills (including performance reporting).
  • Understanding of Agile/Lean development process a plus.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in related field of study.

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 HEAD OF USER RESEARCH ROLE AND OUR TEAM:

User research is critical at XO Group because our users - brides, newlyweds, and parents - are working toward meaningful milestones for the first time and need our products to help them solve real problems. Our user research work relies on mixed methods to helps us understand the people who use our products, providing insights to drive product direction and strategy. We're seeking an analytical and empathetic Head of User Research to represent user research across our org, lead our team of user researchers, and help couples plan the most important moments of their lives. We are looking for people that can take a human-centered approach to designing studies that provide an understanding of how people's attitudes, beliefs, or stated needs relate to their actions or behaviors.

The right candidates will be a strong communicator and passionate leader with a background in behavioral data analysis, experimental and survey research, product design, and statistics.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Work closely with executives and product teams to identify research questions.
  • Be a thought leader in user research, while advocating for our users.
  • Lead, hire, and train a team of world-class user researchers.  
  • Design and execute studies that uncover user behavior and attitudes, using the right methodology for the questions at hand.
  • Generate, communicate, and present insights that shape how product teams think about product strategy.
  • Work closely with product design to map our users’ journey, conduct design sprints & studios, and test new products.
  • Educate the product team on user research best practices.

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE:

  • A passion for understanding user behaviour, using any available methods
  • Degree in human-computer interaction, psychology, sociology, information science, computer science, economics, or a related field
  • 5+ years experience in user research at a consumer-focused product company
  • 2+ years experience managing user researchers
  • Extensive knowledge of user research methods
  • Experience answering meaningful and impactful consumer product questions using research
  • Experience communicating analysis and results to any audience
  • Detail oriented and self motivated to work independently on a variety of tasks
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, and collaboration skills with a knack for storytelling

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, to planning amazing parties for every important milestone, we’re there for every step of the journey. Our couples, party planners, and business partners depend on us. They're all in. So are we.

ABOUT THE SR. PRODUCT DESIGNER ROLE AND OUR TEAM:

 

We are looking for a full-stack product designer who wants to build great products that bring people together to celebrate and create incredible memories.

GigMasters (part of XO Group) is seeking a Senior Product Designer to own the complete end-to-end experience of our exciting transition to a next generation inspiration led transactional marketplace. In the next year, GigMasters will undergo a complete transformation that you can own. It will become an inspirational and actionable marketplace with a new strategy, new brand, new experience and a new technical platform. This is a greenfield opportunity to lead the charge during an exciting company transformation.

Our Senior Product Designer will be an empowered partner who will work closely with customers, product managers, researchers, and developers on our agile squads. We believe in collaboration and solving the most important problems – your role will be to serve as the loudest advocate for all customers and bring them an inspirational experience at every level. This is a great opportunity to be a part of a mid-size, entrepreneurial company with a lively start-up mentality and to own a new experience for an industry-leading brand.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Be a great product squad partner

  • Work as a partner in an autonomous product organization and contribute to all aspects of the experience at both a strategic and tactical level. We’ll expect you to generate ideas, help define requirements, and lead design initiatives for a fast-paced product squad that is building a vibrant two-sided marketplace. Day to day work includes user research, producing wireframes and user flows, detailed UI work for web, prototyping at varying levels of fidelity, and conducting user tests reporting user insights and collaboration with engineers.
  • Lead and facilitate collaborative design sessions that include a broad range of your colleagues – developers, product managers, marketing partners, and business stakeholders. We regularly conduct journey mapping sessions, design studios, design sprints, and user story mapping sessions – it’s all part of our process.

Be a great product designer

  • Know and love our users and customers – understand their pain points, synthesize their feedback, and above all, be their champions.
  • Research, test, learn, iterate. Repeat. We can always improve and provide more value.
  • Confidently present and discuss your design solutions with stakeholders and colleagues.
  • Maintain a spirit of shared ownership, cooperation, and accountability through all phases of the product development process.

Be a great design team partner

  • Contribute to the brand’s visual language and cohesive user experience as an ongoing creative endeavor through the honing of our brand digital guidelines, growth of our pattern library, and holistic site experience.
  • Participate in design team reviews/critiques at various stages of UX and visual design phases to maintain a balanced, cohesive, and unified product.
  • Actively engage with the wider XO Group design team to absorb their learnings and share yours.

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE:

  • You have 3-6 years of experience as a user-experience designer who has experience designing for desktop, mobile web. and Native iOS app a plus.
  • You have a Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Product Design, Graphic Design, Interaction Design, or a related field (or equivalent proven field experience).
  • You love inspirational content and have always wanted to push the boundaries of visual communication to inspire action
  • You have a passion for research and have facilitated user testing and studies/analysis of user feedback and behavior.
  • You are a strategic design thinker, a collaborator and a champion of the user.
  • You have experience defining patterns/style guides, performing user testing, and building low to high fidelity prototypes.
  • You have worked with and are familiar with prominent design systems.
  • Having created a production-use design system with engineering counterparts is a significant plus.
  • You are proficient in Sketch, InVision, Zeplin, usertesting.com. Additional programs (Photoshop & Illustrator) a plus.
  • You have a working knowledge of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript; iOS, Android. We won’t expect you to code, but familiarity is always a plus.
  • You are an excellent communicator, capable of presenting your ideas clearly and in the context of usability, expressed user value and brand value proposition, while also anticipating your team and manager’s needs by communicating early and often.

Please provide supporting portfolio link or a PDF version of your cases studies.

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 RESEARCH ANALYST ROLE AND OUR TEAM:

Research is highly regarded at XO Group, where we follow a mixed method approach to understand our customers. Our customers are central to our core value - Love Our Users. We’re growing the Research team to maximize our impact across the organization, especially on Product and Marketing strategies.

We’re actively seeking an analytical and empathetic Senior Research Analyst to help couples plan the most important moments of their lives. You'll have the opportunity to analyze our industry studies to inform sustainable, user-friendly products and to bridge the gap between qualitative and quantitative insights. You’ll be on the Research team, part of the Product organization, with strong connections to Market Research and Data Science. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in statistics, research methods, and data science.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Apply your expertise in quantitative analysis and the presentation of data to measure and communicate actionable insights.
  • Work at the intersection of User Research, Market Research, and Data Science to collaboratively communicate a cohesive customer narrative.
  • Oversee research data collection and drive developments in the quality of these initiatives and pull data from syndicated platforms.
  • Report on market sizing and opportunity, customer segments; integrate quantitative insights into qualitative research.
  • Educate Product team on quantitative research best practices.

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE:

  • 4+ years in a quantitative field, such as consulting, market research, or advanced Degree in Economics, Statistics, Computer Science, Operations Research, Engineering, or similar quantitative field
  • Knowledge in SQL-like query languages and statistical analysis
  • At least 1 year working on an agile team
  • Ability to adapt, refine, direct and organize insights based on business goals and user needs
  • Experience pulling data from syndicated platforms (ex. ComScore, Nielsen @Plan, MRI, etc)
  • Experience communicating analysis and results to any audience
  • Detail oriented and self motivated to work independently on a variety of tasks
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, and collaboration skills with a knack for storytelling

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 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 less timeas well as reimagine how people propose, navigate a pregnancy and raise healthy babies. The Analyst 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. The Analyst is 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.

The Web Analytics Analyst will have the opportunity to expand his/her understanding of product development through participation in XO Group's Product School and by working alongside our prestigious product community. It is a great chance to grow as an analytics professional.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Supporting the production and distribution of web analytics including:
    • Automated dashboards & reports
    • Ad hoc analysis as necessary to aid the Product organization in the analysis of web-based products
  • Maintaining 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
  • Educating and training the Product organization in the practice of Product Analytics and the accompanying toolset
  • Proactively identifying notable changes in patterns and trends across all products and brands
  • Helping to “clean up” and centralize data for consumption by multiple stakeholders

 TOOLS & TECHNOLOGIES:

  • Google Analytics, Google Tag Manager
  • A/B testing
  • Experience collecting and leveraging user event data for analysis (e.g. Segment, keen.io, MixPanel)
  • Experience with data visualization tools (e.g. Birst, Mode, Tableau, chart.io, d3)
  • Basic SQL querying skills

ANALYTICAL SKILLS:

  • 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 have excellent troubleshooting skills
  • Must be able to identify and communicate effectively with product and engineering teams
  • Ability to work in a dynamic, fast-paced environment juggling multiple projects and responding quickly to changing priorities
  • Ability to manage multiple projects concurrently with a sense of urgency regarding completion of assignments
  • Strong attention to detail and deadlines
  • Self-motivated, creative, innovative, highly organized, able to multi-task, and keen to work in a collaborative environment

 

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 ACCOUNT MANAGER ROLE AND OUR TEAM:

XO Group Inc. (The Knot, The Bump, and The Nest) is looking for an Account Manager to join our Account Management team based in NY. This role will partner with the National Sales and Sales Planning teams and will support all post-sale and optimization efforts for a key set of accounts. This is a client facing role, focused on all post-sale activity and optimization between campaign launch and wrap- up. The ideal candidate is extremely analytical and a self-starter, with a passion for digital advertising, performance and client satisfaction.

Responsibilities:

  • Be the main point of contact for clients post-sale
  • Be an active participant in seamless handoff with the Sales Planner for post-sale execution
  • Be an expert in our ad product offerings
  • Ensure client satisfaction through excellent post-sale service:
    • Plan and run kick-off calls with clients
    • Confirm creative specs and asset deadlines for clients to gather assets
    • Ensure appropriate internal teams (Ad Ops, Studio, Email Ops, Social, Tech, Print Production) have the right assets with sufficient turnaround time for campaign deployment
    • Communicate with agencies/clients and outside vendors as needed for implementation of custom elements, specific tracking needs
    • Ensure all campaign line items launch on time, and provide clients with proof of launch
    • Manage creative revisions
    • Ensure order is kept up to date in order management system for accurate revenue recognition and billing purposes
  • Monitor delivery pacing and performance to ensure we hit delivery and performance goals and that client’s campaign KPIs are met. Make recommendations to clients to optimize as needed
  • Troubleshoot as needed to ensure campaign success - work with internal teams to deliver solutions to client
  • Share campaign insights with pre-sales teams via weekly team calls and wrap-up reports, to help pre-sales teams successfully generate the next renewal and/or up-sell the client
  • Maintain a positive, customer-centric attitude while being solutions-oriented

 Desired Skills and Qualifications:

  • 1-3 years of relevant professional experience, sales support in digital advertising preferred
  • BS, preferred in Marketing or Business (or other related fields)
  • Ability to multi-task across multiple projects and stakeholders
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Experience with Digital Ad Products, Technologies and Systems (Salesforce, Operative, MOAT, DFP, 3rd party Ad Servers/Tags/Tracking, paid media on social)
  • Excellent organization, communication, and analytical skills
  • Proficient in PowerPoint, Word, Excel, Google suite

 

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 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 for 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.

The Account Strategist Team

The Account Strategist Team is dedicated to working with our local vendors all across the country ensuring they have the best experience with The Knot. We work closely with  local wedding professionals post-sale to assist customers with their digital/online ad campaigns by providing tips and insights to increase their response.  

 

The Account Strategist Position

The Account Strategist is responsible for providing superior customer service, marketing insights, basic tech-support to local wedding pro’s!  You’ll work closely with Account Executive(s) and local wedding professionals post-sale to assist customers with their digital/online ad campaigns by providing tips and insights to increase their response.  This position is a vital role in retaining customers, collecting online ad assets, upselling current clients and surpassing your customers’ expectations!

 

The Account Strategist  responsibilities

  • Accurately, efficiently and professionally answer all incoming calls and emails
  • Upsell current clients to new products to enhance their business
  • Save current customers from cancelling their partnership
  • Problem-solve technical questions and issues that customers may have and work cross-departmentally to resolve them
  • Assist customers or situations with a calm and professional demeanor

 

The Account Strategist  qualifications

  • Able to work in a fast-paced work environment
  • Ability to multi-task and excellent time management skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Customer Service experience required, preferably experience in advertising or marketing
  • Experience selling existing customers and ability to identify upsell opportunities, pitch products and close sales, is a huge plus.
  • Previous experience assisting small to medium businesses and the ability to adapt to a variety of customer types.
  • Must have excellent computer skills (Word, Excel, Gmail, Google Docs) and the ability to learn new systems quickly
  • Must be able to work independently
  • College degree preferred

 

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 generous parental leave benefits, to free snacks and company outings, 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 COMMUNITY COORDINATOR ROLE AND THE TWO BRIGHT LIGHTS TEAM:

XO Group acquired TBL in 2014. Two Bright Lights is the simplest tool for photographers, planners, and other creatives to get their work featured in hundreds of blogs, websites, and magazines. Our platform makes it easy for over 37,000 professional photographers  and over 36,000 vendors to submit their work to be featured in publications around the world. In tandem, our system offers editors a submission management system allowing them to  source amazing content, manage large volumes of incoming submissions for multiple publications, and streamline their editorial calendar.

Two Bright Lights is seeking an enthusiastic people person who is excited about the opportunity to represent the company in its superior customer support efforts, and at trainings and events. The right Community Coordinator will be solutions focused and have a love for beautiful photography. This is an opportunity to join a fast-paced, collaborative team that values hard work and big ideas.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Lead customer support efforts across social media (Instagram, Facebook, etc.) and helpdesk (Helpscout) platforms
  • Drive brand awareness, audience growth, positive sentiment and member loyalty through marketing & social media efforts
  • On board new users to Two Bright Lights, ensuring a successful adoption of our platform into their workflow. Suggest and create new ways & materials to assist these users in learning how to use the site
  • Support production and copy editing of content for the Two Bright Lights Blog and marketing emails including educational posts, user interviews, and partnership features
  • Represent Two Bright Lights at trade shows and educational trainings, as well as on social media
  • Assist in sourcing content for social media editorial calendar as needed (Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, LinkedIn, etc.)

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelor’s degree and 1 year of marketing and/or customer support experience
  • Strong writing and editing skills
  • A talent for providing stellar customer service, even while under pressure
  • Ability to multi-task and reassess priorities day-to-day, and moment-by-moment, all while keeping a keen eye on the details
  • Experience with Wordpress and/or Photoshop is a plus
  • Basic photography skills or understanding of the medium
  • Love of weddings, family and all of life’s major milestones is 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 DEBT RECOVERY SPECIALIST ROLE AND OUR TEAM:

If you are someone who enjoys seeing the reward of persistence and who isn’t afraid to pick up the phone and speak with people from all over the country, this position is perfect for you! The Debt Recovery Specialist will contact inactive customer accounts to resolve past due balances, while providing excellent customer service to other team members and our valued advertisers.  Bonus opportunities for individual performance too!

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

  • Contact inactive accounts with a past due balance via phone and email to find resolution
  • Process Credit Card and ACH payments
  • Negotiate and maintain payment arrangements as needed
  • Research accounts to verify cancellation was processed in a timely manner
  • Overcome stalls and objections to resolve past due balances
  • Research accounts to get to the root cause of any customer issues
  • Work with members of the customer service and sales team
  • Track daily progress via Salesforce
  • Other duties as assigned

  

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE:

 

  • Professional written and verbal communication with both internal and external customers
  • Self motivated and highly organized team player
  • Ability to learn processes and systems quickly
  • Experience using and navigating multiple computer systems
  • Extremely detail oriented
  • Excellent communication and organization skills
  • Experience using Salesforce is a plus
  • Experience in Zuora Billing system is a plus
  • Ability to work general business hours (Monday - Friday)

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 generous parental leave benefits, to free snacks and company outings, 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 DIRECTOR, ACCOUNT MANAGEMENT ROLE AND OUR TEAM:

The Director, Account Management is a key leader on XO’s National Strategy & Operations team reporting to the VP, Head of National Strategy & Operations.  This person is responsible for managing, coaching and leading a team of Account Managers whose primary focus is ensuring superior client service to our media clients throughout the post sale process. This person independently manages the team to execute and prioritize tasks as well as act as the point of escalation for the team.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Direct and manage team of Account Managers, responsible for managing all aspects of the campaign lifecycle between launch and and wrap report
  • Ensure client satisfaction through excellent post-sale service
    • Establish desired levels of service, and reinforce those standards
    • Deliver clear and customer-centric communication
    • Ensure successful execution of campaigns
    • Train and manage the team to deliver:
      • Launch all line items on time
      • Deliver reporting, launch decks, wrap-up decks, client kick-off calls, and campaign review calls in a timely and prepared fashion
      • Proactively review delivery pacing and performance against client KPIs, and recommend timely reallocations and optimizations as needed
      • Proactively reconcile and solve for 1st and 3rd party delivery discrepancies
  • Ensure order management system is kept up to date in an accurate and timely manner for billing and revenue recognition
  • Observe team activities and workflow, make positive improvements within the team as well as in the hand-offs with other related internal departments
    • Work with Sales Enablement team to ensure seamless handoffs between pre-sales and post-sales, and work with post-sale creative/production teams to ensure coordinated execution of deliverables
    • Share campaign insights with pre-sales teams via weekly team calls and wrap-up reports, to help pre-sales teams successfully generate the next renewal and/or up-sell the client
    • Surface and drive process improvement to make the sales life cycle more efficient
  • Be an expert in our ad product offerings and capabilities
  • Independently problem solve and coach the team to navigate against new variables in the process
  • Actively manage workload across the team, balancing maintenance of client relationships with workload of individual team members
  • Lead the team through active coaching and through being a compelling example: Maintain a positive, customer-centric attitude while being solutions-oriented

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE :

  • 7+ years of relevant professional experience in sales support in digital advertising
  • Experience managing a client-facing team required
  • BS, preferred in Marketing or Business (or other related fields)
  • Strong ability to multi-task across multiple high priority and time sensitive projects and stakeholders
  • Excellent organization, communication and analytical skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Positive and customer-centric attitude
  • Experience with Digital Ad Products, Technologies and Systems (Salesforce, Operative, MOAT, DFP, 3rd party Ad Servers/Tags/Tracking, paid media on social)
  • Proficient in PowerPoint, Word, Excel, Google suite

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 DIRECTOR, REVENUE OPERATIONS ROLE AND OUR TEAM:

The Director, Revenue Operations is a key leader on XO’s National Strategy & Operations team reporting to the VP, Head of National Strategy & Operations.  This person oversees media pricing/rate cards, inventory forecasting, data segmentation and deal approvals. This person is an experienced and strategic leader, managing the team to execute, acting as the point of escalation and introducing innovation into process and approach.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Direct and manage Revenue Operations team responsible for the development, execution, and measurement of strategic and tactical yield and inventory management for display, video, social, email and print ad products, including related reporting
  • Oversee short-term and long-term capacity and sell thru projections, including weekly, monthly, quarterly and full-year projections
  • Ensure accuracy of inventory forecasts, through detailed analysis and regular updates
  • Business lead on inventory quality / verification platform and initiatives
  • Lead XO Group’s National Pricing Strategy for Media, including annual and seasonal rates as well as ad hoc price incentives
  • Analyze price sensitivity by market segment, demand and reservation across multiple sales channels
  • Identify, communicate, and execute against opportunities for incremental revenue based on historical demand and seasonal influences
  • Participate in the creation of operational workflow and internal process controls, promote the adherence to process and identify potential risks
  • Lead training and information sessions with all parties, at all levels, involved in the revenue management process
  • Strong cross team collaborator, particularly with Sales and Sales Support Teams
  • Seamlessly work across direct and programmatic channels as well as planning, delivering and optimizing toward awareness and performance driven KPIs
  • Support any technical / system based transitions that impact revenue and inventory management
  • Collaborate with Business Intelligence to automate regular reporting to drive advanced analytics and insights
  • Coach and develop team members, setting annual goals and meeting regularly to discuss progress individually and as a team
  • Observe team activities and workflow, make positive improvements in the process
  • Independently problem solve, coach the team to navigate against new variables in the process and actively manage workload across the team
  • Maintain a positive attitude while being solutions-oriented

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE :

  • 7+ years of relevant professional experience in sales support in digital advertising
  • Experience managing a 2-3 person team
  • BS, preferred in Marketing or Business (or other related fields)
  • Strong ability to multi-task across multiple high priority and time sensitive projects and stakeholders
  • Excellent organization, communication and analytical skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Positive and customer-centric attitude
  • Experience with Digital Ad Platforms, Technologies and Systems (YieldEx, Operative, Salesforce, MOAT, DFP, 3rd party Ad Servers/Tags/Tracking, paid media on social)
  • Proficient in Excel, Google suite

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 INTEGRATED PRODUCER ROLE AND OUR TEAM:

The Studio @XO is the in-house creative and production agency that is responsible for creating award winning branded content for our National advertising partners. This producer position is a hybrid role where you’ll work directly with clients and lead project teams from kick off through completion. You will be involved in aspects of campaign ideation and drive the content execution. Strong communication, project management, creativity and motivation to achieve our clients’ goals are essential. The ideal candidate has well-honed client service skills and demonstrated ability to manage multi-disciplinary teams at varying engagement levels.

Core Responsibilities:

  • Manage complete project life cycle of custom content execution
  • Resource, partner and engage with internal and external Creative teams to bring our clients creative vision to life
  • Main point of contact for all project stakeholders and client
  • Track resources, budget and timelines to ensure project success
  • Proactively mitigate project risks and roadblocks to ensure project success
  • Effectively communicate project status to clients, agency leads and project team
  • Proactive at managing expectations of Production, Creative, Strategic and Account teams, as well as Client teams

Requirements:

  • 4-5 years experience at a digital, creative agency or publisher custom content team
  • Strong understanding of project management and the project life cycle
  • Excellent organizational, written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience managing projects within the creative services, social media, events, and marketing/advertising space
  • Ability to build strong and effective relationships with clients, colleagues, vendors and other partners
  • A positive attitude, with a desire to learn and grow

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 MANAGER, CREATIVE MARKETING SOLUTIONS ROLE AND OUR TEAM:

The Studio @ XO is the in-house creative and production agency that is responsible for creating award winning branded content for our National advertising partners. The Manager of Creative Marketing Solutions will develop revenue-generating sales programs that align with client’s goals and are compelling to our XO audience.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Own the creative development process and respond to incoming RFP’s. Must be able to tackle projects independently with a solutions-oriented mindset.
  • Not just media. Not just content: Create integrated marketing programs that include custom content (video, photo, articles), events, ecommerce, product/ad tech innovation, social, research, strategic media and/or print.
  • Work closely with National leadership to create these compelling programs.
  • Utilize storytelling and strong visuals to bring creative concepts to life within proactive proposals and RFP responses.
  • Communication: Interface and vet ideas with with internal teams including editorial, PR, product and tech when building out custom opportunities.
  • Manage editorial tentpoles: Communicate daily with the events team, PR and editorial stakeholders and create tentpole sales materials.
  • Eye for design: Ability to communicate and work closely with graphic designers for mock ups and visuals needed within presentations.
  • Excellent time-management and organization: Ability to work in a fast-paced environment while juggling multiple priorities and meet deadlines
  • Strong presentation skills: Attend client meetings/calls with Account Executives to help pitch and present creative solutions

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • 5-7 years relevant experience in digital marketing, advertising or other related field
  • Experience producing client facing materials and proposals, specifically responding to RFP’s
  • Creative thinker with strong communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Experience with collaborating with sales and branded content teams
  • Excels in a fast-paced environment with tight deadlines
  • PowerPoint Expert
  • Please bring examples of PowerPoint proposals or RFP responses to in-person interview

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.

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

 

  • Prioritize opportunities for efficiency in training service team and assess new and current strategies across the organization
  • Research, develop and execute comprehensive skill training sessions across the service organization to maximize effectiveness of the team
  • Experience working with product, insights, and marketing teams in order to develop best-in-class service training presentations for product launches. Strong background in understanding and distilling technical features for both consumer facing and enterprise facing product
  • Work with service 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 service team regularly to consistently improve support programs
  • Experience developing effective copy to position effective customer service tactics, and partner with sales trainer to incorporate training on overcoming objections, product offerings and saving cancellations

 

Required Skills & Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree required (preferably in business, marketing or education), MBA a plus
  • Marketing, customer service, sales and/or education experience a must
  • Passion for educating or training in a customer service environment
  • 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 interdepartmentally

 

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 generous parental leave benefits, to free snacks and company outings, 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 OUTBOUND SALES EXECUTIVE ROLE AND OUR TEAM:

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

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

RESPONSIBILITIES:

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

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE:

  • Past experience selling multi-media advertising platforms
  • Experience in consultative, high-volume sales on a daily, weekly basis
  • Proven track record of prospecting and closing new accounts
  • CRM software experience, Salesforce a plus
  • Previous experience selling a digital-based advertising solution in a transaction marketplace a plus
  • College degree preferred
  • Minimum 1 years advertising sales preferred, 1-year outbound call experience
  • Experience in the wedding/bridal industry 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 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 generous parental leave benefits to free snacks and company outings, 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 ACCOUNT MANAGER ROLE AND OUR TEAM:

XO Group Inc. (The Knot, The Bump and The Nest) is looking for a Sr. Account Manager to join our Account Management team based in NY.  This role will partner with the National Sales and Sales Planning teams and will support all post sale and optimization efforts for a key set of accounts.  This is a client facing role, focused on all post sale activity and optimization between campaign launch and wrap- up. The ideal candidate has client services / campaign management experience, is extremely analytical and a self starter, with a passion for digital advertising, performance and client satisfaction.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Be the main point of contact for clients post-sale
  • Be an active participant in seamless handoff with the Sales Planner for post sale execution
  • Be an expert in our ad product offerings
  • Ensure client satisfaction through excellent post-sale service:
  • Monitor delivery pacing and performance to ensure we hit delivery and performance goals and that client’s campaign KPIs are met. Make recommendations to clients to optimize as needed
  • Troubleshoot as needed to ensure campaign success - work with internal teams to deliver solutions to client
  • Share campaign insights with pre-sales teams via weekly team calls and wrap-up reports, to help pre-sales teams successfully generate the next renewal and/or up-sell the client
  • Maintain a positive, customer-centric attitude while being solutions-oriented
  • Delivers top quality work for key clients
  • Can problem solve independently and operate with minimal supervision
  • Quickly grasps and applies new concepts and brings a strategic perspective to the role, suggesting improvements and efficiencies
  • Takes initiative to close the loop with Sales Planning on open items and communicates easily across teams to ensure seamless execution and actionable insights during and post flight
  • Is able to train and mentor other team members in best practices and approaches

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE :

  • 3-5 years of relevant professional experience
  • BS, preferred in Marketing or Business (or other related fields)
  • Ability to multi-task across multiple projects and stakeholders
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Experience with Digital Ad Products, Technologies and Systems (Salesforce, Operative, MOAT, DFP, 3rd party Ad Servers/Tags/Tracking, paid media on social)
  • Excellent organization, communication and analytical skills
  • Proficient in PowerPoint, Word, Excel, Google suite

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.

STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIPS ASSOCIATE JOB DESCRIPTION

 

WHAT IS LASTING?

 

Lasting is a marriage health company and the creator of the #1 marriage app for iPhone and Android, as seen on The Today Show and Apple’s “App of the Day.” Our product scales marriage education and skill-building worldwide via a simple smartphone application. Check it out at www.getlasting.com.

 

WHAT WE DO MATTERS:

In light of America’s 45% divorce rate, we believe that marriage is one of the most important and pressing issues of our time. Consider the following:

 

  • Research has shown that marriage is as vital to your overall health as diet and exercise. People in healthy marriages live 10 years longer on average, and marriages in distress can lead to a variety of physical health issues;
  • The key factor in lifelong happiness and satisfaction is maintaining long-term, healthy relationships;
  • Most importantly, the leading factor in the cognitive, emotional, and social development of children (and the future generation) is marriage (i.e. the emotional connection between the two parents).

Simply put, we believe it's our mission to ensure that every couple has access to a simple, affordable way to build and maintain a healthy marriage. In doing this, we will help people love the most important person in their life more deeply. That's our app, and we're sticking to it.

 

ABOUT THIS ROLE AND OUR TEAM:

As a Strategic Partnerships Associate on the Lasting team, your role will be to evangelize Lasting with decision-makers across a wide variety of industries including churches, non-profit organizations, for-profit companies, healthcare providers, and benefits brokers. Your role is critical in supporting the sales team achieve internal growth goals through a high volume of business-generating activities like cold calls and emails. The right person will have an entrepreneurial and resourceful approach, relentlessly experimenting with creative strategies and tactics to get the job done.

 

We’re a small 10-person team, and you’ll report directly to the Strategic Partnerships Manager. This isn’t your typical clock-in-clock-out role. With enthusiasm and determination, we hope you will support our mission to solve difficult problems, sprint quickly, and scale our service globally to help build and maintain marriages everywhere. If that sounds exciting, we’d love to hear from you!

 

This role can be remote, but if you want to move to New York City, the city so great they named it twice, please do! We’ll have office space waiting for you.

 

Lasting is backed by XO Group Inc. (NYSE:XOXO), the parent company of the #1 wedding brand (The Knot) and the #1 pregnancy brand (The Bump). That means you get the best of both worlds: a high-flying, energetic startup life and a wildly valuable mission, combined with the assurances of a big company, where you get things like a Dental Plan.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Ruthlessly prioritize opportunities and manage a high volume of inbound and outbound communication efficiently
  • Maintain active engagement with prospects using creative follow-up communication
  • Think critically about sales data and patterns and recommend new, scalable outreach strategies to the sales team
  • Source and pursue new leads through LinkedIn and publicly available information
  • Create and develop opportunities that lead to sales meetings for the team

 

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

  • 2+ years of professional experience, incorporating customer-facing, sales, and strategic thinking experiences
  • Strong storytelling skills, regardless of context - you feel comfortable pitching Lasting to just about anyone, anywhere
  • Self-starter: You are adaptable and thrive in ambiguous or rapidly changing situations where you can think on your feet
  • Exceptional customer relationship management skills: communication, empathy, integrity, and genuine curiosity about people
  • Excellent writing skills with attention to grammar and tone
  • Detail-oriented, organized approach with excellent time management skills
  • Ability to efficiently perceive and leverage structures and obstacles to create opportunities

 

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:

We’re goofy startup people. We love the Lasting mission so much and want to see it spread everywhere.

 

HOW TO APPLY:

Send your resume directly to steve@getlasting.com with a short note about yourself. He’s fun to talk to. Thanks!



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 User Support Specialist Role and our Team

The User Support Specialist acts as a liaison between our technical, sales and service teams providing troubleshooting assistance, insights, and communicating deadlines and priorities between teams. This position is an integral player in activities and processes to promote the sales and service organizations to run effectively, efficiently and in support of business strategies.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Provide technical troubleshooting assistance to sales and service teams on behalf of Pros and Couples
  • Enter and track bug reporting tickets through ticketing tracking portals (JIRA, Pivotal)
  • Escalate technical issues as necessary to appropriate parties in the product org
  • Execute certain operational and technical processes as necessary
  • QA Updates post launch within TKPro or TK.com before communicating changes out to the teams
  • Provide clear communication for issues, updates and releases to internal teams

 

 The User Support Specialist qualifications:

  • Extremely organized, efficient and high energy
  • Ability to multi-task and excellent time management skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Top notch computer skills – must have some MS Office/Google Doc skills, specifically in Excel and experience with spreadsheet management and creation
  • Strong analytical thinking and problem solving skills
  • Ability to work as part of a team and independently
  • Full understanding of Sales and Service teams and how they connect with Pros and Couples
  • College degree preferred

 

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 flexible 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

ABOUT THE ASSOCIATE QA AUTOMATION ENGINEER ROLE AND OUR TEAM:

XO Group is looking to hire a QA Automation Engineer to join an exciting and motivated team.  The right engineer will enjoy developing automated tests and testing tools in a highly collaborative setting both with fellow engineers and also across disciplines with product and user experience.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Leverage skills and experience to develop automated tests and testing tools to ensure product quality.
  • Actively participate in the ideation and execution of product roadmap.
  • Promote best practices surrounding TDD, continuous integration, code standards, etc..

SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Strong knowledge of software QA methodologies, tools and processes
  • Hands on experience writing automated tests for user interfaces and backend services (APIs, indexers, etc)
  • Experience with Selenium and Page-object model of writing UI tests
  • Experience using Node.js or similar technology.
  • Experience working in an Agile, TDD environment.
  • Familiarity with React a plus
  • Familiarity with AWS/Kubernetes/Docker concepts and technology is a plus.
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Pair programming experience is a plus.

BENEFITS & PERKS:

Things you’ll like a lot!  

  • Health benefits, 401k, Employee Stock Purchase Plan, free drinks and snacks, 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:

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 Software Engineer role and Our Team

XO Group is looking for a highly motivated software engineer with a passion for doing things right and meticulous in the details. The individual's primary role will be to support and develop applications and backend ETL systems to support our business groups and our internal sales, compensation and financial systems.  The candidate will work in an Agile environment, working with a team of Product Managers and a highly talented team of engineers all working to provide the best in class systems to our business stakeholders. The person will be expected to to have a good understanding of relational databases, highly adaptable to new technologies and software development concepts and loves to work within a collaborative team environment.

Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with Product Managers to understand business requirements
  • Collaborate with team members on best practices for software development
  • Develop and maintain SQL processes for our financial systems
  • Develop and maintain system resource stacks for our enterprise applications and services
  • Create/Maintain documentations for our systems
  • Develop and support self-monitoring, robust, scalable systems,  ETL/ELT processes  and data RESTful API service
  • Work with JIRA, our project and issue tracking system
  • Manage database supporting elements including schemas, tables, views, indexes, stored procedures, scripts and  declarative integrity constraints
  • Provide production support to our business users
  • Participate and attend sprints to achieve our business objective and goals

 Skills & Experience

  • MIS/CIS/CS Degree or 3 to 5 years relevant experience with software development
  • 3+ years experience of working with relational databases such as MS SQL Server/Oracle
  • 3+ years Development experience with C#, .NET Core, T-SQL, node.js, JavaScript or other OOP or procedural languages
  • Experience using source code version systems, especially Git
  • Experience with writing and troubleshooting  advanced SQL and aggregate queries
  • Proven work experience in software development
  • Must display strong teamwork and interpersonal skills at all levels along with excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience with integration to salesforce.com a plus
  • Experience with ETL tools such as Informatica, Dell Boomi a plus
  • Experience with NoSQL databases a plus
  • Experience with Postgres a plus

Benefits & Perks:

Things you’ll like a lot!  

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

Things you’ll love!

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

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 ROLE AND OUR TEAM:

XO Group is seeking a talented and driven Lead Engineer to lead The Knot Wedding Websites team. The Knot is the nation’s leading wedding marketplace, providing our couples with a completely personalized experience that guides them through the entire wedding planning journey. The products you will be working on contribute 45% of The Knot’s traffic: what you build will be used by millions of couples and their guests. The Lead Engineer will be responsible for managing a team of 4-6 talented engineers while working closely with Product and Design Leads to collaborate and iterate on product features. Our Product and Engineering teams work closely together at every phase of product development from research and inception to release and maintenance.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Lead a 4-6 person talented team of full-stack and mobile engineers
  • Provide mentorship to all members of the team, coaching team members on their personal and career development
  • Actively participate in the ideation and execution of product roadmap
  • Work closely with business stakeholders to deliver value to users and business partners
  • Lead and facilitate decision making during technical meetings
  • Spend at least 30% time producing well-tested, extensible code that stands up to 5M+ requests per day
  • Ensure technical KPIs around application maintenance, performance and resiliency are met
  • Drive technical roadmap, contribute to the development of codebase and infrastructure
  • Promote best practices and ensure the continuous improvement of engineering and product processes

 

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE:

  • 6+ years of overall engineering experience
  • 5+ years hands-on proven track record implementing full stack applications
  • 2+ years of experience using React or other modern frontend framework
  • 2+ years of experience using Ruby on Rails or similar technology
  • 2+ years of DevOps experience - working with AWS or a similar cloud platform
  • 2+ years managing engineers
  • Experience working in an Agile, TDD environment
  • Experience building and maintaining scalable REST APIs
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
  • Mastery of design patterns and anti-patterns
  • Pair programming experience is a plus
  • Team player, able to multitask, with a can-do attitude
  • B.S. in Computer Science a major 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 SR. SALESFORCE ENGINEER ROLE AND OUR TEAM:

The ideal candidate will be a self-motivated individual with exceptional organizational, written and verbal communication skills. Candidate must use inter-personal skills to communicate effectively with technical and non-technical partners within the organization. Candidate will have a solid understanding of best practices for software development lifecycle while working in a highly dynamic environment. The right candidate is smart, detail-oriented, productive and effective both as an individual contributor and as a team member.

As part of a high-performing team that tackles big challenges day to day, you will not get bored and always looking to solve big core issues that impacts our core end users that drive company revenue. This means that you will be working and collaborating with various groups throughout the company, innovating and delivering products that will impact all lines of business.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Develop, configure, and maintain Salesforce CRM
  • Configuration and creation of new custom objects or extensions
  • Trigger and workflow development
  • Visual Force pages and APEX development
  • Implement and maintain our SOA services 
  • Maintain our distributed and diverse environment
  • Code for performance, memory efficiency, scale, readability, maintainability and with security in mind
  • Work with our Product Managers, Project Managers and BSAs to deliver quality products

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE:

  • 5+ years of professional development experience in Salesforce
  • 3+ years experience with OOP
  • 2+ years experience developing RESTful services
  • 4+ years experience developing with web technologies (Javascript, HTML, CSS, JQuery)
  • 2+ years experience with Force.com development (APEX, Visual Force Pages, Triggers, Workflows)
  • Experience with Zuora as an Order Management system preferred
  • A pragmatic programmer who takes pride in going the extra mile for a better user experience
  • Experience with TDD and agile development principles
  • B.S. in Computer Science or similar

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, generous parental leave benefits, to free snacks and company outings, we believe in happiness above all else—in and out of the office. 

New York, NY or Norwalk, CT

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 SOFTWARE ENGINEER ROLE AND OUR TEAM:

XO Group is looking to hire an experienced senior software engineer to join one of our most exciting, greenfield initiatives.  The right engineer will enjoy building scalable applications and amazing consumer experiences with an entrepreneurial mindset in a highly collaborative setting both with fellow engineers and also across disciplines to product and user experience.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Leverage skills and experience to implement product features that are well architected, tested, and understandable.
  • Actively participate in the ideation and execution of product roadmap and Agile planning.
  • Promote best practices surrounding TDD, continuous integration, code standards, etc.
  • Provide mentorship to junior members of the team.

SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:

  • 5+ years overall engineering experience.
  • 3+ years hands-on proven track record implementing JavaScript frontend applications.
  • 2+ years of experience using React.
  • Experience working in an Agile, TDD environment.
  • Experience with production Node.js solutions.
    • Experience with Hapi.js and/or Next.js is a plus.
  • Experience with AWS concepts and technology.
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Pair programming experience is a plus.
  • Experience with Ruby on Rails is 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 generous parental leave benefits to free snacks and company outings, 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 SOFTWARE ENGINEER ROLE AND OUR TEAM:

You are a passionate, versatile, full-stack engineer who loves a good problem to solve. Maybe you have some startup experience; maybe you’ve built some of your own stuff on the side; you definitely enjoy building software products that will be used by (quite literally) millions of people. You will hit the ground running and can’t wait to start shipping code.

You’ll be joining the Gift Registry team at The Knot.  This is an existing product that is getting a major upgrade.  We are ambitious, scrappy, and operate with a startup mentality.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Work directly with engineers, designers, product managers and other product teams to meet shared goals.  
  • Create scalable, highly available software architectures.
  • Actively participate in the ideation and execution of product roadmap and Agile planning.
  • Provide mentorship and advice to junior members of the team.
  • Promote best practices around software design, testing and architecture.
  • Be positive, optimistic, and engaging in a fast paced (occasionally high stress) environment.

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE:

  • 5-10 years of experience working in a full-stack role, preferably at a product company.
  • 5+ years working with Node.js.
  • 2+ years working with React.js.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Experience working in an Agile environment.
  • Proponent of TDD or other testing methodologies.
  • Enjoy working closely with other team members.
  • Knowledge of AWS/Cloud architecture components.
  • Understand (and are motivated by) explicit KPIs and goals.

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 SOFTWARE ENGINEER ROLE AND OUR TEAM:

XO Group is looking to hire an experienced senior software engineer to join one of our most exciting, greenfield initiatives.  The right engineer will enjoy building scalable applications and amazing consumer experiences with an entrepreneurial mindset in a highly collaborative setting both with fellow engineers and also across disciplines to product and user experience.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Leverage skills and experience to implement product features that are well architected, tested, and understandable.
  • Actively participate in the ideation and execution of product roadmap and Agile planning.
  • Promote best practices surrounding TDD, continuous integration, code standards, etc..
  • Provide mentorship to junior members of the team.

SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:

  • 5+ years overall engineering experience.
  • 3+ years hands-on proven track record implementing JavaScript frontend applications.
  • 2+ years of experience using React.
  • Experience working in an Agile, TDD environment.
  • Experience with production Node.js solutions.
    • Experience with Hapi.js and/or Next.js is a plus.
  • Experience with AWS concepts and technology.
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Pair programming experience is a plus.
  • Experience with Ruby on Rails is 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 generous parental leave benefits to free snacks and company outings, we believe in happiness above all else—in and out of the office.

 

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 SOFTWARE ENGINEER ROLE AND OUR TEAM:

XO Group is looking to hire an experienced Senior Software Engineer to join an exciting and motivated team.  The right engineer will enjoy building scalable applications and amazing consumer experiences in a highly collaborative setting both with fellow engineers and also across disciplines with product and user experience.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Leverage skills and experience to implement product features that are well architected, tested, and understandable.
  • Actively participate in the ideation and execution of product roadmap.
  • Promote best practices surrounding TDD, continuous integration, code standards, etc..
  • Provide mentorship to junior members of the team.

SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:

  • 5+ years overall engineering experience.
  • 3+ years hands-on proven track record implementing JavaScript frontend applications.
  • 2+ years of experience using React and/or Redux or other modern frontend framework.
  • 2+ years of experience using Node.js or similar technology.
  • Experience working in an Agile, TDD environment.
  • Experience with production Node.js solutions.
    • Experience with Hapi.js is a plus.
  • Familiarity with AWS/Kubernetes/Docker concepts and technology is a plus.
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Pair programming experience is a plus.

BENEFITS & PERKS:

Things you’ll like a lot!  

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

Things you’ll love!

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

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 ROLE AND OUR TEAM:

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

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

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

 

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE:

  • Minimum 4 years experience as a software engineer building beautiful, scalable and high visibility web applications.
  • Experience working across the full web application stack - preferably with Ruby on Rails and React - although similar experience will be strongly considered.
  • Strong FE development skills, track record of implementing beautiful user experiences
  • Consider solid test coverage to be an important part of the development process. Experience with TDD and testing frameworks a plus.
  • Familiarity with AWS/Kubernetes/Docker concepts and technology is a plus
  • Enjoy working in an effective autonomous cross-functional team and take care to carry yourself and execute your work in a professional manner.
  • Communicate well, love to share knowledge and are also always willing to learn from others and constantly strive to improve the quality of your code.

 

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 iOS ROLE AND OUR TEAM:

XO Group is looking to hire amazingly talented mobile engineers to join our development team. You will be responsible for transforming big ideas into real life products which will be enjoyed by millions.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Must be a top-notch engineer with a passion for their craft
  • Independent, highly motivated leader with a desire to win
  • Firm understanding of application programming and iOS architecture patterns
  • Proven real-world experience using Swift and Cocoa Successfully
  • Experienced in testing in the iOS environment
  • Understanding of Apple’s design principles and interface guidelines
  • A strong desire to build amazing consumer experiences
  • Hard working and dedicated
  • Great at problem-solving
  • B.S., M.S., or Ph.D. in Computer Science or equivalent

Bonus Qualities:

  • You also enjoy coding for Android
  • You love working in a fast-paced, entrepreneur media environment
  • Knowledge of UI test frameworks

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.

BENEFITS & PERKS:

Things you’ll like a lot!  

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

Things you’ll love!

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

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 SOFTWARE ENGINEER ROLE AND OUR TEAM:

XO Group is looking to hire an experienced software engineer to join our Core Services team. This small team of engineers are responsible for the APIs, SDKs, and databases for the central services that support the various teams and products of The Knot. You will work on all aspects of the development lifecycle, from design through deployment, for some of the most widely used services on The Knot. You will work with a variety of teams at XO, from Product to Business Intelligence, to ensure the services built perform and meet the needs of our user-facing products as well as our business.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Design and develop new features and services for the teams of The Knot; work primarily in Ruby and Rails.
  • Continuously monitor performance and stability of services and databases to identify performance issues or opportunities for improvements.
  • Maintain API documentation and SDKs to help teams around XO easily consume your APIs.
  • Explore and learn new languages/tools (we’re currently exploring Elixir and Kubernetes) to continually improve the performance of our applications and infrastructure.
  • Promote best practices surrounding TDD, continuous integration, code standards, etc.
  • Engage in cross-team engineering and technology initiatives at XO.
  • Provide mentorship to junior members of the team.

SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:

  • 5+ years working on production-level web applications, ideally using Ruby & Rails.
  • 1+ years building and maintaining Restful APIs.
  • Experience working with databases and experience with data storage best practices for both SQL and NoSQL databases. MongoDB experience a plus.
  • Consider solid automated test coverage to be an important part of the development process. Experience with TDD and testing frameworks a plus.
  • Experience with Docker and deploying applications to AWS. Kubernetes experience is also a plus.
  • Familiarity with the full application stack. Experience with front-end web and/or native mobile development is a plus.
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.

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 generous parental leave benefits to free snacks and company outings, 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 SOFTWARE ENGINEER ROLE AND OUR TEAM:

XO Group is looking to hire an experienced senior software engineer to join one of our most exciting initiatives.  The right engineer will enjoy building scalable applications and amazing consumer experiences with an entrepreneurial mindset in a highly collaborative setting both with fellow engineers and also across disciplines to product and user experience.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Leverage skills and experience to implement product features that are well architected, tested, and understandable.
  • Actively participate in the ideation and execution of product roadmap and Agile planning.
  • Promote best practices surrounding TDD, continuous integration, code standards, etc..
  • Provide mentorship to junior members of the team.

SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:

  • 5+ years overall engineering experience.
  • 2+ years hands-on proven track record implementing Go backend applications.
    • Experience with production Node.js solutions.
  • Experience with AWS Dynamo DB, Mongo DB and Redis at scale
  • Experience with AWS concepts and technology.
  • Experience working in an Agile, TDD environment.
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Pair programming experience is a plus.
    • Working with a remote team is a plus
  • Experience with React 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 generous parental leave benefits to free snacks and company outings, we believe in happiness above all else—in and out of the office.