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XO Group

New York
Media
Senior
last month

WHY WE LOVE WORKING AT XO GROUP INC:

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

ABOUT THE SENIOR PRODUCT MANAGER ROLE AND OUR TEAM:

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

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

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

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

RESPONSIBILITIES:

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

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE:

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

BENEFITS & PERKS:

Things you'll like a lot!

Health Benefits, 401k, Employee Stock Purchase Plan, Free drinks and snacks, Game Room, Guest speakers and learning events, volunteering opportunities, and a mentor program.

Things you'll love!

Amazing Coworkers, Unlimited vacation (you need time, take it!), Weekly happy hours – enjoy a few drinks with your amazing co-workers, Transparent and approachable executives