Assistant Editor, Social Media

New York
Dec 31, 2013
Jan 30, 2014
Human Resources
Full Time
XO Group Inc. — a lifestage media company including The Knot, The Nest, and The Bump brands — is looking for a strong writer and online producer to join our Marketing team. Day-to-day responsibilities include producing engaging and timely content for The Knot, The Nest and The Bump that will be used on our websites, distributed to content syndication partners and used on social media. We are looking for someone who can quickly spot breaking news and trending stories, create compelling, exciting headlines, and write on a variety of subjects related to weddings, relationships and parenting, while also being extremely creative and resourceful.

The ideal candidate will be a detail-obsessed self-starter who is extremely organized, able to juggle multiple projects, work in a fast-paced environment and stay calm and collected under pressure. You thrive on being part of a collaborative team and will never say the words “It’s not my job”!

Teams at XO Group are very dedicated and excited about what they do – we work hard to maintain that atmosphere. The right candidate will be proactive, smart, entrepreneurial, and enthusiastic!


-Writing compelling, engaging news and trending content quickly for sites, syndication and social media
-Producing content in our CMS, feeds and on partner platforms
-Proactively developing and pitching news-focused, trend and general story ideas for the site, syndication and social
-Cropping images to fit with size specifications of partners
-Ensuring content is produced in a timely manner, delivered by partner deadlines and has correct editorial voice
-Developing inline/related link strategy and implementation based on performance reporting
-Ability to use analytics/traffic reporting and knowledge of specific partner content needs to inform content creation
-Work collaboratively with editorial and other internal teams as needed

Experience and skills required:

-1-2 years working on a magazine, website or blog
-Excellent organization and time management
-Deadline driven
-Experience working in a blog/CMS platform
-Close attention to detail
-Excellent research skills
-Familiarity with social media
-Strong conceptualization and storytelling skills
-A strong knowledge of online and social media
-An interest in weddings, relationships and parenting is a plus

XO Group Inc. complies with all federal, state, and municipal laws that prohibit discrimination because of age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other protected characteristic.

Thank you for your interest in this position and our company. It is appreciated.