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We’re a fast-moving, well-funded internet publisher that is pushing boundaries in the way content creation and technology converge. Yet our business is simple: We blend original, in-house, licensed and freelanced content with the highest quality photography on the market to deliver an overall informative and entertaining experience. And we do so on a massive scale, with four consumer sites: Livingly, our newly launched flagship lifestyle destination, Zimbio, a Top 10 Entertainment News site, Lonny, a Top 20 Home Design site, and a Top 10 Fashion and Beauty site, StyleBistro.

Our offices are casual places where good ideas and strong opinions are pretty much mandatory. We encourage everyone to brainstorm and share any and all new ideas with each other. There are no cultural walls: the engineering team collaborates with the marketing team who collaborates with the editorial team and so on. And we’re all obsessively tuned-in to pop culture and fashion. We’re located in San Carlos, CA. We offer competitive base salaries, health/dental/vision benefits, generous paid time off, and a world-class foosball league.

Job Openings


Accounting Manager

About the Position:

Livingly Media seeks an experienced Accounting Manager to help transform our small team into a world-class finance function.  We are a startup-minded, independently-operated subsidiary of Paris-based aufeminin, a publicly-listed global women’s lifestyle publisher.

We’re looking for a strategic-thinking leader who can help us design and build the infrastructure required by our parent company…but remain hands-on enough to execute daily and monthly accounting tasks.  You’ll have the opportunity to help transition the books from U.S. GAAP to IFRS, lead the company through its first-ever external audit, and implement many first-time accounting policies and procedures.

Our ideal candidate is energetic, motivated and adaptable; will be equally comfortable working collaboratively in teams and independently, can handle multiple projects at once, and excels when faced with new challenges and problems to solve.   The Accounting Manager will report to the VP of Finance. Responsibilities will include:

  • Design and implement scalable accounting and reporting procedures
  • Responsible for all accounting operations and management reporting
  • Perform ad hoc financial analysis, investigating and understanding revenue and expense trends
  • Execute the month-end close process, including recording journal entries, assisting with budget-to-actual variance analysis, and compiling monthly reporting packages for management
  • Serve as a point person for many external relationships, including banks, vendors and service providers.
  • Support the year-end audit, preparation of tax returns and other external reporting requirements

Skills and Experience:

  • BA/BS in Accounting and CPA
  • Public accounting and in-house experience, exposure to IFRS preferred
  • 5+ years accounting experience, ideally in an online or media environment
  • Advanced Excel skills and hands-on exposure to accounting systems
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to interact with a variety of functional areas in the U.S. and internationally

Local applicants only.  Apply by sending resume and cover letter to jobs@livingly.com.


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Managing Editor, Lonny

Who You Are:

You’re an editor, content manager, home decor expert, writer, and social media maven who lives for beautiful design. You’ve worked in the home/design/garden/architecture space in an editorial capacity for at least 8-10 years, and a portion of those years were spent managing editors. You can easily identify interior design styles and designers and always have your finger on the pulse of industry trends, but you also know how to create accessible home decor content for a mass market audience.

Responsibilities:

The Lonny Managing Editor will be responsible for all editorial aspects of the site, including:

  • Hiring and managing editors, freelancers, and interns
  • Defining and maintaining the tone and voice of the site
  • Collaborating on and deploying Lonny’s editorial strategy
  • Creating and maintaining an editorial calendar
  • Analyzing market trends and translating them in creative, easily consumable ways for a mass audience
  • Representing the site at home & design events, speaking on panels, and making any on-air television/radio appearances

Skills and Experience:

  • 8-10 years of experience in home/design/garden/architecture, online publishing, or related field
  • Expertise in home design terminology, coupled with strong industry contacts
  • Strong organizational skills, a great attitude, and a wealth of innovative ideas
  • Ability to manage the daily/weekly/monthly content flow of a website. Proactive thinking about ways to increase traffic, build brand, and give readers top-notch content they love.
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced start-up environment and to motivate a team of writers to create deeply engaging content for readers.

This is a full-time position located in our San Carlos office and reporting to the Editor-in-Chief. To apply, please send resume, cover letter, and samples of your work with “Lonny Managing Editor” in the subject line to editor.jobs@livingly.com. Please include answers to the following three questions in your cover letter.

 

  1. How would you describe your personal interior design aesthetic?
  2. What are three interior design sites you think are currently doing the most interesting things on the web and why?
  3. Please send a link to a photo you consider to represent truly great design and explain why you are drawn to this photo.

 


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Software Engineer (Python, Django, Javascript) – San Francisco Bay Area

We have a ton of data (including literally millions of high quality professional images) and users which combine to give our engineers very interesting, high leverage problems to work on. About the position:

  • Build and maintain core features for our network of websites.
  • Ship your code quickly and get it in front of tens of millions of people.
  • Contribute to all aspects of project lifecycle: design, development, testing, and deployment.

About you:

  • 2-5+ years web development experience.
  • Solid Python.
  • Exposure to Django in either professional or personal setting.
  • Plus: MySQL, JS, CSS, iOS experience.
  • Plus: experience with start-ups and iterative project cycles, experience working on large-scale projects with millions of users or databases with large amounts of content.

If you’d like to learn more, contact us at engineering.jobs@livingly.com.


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Senior Front End Engineer (Javascript, CSS , Django) – San Francisco Bay Area

About the position:

  • Build and maintain core user interfaces for our entire network of websites.
  • Mentor other engineers in front end technologies.
  • Lots of product development with a heavy concentration on producing fast, scalable, and reliable code.

About you:

  • 5-7 years experience as a full-time programmer.
  • Passionate about client side performance.
  • Excellent understanding of core Javascript and CSS principles.
  • Experience with Backbone.js and jQuery.
  • Experience with server side technologies. In particular, Python and Django.
  • Plus: experience with start-ups, iterative project cycles, and experience working on large-scale projects with millions of users or databases with large amounts of content.

If you’d like to learn more, contact us at engineering.jobs@livingly.com.


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