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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 three comScore top ranked consumer sites: Zimbio.com is a Top 10 Entertainment News site, StyleBistro.com is Top 10 Fashion & Beauty site, and Lonny.com is a Top 20 Home Design site. 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 and New York City. We offer competitive base salaries, health/dental/vision benefits, and stock options.

Job Openings


Designer, Marketing Solutions – New York City

Livingly is looking for a creative and talented designer to join its Marketing Solutions team. The designer will report to the Director of Marketing Solutions, and primarily work in partnership with marketing managers and the creative services manager to design custom high-impact branded content and ad experiences for advertising clients across all 3 Livingly sites – Zimbio, StyleBistro and Lonny.

Responsibilities:

  • Crucial role in the pre-sales process, as the sole designer producing branded content and digital ad product mock ups that will be incorporated into client proposals
  • Crucial role in the post-sale process as the lead designer of all branded content executions for advertisers across all categories
  • Design visually impactful sales and marketing materials and collateral (media kits, presentations, sales and promotions collateral, event collateral)
  • Meet regularly and collaborate with the development team’s Creative Director, and each of the editorial team’s creative leads to make sure all marketing design work upholds editorial standards
  • Meet regularly with the post-sale designer to keep up with digital ad product knowledge and insights and ensure all mock ups are in line with what will ultimately be produced for Livingly clients
  • Overall, have an interest in being part of fast-paced startup environment, sometimes juggling multiple mock up requests on a daily basis with tight deadlines

Requirements:

  • Must have web experience
  • Must have a strong design portfolio in digital media
  • Must have at least two years of experience/expert knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite
  • Must be able to have a strong sense of aesthetic, but also appreciate client needs and requirements in order to produce mock ups that lead to sales
  • At least 2 years of experience creating high quality, impactful presentations in Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Must be a self starter and able to work under tight deadlines
  • Experience in web and mobile UX design is a plus
  • Knowledge of html, css and flash development a plus
  • Must have a strong sense of typography
  • Able to handle multiple projects at once

For immediate consideration please send portfolio, resume and cover letter to danielle.mcmurray@livingly.com


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Account Executive – New York City

Job Description:

Livingly Media’s NYC-based sales team is growing and looking for talented and energetic sales professionals.  Account Executive is responsible for:

  • Driving display advertising revenue across Livingly’s portfolio of properties.
  • Meeting and exceeding target revenue goals by working closely with cross-functional departments to create solutions for clients.
  • Proactively prospecting and growing account list.
  • Establishing and cultivating deep relationships with agency executives and direct clients.
  • Providing market feedback as it relates to competitors, new products and advertising trends.
  • Identifying client business needs and working with marketing to proactively develop solutions.

Desired Skills & Experience

  • 3-5 years of online media sales experience.
  • Proven track record of generating new business and surpassing revenue goals.
  • Strong and clear communication and presentation skills.
  • Thrive in an entrepreneurial, fast-paced and collaborative environment.
  • Solid understanding of digital media sales solutions including sponsorships and display sales.
  • Knows how to sell the value of premium editorial content and the benefits of an engaged audience.

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


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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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Associate Editor, LONNY

Do you know how to make copy sing on a tight deadline? Are you always the one carrying a camera? Is your blog or Instagram feed the envy of your friends and colleagues? If so, Lonny wants you. We’re looking for a talented, proactive, resourceful multimedia journalist to join the staff of our interiors-focused website and digital magazine as Associate Editor. Responsibilities include writing and editing lifestyle stories on design, entertaining, and travel; managing social media feeds (Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram) and interpreting analytics; and building articles and slideshows with as much attention to design as to the written word.

We’re a small, close-knit team, so a positive, can-do attitude is a must (no divas, please!). This is a full-time position reporting to the Deputy Editor. Photography and/or video editing skills are a plus.

To apply, please send resume, cover letter, and samples of your work to editor.jobs@livingly.com  with “Associate Editor/Lonny” in the subject line, and 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.


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Interactive Designer, Creative Services – San Francisco Bay Area

We are looking for an Interactive Designer with experience creating and producing high-impact interactive advertising to join our Creative Services team.

Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with Director of Design and Director of Marketing Solutions to produce artwork for all campaigns we produce in-house
  • Create animated/interactive ads using the Flite Studio authoring environment (www.flite.com)
  • Coordinate post-sale ad production with NYC-based sales team
  • Deliver all necessary assets for all campaigns to Ad Ops and ensure ad units display as specified when campaigns run

The ideal candidate will:

  • Demonstrate 1 to 2 years of professional experience
  • Be passionate about designing for digital media, interactive advertising and finding ways to connect readers with top brands in new and unique ways
  • Intuitively understand the opportunities and limitations of the medium, particularly as they apply to balancing the needs of an advertiser, a publisher and the intended audience
  • Be a design thinker that can provide meaningful recommendations when necessary
  • Be a fast learner with special aptitude for picking up the nuances of new technologies and successfully applying them to current and future projects
  • Demonstrate the ability to synthesize direction from multiple stakeholders (e.g. sales, marketing, design) into beautiful creative that serves business and campaign goals
  • Demonstrate a track record of producing high-impact interactive advertising campaigns for a wide variety of premium brands (e.g. Macy’s, Coach, Target, Nestle, L’Oreal, etc.)
  • Have a keen eye for aesthetics and typography on multiple platforms (desktop, mobile)
  • Thrive under a high-pressure, sales-driven start-up environment
  • Be extremely well organized and capable of setting up an efficient ad production workflow

Technical skills:

  • Possess expert knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite
  • Working knowledge of Flash, HTML5 and the contrast between the two
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

* Experience working in an ad agency or similar environment is a huge plus

** Experience producing ads with Flite is a double huge plus

Rate commensurate with skill level and experience. If you think all of this fits you to a tee, please send your resume, cover letter and links to your portfolio and other past work to design.jobs@livingly.com, subject: Interactive Designer, Creative Services.

 


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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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Digital Ad Trafficker – San Francisco Bay Area

About the Position:

We’re looking for an energetic, analytically-minded self-starter to help manage our online advertising campaigns end-to-end.  Our team is small and operationally-minded, so you will have substantial access to and interaction with senior management across many departments.

Responsibilities:

-  As a key member of the Ad Operations team, perform all aspects of traffic management, including implementation, testing, deployment, delivery, and optimization of ad campaigns from clients and ad networks

-  Work closely with Sales Planners to provide account support for ad campaigns, both pre-sales and post-sales

-  Provide technical support for Sales and Engineering teams to help troubleshoot problem creatives

-  Act as liaison with Marketing Solutions team to test and evaluate new types of ad products before they are made available to sellers

-  Perform QA for all campaigns that go live

-  Ensure smooth delivery of campaigns by maintaining and distributing pacing reports

-  Develop optimization strategies on a campaign-by-campaign basis to maximize both yield and advertiser performance

Desired Background:

- 2+ years experience working in online advertising operations or related field

-  Very familiar with third party ad servers, such as DFP, DART, Atlas, OpenX, etc. (we use DFP Premium, so direct DFP experience is preferred)

-  Basic familiarity with general web technologies used by ad codes (HTML, Javascript, Flash, etc.) or a strong willingness to understand them

-  Excellent MS Excel skills, and know your way around other MS Office products (Word, Powerpoint)

-  Extremely detail-oriented and dependable

-  Strong analytics, problem solving, and decision-making skills

-  Positive attitude, and a genuine interest in working in a start-up environment and wearing multiple hats as needed

Got what it takes?  Drop us a line at jobs@livingly.com.


 

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