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We’re a fast-moving, well-funded, profitable internet company that is pushing the boundaries in the way content publishing 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.

If this sounds like you, drop us a line and tell us why. Please send your resume and a note to jobs@livingly.com.

Job Openings

Senior Accountant (Finance Team) – San Francisco Bay Area

Livingly Media is looking for a Senior GL Accountant to join our Finance team.  This is a highly visible role with exposure to leaders across the company and an opportunity to learn about all aspects of the business.  Our ideal candidate is energetic 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 Senior GL Accountant will report to the VP of Finance.

Job Description

  • Responsible for all day-to-day accounting operations, including developing best practices and documenting policies and procedures
  • Perform ad hoc financial analysis, identifying 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, Finance or related field;  CPA preferred
  • 3-5 years relevant work experience, preferably 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 across two geographic locations
  • Attention to detail and organizational skills a must
  • Self-starter and proactive thinker

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.

 

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.

 

Interactive Designer, Creative Services – San Francisco Bay Area

We are looking for an Interactive Designer with 2 to 3 years of experience creating and producing high-impact interactive advertising to join our Creative Services team.

Responsibilities:

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

The ideal candidate will:

  • Hold a Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts degree in a design-related major
  • 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

Salary 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.

Style Editor, StyleBistro.com

About the job

The Style Editor, a new position we’re creating, will play a crucial role on our editorial team. As one of the more senior editors on staff, this job requires a constant stream of ideas for compelling, engaging, and original women’s lifestyle content. The Style Editor will write articles, photo specials, as well as other types of content of varying length and will work closely with other editors. This is mainly a content creation job with a heavy emphasis on writing, but some top editing will be required from time to time.

About you

You’re a blogger, writer, editor and Internet junkie obsessed with all things hair, beauty, fashion, and celebrity. One might say you are a pop-culture expert. You have 3-5 years experience and loads of fabulous writing clips, and know how to write for a mass market audience. You’re a fountain of great ideas who can communicate and execute them (sometimes on your own, other times with a close-knit creative team) and you can easily spot emerging trends before they happen. You think it’s great to work hard and play hard and you live by the motto. When friends describe you, “great sense of humor” and “extremely intelligent” are usually phrases that come up first. You have a college degree and are passionate about working on the Internet.

Candidates interested in joining our growing network should send a cover letter, resume THREE PUBLISHED CLIPS and answers to the three questions below to editor.jobs@livingly.com.

AND PLEASE ENTER: “STYLE EDITOR” IN THE SUBJECT LINE OF YOUR EMAIL.

Sorry, only applicants who answer the questions below will be considered.

Questions:

1. What’s the most compelling beauty-related thing you’ve seen online in the last month? (Feel free to send a link)

2. How do you define “style”?

3. What do you wish fashion and beauty websites did more (or less) of?