We Are Purch

Purch is a rapidly growing, constantly evolving digital content and services company that helps millions of people make smarter purchases. We bring together 350 employees from around the globe who share a commitment to serve our customers with integrity, collaborate to deliver better results, and shape the future of digital publishing.

Nicole Fallon

Managing Editor, Business News Daily

Anna Attkisson

Editorial Director, Tom’s IT Pro

John Stellato

Private Investor and Consultant

Jeff Smith

Board Observer

Catherine Levene

Co-Founder and CEO, Artspace.com

Greg Mason

Chief Executive Officer

Doug Llewellyn

President & Chief Operating Officer

Andy Goldstein

Chief Financial Officer

John Potter

Chief Technology Officer

Mike Kisseberth

Chief Revenue Officer

Karen Greenstein

General Counsel

Ralph Terkowitz

General Partner ABS Capital Partners

Paul Mariani

General Partner, ABS Capital Partners

Peter Horan

Founder at Horan MediaTech Advisors

Martin Niesenholtz

Founder of New York Times Digital, Adjunct Professor

Molly Baab

SVP & General Manager of B2C

Aaron Bailey

SVP & General Manager of B2B

Becky Snyder

Vice President, Organizational Development

Fritz Nelson

Editor-in-Chief, Tom’s Hardware & Anandtech

Mark Spoonauer

Editor-in-Chief, Tom’s Guide and Laptop Mag

Jeanna Bryner

Managing Editor, Live Science

Tariq Malik

Managing Editor, Space.com

Jeanette Mulvey

VP B2B Content

Our Locations

Los Angeles, California

12655 W Jefferson Blvd,

3rd Floor, Suite 55

Los Angeles, CA 90066

Ogden, Utah

251 20th Street, 2nd Floor

Ogden, UT 84401

New York, New York

150 5th Ave

New York, NY10011

Boston, Massachusetts

225 Wyman Street

Waltham, MA 02451

Paris, France

26 avenue de Gaulle

Suresnes, 92150, France

We have 350 employees across the globe, with operations in the U.S., France, the UK, Italy, and Germany.

Job Openings

It takes world-class talent to build a global powerhouse. Join our growing team.

Waltham

Purch is looking for an experienced Front End Engineer to join the team working on pure front end applications. You should have experience developing highly optimized and performant web apps utilizing best practices from within the web, front end ecosystem. You will be responsible for building new features and working on enhancements of existing platforms. You will be interacting with different members of the team, both technical and non-technical, on a daily basis.

Required Skills:

  • Hands on experience developing modular, Front End applications in a Service Oriented Architecture
  • Strong knowledge in Javascript and pure front end frameworks such as React, Polymer or Angular 2, 3
  • Comfortable with NodeJS workflows including webpack and gulp
  • Strong interpersonal skills; ability to work well with both technical and non-technical members of the team
  • Expert in CSS3 and HTML5
  • Passion for User Experience (UX) and User Interface Design

Bonus Skills:

  • Has shipped an application in ReactJS
  • Knowledge of Functional Programming concepts
  • Experience in Redux
  • Experience using Jira Bitbucket and the agile process

Experience:

  • 2+ years developing pure front end web based applications
  • Bachelor degree in related discipline and/or equivalent work experience

Benefits: 

We offer great medical, dental and life insurance, commuter benefits and 401K, etc

Compensation: 

80k – 100k

New York

Purch is one of the world’s largest tech review publishers with brands such as Tom’s Guide, LaptopMag, and LiveScience under its umbrella. With billions of users and three straight years of profitable, venture-backed double digit growth, Purch is on a mission to make complex buying decisions easier for both buyers and sellers.  Purch is a fun, close-knit, flexible, results-oriented work environment looking for talented people who fit.

A User Experience (UX) Researcher will work to problem solve some of the most complex challenges in design. In this role, you will lead the charge in uncovering where users are being underserved today and where the biggest opportunities for growth are tomorrow through industry and primary research as well as user testing to fundamentally understanding the behavior and and motivation(s) behind every day consumers who touch our products. You’ll drive change at all stages of the product development lifecycle and passionately advocate on behalf of the user with empathy and direction.

In partnership with the Head of UX you’ll spearhead the development of more robust user testing process and analyze test results through video and live interviews. Through testing and analysis you will work along side Designers, Product Managers, Developers and others to ideate and inform new features/experiences.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Gather market research and industry patterns to help inform/inspire direction on various aspects of products across mobile and desktop experiences.
  • Conduct independent research through user interviews, focus groups, surveys, etc. to better understand users’ attitudinal and emotional response to our products
  • Work with UX, Design, Product, and Development to effectively prioritize research initiatives in a fast-paced environment
  • Synthesize business requirements and goals from Product Owners flawlessly and ensure all research efforts are aligned to priorities
  • Embrace your role as users’ biggest advocate – drive home the importance of delivering the best experience and seek to spread awareness across the organization of best practices
  • Always ask why, and lead cross-functional product teams to adopt design thinking and decision making

QUALIFICATIONS

Minimum Qualifications:

  • BA/BS degree in Human Factors, User Experience (Design), HCI/Computer Science or other related fields
  • 1-3  years of work experience or equivalent practical experience
  • Experience conducting moderated user interviews and strong competency with tools such as UserTesting.com, Validately, etc.
  • Basic knowledge of prototyping tools (InVision, Pirinciple, Marvel)
  • Strong interpersonal, communication, presentation, and collaboration skills
  • Understanding of benefits/drawbacks to various research methods and ability to identify which ones are most appropriate at the goal level
  • Passion for working across wide range of mobile and desktop products (web and native app)
  • Self-motivated, detail-oriented and organized
  • Competency in UI tools such as Illustrator, Photoshop, & Sketch
  • Portfolio demonstrating previously mentioned skills

Salary: 70k – 80k

New York

Purch is looking for a Senior Web Engineer (Software Engineer III) to join the team of engineers working on a variety of PHP and JavaScript applications. You should have experience developing high-traffic consumer-facing web properties in full-stack capacity. You will be responsible for building new features, working on enhancements of existing platform and actively participating in architecture discussions. You will be interacting with different members of the team, both technical and non-technical, on a daily basis.

Required skills:

  • Hands-on experience with Object Oriented Programming, Service Oriented Architecture and RESTful Web Services
  • Strong knowledge of PHP and working experience with Symfony framework
  • Solid JavaScript skills and experience with client-side MVC frameworks (Angular, Require, Backbone, React)
  • Expertise with HTML5, CSS, SASS and responsive design principles
  • Comfortable with Linux shell and solid command of source control tools (git)
  • Strong interpersonal skills; ability to work well with both technical and non-technical members of the team
  • Superb attention to details, ability to accurately estimate work effort and grasp complex requirements
  • Code ownership and passion for long term platform vision and improvements

Bonus points:

  • AWS knowledge and experience with Docker
  • Keen eye for clean UI/UX
  • Hand-on experience with build/release tools (Jenkins, ant)
  • Understanding of both Agile and Waterfall development models
  • Experience with Atlassian products (JIRA, BitBucket)

Experience:

  • 5+ years developing web applications
  • Bachelor degree in related discipline, and/or equivalent work experience

Salary: 100k – 130k

 

New York

Purch is a rapidly growing, constantly evolving digital content and services company that helps millions of people make smarter purchases. More than 100 million monthly visitors engage with our many brands — Tom’s Guide, TopTenReviews.com, Space.com, LiveScience, and more. The Purch B2C division seeks an enthusiastic Product Manager to lead product strategy, development and testing across our various sites. Your mission will be to ideate, test and ship features that delight customers and helps them research and buy the products that are best suited for them.

You will…

  • Immerse yourself in customer needs, the competitive landscape, and our unique business dynamics.
  • Lead new product development initiatives from concept to launch, guiding a cross-functional team to meet strategic goals.
  • Translate complex problems and projects into user stories and a coherent product backlog, using agile methods.
  • Assess and prioritize opportunities, setting project milestones, aligning stakeholders and communicating decisions throughout the company.
  • Define success metrics for new projects and track daily metrics for existing products to ensure all are moving towards our defined goals.
  • Collaborate deeply with team members in engineering, UX, editorial, operations, sales and marketing.
  • Continuously propose new features and A/B tests aimed at improving conversion and engagement metrics.

You bring…

  • 3+ years of product management experience on high-scale, direct to consumer digital products.
  • A passion for meeting customer needs through data-driven, iterative product development and continuous optimization.
  • The ability to manage multiple priorities and drive focused resolution in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.
  • Excellent communication skills, from strategic vision to specific details of implementation.
  • Strong analytical skills; ability to interpret data and trends, diagnose problems, and recommend effective action plans to resolve issues.

Salary 100k -120k

New York

Purch is a rapidly growing, constantly evolving digital content and services company that helps millions of people make smarter purchases. We bring together 350 world-class employees from around the Globe who share a commitment to serve our customers with integrity, collaborate to deliver better results, and shape the future of digital publishing.

Purch is looking for a smart and motivated Programmatic Program Manager to join our New York City team.

Reporting to the Director of Programmatic, the Programmatic Program Manager will be responsible for managing projects and programs directly related to advertising across the Purch properties.

Responsibilities

  • Build productive working relationships with key decision makers within a broad spectrum of demand partners for Purch’s server to server header bidding platform.
  • Manage day-to-day analysis of advertising revenue to help identify any opportunities, inconsistencies or issues
  • Ensure Purch ad guidelines are followed
  • Handle inbound reports of managing bad ad troubleshooting.
  • Investigate and identify occurrence of bad ads (malware, redirects, term violations, etc).
  • Appropriately communicate back around issue resolution
  • Develop and deliver month end reporting for third parties
  • Check for and resolve discrepancies against all bidding partners
  • Setup and troubleshoot ad placements in the Ad Console
  • Manage and adjust campaigns in the Ad Console

Qualifications

  • Ad tech knowledge. Expertise within ad serving solutions, DFP, RTB, Header Bidding
  • At least 2 years experience in digital advertising (publisher, agency, ad network, etc.)
  • Experience in troubleshooting ad related issues
  • Excellent Project Management skills
  • Must love data and have a demonstrated ability to understand, analyze, and leverage it for actionable results
  • Strong drive and hands-on mindset; ability to own issues and see them through resolution in a fast-paced environment
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (MS Excel)
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; professional etiquette
  • Team-player; skilled at working cooperatively with internal team and clients
  • Meticulous/thorough with details and incredibly organized and proactive

Benefits & Perks

  • Great team members. People you’ll enjoy being around
  • Small team big impact. Everything you do makes a difference
  • Rest and relaxation. 15 days of paid vacation and 10 days of paid Holidays
  • Fair compensation. Competitive salary and benefits

Comp: 70k – 80k

New York, NY

Purch is one of the world’s largest tech review publishers with brands such as Tom’s Guide, LaptopMag, and LiveScience under its umbrella. With billions of users and three straight years of profitable, venture-backed double digit growth, Purch is on a mission to make complex buying decisions easier for both buyers and sellers.  Purch is a fun, close-knit, flexible, results-oriented work environment looking for talented people who fit.

Responsibilities

  • Oversee all aspects of multiple small to large web development initiatives at once, across multiple cross-functional and geographically distributed teams
  • Take full responsibility for sprint and project planning, coordination, and completion
  • Prepare for and facilitate daily scrum meetings, sprint plannings, backlog refinement meetings, demos, and retrospectives
  • Manage scope, goals, deliverables, and schedules throughout each project’s lifecycle
  • Positively affect the outcome (time, features, quality) of your project. Do much more than just facilitate
  • Ensure your projects are on track. Hold yourself and team members accountable
  • Proactively communicate project status to team members, stakeholders, and senior management regularly. Improve transparency of project status and radiate information appropriately to various audiences
  • Proactively identify and resolve communication gaps
  • Participate in and drive process improvement. Includes sharing best practices within your project teams and with the PM group as a whole
  • Remain on the forefront of emerging industry practice
  • Work with a sense of urgency, both in regards to your own tasks and those of others

Required Skills

  • In-depth knowledge of Agile Project Management methods and tools
  • Highly organized with attention to detail
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Ability to effectively lead and direct the work of others, and collaborate with teams in multiple remote locations
  • Ability to react quickly to a fast paced, rapidly changing environment
  • Ability to take full ownership of assigned responsibilities, and appropriately prioritize
  • Rely on extensive experience and judgment to plan and accomplish your goals
  • Strong analytical, technical, troubleshooting, and problem solving skills, with the ability to get to the source of problems and think critically regarding possible solutions
  • Always a team-player with the ability to quickly establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers
  • Willingness to roll up your sleeves and do whatever is necessary

Ideal Experience

  • 4-6 years Project Management experience in web/apps development, with strong back-end experience
  • At least 2 years working in Agile-based software development environments
  • Bachelor’s degree in a related area or relevant expertise
  • Experience coordinating remote teams across multiple timezones
  • Internet savvy with extensive experience in all phases of the software development life cycle
  • Experience with analytics tools like GA and ad revenue engines like DFP
  • Atlassian tool suite and MS Excel expertise. Fluency in OmniPlan, MS Project, or similar Project Management tools

Salary: 90-110k

New York

Purch is on a mission to make complex buying decisions easy. And with over 110M visits every month on sites such as Tom’s Guide, Top Ten Reviews, Laptop Mag or Space.com, we are the largest technology and science media company in the US.

Do you have strong feelings about how the iPhone X compares to Google’s Pixel 2 XL? Do you devour any tidbit of news you find about Red Dead Redemption 2? We’re looking for a certified geek to take the social media presence of our technology brands, Tom’s Guide and Laptop, to the next level. You may also be called to pinch hit for some of our other brands, such as Space.com, Live Science or Newsarama. We’re a growing team, so flexibility and an ability to collaborate with enthusiasm is a must!

This editorial position is located in our NYC office. The person we hire will support and inspire our editorial teams by finding new, creative and effective ways to build the audience of our brands using social media including: Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Snapchat, WeChat, Flipboard and beyond.

In this role, you will be a problem solver, seeking creative solutions to our social media needs, whether it’s crafting new Instagram campaigns, finding ways to expand our Facebook audience or developing our Snapchat strategy.  As a social media strategist, you will be responsible for the development of a work-flow process of your own that focuses on efficiency and quality and—most importantly—results.

Responsibilities:

•    You will be at the helm of all social media channels for your brands, creating posts and content for Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat and more on a daily basis. You’ll be responsible for the brand voice and for engaging with readers across platforms.
•    Take the lead on creating posting schedules and strategies, evaluating their efficacy and adjusting accordingly using our posting tools, or other software as needed.
•    Work closely with the editorial, video and photo teams to both brainstorm ideas to drive social media engagement, get ahead of trending topics and to create content that will help bolster your efforts.
•    Devise new and creative ways to leverage social media to grow our audiences and brand reach.
•    Keep track of social media analytics and be able to report on success/growth initiatives, and utilize analytics data to inform decision-making.
•    Juggle multiple tasks at once, and prioritize them by communicating effectively with stakeholders including the social team, editorial and marketing.
•    Look for new opportunities to partner with existing brands, vendors or other outlets to help expand our audience.

Requirements:

•    At least 3 to 5 years of on-the-job news/editorial experience, ideally in both editorial and/or social media, working at a digital media brand that publishes multi-platform content and/or publishing.
•   Must demonstrate, using metrics from your direct experience, a track record of success in leveraging social media to grow audiences and/or drive referrals from social media platforms back to the branded website.
•   Must excel when it comes to social media best practices—leveraging text, video and photography—with evidence of your current use of social (personally or professionally) including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, WeChat, Flipboard, and other platforms.
•  Must be a data geek! Experience leveraging analytics data including Google Analytics, Parse.ly, and the analytics offered by other social media platforms to identify growth opportunities and risks/challenges is required.
•  Must have direct experience using paid boosting strategies and operational tactics, to drive social media success.
•  Must be a news junkie and think like a journalist. A love of technology, science and staying on top of all things geek will make your life better in this role.
•  Must be flexible. You’ll be working in the heart of the newsroom, and news doesn’t operate on a 9-to-5 schedule. Special events, product launches and other developments could happen at odd hours.
•  A journalism undergraduate degree and/or editorial experience writing or editing copy or video on a daily basis is preferred.

NOTE: In your cover letter please include links to your social media work/accounts

Salary: 60k – 70k 

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