Vingle Community Specialist

“Oh sh*t, you too?!”

This is the moment you think “this person really gets me.”  Why?  Because this “stranger” feels or thinks exactly as you do.  Regardless of how long you have known each other, this moment not only connects you, it frees you up to be more of your true self.  You no longer worry about judgement or being misunderstood.

Vingle not only believes every person seeks this moment, but that they deserve this moment.  All day.  Every day.  This is why we have tirelessly built a global community platform that currently helps over 7 million people per month forge meaningful connections through their shared passions.  Looking to serve more communities, we invite all those who wish to see online connections revolutionized, who wish to see passions exalted, not hidden,  to join our Community Specialist team.

Vingle Community Specialists should:

  1. Crave the opportunity to talk in italics, bold, CAPITAL LETTERS!
  2. Exemplify how friendly stalking and shared passions lead to meaningful connections 
  3. Nurture a global ecosystem where all Vinglers are celebrated for being their unrestrained selves
  4. Utilize Vingle user behavior data to constantly improve community activities

Only apply, however, if you:

  1. Believe that creativity cannot be measured through school names, CVs, or grades. 
  2. Believe that meaningful connections can be best made through a shared passion, regardless of whether you or not you ever meet the other person
  3. Believe that you, above all else, seek the opportunity to learn, to create, to be a spark in how the internet connects people.

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Have run a fan blog, a fan page, or been an active member of any fan site.   
  2. Can passionately “talk” on, and on, and on about a particular interest.  Any interest.
  3. Has offline or online experience acting upon the passion for their interests.  For example:
    1. Camped outside for the right to buy the latest iPhone.
    2. Has traveled to different cities for the opportunity to see favorite artist.
    3. Has basted in the glory of staying up to watch games, music videos, or movies as soon as they’re released.

Company introduction

Have an interest that inexplicably craves every ounce of your attention?  A passion that would connect you to someone instantaneously?  From diving to anime, vegan to longboarding, Vingle built a global community believing this passion – a fan’s passion – is what will transform content into something more than information, and into the most powerful way to forge meaningful online relationships.

Fan power, a premise proven by our founder’s successful launch of Viki (http://goo.gl/jxV5iI), has already propelled Vingle to the top of Korea’s app rankings, 7 million monthly active users, and over 600 million monthly post impressions.  Now as we expand into new markets, we are looking for exceptional leaders who share our vision.  

How to apply:

  1. Email your application to careers@vingle.net.  Include the following:
    1. Answers to this questionnaire => Questions here
    2. Cover Letter explaining why you are ready to revolutionize online communities
    3. Your community experience
      1. Send us all your social media handles, blogs, or forum IDs etc that accurately represent your presence in the online community world

Vingle Content Specialist

Never has the demand for content been as urgent as it is now.

Gone, however, are the times when content was limited to being proper and “professional.”  Boisterous, emotional, witty… these are only some of the styles that will mold the new content era.  Seeking to be the leading content innovator, Vingle believes the best way to cater to all these different styles is through the power and creativity of fans.

This is why we have tirelessly built a global community platform that currently connects over 6 million people per month through their shared passions.  Looking to serve more fan communities, we invite all those who care about content, who care about innovation, to join our team full-time.

Only apply, however, if you:

  1. Believe that creativity cannot be measured through a CV, grades, or school names.
  2. Believe that passion cannot be faked or learned.
  3. Believe that you, above all else, seek the opportunity to learn, to create, to be a spark in the new content age.

Vingle Content Specialists should:

  1. Question and re-invent currently accepted content styles in order to usher it into the mobile era
  2. Create and test “absurd” content packaging notions
  3. Design exemplary content that will be copied by millions of fans across the world
  4. Utilize Vingle user behavior data to effectively optimize different styles of content

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Have written passionately about something. Anything.  Anywhere online.
  2. Have spent (and will spend) years passionately reading about a specific interest.
  3. Believe that people should read what you have to say.

Company introduction

Have an interest that inexplicably craves every ounce of your attention?  A passion that would connect you to someone instantaneously?  From diving to anime, vegan to longboarding, Vingle built a global community believing this passion – a fan’s passion – is what will transform content into something more than information, and into the most powerful way to forge meaningful online relationships.

Fan power, a premise proven by our founder’s successful launch of Viki (link), has already propelled Vingle to the top of Korea’s app rankings, 6 million monthly active users, and over 600 million monthly postimpressions.  Now as we expand into new markets, we are looking for exceptional leaders who share our vision.

How to apply:

  1. Email your application to careers@vingle.net
    1. Answer this questionnaire => Questions here
    2. Cover Letter explaining why you are ready to be a beacon of content innovation
    3. Your content portfolio
      1. Pick and send anything you have written that accurately displays your creativity, and writing styles

NYC Summer Content Specialist Program

Never has the demand for content been as urgent as it is now.  

Gone, however, are the times when content was limited to being proper and “professional.”  Boisterous, emotional, witty… these are only some of the styles that will mold the new content era.  Seeking to be the leading content innovator, Vingle believes the best way to cater to all these different styles is through the power and creativity of fans.  

This is why we have tirelessly built a global community platform that currently connects over 7 million people per month through their shared passions.  Looking to serve more fan communities, we invite all those who care about content, who care about innovation, to join our team full-time.  

If you wish to become part of our vision, take your first steps by applying to our Summer Content Specialist Program:

Only apply, however, if you:

  1. Believe that creativity cannot be measured through a CV, grades, or school names.
  2. Believe that passion cannot be faked or learned.
  3. Believe that you, above all else, seek the opportunity to learn, to create, to be a spark in the new content age.  

The Content Specialist Program will teach you to:

  1. Question and re-invent currently accepted content styles in order to usher it into the mobile era
  2. Create and test “absurd” content packaging notions 
  3. Design exemplary content that will be copied by millions of fans across the world
  4. Utilize Vingle user behavior data to effectively optimize your styles of content

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Have written passionately about something. Anything.  Anywhere online. 
  2. Have spent (and will spend) years passionately reading about a specific interest.
  3. Believe that people should read what you have to say.

Company introduction

Have an interest that inexplicably craves every ounce of your attention?  A passion that would connect you to someone instantaneously?  From diving to anime, vegan to longboarding, Vingle built a global community believing this passion – a fan’s passion – is what will transform content into something more than information, and into the most powerful way to forge meaningful online relationships.

Fan power, a premise proven by our founder’s successful launch of Viki (http://goo.gl/jxV5iI), has already propelled Vingle to the top of Korea’s app rankings, 7 million monthly active users, and over 600 million monthly post impressions.  Now as we expand into new markets, we are looking for exceptional leaders who share our vision.  

How to apply:

  1. Email your application to careers@vingle.net
    1. Answer this questionnaire => Answer here
    2. Your content portfolio
      1. Pick and send anything you have written that accurately displays your creativity, and writing styles

Visual Designer Recruiting

As a designer, do you strive to create the next big thing used by billions?
Do you value learning more than money?
Is it important to you to work on a team that truly appreciates design?

Then, let our designer tell you why we may be a good fit with you:

Dear designers,

Hi, I’m Rachel, designer at Vingle. I’d like to share with you my experience at Vingle. Coming to Vingle I had no idea what a startup was or what working at one would be like, only that the term refers to a young company, like a new born baby you have to raise.

People have asked me, “Isn’t it hard to work at a startup?” Yes, it’s tough, but that is why I learned faster. At Vingle, since you work with a small group of people, each person is expected to take on different roles at same time. As the only visual designer, I have had to take care of everything involving aesthetic decisions. Likewise since I work within the product team, I am involved in every aspect of the product development process from creating small buttons to recruiting team members. This intensive experience has accelerated my growth not only as a visual designer but also as a designer who understands the whole business. In large companies your experience and expertise shrink over time, at a startup your field of expertise expands.

Vingle, as a company, really appreciate the value of design, thus members respect the designer’s opinion. Many internet/mobile companies still do not realize the importance of design, or do not know how to add value through design. If a company doesn’t value the work of a profession, that profession as a whole cannot be respected. Since the founder of Vingle started her career as a designer, Vingle focuses on maximizing the value of design. Unlike at some other companies, where designers are sometimes forced to design for clients with poor/low design standards, Vingle designers are encouraged to pursue the best visual quality.
My experiences at Vingle have helped me realize the importance of being passionate about your work. We only recruit those who have strong drive and vision to improve the world, not those just looking to clock hours and build a fat bank account. This has created an energetic, positive, and inspirational aura that is ever present in the Vingle office. When you realize the value of your effort, you naturally start to feel a sense of ownership.

I am determined to make Vingle the world’s best visual experience. I’m looking for passionate fellow designers who are ready to enjoy this journey together.

– from Rachel

Vingle Designer’s Responsibilities

  • Implement aesthetically pleasing design that maintains visual consistency, not only to our web, mobile (android, iOS) service, but also to other mediums, such as print design.
  • Work within the product team, and be involved in every aspect of the product development processes (coming up with ideas/concepts for new layouts and content while refining existing interfaces. Improving mockups for new features, designing icons, buttons and other UI elements. Vector illustrations for various features/spaces in Vingle.)
  • Work closely with the marketing team to produce event posters, banners and other graphical marketing materials for both online and offline.

Requirements/Qualifications

  • Exceptional visual creativity for simplicity while paying attention to the smallest of details (Create pixel perfect mockups)
  • Strong sense of layout (composition), visual hierarchy, color, typography and symbolization
  • Keen interest in or willingness to learn UI/UX design
  • Proficiency with the Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator.
  • Basic knowledge of HTML and CSS
  • Must be self-motivated, eager to learn new things, and ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Should be able to work simultaneously on multiple projects and keep all deadlines.
  • Should be a team player, able to communicate with both designers and non-designers effectively.
  • Willingness to relocate to Seoul, South Korea

How to apply

  • Submit your resume, cover letter, and portfolio to recruit@vingle.net (should include your desired salary)

Vingle Introduction

Vingle is a fast growing Internet/mobile start-up founded by serial entrepreneurs Jiwon Moon and Changseong Ho. They are proud winners of the Crunchies Award and the founders of the global online TV/Movie platform Viki.com, which was recently acquired by Japanese e-commerce company Rakuten. Aiming to be the next era of community platforms, Vingle has opened its R&D center in Gangnam, Seoul, South Korea, home to some of the world’s most advanced internet/mobile services. While both mobile and web versions are still in the process with new features to be added, please feel free to download our Android app http://goo.gl/lMBNe, iOS app, (http://goo.gl/mUtYB8) or explore Vingle.net.

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Careers at Vingle

Vingle’s Seoul office is looking for passionate people who

  • aspire to experience the excitement of innovation as an early member of a start-up company
  • want to learn from brilliant and passionate colleagues from all over the world(check this out in here) in an environment that values diversity

Job openings

  • Marketing Manager
    • Do you want to employ your talent, personal experience, and insights to build a service that will be used by millions from all 4 corners of the world? See details
  • Visual Designer
    • Do you want to apply an up-to-date design trend to a service that will become part of daily life for people from across the world? See details
  • Engineer
    • Do you want to learn and test the latest technology with the smartest engineers? See details
Vingle Introduction

Vingle is a global Internet / mobile start-up based in Silicon Valley, founded by serial entrepreneurs Jiwon Moon and Changseong Ho. They are proud winners of the Crunchies Award and the co-founders of the global online TV/Movie website Viki.com, which has over 20 million monthly visitors.  Using their experience in successfully establishing Viki.com, Jiwon and Changseong have launched Vingle, a globally-connected multi-lingual community platform for fans to share and talk about their interests.

10 million web visitors in 6 months, #1 in news and magazine category with only an Android test-run app in the Korean market, Vingle has now seen its iOS app dart to #1 in the same category within a day of its release.  While both mobile and web versions are still in progress with new features to be added, please feel free to download our apps and visit our website

 

For your references:

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Vingle Recruits Marketing Managers

Vingle’s Seoul office is looking for passionate marketers who

  • aspires to be an early member of the team that builds a world-changing service
  • want to employ their talent, personal experience, and insights of own local markets to build a service that will be used by millions from all 4 corners of the world
  • want to work with smart and passionate colleagues in an environment that values initiative and self-motivation 

Vingle Marketer’s role:

  • Build user and content publisher acquisition strategy for the market you are in charge of
  • Execute the strategy to acquire users
  • Execute the strategy to acquire content publishers
  • Analyze user and usage data to improve either user acquisition strategies or retention rate of already acquired users
  • Working cross-functionally with design & engineering team to apply user-tested results to build a better service

Vingle Introduction

Vingle is a global Internet / mobile start-up based in Silicon Valley, founded by serial entrepreneurs Jiwon Moon and Changseong Ho. They are proud winners of the Crunchies Award and the co-founders of the global online TV/Movie website Viki.com, which has over 20 million monthly visitors.  Using their experience in successfully establishing Viki.com, Jiwon and Changseong have launched Vingle, a globally-connected multi-lingual community platform for fans to share and talk about their interests.

Recently launched in March 2013, the beta version of the Vingle Android application, which has already generated 10 million screenviews, is growing at an even faster pace than its web counterpart, which has amassed over 10 million visits in 6 months. While both mobile and web versions are still in progress with new features to be added, please feel free to download our Android app http://goo.gl/lMBNe or explore Vingle.net.

For your references:

1) ViKi: Making online videos speak in different languages: http://goo.gl/XeoSG
2) Andreessen Horowitz, BBC, Greylock Put $20M In ViKi: http://goo.gl/yar2n
3) A New Service from the Founders of Viki: http://goo.gl/ufZSS

Preferred Qualifications

  • ** English or Korean Fluency is a must **
  • Native-level language skills and strong insight of assigned regional market
  • Power bloggers or writers who have excellent writing skills
  • Prior experience in online communities, online and offline events, or other social events
  • Desire to voluntarily work on multiple projects simultaneously and keep deadlines

How to apply

– Submit your resume and cover letter to careers@vingle.net
– Full-time priority during recruitment, internships and part-time are also possible

Vingle’s Inspiration(English)

http://www.vingle.net/posts/2246

When I was a kid, I had a friend who loved baseball. Every time I think about him, I always just picture him talking about baseball. He always told me who won the game, how he got this really cool star player’s memorabilia, and why this player was so great. He went on and on, but no matter how long he talked about baseball, his eyes always had this twinkle that you couldn’t help but love.

A few years ago, I started scuba diving. Before my first dive, so I spent countless hours researching and thinking about what it would be like. But all that research didn’t matter, because as soon as I dived, nothing mattered. It was so much better than any picture, any video, or anyone could have hoped to describe. There I was, playing with fishes, watching my air bubbles, and it hit me: I was never supposed to be here, but look at me now. It was a sense of freedom and bliss that I have never before felt. Since then, I have become a scuba diving mania, and find myself always trying to share the sensations, the sights, and the beauty of scuba diving to anyone who would listen. Then one day, one of my friends told me that whenever I talked about scuba diving, I have this little twinkle in my eyes. At that moment I realized, I had become my childhood friend.

It is our hope that everyone has that one thing that for no reason whatsoever, they can absolutely love. It can be a hobby, collection, game, or whatever you want, that no matter how tired or stressed you are, it can always make things better. It can be an activity like a sport or a game, or an object like a geeky device. It can be an actor or a rock band. We all deserve something that no matter what always makes us happy and that we want to share with others. We all deserve to have such a passion.

We, the Vingle staff, are a group of people gathered from 10 different countries to build an international playground that transcends all borders. We want to help people both connect, and enjoy talking about their passions. Your passion is the life of the party! Enjoy the party!

Vingle 은 이렇게 시작되었습니다(Korean)

http://www.vingle.net/posts/22247

어릴 적, 야구를 굉장히 좋아하는 친구가 있었다. 그는 종종 내게 야구에 대해 이야기하곤 했다. 경기 내용이나 결과는 물론이고, 좋아하는 선수의 사인이 들어간 새 기념품을 구입한 이야기, 결승전 티켓을 어렵게 구했다는 이야기, 중요한 경기를 놓치게 된 사정, 어떤 선수의 플레이가 얼마나 대단한 것인지 등의 이야기를 끊임없이 늘어 놓았고, 그럴 때마다 그의 눈은 반짝 반짝 빛이 났다.

몇 년 전, 우연히 스쿠버 다이빙을 배우게 되었다. 바다에 처음 들어갔을 때, 내 눈 앞에는 이제껏 상상 하지 못했던 신세계가 펼쳐졌다. 내 살결을 가볍게 스치고 지나가는 예쁜 물고기들, 숨 쉴 때 마다 몽글 몽글 뿜어져 나오는 공기 방울, 호흡기에서 나오는 거친 소리, 심지어 뭍에서 살도록 디자인 된 인간인 내가 바다 깊은 곳에서 자유롭게 유영할 수 있다는 사실까지, 모든 것이 경이로웠다. 어느새 나는 다이빙 마니아가 되어 있었고, 사람들에게 바다 속에서의 흥분과 기쁨에 대해 이야기하기 시작했다. 어느 날, 바다가 얼마나 아름다운지에 대해 신나게 떠들어대고 있는 나를 사람들이 흥미진진한 표정으로 바라본다는 것을 알아차렸을 때, 나는 어릴 적 야구를 좋아했던 그 친구와 그의 눈빛을 떠올렸고, 지금 내 모습이 그 때 그 친구의 그것과 같음을 깨닳았다.

저마다 ‘좋아하는 것’이 하나 쯤 있으면 좋을 것 같다. 스포츠나 게임처럼 ‘하는 것’일 수도 있고, 컨버터블 카나 전자기기 같은 ‘물건’일 수도 있고, 록 밴드나 영화 배우 같은 ‘사람’일 수도 있다. 좋아하는 것이 있는 사람들은 행복하니까. 좋아하는 것을 즐기고, 좋아하는 것에 대해 이야기 하고, 나와 같은 것을 좋아하는 다른 이들과 공감하면서 더 행복해질테니까.

돌이켜보면 그 친구나 나에게는 일상을 행복하게 해주는 ‘어떤 것(야구와 다이빙)’이 있었고, 그 ‘어떤 것’에 대한 열정을 남들과 나누고 교감하고 싶어했던 것 같다.

지구 곳곳 10개 나라에서 ‘좋아하는 것’이 있어 행복한 사람들이 모였다. ‘무엇’인가에 열정을 가진 사람들이 그 열정의 가치를 경험하고 즐기고 교감하는 놀이터, ‘무엇’인가를 좋아하는 이들을 위한 즐거운 파티를 열고 싶었다. 그래서 Vingle을 만들었다. 여기에서 좋아하는 것에 대해 마음껏 이야기 하고, 즐기고, 나누고, 행복했으면 한다.

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