Based in the Bohemian Cowboy capital of the world, Austin, TX, Literati is a new kind of bookseller. We’re focused on solving the specific challenges parents face when finding the best books for their children. We work with top educators and librarians and pour thousands of hours into obsessively researching the best children’s books from around the world. Our mission is simple: to make parents and children love reading together by building a vibrant product & community that sparks life into life, builds intellectual curiosity, and encourages audacious imagination.
Our team is made up of world-class product people, perfectionistic designers, philosophical hackers, and straight-up hustlers on a mission to build revolutionary excitement in literature. We’re teeny tiny. We have more investors than employees, so if you’re a team player, an expert with a beginner’s mind, a Rainmaker, or have a hint of alchemy up your sleeve, give us a shout. We’d love to meet you.
You will be an engineer behind a very fast-growing brand, working with our lead developer. Our growing codebase has been carefully built with attention to readability and scalability (we think you'll be pleased with it). We value well-designed code and getting things done right, but most importantly, getting them done. We take both technical debt and deadlines seriously.
You’ll need to be able to insert yourself anywhere needed: frontend, backend, everything in between. You won’t have to deal with a lot of bureaucracy and approvals to get product decisions made. You’ll be sharing an office space with the CEO.
We are investing in new digital experiences all the time, and expanding our offerings within the world of literature. You will be laying the technical foundation for long-term success of the company, while rapidly launching new features and iterations.
Work directly with our CTO, CEO, and Creative Director on implementing new features, consumer facing updates, as well as backend tools for our supply chain and inventory.
Build solutions for appropriate scalability. You're ok building something "hacky" if it fits the need, but can also identify real issues and create well designed, elegant solutions to hard problems.
Explore how technology can enable our company mission.
At this point, on the "specialist" vs "generalist" front, you tend to lean a bit generalist. You have the flexibility to move around the stack, from frontend templating and stylesheets to backend/sysadmin/databases.
An ideal candidate would be familiar with the following technologies in our stack: Linux systems administration, Ansible, Python, Django, PostgreSQL, React, jsx, ES6, Webpack, scss, Boostrap, jquery, css, html. Mobile app experience is a plus; you might be leading the development of one.
Okay, so maybe you aren’t familiar with everything above, but you’re a fast learner with enough experience to pick up new technologies quickly. You are comfortable communicating with everyone. You can handle not only technical conversations with our lead developer, but can turn right around and answer a legal question, jam on a new feature with our CEO, launch a last minute update for the marketing team, or sit down with a warehouse worker and talk about ways to make their life a little easier. You are up for a challenge. You derive joy from hard, but meaningful work. You enjoy getting into the flow. You are humble, with a good sense of humor and lot of camaraderie.
We're looking for an experienced UI/UX Designer to document user and business needs, develop user flows and journeys, and translate them into lovely designs. This person will work closely with other team members to ensure designs align with our vision and strategy to deliver a delightful user experience.
Reports to: Creative Director
Location: Austin, TX
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Based in South Austin, Literati is a new kind of bookseller. We’re focused on solving the specific challenges parents face when finding the best books for their children. We work with top educators and librarians and pour thousands of hours into obsessively researching the world’s best books. Every month is a brand new production. A new theme, with new original artwork, new extras, and a brand new set of books. Everything is returnable as we stand by our selections. Our mission is simple: to make parents and children cherish reading together by building a vibrant product and community that sparks imagination, builds intellectual curiosity, and encourages audacious thinking.
Our team is made up of world-class product people, pixel-perfect designers, philosophical hackers, and straight-up hustlers on a mission to build revolutionary excitement in literature. We’re teeny tiny. We have more investors than employees, so if you’re a team player, an expert with a beginner’s mind, a Rainmaker, or have a hint of alchemy up your sleeve, give us a shout. We’d love to meet you.
We are looking for a talented, down-to-earth Graphic Designer experienced in both web and mobile. This is a startup: You’ll enjoy donning many hats and work closely with our Creative Director. You thrive on informed iteration in order to design experiences that work at scale. You have an impeccable design sense, and a keen eye for detail and craft. Collaboration is in your DNA, but you aren’t afraid to prioritize, make decisions and communicate. You’ll come in and make an immediate impact to our small (but mighty) design team, and play a large role in representing our brand visually as a whole.
Literati is a consumer company that ultimately will live or die based on the customer experience. You will be the first line of contact with the most important people we ever talk to — our customers. Your job goes way beyond closing out tickets and responding to emails (although you should love coming up with creative responses to customer service queries...). You will be personally be responsible for driving the most important metric that drives our business — customer retention. This will require thinking critically about the feedback given by customers, being data-driven, creative, dedicated, and summarizing and bringing critical information back to the team.
We have nicknamed this position the CLO "Chief Love Officer," as it will require being extremely creative about ways to spread love amongst our customers. At a minimum, this will involve manning the front lines of the "Jolly Postman" account, and responding to customer questions and needs. This is fun, of course. Making people happy makes us all happy, but we want a customer service experience that anticipates needs, that delights customers unexpectedly at every turn. You might come up with a special birthday gift for a sick child in our clubs. You might commission a Pulitzer Prize winning illustrator to do an original comic for our millionth subscriber. You love spreading love, are a pathological people pleaser, and are ready to take customer support to an entirely new level than Ben & Jerry could ever dream up.
You are a writer at heart. The idea of pecking out creative emails to customer support issues and making someone's day excites you. You are ready to make a career-defining move and be part of a fast-paced and high-energy environment.You are extremely tech saavy. You might have customer service experience, and already know about tools like ZenDesk or LiveChat. If you don't have that experience, you are willing to do research, dig in, and learn. You think for yourself and have ideas about ways customer service could be revolutionized.
Literati is a new kind of bookseller. We run a subscription box service focused on solving the specific challenges parents face when finding the best books for their children. We work with top educators and librarians and pour thousands of hours into obsessively researching the best children’s books from around the world. Every month is a brand new production. A new theme, with new original artwork, new extras, and a brand new set of books. The books are returnable, and our warehouse is a dynamic and creative center with new shipments coming in an out, new beautiful artwork and print jobs going on, and color and light everywhere. The warehouse is the heart of the company.
Literati is made up of world-class product people, perfectionistic designers, philosophical hackers, and straight-up hustlers on a mission to build revolutionary excitement in literature. We're looking for full-time "salt of the earth" types to join our warehouse team in Del Valle.
This is a great opportunity to get in at the ground floor of a fast-growing startup. Compensation is hourly, but our top warehouse members receive salary, benefits and stock options.
You will personally be responsible for delivering the most important aspect of the business -- the product. This means packing boxes to perfection, dealing with incoming shipments from publishers, processing returns from our customers, as well as being able to handle print jobs and inventory management. Computer skills are a must. Social skills are a must.
We deal with pallets and boxes of books, so we need someone who is capable of lifting 50 pounds comfortably. Also, our fulfillment process involves standing for long periods of time to pack the boxes. Additionally, we are constantly printing -- everything including shipping labels, invoices, artwork in full bleed color, envelopes. Having experience with printers and/or solid computer skills is a huge plus.
We consider everyone on our team part of the team, and that means having a positive can-do attitude. We're less concerned about previous warehouse experience and more concerned with attitude, integrity, curiosity, and being a team player.
This role will start at $12/hour. If you are invited to join the core team, additional benefits, hourly rate increase, healthcare and stock options are on the table. We are looking to build a long term team of the best people.
Literati is seeking an enthusiastic, creative-minded individual to manage digital media as a key piece of our acquisition marketing strategy. This person will drive strategy, optimizations and overall management of all major media channels. The role involves strategic and creative development of digital marketing programs, media planning, and implementation of these initiatives to drive new customer acquisition online. The ideal candidate will have a passion and curiosity for digital marketing and media, as well as a keen understanding of the online space with B2C experience and a strong background in digital media management.
We are looking for an exceptionally thoughtful, detail-oriented, and fast executing marketing analyst to support our push for growth in a myriad of online channels. The individual will be a part of broader effort to understand our customers, construct smart tests, iterate, and optimize to drive sales and our subscriber base. A thorough understanding of today's online marketplace and the strategies to utilize it is essential. As a new company, Literati needs the benefit of experience and best practices from day one. The right candidate is excited to join a fast-paced, data-driven team and become our in-house expert on marketing analytics & data science.
You'll be working in an open team environment. You'll interact with everyone and there will be a constant demand to deepen and broaden your analytical approach across the company. This is a full time job and we hope it will be your primary career focus with your intent to grow with us.
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