Careers at Interweave

Become an Interweaver

Welcome to the Interweave Career site! As you may know, Interweave provides the highest quality content to the community that we serve and we do it in a variety of ways. We have eight core values to which we all subscribe and we feel it is important for you, as a new applicant, to understand what they are:

1. Inspire passion.
2. Make it fun.
3. Be we before me.
4. Communicate clearly, respectfully and honestly.
5. Teach each other and good things will happen.
6. That’s so crazy it just might work!
7. Settle only for the exceptional.
8. Do what’s right.

What you will find at our core is that we are a company of art and craft enthusiasts that creates best in market products to educate, inspire and connect our audience. At Interweave, we feel that it is necessary to nurture a culture that lives up to the quality of our products. At meetings, don’t be surprised if you find Interweavers knitting, beading, crocheting, stitching, sketching, or just doing something with their hands. In the break room you may find a more experienced Interweaver teaching novices how to knit a scarf or create a beautiful bracelet. Around the office you will be surrounded by talented people in every area of the business with a focus on providing best-in-class products and service to everyone they encounter.

With our vision to teach, inspire and connect the world’s creative community you can imagine the level of commitment of Interweavers. Our work is both challenging and rewarding, and it allows for plenty of opportunities for personal and professional growth. To further assist in the journey we offer:

  • Health Insurance (medical, dental, and vision)
  • 401(k) Plan
  • Fun Company Events and Activities

We are looking for talented co-workers for the following positions:


Do you have experience orchestrating large photo shoots? Do you like a creative challenge? Do you have strong branding acumen running in your veins? Then this is the place you need to be, Art Director.

Interweave is seeking a highly motivated, disciplined creative to lead a team of talented designers. Interweave’s heart and soul runs on the passion our customers have for their crafts. We serve them. We rise to the challenge of being the leader in the craft communities. We strive for perfection and innovation.

If this is you:

• Change is not a scary word to you. You thrive in an organization that constantly evolves.

• You jump at the opportunity to collaborate with colleagues on projects.

• People enjoy working with you because you exhibit tact, diplomacy and patience. An approachable nature is a must.

• You are crazy about designing. Like, really crazy about it!

• Motivated personality with a positive sense of urgency.

• You thrive on feedback

• An unwavering commitment to developing leadership skills

• You follow fashion, design, color, and craft trends for fun because you are interested in those topics.

What you’ll need to win:

• A totally killer portfolio.

• Thorough knowledge of print and digital production.

• Experience directing large photo shoots. Giving friendly, clear direction to models, photographers, makeup artists, stylists and anyone else on set.

• Ability to collaborate with multiple teams, and to receive, interpret and implement feedback regardless of the source.

• We only hire nice people. You need to have an approachable, adaptable nature.

• Meticulous organizational skills. If you daydream about well constructed file structure and consistent naming conventions we want to work with you.

• Extraordinary design taste and skill.

• You understand the importance of staying on budget.

• The usual computer skills: Adobe, Microsoft, Google, etc.

• Did we mention a good personality is a requirement?

Reaping the benefits of this job:

• This is an opportunity to shape the company’s future. You’ll help define brand positioning and build creative campaigns.

• Your voice will be heard. Good ideas come from everywhere and we want to hear them!

• You get to work with awesome people. Seriously, awesome.

• We’ve got really great benefits! Paid time off plus paid holidays, summer Fridays, health, dental & vision insurance just to name a few. And oh yeah – if you have fur babies we also have pet insurance. EOE

Does this sound like the right gig for you? APPLY TODAY



Do you have experience orchestrating large photo shoots? Do you like a creative challenge? Do you have strong branding acumen running in your veins? Then this is the place you need to be, Art Director.

Interweave is seeking a highly motivated, disciplined creative to lead a team of talented designers. Interweave’s heart and soul runs on the passion our customers have for their crafts. We serve them. We rise to the challenge of being the leader in the craft communities. We strive for perfection and innovation.

Is this you?:

• Change is not a scary word to you. You thrive in an organization that constantly evolves.

• You jump at the opportunity to collaborate with colleagues on projects.

• People enjoy working with you because you exhibit tact, diplomacy and patience. An approachable nature is a must.

• You are crazy about designing. Like, really crazy about it!

• Motivated personality with a positive sense of urgency.

• You thrive on feedback

• An unwavering commitment to developing leadership skills

• You follow fashion, design, color, and craft trends for fun because you are interested in those topics.

What you’ll need to win:

• A totally killer portfolio.

• Thorough knowledge of print and digital production.

• Experience directing large photo shoots. Giving friendly, clear direction to models, photographers, makeup artists, stylists and anyone else on set.

• Ability to collaborate with multiple teams, and to receive, interpret and implement feedback regardless of the source.

• We only hire nice people. You need to have an approachable, adaptable nature.

• Meticulous organizational skills. If you daydream about well constructed file structure and consistent naming conventions we want to work with you.

• Extraordinary design taste and skill.

• You understand the importance of staying on budget.

• The usual computer skills: Adobe, Microsoft, Google, etc.

• Did we mention a good personality is a requirement?

Reaping the benefits of this job:

• This is an opportunity to shape the company’s future. You’ll help define brand positioning and build creative campaigns.

• Your voice will be heard. Good ideas come from everywhere and we want to hear them!

• You get to work with awesome people. Seriously, awesome.

• We’ve got really great benefits! Paid time off plus paid holidays, summer Fridays, health, dental & vision insurance just to name a few. And oh yeah – if you have fur babies we also have pet insurance. EOE

Does this sound like the right gig for you? APPLY TODAY



Are you a media junkie who loves knitting? Are you looking to start your career in publishing? We have an exciting opportunity at Interweave as the Assistant Editor of knitscene and Love of Knitting magazines, plus related special issues. The Assistant Editor provides key administrative support to the Editor in all stages of magazine development, both print and online, and contributes to content by writing and editing assigned pieces, researching, fact checking, and blogging. The assistant editor works collaboratively within and across teams to meet editorial and market group objectives.

In this role, you’ll get a chance to work on both legacy print products as well as crucial digital media, ranging from short-form social video to longform blog articles to custom products developed for ecommerce. The Interweave content team makes good stuff for creative people, across channels, formats, and platforms, and we need good creative people to do that work. Join our team and gain invaluable experience that will serve your career mightily!

Interweave is a 40-year-old publisher of best-in-market craft content, covering knitting, weaving, spinning, crochet, needlework, beadwork, and jewelry making. Based in Fort Collins, Colorado, our brand is beloved in the craft communities we serve, delivering them books, magazines, online courses, video, online content, online communities, social media content, as well as a vibrant ecommerce store.

Duties & Responsibilities:

Assign, research, write, edit, and manage editorial content

Secure source materials for magazine departments, including:

  • Procuring yarns for projects and updating yarn resources (samples, data, swatches)
  • Obtaining visuals and other materials for content development, and books and products for review
  • Organize and conduct in-house photoshoots in collaboration with editor and designer

    Assist on location fashion shoots, supporting cast and crew

    Assist in video shoots

    Participate in Daily Publishing program, crafting blogs, listicles, quizzes, memes, and engagement content according to schedule and Interweave standards

    Work with Marketing team to ensure all creative assets and product information is secured, timely, and on brand

    Maintain current records of contributors in database

    Receive, organize, and track submissions

    Maintain guidelines, style guides, and calls for submissions

    Correspond with yarn and product manufacturers and arrange to have materials sent to project designers or office in a timely manner

    Track project flow (copy, visuals, galleys, designed pages, materials to various editors and authors)

    Upload online content to website

    Proofread layouts for accuracy and continuity

    Knowledge or Skills Required:

    Editorial expertise: Writing, editing, proofreading skills. Command of Chicago Manual of Style, Interweave style guidelines, and other internal systems. Online and library research techniques.

    Planning and organization: Highly organized; understand and manage magazine cycles. Ability to oversee overlapping projects, prioritize, and allocate time and resources effectively.

    Communication skills: Ability to develop and maintain ongoing, clear communication, both verbally and written, with key internal and external clients.

    Education and/or experience: BA in Journalism or related field preferred.

    Software : Accomplished in MS Word, Outlook, Excel, InDesign, and other software as needed.

    Preferred:

    Subject matter knowledge : Strong technical understanding and awareness of knitting and yarn industry, and knowledge of craft market and current trends. EOE

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    Interweave is looking for a Director of Product Management to partner with the General Manager to grow the existing digital business and reach new audiences. You will create, identify, and incubate products and improvements across the business and own their implementations end-to-end. You will work closely with the General Manager and Content Strategist to drive the digital strategy by identifying needs, trends, and innovative ways to best serve the crafting community and create an exceptional best-in-class customer experience.

    The Director of Product Management is responsible for the design, documentation and prioritization of the features and functionality of the Interweave digital products (often with non-digital extensions). This includes data-based strategic planning, gathering and prioritizing requirements, defining the product vision, owning the product roadmap, and working closely with a cross-functional team throughout the product lifecycle.

    This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced digital product manager who has entrepreneurial sensibility and strong leadership ability. You will play a key role in shaping the future of Interweave’s digital business and supporting the company’s overall strategy and goals.

    Essential Job Functions:

    • This position will share Revenue and EBITDA goals with General Manager across all digital products. (E-commerce, Content, Video, Education, Online Ad, etc)
    • Provide insight, expertise, and strategic guidance to the GM and other community members (i.e. Marketing, Content) to drive maximum performance, achieve budgeted goals and develop plans for long term, sustainable digital growth.
    • Partner closely with the content team to lead the continuous evolution of digital products and programs that (1) build stronger communities within the existing Interweave audience (2) tie together the cross platform Interweave experience and (3) entice new audiences to join the Interweave community (4) protect and create revenue streams
    • Envision, define and communicate the Interweave product roadmap. Evangelize product vision with new ideas and product features.
    • Gather and cultivate relevant metrics, customer feedback, competitive environments, and performance indicators to drive market growth, product evolution and data-based decision making.
    • Vigilantly protect and advocate brand identity and integrity; be an advocate for UX and UI design issues throughout engineering and QA phases of development.
    • Responsible for the execution of the digital product strategy in coordination with the following centralized teams:

      • Audience Development/SEO/SEM
      • Editorial / Content
      • Engineering
      • Marketing/Email
      • Online Advertising
      • Ecommerce
      • Education
      • Video

    The Director of Product Management must be a motivated team player comfortable in a fast-paced, evolving environment with a strong passion for crafting and good understanding of crafting communities.

    Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

    • Creative Vision
    • Digital Product Innovation / Evolution
    • Excellent Communication Skills
    • Financial Management
    • Customer-centric Mentality
    • Entrepreneurial Drive
    • Collaborative Spirit

    Education/Experience

    • BA in Business, Marketing, or similar field
    • MBA Preferred
    • 5 years of digital product and strategy with deep understanding of digital media, ecommerce, and audience engagement
    • Strong leadership, organizational, and communication skills
    • Experience with brand strategy
    • Deep understanding of design, editorial, and development processes
    • Ability to track details without losing sight of the big picture
    • Demonstrated success launching high quality digital products in a consumer-oriented company
    • Proven ability to influence cross-functional teams without formal authority.
    • Insightful, innovative and adapts well to a dynamic and fast-paced environment
    • Excellent understanding of great user experience and how to enable through technology

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    Weaving: one of humanity’s oldest technologies and one of today’s hottest craft trends. Handwoven magazine, the premier publication for weavers, seeks a creative Editor to steer and champion the journal of the modern handweaver. Bring your creative vision to media platforms from print to social media, video to events, drawing on the magazine’s leading market status.

    Handwoven is the quirky, passionate heart of the Interweave brand. Its Editor must communicate a distinct point of view while remaining true to the techie, creative, curious spirit of handweavers. You will balance the challenges of engaging and enthralling new weavers with satisfying the curiosity of a devoted existing audience. The successful candidate will thrive on the challenge of maintaining the standards and strengths of a 40-year-old publication while imagining and driving the brand toward a bright future that owns the hearts of new, continuing, and committed weavers.

    The Editor is responsible for managing operating budgets, leading the editorial team in product development, and overseeing and maintaining aesthetic standards and technical quality. Under the direction of the Editor, the editorial team produces the magazine Handwoven (5 issues/year), videos, online education, web seminars, digitally delivered products, and more.

    The ideal candidate will be well versed in weaving and excited about the weaving market and trends. Strong relationships within the weaving community and a strong aesthetic sense are necessary. The position requires strong communication skills, with the ability to represent the brand with integrity, inclusiveness, and a personal dynamic that resonates with readers and advertisers.

    The ideal candidate has:

    A background in the weaving industry and familiarity with trends in the weaving market.

    A highly developed creative sense.

    Excellent writing, editing, and proofreading skills.

    Ability to acquire and retain top-talent freelance contributors, partnering with freelancers to generate top-performing weaving designs, tutorials, and more.

    A zeal for matching trends, good storytelling, and weaving how-to to make content that attracts new and longstanding enthusiasts alike.

    Ability to coordinate content development and to meet deadlines across a wide range of media channels.

    Ability to work with art director, in accordance with brand standards, to plan and develop refined and aesthetically pleasing photography, layouts, and technical illustrations.

    Strong development and research skills.

    Ability to partner with Content Strategist, General Manager, design staff, marketing, and across multiple internal teams in developing and launching new products.

    A clear understanding of the integrated nature of content and product across all channels, including but not limited to video, online education, social media, magazines, and events.

    Experience developing content for multiple channels and platforms.

    An understanding of the financial objectives of media companies and a desire to work toward accomplishing those objectives.

    Ability to conceive, storyboard, and potentially star in short promotional and educational videos.

    Knowledge of Chicago Manual of Style, all stages of magazine development, Adobe Creative Suite, SEO, and analytics tools (such as Google Analytics) a plus. EOE

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    Are you ready to start your career in publishing? The Interweave Content Division seeks a highly organized and efficient editorial assistant to serve the Specialty Fiber group, which produces Handwoven, Spin-Off, and Piecework magazines. This person will be an integral part of the team, providing editorial support in the creation, production, and planning of all print issues and related digital products such as blogs, video, and eBooks. This is an entry-level position with the opportunity and expectation for professional growth.

    A knack for writing, editing, and research are invaluable in this role, and experience in yarn crafts such as weaving, spinning, embroidery, knitting, or crochet are highly desired.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

    Source archival images from galleries, publishers, and private collections, and secure permissions
    Write and edit copy for magazines
    Participate in Daily Publishing program, crafting blogs, listicles, quizzes, memes, and engagement content according to schedule and Interweave standards
    Manage incoming and outgoing physical mail. Scan incoming documents
    Receive, organize, and track submission proposals, accepted projects, and contest entries
    Prepare projects for shipping to technical editors
    Research and report on rights options for reprints
    Lightly format knitting patterns into Interweave style in preparation for technical editing
    Proofread articles and patterns for house style consistency and typos, as needed

    Secure source materials for magazine departments, including:

    • Order yarns for projects, coordinating with designer on timely receipt
    • Order products and books for review, and other materials for content development, as requested by the editor
    • Correspondences to include: proposal rejections, reminders to contributors, thank you notes, marketing information to yarn companies
    • Respond to customer service emails and follow through on errata resolution
    • Zinio and iPad proof
    • Order complimentary and office copies for each new issue
    • Digital archiving

    Qualifications:

    BA in English, Journalism, Communications, or related field.

    Excellent organizational skills, able to prioritize multiple tasks effectively.

    Attention to detail is vital.

    Exceptional communication skills: Ability to develop and maintain ongoing, clear communication, both verbally and written, with key internal and external clients.

    Basic knitting, spinning, weaving and/or needlework knowledge is desired.

    Proficient in MS Office Suite, Outlook, Excel. Access would be a plus. Willingness to learn In-Design.

    Aptitude to thrive in a fast paced, deadline driven environment.

    EOE

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