Switch Spotlight: YouNow

In the fourth edition of our Switch Spotlight series, we're happy to feature YouNow, the live social network that boasts that allows users to stream their daily lives, for an unlimited timespan, to other users. With 100 million user sessions a month, YouNow may be the "biggest site you've never heard of," as CBS News described it. At their current growth rate, though, and the way they seamlessly connect users to one another from all over the world, that won't be true for long. 

YouNow is based in New York, but has a few remote positions available. Click on any of the positions below for more information, then click through to Switch to find them and apply directly!

Open Positions @ YouNow:

To learn a little bit more about YouNow, the company culture and hiring philosophy, we spoke to Anne Aquilina, a YouNow senior recruiter.

1.  Hi Anne! What's YouNow all about?

YouNow is a live social network that enables audiences and performers to connect in real time and is devoted to the unlimited potential of human creativity. The interactive entertainment platform has over 100 million user sessions a month and live-streams 50,000 hours of new video content every day. YouNow is committed to creating a community that is a safe place where people can meet, get together and connect. YouNow is backed by Oren Zeev and VCs Venrock, Union Square Ventures and Comcast Ventures. YouNow recently announced a 15 million dollar funding round.

2. Does YouNow have a certain hiring philosophy?

YouNow believes in hiring the best. We are always looking for excellence and passion for our product and belief in the possibilities for creative human expression.

3. What are the two or three most important traits YouNow looks for in a potential hire? 

At YouNow, we look for candidates who will not only work well within our culture, but also possess a desire to be the best at what they do and drive success.  This means they are passionate, hard working, excellent communicators and creative all around.

4. What is the biggest challenge YouNow faces when hiring?

Considering the rapid growth at YouNow our challenge has been to quickly fill our newly created positions with that perfect combination of skill and cultural fit.

5. What’s your favorite thing about sourcing candidates with Switch?

Since we have a need to move quickly, Switch offers us the ability to review great profiles in a short amount of time.