The Knot Worldwide, the world’s largest wedding planning company, has announced that it will be creating 100 jobs in Galway city with the establishment of an operations centre here.
Over the past four decades The Knot Worldwide has helped over 40 million couples in 15 countries around the world to plan the wedding that’s right for them with its brands The Knot, WeddingWire and Bodas..
It specialises in providing couples with registry services, wedding planning tools, and access to over 700,000 local vendors with 7 million global reviews.
On top of the new jobs being created over the next few years, local retailers and brands will benefit from enhanced advertising and marketing reach to appeal to a larger audience.
Galway TD and Minister for the Gaeltacht Seán Kyne is making the official announcement of the new jobs at the Portershed this morning.
Speaking ahead of the event Minister Kyne said the decision of such a prominent global brand to locate here in Galway is “a further endorsement for Galway as a prime location in the areas of marketing, advertising and analytics.”
He also thanked the IDA, which is supporting this project, and the Portershed for helping to bring so much foreign investment into Galway.
The new roles will include content writers, community forum support and customer support staff. For more information on these roles, go to: https://www.theknotww.com/careers/#job-opening.
Jessica Finnefrock, Executive Vice President of Global Business Operations for The Knot Worldwide said the company was “thrilled” to expand its global footprint with an office in Galway.
“We’ve been extremely impressed with the talent from this city, are grateful for the opportunity to partner with the IDA and the city of Galway,” she said.
Ms Finnefrock added that they are “Excited for the invaluable work this team will do to help our local wedding business professionals better connect with couples and ultimately grow their businesses.”
The Knot Worldwide also includes wedding brands The Knot, WeddingWire and Bodas.net, as well as lifestyle brands The Bump for pregnancy and parenting, GigMasters for bringing important celebrations to life with entertainment vendors, Lasting for building healthy and happy marriages, How They Asked for proposal inspiration and stories and more.