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OUR CORE VALUES
Since day one, we have been driven by key values that feed our mission and life as a team. These qualities don’t just add to each other: they combine with each other to create the framework we operate in, and the mindset that fuels us.
“Courage is the mother of all virtues because without it, you cannot consistently perform the others.” ARISTOTLE
We value courage because it creates a growth mindset that fosters bold moves and sometimes requires to take hard paths. We are not afraid to test new things and go into new directions, without a guarantee for success. We are growing fast, and no rules for success than hard work, reliance, and grit.
“Honesty is the best policy.” BENJAMIN FRANKLIN
Being honest, whether it’s in giving or accepting feedback, is one of the hardest things in life. We create a safe environment where we share feedback freely, whether it’s praise or constructive criticism. Candor is the rule that keeps us focused and committed to improving every day, as individuals and as a team.
“Do you wish to rise? Begin by descending. You plan a tower that will pierce the clouds? Lay first the foundation of humility.” SAINT AUGUSTINE
We believe humility is natural in the face of any ambitious endeavour and should be core to any team work. Also, Glose is about building tools that spread the works of great minds (writers, thinkers, doers), next to whom we often feel quite small! We leave our ego at the door in the morning, and bring coffee instead.
“Big results require big ambitions.” HERACLITE
At Glose, we build stuff that matters and we work hard to create smart tools that will help educate the next generation of humans through reading, spreading knowledge, and sharing ideas. So we look for ambitious people who believe they can actually have an impact on the world by joining us.
“Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need.” KAHLIL GIBRAN
We care deeply about what we do. We want people with a high level of generosity of spirit and attention whether it’s in building a product, working as a team, or serving users. We work with teachers, students, authors...: people who dedicate their lives to teaching, sharing and spreading the written word. It’s easy to be inspired working for them.
“Excellence is not an exception; it is a prevailing attitude.” COLIN POWELL
Together, create the best tools, the best content, the best experience for our users without constraints or limits. Committing to excellence daily is hard for any individual. But it becomes a habit when working in a team that commits to big missions. That's what we try to achieve at Glose: excellence as an expectation, a habit, and an attitude.
The best ideas can change who we are. Medium is where those ideas take shape, take off, and spark powerful conversations. Medium is an open platform where 170 million readers come to find insightful and dynamic thinking. Here, expert and undiscovered voices alike dive into the heart of any topic and bring new ideas to the surface. Our purpose is to spread these ideas and deepen understanding of the world.
We know that reading demands a lot of time and energy… our solution is to make reading awesome by creating the best place to discover, organize, read, and engage with books! Our users can start any of our 1M ebooks for free before choosing the perfect fit and invite friends, share notes and lead great discussions about texts they read. They also can embark on reading challenges by setting their daily reading goal and following their reading performance.
Glose For Education
We’ve created a digital reading platform that transforms how students and teachers interact with books. With Glose for Education, teachers and school leaders help their students to read and learn better together. Teachers can create and manage virtual classes, give free access to 4,000+ digital books to their students, and let them read, react and collaborate on text, on all devices. We also provide them tools to monitor their student’s work and highlight their progress.
ChatStories is a mobile platform for reading and writing short stories. Writers use SMS or instant messaging format to create short and touching stories through dialogues. It's designed for the "Snapchat Generation" but not only: it's for anyone who likes to read a good story or is tempted to write one.
Glose and Medium work as one team to create the most interesting place on the internet where all writers/authors get exposure to relevant audiences and all readers become participants in the network
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Founded in 2014, Glose's mission is to create the future of reading and knowledge sharing. Glose was acquired in 2021 by Medium, the unique reading and writing platform based in San Francisco.
Glose is the app that makes reading more social, more efficient and more fun. On web and mobile, Glose allows users to discover, read, highlight and annotate text from thousands of digital books and interact with a community of readers.
Medium is an open platform where readers find dynamic thinking, and where both expert and undiscovered voices can share their writing on any topic.
Experts in their respective missions, the objective of Glose and Medium is to create THE most interesting place on the internet, where readers, authors and specialists meet, read, exchange and share their experiences.
What they are looking for
There is no typical profile at Glose! First of all, they are looking for people who are passionate, interested and enthusiastic about the idea of participating in the creation of a unique content platform in the world.
They appreciate candidates who have a diverse range of talents, who take action, take initiative and want to make an impact, while constantly striving to improve. A good level of English is necessary, as the Paris office collaborates daily with Medium's teams in San Francisco and New York.
On the technical side, they are looking for high-level engineers with a lot of ambition and the desire to rub shoulders with cutting-edge languages and technologies. Glose and Medium are real technology platforms that serve millions of readers, and mobilize powerful machine learning and natural language processing algos.
Their values are ambition, humility and perseverance, essential to fulfill their great mission!
Good to know
A team passionate about books, knowledge... but not just that. If you like sushi and especially burgers, you have come to the right place!
In fact, if you like to eat, you will find the perfect companions to help you discover the best addresses in the area. And you can share your lunch with your american colleagues via a dedicated Slack channel!