Glose | Medium

Nicolas is the ex CEO and founder of Glose, and is now VP Books at Medium.com. A former student of the École Normale Supérieure, HEC and Sciences Po Paris, Nicolas at 23 years old became the first advisor in charge of the Digital Economy at the Elysée Palace. He worked on digital legislation, new media, relations with web giants, startups and open data. But what he really likes is educational technologies, so he set out to build a global educational platform whose mission would be to improve a fundamental element of learning: reading. Since the acquisition of Glose by Medium, he has been in charge of the Books and International divisions.

Arthur is CTO at Glose, and Principal Engineer at Medium. His role is to ensure that both the Glose and the Medium technical stack are as efficient as possible at supporting Glose’s and Medium’s missions. He also manages the small but ambitious R&D team at Glose, where new natural language processing algorithms are created to serve teachers and students on Glose. He graduated from École Polytechnique and the MVA masters at ENS. He started his career at Eventbrite where he worked on fraud detection algorithms.

Thomas is a Lead iOS Engineer at Medium in the books team. Previously he was a co-founder of Glose and worked on all parts of the mobile experience of the various Glose applications and products. He loves well crafted user interfaces and seamless user interaction, and he's very enthusiastic about Apple latest technologies!Thomas previously worked at Google on Google Chrome for iOS where he helped build a new feature from the ground up.

Emily has been Partnerships Manager at Glose since 2019. Based near London and travelling to Paris regularly, she has got to know all the tricks for getting through the Eurostar quickly and the best place to get coffee at the International terminal. An English Graduate who’s first job was at the Bodleian library, Emily has worked with or for publishers for over 20 years and can’t really imagine not working with books. She is passionate about building relationships and delivering solutions, but thinks the best thing about working for Glose is she can read (or listen) to any book she wants, anytime.

Ellie studied fine art at The Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, MD, and has spent most of her professional career as a product designer in the publishing industry. Currently, as a senior product designer at Medium, she is responsible for designing integrated book reading and engagement experiences across the platform. Prior to Medium, she spent two years as a product designer at The Atlantic, where she worked on story products and acquisition experiences, including an iOS app redesign and a new paywall subscription model.

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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!

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