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Junior Fashion Writer

Listing ID: 1030730

Junior Fashion Writer

Type of Position: Permanent Position
Company / Organisation / Artist Name: Dazed Media
Area of Fashion: Journalism & Editorial
Location: Central London, London, UK
Hours: Full Time
Reporting To: Fashion Features Writer, Head of Fashion, Editor
Twitter Handle: @
Deadline: Ongoing
Ad Expires In: 5 days 6 hours
About: Dazed Media is the world’s leading independent fashion and culture media brand.

Twenty-five years ago, Jefferson Hack and Rankin Waddell set up a magazine that would become a movement: Dazed & Confused. The title became a lightning rod for cultural provocation – radically reframing international style culture. Today, we are an agenda-setting publishing powerhouse and the most efficient way to reach the world’s most influential audiences.

Dazed Media powers an ever-evolving network of premium digital channels and iconic print titles including Dazed, AnOther, Another Man, Hunger and Nowness.

Dazed Media is the world’s leading independent fashion and culture media brand.

Twenty-five years ago, Jefferson Hack and Rankin Waddell set up a magazine that would become a movement: Dazed & Confused. The title became a lightning rod for cultural provocation – radically reframing international style culture. Today, we are an agenda-setting publishing powerhouse and the most efficient way to reach the world’s most influential audiences.

Dazed Media powers an ever-evolving network of premium digital channels and iconic print titles including Dazed, AnOther, Another Man, Hunger and Nowness.

The company also encompasses a pioneering creative studio, award-winning video production, exclusive events, industry-leading talent network and efficient third-party distribution. Dazed Media Studio specialises in fashion, luxury and lifestyle communications. We partner with the world’s most ambitious brands and agencies to create brave, pioneering ideas for a global influencer community.

Select clients: Alexander McQueen, Apple, Beats by Dre, Burberry, Chanel, Channel 4, Converse, Diesel, Gucci, Liberty, LVMH, Mercedes-Benz, Miu, Miu, Nike, Ray-Ban, Samsung, Swarovski.

About the role:

We are looking for an eager young fashion writer who understands our savvy, switched-on demographic and can produce fast, witty, insightful, and accurate copy, leveraging photo and video assets to generate one to three pieces of fashion content per day. Working closely with the Head of Fashion, the Junior Fashion Writer will also support the Fashion Features Writer in preparing for Fashion Week, work on commercial projects, and liaise with brands and PRs to arrange exclusive coverage.

Terms:

  • Full-time role with competitive salary.
  • 23 days annual leave plus public holidays.
  • Office located on 2 Arundel Street, London WC2R 3DA
  • Creative and dynamic working environment

Duties, responsibilities & deliverables

Editorial:

  • Work closely with the Fashion Features Writer to create and refine 1-3 daily fashion-led news pieces for online that are highly engaging, topical, shareable and optimised for search
  • Pitch and write features, at a rate of 1-2 per week
  • Pitch ideas, coordinate and manage Dazed content for Fashion Week as well as write, edit and upload content during Fashion Week including out of hours and weekends during peak periods
  • Work with Advertising and Dazed Media Studio teams to offer support on branded content projects, liaise with the Advertising teams to write credit pieces
  • Write the email newsletter once a week
  • Head up administrative duties, including publishing schedule, budgets, and other organisational spreadsheets
  • Collaborate with the video, design, photo, and social media teams to create engaging captions, video, and assets to accompany fashion content
  • Delegate tasks to those undertaking work experience placements and oversee their work
  • Act as an ambassador for the brand

These duties and responsibilities are indicative and not exhaustive but serve to give a realistic overview of the role and requirements.

Essential skills, experience & personal attributes:

  • Proven experience writing and producing digital fashion content that generates traffic and builds an engaged audience
  • Voracious interest in fashion designers, brands, models, and other emerging creative talents, good cultural knowledge in other areas
  • Up to date and informed of movements and changes within the industry
  • Switched on to fashion news with a good understanding of what makes a viral fashion news story
  • Previous experience working in a fast-paced editorial, fashion or digital environment
  • Strong understanding of the Dazed readership and brand
  • Excellent organisational and multitasking skills as well as great time management, initiative, and keen attention to detail
  • Understanding of the digital publishing, fashion, and social media landscapes to then be able to contribute ideas and strategies on how we can better engage with our audience and broaden our reach
  • Established social footprint as a digital native with experience of leveraging social networks and other sites to source news and promote yourself
  • Willingness to work weekends and out of office hours during peak times such as fashion weeks
  • Ability to work autonomously delivering brand-aligned content that will resonate with our audience

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