NET-A-PORTER, Social Media Writer (12 months contract)

London (Greater)
£ DoE
11 Apr 2014
11 May 2014
Editorial, Writer
Job Type
Full Time

THE OUTNET.COM is the most fashionable fashion outlet. Since its launch in April 2009 by the people behind the award-winning website NET-A-PORTER, THE OUTNET has quickly established itself as the chic, go-to destination for the global, style-conscious shopper looking for the best designer brands at a great discount price.

The Role:

We have a fantastic opportunity for an enthusiastic individual to join our editorial team as a Social Media Writer. Your responsibility will be to produce high quality editorial copy and up-to-date fashion content for all social media channels, maintaining THE OUTNET.COM voice and ensuring it remains a reference point for information on the latest trends and fashion news..


  •  Develop weekly and daily ideas for all social media channels (Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, Google+, YouTube)
  • Write and edit all social media content, working with Editorial Assistant and social media sub-group on creative strategy and BAU content
  • Work with design team to create necessary assets for all platforms
  • Work closely with the Social Media Executive (Marketing) and Acquisitions Assistant on wider social media strategy
  • Be the editorial contact for all things social media, while consistently ensuring Editor and Content Director are informed on all activity
  • Update creative team on upcoming social media plan each week and creative team on social media channel highlights
  • Lead weekly social media meeting
  • Work closely with sub-editors to maintain social media “filing” system and production process and ensure all stakeholders have relevant assets (including assigned deadlines) on time
  • Research new social media content channels
  • Liaise with editorial team to leverage content for social media channels
  • Fact check social media content
  • Refine THE OUTNET social media voice
  • Be fully knowledgeable about the social media marketplace and the online world
  • Work closely with video production and copy teams on video content specifically for social media use
  • Work with merchandising and marketing to develop original commercial fashion content specifically for social media
  • Liaise with external contacts to acquire quotes, images, etc. specifically for social media use when relevant
  • Contribute ideas to all aspects of THE OUTNET business, particularly pertaining to creative/editorial

Essential Skills & Requirements

  • Excellent written English
  • A proven ability to work quickly and efficiently with accuracy and attention to detail
  • Excellent time keeping and ability to meet deadlines
  • Sound knowledge of fashion, designers and brands
  • Ability to work in a team
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Recent experience editing the fashion section of a weekly/monthly fashion or lifestyle publication
  • Graduate (or equivalent) with proven experience
  • Ambitious, hardworking and with an impeccable work ethic
  • Proven track record of inspiring creativity and daring both with an excellent eye for fashion and sharp copy-writing and editing skills
  • Exceptional communication and networking skills and a great sense of personal style and wit
  • Originality, creativity and overall high quality of editorial content
  • Image and copy accuracy
  • Demonstrated commercial know-how and ability to add tangible differences to a business such as ours

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