The Sunday Times, Fashion Features Assistant - 1 Year Casual Contract

News UK
12 Jun 2018
03 Jul 2018
News UK
Job Type
Full Time

Reports to: Fashion Director

We are looking for a fashion features assistant to join the Sunday Times Style team.

The core responsibility is assisting STYLE's Fashion Director on weekly fashion features ideas, shopping pages and writing regular copy. The successful candidate will have great brand and trend knowledge, contacts in both luxury and high street, as well being hardworking and efficient.

Key magazine accountabilities:

  • Managing STYLE's fashion cupboard: oversee all aspects of the fashion cupboard, making sure returns are done accurately and correctly, all equipment needed is in plentiful supply, the cupboard is clean, filing is organised, luggage and all other travelling equipment is in good working order
  • Manage all 2-week work placements: scheduling, induction and recruiting
  • Attend daily digital conference with social news and shopping ideas
  • Contribute daily digital stories for STYLE's platforms including print, social and video
  • Execute weekly shopping digital galleries
  • Oversee all aspects of compiling and planning regular weekly shopping pages
  • Oversee STYLE's weekly shoppable newsletter
  • Contribute weekly fashion features for print
  • Write regular pieces of copy
  • Attend weekly fashion feature meetings with ideas
  • Responsible for meeting deadlines for copy, prices, high res imagery and stockist info for all main fashion, fashion features, shopping pages and additional product
  • Work with Fashion Director and commercial team to ensure all advertiser credit targets are achieved each season
  • Weekly meetings with commercial team
  • Weekly meetings with the Fashion Director and the EIC
  • To assist with diary management of senior members of fashion department
  • Assist digital assistant and editor when necessary
  • Managing the wider team's press diary
  • Represent STYLE at press days and PR events, store events and external appointments
  • Represent STYLE at London Fashion Week
  • Contribute to new season trend research

Key Skills and Experience:

  • Previous experience as a fashion features assistant on a high-profile fashion publication or alongside a busy editorial stylist
  • Competence in writing features and fashion news
  • Knowledge of international fashion weeks' structure and related planning
  • Passionate about new trends, brands and the fashion world at large
  • Unflappable under pressure and delivers work at a consistently high standard
  • Pro-active and displays a willingness to take on any task
  • Positive attitude and good team player
  • Takes initiative in order to achieve desired results
  • Self-starter, organised and a good problem-solver, able to eliminate obstacles through creative and adaptive approaches

Competencies and Behaviours:

  • Resourceful research skills
  • Impeccable phone manner and email tone
  • First-class communication skills - can communicate effectively with all levels of seniority across the paper and with external contacts
  • Displays an enthusiastic, can do, flexible attitude, especially when facing challenges
  • Adapts easily to changing priorities
  • Works exceptionally hard, is punctual and is always prepared to put in extra time and effort where necessary
  • Keen to embrace extra responsibilities
  • Maintains confidentiality at all times
  • Works effectively and calmly under pressure
  • Gains respect of work colleagues and is approachable
  • Is prepared to work with other team members

Apply by completing the application form below.


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