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We’re hiring! Beauty Editor (Commissioning) – Freelance

Dazed Beauty is hiring a freelance Commissioning Editor

About us:

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. Through innovative technology solutions we connect with a loyal group of 50m+ influencers and early adopters around the world. Our digital platform, dazeddigital.com, is the global home of radical fashion and youth culture.

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.

Dazed Media is committed to empowering youth through creativity and championing next generation talent.

About the role:

Dazed Media has a unique opportunity for a talented commissioning editor with a proven experience in beauty and fashion editorial to lead the team within dazedbeauty.com.

Reporting to the Managing Editor and Creative Director, the successful candidate will have at least three years of relevant experience at a similar level and a proven track record of managing online content and successfully commissioning and editing a website with similar quality, reach, and editorial standard.

The successful candidate will have demonstrable knowledge of digital publishing and the ability to generate unique site aligned editorial ideas on a daily basis.  You will have strong editorial and PR relationships within the fashion and beauty industry, with a particular interest or experience in beauty. You will be comfortable in a fast-moving, highly creative environment balancing competing demands with a cool head and the ability to prioritise effectively to meet deadlines. Excellent communication, organisational, and leadership skills are key to success in this role.

Duties, responsibilities & deliverables:

  • Ensuring content quotas are delivered across each content category.
  • Daily and weekly editorial meetings.
  • Review content performance daily / weekly, using GA, Chartbeat, and internal tools.
  • Commissioning features, communicating with contributors to ensure alignment with Dazed style and tone, editing submitted articles.
  • Writing features and interviews.
  • Keeping abreast of beauty events of interest to Dazed readers; extensive knowledge of the cultural calendar.
  • Ensure all content (site & social) adheres to the Dazed voice and aesthetic, follows the required style guides, production processes, and meets editorial standards.
  • Develop a world class contributor network of writers, photographers, and video talent.
  • Collaborate with the Managing Editor on the assignment of the editorial budget and control the budget effectively, communicating with finance and contributors.
  • Work with the digital, social, and marketing teams on audience development (site and social).
  • Work with the digital, social, and editorial team to develop innovative and evolving content formats to sites across partner Dazed channels.
  • Maintaining relationships with PRs across the beauty industry but also in the fashion, art, and culture fields.
  • Act as an ambassador for Dazed Media promoting the site to PRs and at industry events or audience facing events, participating, and leading live talks.
  • Collaborate closely with the advertising, agency, and project management teams to deliver branded content and advertorials across the site.
  • Assist with pitching, responding to creative commercial briefs, and commissioning branded content features.
  • Full-time, Monday to Friday, 10am – 6.30pm.

Desired skills & experience:

  • 3 years experience in a similar role at a similar level, preferably working online.
  • Understanding of digital storytelling, social distribution, and analytics.
  • Confidence to effectively manage relationships with some of the world’s leading creatives including writers, photographers, stylists, designers, and A-list talent.
  • Strong black book of relationships across the industry, particularly with writers and PRs.
  • Excellent communication, organisational, and leadership skills.
  • Keep abreast of fashion and culture events of interest to Dazed readers; extensive knowledge of the cultural calendar.
  • Team leader with management experience.
  • Experience of CMS, social media, analytics, and tracking tools.

How to apply:

Email your CV and one-page Cover Letter as a PDF document, including links to online portfolio, to jobs@dazedmedia.com with the subject line Commissioning Editor (Beauty) DazedBeauty.com.

Deadline: End of July 2019

Notes:

* This role based in our London office, requiring occasional national and international travel.

** You must have the required visa to live and work in the U.K

*** No Agencies please.

**** This job post will remain live until we have filled the position.  

Posting Date: July 15 2019