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We’re hiring! Commissioning Editor, Dazed Beauty (Maternity Cover)

Dazed Beauty is hiring a Commissioning Editor for Maternity Cover

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,, 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

Reporting to the Managing Editor and Creative Director, the successful candidate will have at least 3 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 with the subject line Commissioning Editor (Beauty)

Deadline: End of June 2019


* 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: May 13 2019