Beauty Editor - Dazed Media

  • London  
  • Company
    Dazed Group  
    Start date
  • Closing date
    30 June 2018  
    Posted on
    16 April 2018  

Role Summary 

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 Editorial Director and the 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. Ideally 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, organizational and leadership skills are key to success in this role.

Duties, Responsibilities & Deliverables

  • Ensuring content quotas are delivered across each content category
  • Editorial meetings, daily, weekly.
  • 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
  • Oversee 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 & editorial team to develop innovative and evolving content formats
  • 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

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
  • 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

Reporting to:  Editorial Director / Creative Director

Location:  London WC2. This role is primarily office based requiring occasional national and international travel.

Terms:  Full-time, Monday to Friday, 10am – 6.30pm

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