Senior Fashion Editor

04 Jan 2017
01 Feb 2017
Mark Finch
Job Type

Matalan are looking for a dynamic and highly creative individual to join the business as our Senior Fashion Editor, working closely with writers, photographers and advertisers to ensure that readers are given the most up-to-date information regarding fashion trends. You'll maintain the publication's style, editorial guidelines and publishing requirements whilst working to strict guidelines and will work alongside the Senior Art Director to land exclusive fashion features.

As our Senior Fashion Editor, you'll manage the process of creating, developing and presenting content for fashion-specific magazines, photo shoots, websites, newspaper sections and television shows, ensuring Matalan occupy the mid to highest-level positions.

Directing the creative influence of your department during each season or issue, you'll manage the editorial content calendar and deadlines for all projects; overseeing all stories from conception to completion and staying up to date on fashion and style news for stories, videos and social engagement. Working collaboratively with the marketing and sales teams, you'll execute sponsored and branded content and will oversee all writing and editing across our fashion and style categories, researching and managing our image assets and credits.

You'll track the website's traffic and referrals, on a weekly and monthly basis, directing the growth of Matalan and launching smart, creative new editorial initiatives to optimise these trends and build traffic. You'll update the editorial team on street style, runway, and micro trends and will work with the development and design teams on product, to produce stories and newsletters, writing social copy around each story.

The successful candidate will have extensive journalism experience, with a focus on digital and a proven background within the fashion industry. You'll be able to demonstrate a strong understanding of street style and runway trends with a discerning eye for aesthetics and an exceptional taste level. The ability to work calmly under pressure, meeting tight deadlines and providing self-direction is integral to this role together with an extensive working knowledge of SEO, experience using a CMS and a familiarity with HTML and web-publishing software tools.

We're looking for an individual who'll thrive in a challenging and fast-paced environment in a business that is hungry for success. If you're operating at a similar level and looking for a new challenge then we would love to hear from you.

In the event that a high volume of suitable applications are received, the post may close prior to the specified closing date. Please apply as soon as possible if interested.