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Editorial Assistant Menswear
Greater London House – Mornington Crescent
As the fastest growing online fashion retailer in the UK, ASOS is constantly striving to drive our business forward and be at the cutting edge of fashion, life and talent. With international expansion and constant UK growth, ASOS is evolving at a phenomenal rate. Therefore we are on the lookout for driven and entrepreneurial people to join our ever expanding and extremely exciting business. At the core of our business lies passion, for the industry, the company and the people. If you want to be part of the ASOS family, you might be interested to hear that we currently have a vacancy for Editorial Assistant Menswear.
Reporting to the Men’s Editors, this role sits within the marketing department, specifically within the editorial team and supports the Head of Editorial, Senior Men’s Editor and the Deputy Men’s Editor.
The Editorial Assistant also works with the magazine Editorial teams, the Creative and Development teams as well as the Strategy and Communications teams. Ability to work alongside Fashion Finder and Marketplace editorial staff and harmoniously with the wider Retail, Merchandising and Technical teams is crucial.
Content & Publishing (site newsletters, magazines and devices)
Develop new and relevant weekly multi-media feature ideas that will make ASOS.com, newsletters, social channel content outstanding in the retail and editorial marketplace.
Create and manage weekly emails
Work with the retail department to consistently communicate the most relevant stories to our customer in the most credible way, and coordinate and deliver weekly newsletter features. Ensure these are published on time by writing and shooting content to schedule. Be aware of any retail and merchandise changes that change the newsletter schedule.
Be aware of customer profile.
Communicate newsletter report headlines to Men’s editorial team and take appropriate editorial actions based on marketing insight into seasonal trends and profiles. Be aware of homepage and newsletter reports, identify the bigger seasonal shopping habits and take actions based on these insights.
Contribute to content development for ASOS apps for mobile and iPad.
Understand SEO principles and keep abreast of online publishing developments.
Ensure highest quality editorial content on ASOS by employing the greatest attention to detail, applying a meticulous approach to self-subbing of all copy.
Support the Men’s Editor by assisting the Fashion Finder and Marketplace Editorial teams when asked.
Provide writing support when necessary for ad hoc copy requests from press department, social, customer services etc.
Support Editorial department by deputizing for senior members for the team during holiday and annual leave periods.
Represent ASOS at key events and press days.
We are passionate about our people; they’re the future of our business, which is why we invest time and effort in recruiting the perfect fit. Our employees are passionate about ASOS.com, their role and the overall success of the company. We are all motivated to drive our own success and achieve individual objectives.
Communication is key to any role here as our employees continually build relationships at all levels across the business. We’re fast paced, so all employees need to be able to adapt to change pretty quickly and be enthused and excited about what’s around the corner for us.
As an experienced Editorial Assistant with an inexhaustible appetite and passion for menswear, ambition to become a star in the industry and a great ambassador for ASOS Men’s Editorial, you enjoy meeting new contacts and have confidence to network in fashion circles.
Working in a large and growing team, you will be a brilliant team player as well as a creative thinker who can conceive and deliver original editorial ideas.
You will be familiar with a fast paced daily publishing environment and be able to rise to the challenges it brings, consistently supporting the senior team members and helping them to craft a positive and professional culture at all times.
You must be able to prioritise and be calm under pressure.
Exceptional organisational, administrative and communication skills are key to this role, as is the ability to work to tight deadlines.
Dedication and ambition for the brand is essential.
Some key skills that you need...
• Substantial prior experience in fashion writing and styling
• A robust knowledge of the fashion industry
• Excellent organisational and prioritisation skills
• Collaborative approach and a strong team player
• An in-depth knowledge of menswear and the editorial landscape
• An eye for spotting the latest, up and coming style and lifestyle trends relevant to our audience
• Knowledge of the factors that contribute to making a successful online fashion media destination
• Great fashion and publishing contacts
• Able to build strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders
• A degree (or equivalent) in journalism, fashion or media
• An understanding of the principles of SEO and Social Media
• Basic Photoshop skills
• Experience using CMS and HTML training
We really love hearing from you but before applying ask yourself the following…
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Be realistic. Do I have the skills and experience required for this role? We will only consider applications that match the required criteria.
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