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Job Board >> Fashion Writer

Company Name Artinfo.com
Location NY, **
Date Posted 17, Monday 2012
Category Copywriter
Listing Type Hourly Rate

Description

Louise Blouin Media is looking to recruit an energetic, New York-based staff writer to cover fashion and style for Artinfo.com. The post will involve researching and writing daily news stories on fashion, style, celebrities, and popular culture. The staff writer will work independently but in close collaboration with the senior style editor.

Main responsibilities
- Pitch and write short daily news stories and conceive editorial packages
- Pitch and write one weekly long-form story
- Identify trends and offer original, insightful commentary on news and events within the fashion world
- Cover parties, fashion shows, presentations, and events in New York
- Interview designers and high-profile personalities
- Build files and upload articles and pictures in Artinfo's CMS

Selection criteria
We are looking for someone with initiative and a strong sense of responsibility. S/he should be able to prioritize multiple projects and monitor and evaluate news and events. A good professional network is a must.

Essential criteria


- Excellent English writing skills

- Extensive knowledge of the fashion world and its key players -- designers, models, photographers, stylists, journalists, editors, scenesters, socialites, company owners/shareholders, etc.
- Extensive knowledge of fashion history and the business side of fashion
- Extensive knowledge of popular culture
- Relationships with publicists and fashion PR; ability to gain access to events and secure exclusive interviews
- Experience writing for a news outlet, preferably online
- Ability to work well independently and meet tight, daily deadlines


- Knowledge of SEO best practices
- Excellent computer skills (MS Office)


How To Apply

Please send resume, cover letter, and two writing samples (preferably published clips)
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