Associate Fashion Editor

New York
Jun 17, 2013
Jul 17, 2013
Human Resources
Full Time
Niche Media is looking for a driven professional to join our high-performing New York team and write fashion copy for various titles in the Niche Media family, from shorter news pieces to larger features. The primary duties for this position include the following:

•Write fashion-related stories, from short news items to longer features that are entertaining, informative and geared toward specific regional markets.
•Covers menswear market: Represent the fashion department at events and market appointments, stays abreast of industry news and trends.
•Call in merchandise for photo shoots utilizing your solid base of industry contacts.
•Attend fashion shows and report back on trends.
•Work with fashion team to conceptualize ideas for location photo shoots and still-life pages.
•Work closely with fashion PR teams to ensure merchandise acquired for shoots is available in market(s) where merchandise will be featured.
•Potentially style fashion shoots on an as-needed basis.
•Gather and write credits for fashion stories and still-life pages as needed.
•Format stories, credits, etc., per magazine style standards.
•Work closely with freelance stylists to acquire credit information in a timely manner and ensure this information is in the appropriate format.
•Maintain a passion for market work to discover luxury-driven merchandise that would be an ideal fit for one or more of our regional publications.
•Work with executive fashion director and senior fashion editor to edit product for on-model layouts and still-life pages prior to shooting.
•Communicate and build strong relationships with PR reps throughout the fashion and accessory industries.
•Build strong work relationships with other departments within the organization (art, photo, copy, fact, events, finance, etc).
•Maintain the schedule of your assigned stories and work closely with managing editors to ensure deadlines are met.
•Other duties as assigned.

The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications and experience:

•Bachelor's degree (B. A.) from two-year college or university; or 2 years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
•1-2 years fashion editorial experience, ideally in the luxury lifestyle space.
•Solid writing ability; able to craft fashion news and features to meet journalistic standards.
•Ability to operate a computer and Microsoft Office programs such as Word, Excel, Outlook and InDesign.
•Ability to use MAC platform.

Successful candidates work well under pressure and thrive in a dynamic, deadline-driven, rapidly changing environment. This position will work independently and as part of a team.

We offer a competitive compensation package, health benefits, 401(k) with company match and a generous Paid Time Off program.

For immediate consideration, please send your resume and cover letter, including salary requirements to: and indicate “Associate Fashion Editor" in the subject field.


No phone calls please. Candidates under consideration will be contacted.

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