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Editorial Apprentice

Employer
The Business of Fashion
Location
New York City, New York (US)
Salary
$50,000.00 per annum
Closing date
3 Feb 2023

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Function
Editorial & Media
Level
Intern
Contract Type
Contract
Hours
Full Time
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Job Details

Overview

The Business of Fashion is seeking an Editorial Apprentice to provide journalism and other support to our newsrooms in New York and London. This is an exciting, 12-month opportunity to join a driven editorial team that has a razor-sharp focus on delivering scoops, agenda-setting intelligence, analysis and advice for the global fashion community. 

With an analytical and meticulous approach to work, you will have a strong grasp of the fundamentals of journalism and a passion for the fashion business. You will also have an ability to fuse creativity with accuracy, and exceptional professionalism and integrity to both contribute to, and benefit from The Business of Fashion’s annual editorial apprenticeship programme. Reporting to our news and features editor in New York, you’ll be supporting our global teams with copy editing, article production and image research while monitoring and writing about daily news along with occasional feature writing assignments. Candidates should be based in or willing to relocate to New York.

Who Are We?

The Business of Fashion (BoF) is a next generation fashion media company conceived for today's global and hyper-connected world. Founded in 2007 by Imran Amed, BoF is known for its authoritative, agenda-setting point of view on the global fashion industry and is an indispensable resource for fashion executives, creatives, students and entrepreneurs in over 200 countries. It has been described as “The Economist of Fashion," “A Daily Destination for Fashion’s Power Players” and "The Industry Bible.”

Providing tools and services to support the journey through the fashion and beauty industries, including News & Analysis, Careers, and Education, BoF has grown to be an indispensable resource for fashion executives, creatives, students, and entrepreneurs in over 200 countries.

What We Need You To Do

During this 12-month apprenticeship, you will be accountable for:

  • The smooth running of NY operations along with close collaboration with the London operations team, ensuring a smooth handover between teams every day 
  • Timely and accurate production and formatting of articles in our in-house CMS system
  • Image research and coordination with reporters and editors to identify the aesthetic needs of articles
  • Preparing BoF’s daily morning newsletter along with other topic-led weekly newsletters
  • Proofreading and copy editing stories to ensure they are free of errors
  • Writing daily spot news and other content as needed, potentially requiring reporting and attending events
  • Timely and accurate production and formatting of articles in our in-house CMS system
  • Monitoring newswires and other sources throughout the daily news cycles for stories to include on site
  • Supporting journalists with research
  • Supporting social media team with posting
  • Assisting with event-driven projects, such as BoF500 and BoF VOICES.

Who You Are

You are embarking on your journalism / editorial journey, with a passion for best-in-class publishing. With effective communication skills and an energetic can-do attitude, you perform well under pressure and meet tight deadlines with a strong sense of accountability and attention to detail.

Outside of that, you will have the following skills that will help set you up for success:

  • Clear, concise and accurate writing in various formats, including short-form news
  • Exceptional proofreading and copy editing skills
  • A nose for relevant news stories
  • A creative flair reflected in image selection and presentation and chart ideas
  • An understanding of Photoshop, along with online publishing tools
  • An ability to thrive in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment
  • A willingness to occasionally work a flexible schedule to meet the needs of a 24-hour news cycle

You’ll Know You’re Successful When…

  • You work seamlessly with New York and London colleagues, with clear, meticulous daily handovers and preparation for the next day’s news cycle
  • Articles are published according to our house style and free of errors
  • Articles are supported by strong, engaging and on-brand visuals
  • The news feed includes the latest global fashion news
  • You occasionally pitch and write those stories 

 

Company

The Business of Fashion (BoF) is a next generation fashion media company conceived for today's global and hyper-connected world. Founded in 2007 by Imran Amed, BoF is known for its authoritative, agenda-setting point of view on the global fashion industry and is an indispensable resource for fashion executives, creatives, students and entrepreneurs in over 200 countries.

Today, the BoF team numbers more than 75 people in London, New York, and Shanghai. Overseeing; the BoF 500 - an annual list of the people shaping the global fashion industry, BoF Careers - the global marketplace for fashion talent, BoF Voices - an annual invitation only event for fashion’s leading thinkers and innovators, BoF Professional - a members only community, BoF China - a Chinese language edition, and BoF Education - fashion’s platform for online learning.

 

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