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Senior Lead Stylist / Style Editor (all genders) - Zalando Fashion Studios

Berlin (DE)
Closing date
19 Oct 2023

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Creative - Graphics, Images
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

We are looking for a strong editorial styling lead (all genders) for the “Stories at Zalando” creative team, an editorial team collaborating with Highsnobiety on a new inhouse ‘magazine’ whose main focus is to inspire and attract the more fashion forward segment of customers to the website, mainly focusing on high end designer assortment and streetwear, as well as sports and beauty.

You will be working on creating and executing stories from ideation to execution. taking part in a transformational shift in how we release, elevate, and provide context around our most exciting brands and assortment to our Zalando audiences, whilst leading a team.

This highly collaborative role requires editorial styling and leadership experience - either in-house at a fashion/culture magazine, an agency or on a freelance basis. We are looking for a strategic and creative thinker who can create engaging visual style direction and execute them while inspiring the team they lead to do the same alongside the creative director. 


At Zalando, our vision is to be inclusive by design. And this vision starts with our hiring - we do not discriminate on the basis of gender identity, sexual orientation, personal expression, ethnicity, religious belief, or disability status. You are welcome to leave out your picture, age, or marital status from your application. We only assess candidates on their qualifications and merit.

We want to provide you with a great candidate experience. Feel free to inform us of any accommodations you may need, so we can best support you throughout the hiring process.

do.BETTER - learn more about our diversity & inclusion strategy and Our employee resource groups


  • You are a natural leader who sees the big picture and is passionate about teaching, inspiring and supporting those you lead.
  • You can multitask and work on multiple projects at a time while having an overview of your team’s projects.
  • You use your outstanding skills to find best-in-class ways to execute briefs from ideation to execution in collaboration with art directors, staff writers & editors based on strategy
  • You have outstanding time management skills.
  • You come straight from the industry and can implement industry practices into a structural business while making sure the creative is never compromised.
  • Help Zalando to speak more inspirationally to customers and bring our ambitious strategic consumer and brand positioning objectives to life.


  • You have a good eye for style and have a deep understanding of current and upcoming trends.
  • You are upbeat and fashion savvy.
  • You are confident, straightforward & direct.
  • You know how to give and receive feedback and act on it promptly.


  • You have a degree in fashion or similar, and/or you have experience in editorial styling. 
  • You have 5+ years of experience as a contributor in a relevant fashion magazine, or a high fashion house and experience in leading a team.
  • Strong interest in fashion, communication, campaign strategy and social media. You are an innovator and have a solid future-forward outlook.
  • A natural doer! Your work showcases your quick thinking and proactive attitude, managing your workload to tight deadlines and with flexible planning in a calm way. For this, we would love to see your portfolio of work.
  • Enjoy working in a fast-changing, international environment. You are a dedicated team player, open, positive, flexible and professional.


Zalando is Europe’s leading online platform for fashion and lifestyle. Founded in Berlin in 2008, we bring head-to-toe fashion to 35 million active customers in 17 markets, offering clothing, footwear, accessories and beauty from over 3,000 international brands.

Our platform is a one-stop fashion destination for inspiration, innovation and interaction. As Europe’s most fashionable tech company, we work hard to find digital solutions for every aspect of the fashion journey: for our customers, partners and every valuable player in the Zalando story.

Our goal is to become the starting point for fashion. We focus on the fashion industry and therefore operate in a variety of business areas.

  • Fashion Store
    Zalando online shops are tailored to local customers’ needs in 17 different European markets. The range extends from renowned global brands and fast fashion to local brands and is supplemented by our private labels.
  • Offprice
    The Offprice business of Zalando serves the sale of previous season’s assortments. As part of a shopping club, the Zalando Lounge offers registered members exclusive sales campaigns at discounted prices.
  • Zalando's Private Labels
    Zalando’s private label assortment includes shoes, clothing and accessories for women, men and children. With a total of six private labels, Zalando creates its own products, covering the entire value chain from design to sales.
  • Zalon
    Zalon is our style advice service, via which customers can consult and get inspiration from selected stylists regarding individualized purchases.
  • Zalando Marketing Services
    The entirety of Zalando’s expertise and scope is bundled in Zalando Marketing Services, which now offers personalized marketing solutions for our brand partners.
  • Zalando Fulfilment Solutions
    Zalando makes its own logistics capabilities available to external partners, so they do not have to be concerned with infrastructure issues but can concentrate fully on their core competence in the fashion business.
  • Zalando Partner Services
    Zalando helps other players in the industry to be successful in the digital world. For example, by connecting warehouse stocks with multiple retailers, by digitizing processes involved in fashion wholesale and by integrating offline businesses into our Zalando platform.

With a strong workforce of around 14,000 employees of over 130 different nationalities, Zalando unites diverse people, capabilities and concepts. Consolidating our effort and ideas scales our impact as an innovator in Fashion, Technology, Digital Marketing and Logistics Operations.

Company info
+49 (0)30 2759 4693
Zalando SE
Valeska-Gert-Straße 5

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