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Refinery29 is the cornerstone of fashion, beauty & shopping for a new generation.
 
Media, Full Time    New York    Posted: Monday, April 15, 2019
 
   
 
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About Refinery29:

Refinery29 is the leading digital media & entertainment company focused on women with a global audience footprint of 550 million across all platforms. Our mission is to be a catalyst for women to feel, see, & claim their power by providing optimistic & diverse creativity, storytelling, & points of view. We deliver style & substance to an audience that's highly engaged across a variety of devices & destinations, from the original video & editorial features, to live experiences & social storytelling.Please visitwww.refinery29.com/en-us,www.refinery29.com/en-ca,www.refinery29.ukandwww.refinery29.de for more information & to browse content.

About the team:

Refinery29 is in pursuit of a passionate, strategic writer to cover the fashion industry, daily trending style-related news, & the categorys intersection with pop culture. Our Fashion Writer should also have a proven track record for delivering original breakout ideas & angles that have the power to drive conversation beyond the hardcore fashion enthusiast. As a reporter, this candidate should have experience sourcing original fashion content, including news & market stories, interviews, industry event coverage, & hunting down exclusives & hidden content opportunities. This writer will also produce a handful of longer-lead features by approval each quarter & specifically as they relate to timely fashion-related events.

R29's fashion content is consistently surprising, engaging, & as entertaining as it is resource-driven. Most importantly, our Fashion Writer will bring intelligence, levity, & a wider-interest to our fashion content through their distinctive voice & perspective; stories that consistently garner trackable industry visibility & credibility, traffic & audience expansion, & drive a deeper appreciation for the seen & unseen power of personal style.

What Makes an R29er?

  • You have commitment & passion about the mission of R29 to be a catalyst for women to feel, see, & claim their power & realize their infinite potential.

What you'll do:

  • Work with Deputy Fashion Director, Global Editor-in-Chief & other editorial colleagues to pitch, take on assignments, & write thoughtful, creative takes on daily trending/news items as well as longer lead stories such as profiles/interviews, essays, & reported features. Output is a minimum of two stories per day, 10 per week (flexible based on time of year & category needs).

  • Report & cover relevant fashion events, including Fashion Week, award show red carpets, etc.

  • Conduct all photo, video, and/or design research, & build stories in our custom CMS

  • Work with the content strategy & social teams in order to hit production numbers & traffic goals

  • Represent R29 at industry events, market appointments as needed; establish & strengthen industry relationships for access & exclusives

What you have:

  • Experience writing for a highly trafficked, high-volume website

  • Deep knowledge of the fashion industry, with strong opinions that are in line with Refinery29s inclusive, women-positive ethos

  • Must be a quick, agile, & efficient worker, ready to turn around clean, smart copy

  • A preexisting network of sources, industry connections, & contacts to find & break news

  • Must be comfortable collaborating with a team of writers & editors, but also able to work independently

  • Proven ability to produce original reporting with a unique POV that attracts media attention

  • Proficient in search engine optimization & identifying trending topics

 
 
 
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