Attention: Couturesque Is Hiring!

Calling all you whizkids!


Are you a fashion student with a penchant for writing and/or curating?  Do you spend hours stalking cool, emerging brands on Instagram, or reading essays about the gender politics of style?  Are you dreaming of getting your name out there, building a portfolio, and making it big int he fashion industry?  If you said 'yes' to any of those questions, we're probably meant to be.  That is, we think you'd be a great fit for our team here at Couturesque, which is comprised entirely of ambitious, young fashion lovers from around the world.  Our staff have the incredible opportunity to create fashion-based content for their peers, develop an impressive body of professionally published work in the fashion field, and work with all of the exciting brands (high street and luxury) that you dream about.  Sound exciting?  Browse our newly available positions below, and when you're ready, send the required details to editor@couturesquemag.com no later than Friday, June 3rd, 2016.


Visual Director: (1 Position Available)
  • Necessary skills: Keen knowledge of aesthetics, graphic design/Photoshop/art experience, a very strong understanding of Couturesque's visual narrative and a vision for curating it further.  Knowledge of HTML and blogging skills are a plus, but not required.  This position is remote, meaning that you can be based anywhere in the world and will communicate with us digitally, although proximity to New York is an asset.
  • Responsibilities: Working closely with the Editor in Chief, department editors, and the social media team to curate a consistent visual narrative on a monthly basis, assisting with sourcing imagery for the website and social media channels, consulting on photoshoot/moving image concepts, developing graphics for new projects and features.
  • How to Apply:  Send us 1) a cover letter outlining who you are and why you are applying, 2) a 1-2 page detailed resumé, 3) links to your Instagram, Tumblr, VSCO, and/or Pinterest, 4) 2-4 examples of past visual work, and 5) a moodboard for a hypothetical summer beauty editorial for Couturesque.  

Fashion Features Contributor: (1-2 Positions Available)
  • Necessary skills: Excellent writing ability is essential, knowledge of the fashion industry (brands, people, and topics), a strong understanding of social consciousness (intersectional feminism, beauty standards, body image, race, culture, social relations)This position is remote, meaning that you can be based anywhere in the world and will communicate with us digitally.
  • Responsibilities: We want you to bring your personal experiences, opinions, and perspectives to your fashion writing. This role would involve writing long-form essays about once/month regarding issues affecting the fashion industry and personal style that handle intersectional feminism, gender, body image, diversity, social relations, etc.
  • How to Apply:  Send us 1) a cover letter outlining who you are and why you are applying, 2) a 1-2 page detailed resumé, 3) links to your Instagram, Tumblr, VSCO, and/or Pinterest, 4) a 200-300 word "mini-article" about the importance of fashion in social commentary. 

Marketing & PR Director: (1-2 Positions Available)
  • Necessary skills: Creative perspective, knowledge of fashion, blogging, promotions, and digital communication required. Enthusiasm, communication skills, and leadership are musts. Previous PR/marketing experience or schooling not required but definitely appealing.  This position is remote, meaning that you can be based anywhere in the world and will communicate with us digitally, although proximity to New York is an asset.
  • Responsibilities: Working closely with Editor in Chief and Social Media Director to develop concepts to promote engagement, grow readership, create media attention, and promote the publication.  This may include brainstorming marketing campaign ideas, generating press attention on our contributors, and assisting with reader outreach. 
  • How to Apply:  Send us 1) a cover letter outlining who you are and why you are applying, 2) a 1-2 page detailed resumé, 3) links to your Instagram, Tumblr, VSCO, and/or Pinterest, and 4) a 100-150 word pitch for a hypothetical campaign to grow Couturesque's social media reach.  

Social Media Intern: (1 Position Available)
  • Necessary skills: Creative perspective, knowledge of fashion, blogging, promotions, and digital communication required. Enthusiasm, communication skills, and initiative are musts. This position is remote, meaning that you can be based anywhere in the world and will communicate with us digitally, although proximity to Toronto is preferred.  This position is great for those who are enthusiastic about communications or fashion but don't have a lot of experience already.
  • Responsibilities: Working closely with the Editor in Chief and Social Media Director to promote Couturesque on our variety of social networks.  This may include generating social media content ideas, outreach to new followers, and weekly management of 1 or more of our social media channels.  This is a summer internship (June-August) with potential for further involvement when you have completed your term. 
  • How to Apply:  Send us 1) a cover letter outlining who you are and why you are applying, 2) a 1-2 page detailed resumé, 3) links to your Instagram, Tumblr, VSCO, and/or Pinterest, and 4) a 9 image mock Instagram feed for Couturesque, including captions.

Please be aware that all positions are volunteer-based only.


Excited about the chance to join our team?  Get to know us, starting with Couturesque's Social Media Director, AnnaWhen you're done with that, soak up some inspiration your application with these tips for success from ultra-successful-fashion-editor Pandora Sykes.


3 comments:

  1. Can candidates for the NY positions have seasonal access to the city? As a fashion student, I am there about 9 months of the year.

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    1. Hi Amara! Thanks for your interest. That is totally cool with us, since we might not be around much during the summers anyways. It's also worth noting that access to NYC is not imperative, it's just a plus since we love getting to know our team face-face when possible. Happy applying!

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I founded Couturesque Magazine when I was 15 years old because like many of my peers, I felt ignored and talked down to by all of the other teen fashion publications out there. I figured that at the end of the day, the people who knew the most about my generation, were the people who belonged to it. The fashion industry is becoming increasingly dependent on the creativity of younger voices who challenge the status quo and make us rethink what we wear and why we wear it. And that is exactly what Couturesque set out to celebrate - authenticity, intelligence, originality, and diversity... in other words, what makes Gen-Z tick. Fast-forward to 2016 and we now have a staff of more than a dozen fashion distruptors contributing to our daily content from all around the globe, 100K+ readers following us from Toronto to New York, to London, Copenhagen, Berlin, Tokyo, and Tel Aviv, and a plethora of big-wig industry fans and collaborators. But what matters to us the most is the responsibility that our publication has to make a positive impact in the lives of those who come across it - we stand against retouching our photoshoots and we stand for sharing the beautiful, individual, complex voices of everyone, especially those who feel marginalized by mainstream fashion media. We hope that you love our site as much as we do and that you take the time to follow us (Facebook / Twitter / Instagram / Pinterest / Tumblr / Snapchat / YouTube) throughout our journey to make fashion accessible to the powerful young adults of today.

xo,
Tia Elisabeth Glista
Editor in Chief