We're Looking for Couturesque Interns!

Iris Law for Burberry 2017.
And it doesn't matter where you live.

Are you obsessed with fashion and media?  Do you love reading magazines and blogs?  Are you a writer and strong communicator looking to get your foot in the door and build your resumé?  This is your opportunity.  Couturesque is seeking a new crew of interns to join our team this March as we continue to develop our media brand and expand our presence in the fashion industry.  We are looking for candidates with strong initiative, professional communication skills, and a passionate understanding of the fashion industry's key voices, brands, and practices.... plus a willingness to learn, of course!  It's also important to us that you understand who we are and what we represent, so make sure that you are familiar with Couturesque's voice and values. 

1) Social Media Intern
This position will involve helping manage our various social media feeds, with an emphasis on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, and Instagram Stories.  You will need to be able to demonstrate a vibrant existing social media presence - lots of followers are not required by any means, but we want to be able to see that your voice and understanding of the various platforms is congruent with our vision.  You should have a strong grasp of both written communication (for example, how media brands construct effective, grammatically-correct, unique tweets to promote their content) as well as understanding of Couturesque's visual identity on Instagram and other aesthetically-driven platforms.
2) Editorial Intern
This position is for those interested in pursuing opportunities in the editorial division of magazines and media enterprises.  Applicants should be very familiar with the fashion industry and invested in following news, trends, and influencers in all arenas of the fashion world.  Your responsibilities will involve assisting the Editor in Chief with organizing editorial schedules and strategies through creating to-do lists, communicating with other staff members, developing content ideas, and researching.  You will also have the opportunity to write 2 pieces for publication at the end of your internship.  You must be a strong writer and communicator with great organization skills and initiative.

These opportunities can be remotely-based, meaning that you do not have to live in New York or Toronto to participate.  If you do not live locally to our senior staff, we will communicate with you via email, text, and Skype.  We are often asked if high school students can apply; we think that these are great opportunities for high school-aged students, provided that you are mature and can prove your knowledge and professionalism.  Our staff is all under 25 at this point, and so we welcome young voices who can show their merit and willingness to develop.

Please be aware that these are not paid or compensated positions; we are a volunteer-run website and that interns will work remotely on their own schedule.

For both positions, submit a cover letter, resumé, and portfolio assignment (see below) to editor@couturesquemag.com no later than Thursday, February 16, 2017.  Please include all of your social media links in your application; this is very important to us.

Portfolio Assignment for Social Media Intern applicants is to create 3 tweets promoting the 3 most recent articles on the website at the time of submission, as well as 6 captioned images appropriate for the Couturesque Instagram feed.  Please do not send these as actual Tweets or Instagram feed links; .docs or .pdfs are acceptable.

Portfolio Assignment for Editorial Intern applicants is to create 3 article ideas for publication on Couturesque with a 100-word (max.) pitch for each.  Consider our demographics, voice, and values but feel free to be creative!  You will also need to create a moodboard for a spring/summer fashion or beauty shoot (please specify and give a short description). 

Main Images collaged via various sources
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Tia Elisabeth Glista is the founding Editor in Chief of Couturesque Magazine.  She is also a textbook Taurus (ambitious, aesthetically-driven, very stubborn) who can at any given time be found listening to BANKS and looking at pictures of puppies.  Click here to follow her on Instagram. 

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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.

Tia Elisabeth Glista
Editor in Chief