Are you passionate about creativity, good writing, the Internet, and building communities? If so, it sounds like you might make a great fit for the Couturesque team. We are building our squad of critical-thinking creatives so that our content can reach wider audiences and continue to make a deeper impact. We are looking for innovative minds who will actively think of innovative, unprecedented ways to push Couturesque's voice to the fore of digital fashion journalism. Positions are open in a variety of new disciplines such as creative direction, social media, strategic brand partnerships, and video. Check below for full details, requirements, and application guidelines, but before you get to far along, here are a few essential pieces of information to note:
-We are volunteer-run; everyone from our founding Editor in Chief to interns work on Couturesque on their own time, because they want to take part. We are currently a small non-profit publication existing on enthusiasm and motivation. You will not be paid.
-All positions can be performed remotely (i.e. just you and your computer, anywhere in the world, on your own schedule), however a New York-based presence is definitely a plus.
-There is no age or minimum education required to apply; we are looking for creative thinkers who are passionate about the Couturesque brand.
-Most Couturesque staff expect to put in an average of 2-5 hours of work/week.
We are looking for someone to take charge of Couturesque's visual identity and direction, building on the vernacular that we have established and taking it to the next level. This role involves everything from sourcing images for articles, to conceiving of photoshoot concepts for editorials, and working with the social media, video, and editorial teams to create innovative visual stories that are on-brand and outside-of-the-box. Experience in creative direction, graphic design, photography, or art direction are all encouraged, if possible.
To apply, please submit a 1-page cover letter expressing why you are interested in Couturesque and what point of view you would contribute, a 1-page resumé, a link to a portfolio or relevant past work, and a small one-sheet concept for a Spring 2019 photoshoot story (including visual references/a moodboard, a description, cast/crew ideas, etc.) that highlights your understanding of the Couturesque brand as well as your vision for it.
Social Media Editor
We are looking for someone to take over Couturesque's presence on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook and give it a cohesive, consistent, and innovative voice. Responsibilities will include planning and posting in coordination with the content on the website and with building audience engagement with the Couturesque brand. You will also have a hand in creating social media-exclusive content, such as building our "Young Designer Thursday" series on Instagram. Experience in social media management, writing, communications, photography, or graphic design are all encouraged, if possible.
To apply, please submit a 1-page cover letter expressing why you are interested in Couturesque and what point of view you would contribute, a 1-page resumé, a link to a portfolio or relevant past work, and a small 9x9 mock Couturesque Instagram feed that highlights your understanding of the Couturesque brand as well as your vision for it.
Strategic Collaborations Director
We are looking for someone to help us grow Couturesque's business potential through collaborations with brands in fashion, beauty, art, design, production, tech, and beyond. Someone with a strong sense of our brand, who is a strong communicator, creative thinker, and Internet-savant is a must. Your role will involve conceiving of stories and content for Couturesque across web and social media and pitching it to brands for paid partnership, then working with our other team members to see the projects through to execution.
To apply, please submit a 1-page cover letter expressing why you are interested in Couturesque and what point of view and experience you would contribute, a 1-page resumé, a link to a portfolio or relevant past work (if applicable), and a short pitch of a collaboration idea for Couturesque's beauty department.
Strategic Collaborations Director
We are looking for someone to help us grow Couturesque's potential in video through the expansion of our YouTube presence, Couturesque TV. We are interested in how we can develop our intellectual-but-youth-oriented voice for YouTube and venture into producing web-series and/or more regular, high quality video content. Your role will involve helping to pitch, plan, and pre-produce video projects alongside our Editor in Chief and Creative Director, and may also involve post-production/editing as well. Experience in pre-production, production, and post-production, editing software, are all prerequisites. YouTube publishing experience is a plus, but not a must.
To apply, please submit a 1-page cover letter expressing why you are interested in Couturesque and what point of view and experience you would contribute, a 1-page resumé, a link to a portfolio or relevant past work (if applicable), and a list of 2-3 video ideas with brief descriptions.
How to apply:
Please submit the materials listed under the position for which you are interested to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than October 18, 2018. Cover letters can be addressed to Tia, our Editor. We won't respond to every application upon receiving it, but rather as we start to make decisions or if we have specific questions - please be patient with us throughout this process! Please expect to be contacted for a Skype interview if you are being considered for the position and don't hesitate to be in touch if you have any burning questions about the application or role.
Be specific about why you are a good fit for Couturesque. We are not just any fashion "blog" but have a clear idea about our message and audience, and distinguishing our voice from the mainstream fashion media. What articles have resonated with you? What do you think that you could improve, specifically? What other publications, designers, artists, writers, films, or places have an influence on your creative voice, and how is this relevant to Couturesque? How did you find out about us and what did you first think? What do you love to do?