Style Writer

  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full-time

Company Description

HuffPost is a Pulitzer Prize-winning source of breaking news, video, features, and entertainment, as well as a highly engaged global community for opinion and conversation. The platform has 100,000 bloggers -- from politicians, students and celebrities to academics, parents and policy experts -- who contribute in real-time on the subjects about which they are most passionate. HuffPost is committed to covering our core editorial pillars -- news and politics, wellness, and solutions to the world's biggest problems -- and using every available tool and platform, including virtual reality and immersive storytelling, to inform, inspire, entertain and empower. With a global multi platform audience, HuffPost has editions in the UK, Canada, France, Spain, Italy, Japan, Maghreb, Germany, Brazil, South Korea, Greece, India, Australia, Mexico, South Africa and the Arab world. The Huffington Post is part of AOL.

Job Description

HuffPost UK’s Style writer will be a font of breaking fashion and beauty news (for women and men). They’ll know how to spot an emerging trend before it breaks and understand what makes a story viral.

They will be responsible for sourcing and writing news and features, updating social media and supporting the editors in their day-to-day, as well as working with video teams to create engaging, sharable video.

Video and social are two key components of this role, so the ideal candidate will be in their element as the ‘face’ of the section and will be bursting with ideas for sharable video and how to grow an engaged social audience.

The role of HuffPost UK’s Style writer will sit on the Life team, managed by a Life Editor.

This is mainly a Monday-to-Friday job, but the Style writer will be expected to work occasional evening/weekend shifts to cover events such as London Fashion Week and award ceremonies.

Experience of an online publication is essential, as is the ability to flourish under the pace and demands of a busy newsroom.

Qualifications

We are looking for someone who:

* Can switch between writing in informative and humorous tones

* Knows how to maximise social media to keep an audience highly engaged

* Would relish being the ‘face’ of the brand and working on video content

* Previous online experience is essential, preferably in a social-facing role

* Has a strong work ethic and is enthusiastic

* Has an eye for spotting viral blogs

Additional Information

The application process

When applying for this role please respond to the following questions and complete the hiring task below (note: only applicants that provide this will be considered)

1. Do you have permanent work rights for the United Kingdom?

2. Please indicate your salary expectations? 

Hiring Task:
3. What types of content do you think are most important to HuffPost UK Style and why?
4. Provide 6 headlines you would suggest for HuffPost UK Style:
- 2 Women’s Fashion
- 2 Men’s Fashion

- 2 Beauty