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Acting Features Director (12 Month FTC) – Conde Nast – London

Company: Conde Nast

Address: London

  • Full Time

Conde Nast

TATLER is looking for a Features Director (maternity cover contract) to join its busy features team for a period of 12 months.

The Features Director will work with the Editor to conceptualise, create and commission agenda-setting content to a world-class standard. They will maintain Tatler’s reputation as the go-to destination for talent and journalistic excellence. This senior position requires someone with experience at a well-respected publication or media organisation. The successful candidate must have a creative flair for new content across print and digital platforms and a strong understanding of Tatler’s heritage. They will thrive on meeting excellence in a fast-paced editorial environment.

Key Duties & Responsibilities

  • To work with Tatler’s Editor to conceptualise, create and commission agenda-setting content
  • Liaising with agents and fixing covers

  • Keeping abreast of culture, news and the Tatler scene

  • Editing, proofreading and writing for the magazine

  • Establishing strong and fruitful relationships with key industry contacts

  • To lead editorial meetings, manage the team’s daily content output, oversee the features budget and work closely with the digital team

  • To contribute creative ideas on how to cover key events across different digital platforms, including social and video

  • To build a strong global team of writers and contributors

  • To identify up-and-coming talent in music, film, art and contemporary culture and negotiate their entry into Tatler

Essential Skills & Requirements

  • The ability to deliver written copy to a high standard within tight deadlines
  • A good knowledge of the Tatler world and who’s who

  • Excellent writing and copy-editing skills, with a sharp eye for detail

  • A nose for news: an ideas generator, eager to uncover original stories and angles

  • Exhaustive knowledge of fashion, music, film, lifestyle and contemporary culture

  • Extensive experience as a senior editor within an established global media business or working on a national title, with experience running a features team

  • Excellent people-management and communication skills

  • Great planning and organisational skills – making sure that all copy is filed on time is a must

  • A brilliant contacts book of writers to commission for features

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