Cosmo for Latinas is the newest venture of Cosmopolitan, the leading brand of women’s magazines around the world. In Cosmopolitan for Latinas, Cosmo’s fun, fearless spirit takes on a Latina voice. Launched in May ‘11, and a quarterly for 2013, the magazine provides an insider’s approach to everything Cosmo with the Latina sensibility from beauty and style to dating, relationships, family, the hottest celebrities and the coolest parties all with the intimate, familiar tone of a trusted girlfriend.
We are currently seeking a hands-on, energetic fashion editor to produce the entire front of book fashion section (Stylista), style the feature wellfashion story, and develop fun new ideas and concepts.
This position is freelance, approximately 10 weeks of work spread out over 4 months.
* Pitch and develop unique, Latina-centric ideas for fashion
* Stay abreast of Latino fashion trends, designers and bloggers
* Manage key editorial relationships and contacts, including attending relevant events
* Track record of excellence and leadership in editorial
* At least two years of experience at an established publication
* Strong industry contacts in the luxury and contemporary markets
* Experience managing editors/writers
* Experience managing digital publishing
* Knowledge of Latino designers, both established and emerging
* A strong understanding of the Cosmo brand, voice and style, and the ability to spot, write and edit it.
* Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced work environment, including managing multiple projects and priorities simultaneously
* A sharp sense of humor
* An obsession to find perfection
* Persistence and curiosity
Along with your resume, please send us the following at firstname.lastname@example.org:
* Clips of fashion stories that you’ve styled
* A cover letter about why you are perfect for this job.
* A clever fashion story that you’ve seen recently that you wish you had produced, that is closest to your voice.
* Provide answers to the following:
1. Which fashion topics/trends are missing from young women’s magazines? How should they be addressed specifically for Latina readers?
2. How would you break down the differences in voice and focus between Latina magazine, Cosmopolitan, and Cosmo for Latinas?
3. What would you add or subtract from Cosmo for Latinas as it appears now?