Style Editor (or Sr. Editor) at Zappos (LA)

Zappos is a pioneering, market-leading eCommerce company transforming their brand image by investing in a creative studio in downtown Los Angeles (at ROW).


This studio will support their world class customer experience while telling their story in a contemporary, emotion-oriented fashion.



They are looking to hire a capable stylist with strong organizational and communication skills reporting into the Style Director.


  • Must have an innate eye for style, able to translate current market trends for a particular customer with ease, and an understanding of brand identity and different customer profiles.

  • Must maintain current market awareness, and combine this with a keen ability to spot trends, and identify those which are relevant for the Zappos customer.

  • Creativity: ability to think of new ways to present more basic items, and approachable ways to present current/ new trends.

  • Must be a strong communicator: this role requires pitching ideas, communicating with remote teams and collaborators.

  • This is a hands-on role, requiring ownership across the full editorial process from conceiving and pitching ideas, executing them, and sample/product management throughout.


    Responsibilities

  • Support Style Director with seasonal trend forecasting/ competitor research.

  • Assist in product selection process for shoots (their own, and that of Style Director)

  • Assist Style Director on set for larger shoots

  • Style own shoots for social and certain verticals: partner with social team on editorial/social shoots to oversee the product selection, and execute on-set styling

  • Sample/product management throughout.

  • Interfacing with teams working on creative for other verticals or co-op (possibly supporting/ overseeing the product selections and styling for remote/ freelance stylists)

  • Liaising with Buying and Site Merch teams to make sure any product category needs are taken into account for all shoots

  • Potentially working with Buying’s brand contacts to request and secure samples for certain shoots

    Requirements

  • 4+ years experience working in fashion

  • Styling background: must have experience in on-figure styling and product curation

  • Ability to work across administrative and creative streams: this is an equally left- and right-brain role!

  • Excellent visual, verbal and written communication skills

  • Self-starter, takes initiative

  • Ability to manage multiple projects/ tasks in a fast-paced and deadline-driven environment

  • Ability to prioritize amongst these tasks

  • Team player: willing to work on projects they don’t own

  • Open-minded, curious, flexible: this is a role within a team which is evolving and expanding fast

  • Ultimately will oversee a Fashion Assistant / Sample Coordinator, so good delegation skills also essential