As you may have seen, the lovely Remy has moved on to a new job after a fantastic year of working for me, and I am now looking for a new assistant here at LLG. I have met and interviewed some brilliant and extraordinary people so far, but have yet to find the right skill mix for the position, so am still looking. (Big boots to fill after Katie, Katie, Emily and Remy!)
In essence, I think this is the perfect position for someone wanting to experience an entrepreneurial environment, get their foot in the door in fashion or media, and build a phenomenal contacts book (my previous assistants have been given great references and recommendations, and gone on to excellent full-time roles in media). I don’t believe in internships, minimum wage, or unpaid roles, so for the moment this is a role for a part-time & self-employed person (I could advertise this as an internship on expenses only, or as a full time role on minimum wage, but I think that is indefensible in London, and morally wrong.)
I am looking for a part-time & self-employed all-rounder to provide both editorial & PA support across all my company’s responsibilities (blog, digital media, book, shoots, events, consultancy, content creation, journalism). This is a paid position, based in London in central NW1 (Camden), and the candidate will ideally be based in the immediate or surrounding area. There is scope for extra hours each week, bonus payments on external gigs and, ultimately, for this job to become a permanent full-time position.
Maybe you are someone with part time commitments elsewhere or someone looking for a first job who can fill in the extra hours elsewhere? The role is 20hrs a week, ostensibly as 4hrs a day, 5 days a week, but this will be flexible depending on my workload & your situation. i.e. maybe 8 hours one day, & none the next if that suits your position better, and often will involve remote working, as I travel frequently. (There is also opportunity for occasional travel with me for shoots, press trips and events.)
The position is wide-ranging, (one day you may be editing photos and video for the site, attending London Fashion Week or assisting on a client shoot on location, and the next you could be helping me cook in a studio for an event or photo shoot, walking Lettice the office dog, and helping bag up clothes for charity) requiring a discreet, motivated, meticulous self-starter who is flexible and happy to speak up, contribute ideas, and to use their initiative. They will be required to sign a confidentiality agreement.
The PA tasks will cover, most importantly, managing the sometimes overwhelming office email inbox, as well as diary-keeping, office organisation, database input & management, and making appointments. It will also include basic expenses, errands, booking couriers, liaising with clients and making travel arrangements, as well as some personal tasks. (We have an office dog, so please be happy around small dogs.)
The editorial support will include basic photo editing, researching content & fact checking, calling-in for shoots, newsletter creation, basic PowerPoint slide creation, scanning, liaising with PRs, and regularly updating an EPK. External attendance at shoots, press days, London Fashion Week, and other events is sometimes required, and will sometimes be outside normal office hours. I create all content on LLG, so this is categorically not a writing role, bar caption creation.
The successful candidate must have a good understanding of blogs, Twitter, Facebook & other digital platforms including Instagram, YouTube & Pinterest. (However, I am not looking for a dedicated fashion blogger for this position.) Photography, design, video and photo editing skills would be highly prized.
This is paid, and not an intern or work experience position, and the candidate must have some employment experience in a relevant field. Previous positions (and they can have been internships) in any of these fields would be particularly attractive: fashion, digital, publishing, PR, marketing, production.) Because of my current commitments at home and abroad, I sadly don’t have time to tutor anyone through the basics, so please do not apply if you are a social media neophyte!
The position is to start as soon as possible. (Although this can be flexible for the right candidate.) I am most definitely an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from every one. But I’m afraid the office is up a steep flight of stairs in a period building and there is no other access.)
Please email a covering letter and a full resume to the office at: contact [at] LibertyLondonGirl.com and be available for interview as soon as possible – ideally this week, or next.