I am very sad that the brilliant Remy is leaving my employ at the end of this week and, with her departure to the world of social media channel management, we are looking for a new assistant who will, ideally, start in September.

In the short-term I am looking for some paid temporary help -we don’t use interns here – to start as soon as possible from next Monday (03 August) onwards in my office during August, until we appoint a new long-term assistant in September. (As I presume most people will need a month’s notice to start work here. If you want to apply for the long-term position below, and can start sooner then September, please do make this clear!)

SHORT-TERM ASSISTANT POSITION DESCRIPTION:

I am looking for someone to work for me part-time over the next month, – maybe a college student on vacation, helping with some of the admin tasks listed in the job description below. This position will mainly involve helping with the technical side of the launch of the new LLG site, and with admin in the run up to the launch of my book in the US in September.  Anyone with good digital and/or video editing skills would be highly welcome to apply.

LONG TERM ASSISTANT POSITION DESCRIPTION:

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 central NW1, and the candidate will ideally be based in the immediate or surrounding area. There is scope for extra hours each week, and ultimately for this job to become a permanent full-time position.

Maybe you are someone with part time commitments elsewhere? Or a mother with children at school wanting to return to work, 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 wk, but this will be flexible depending on my workload & your situation. i.e. maybe 8 hours one day, & none the next, and often will involve remote working, as I travel frequently.

The position is wide-ranging, (one day you could be helping me cook in a studio, the next walking Lettice the office dog, and helping bag up clothes for charity, and the next editing photos for the site or attending a fashion show) 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, although this is unlikely to be outside normal office hours, and is not guaranteed.  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 fashion blogger for this position. 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 previous 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.

The position is to start at the beginning of September. (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.

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Sasha, massive respect for not using interns. It’s remarkable how many otherwise kind and principled people think it’s acceptable to exploit youth labour for free and don’t care that it fosters elitism in certain fields. Short-term interning as part of an educational program is acceptable but otherwise it’s seriously dodgy practice. As the industries LLG straddles are particularly rife with it, I think you’re making a very important statement. Love how clued-in you are, HUGE KUDOS!

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Hi!
I just came across this through Alex from Frugality but is the position still available?

Many thanks,
Lylaa Shaikh

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