So you want to work in the fashion industry, do ya punk? Well, you’ll never make it! Jokes, guys; you’re obviously set for world domination—you know it, we know it, and with a little help from LinkedIn, here’s how you can get there.
“The fashion industry is fickle,” they say. “Haven’t you see The Devil Wears Prada?” they ask. But regardless of the questions, you know it in your little girlboss heart—you want to work in fashion. You might even say you have a “passion for fashion” (although pro tip, leave cliches like that off your cover letter).
Just like in STEM, in social services, in government and literally everywhere else, the fashion industry needs intelligent, innovative and kind women just like you if it’s going to thrive.
Lucky for you, LinkedIn is a thing that exists now, and the fashion jobs therein are really poppin’ this week. We’ve picked some favorites, to start you off.
Copywriter at Nordstrom, LA
Want to “work hard and play hard in a fun, casual and collaborative work environment” in the heart of Downtown LA? Maybe you could be Nordstrom’s newest marketing copy writer.
You’ll be responsible for creating, developing and maintaining the brand voice across all online channels, and will collaborate extensively with the brand’s marketing, in-house creative and brand sales teams to ensure everything word-related looks on-brand and awesome.
News Editor/Fashion Director at Wall Street Journal, NYC
The fashion director of Off Duty is responsible for the section’s fashion and style content on all platforms, including mobile, desktop and the weekly print edition.
The publication is looking for an individual with at least three to five years of senior-level experience in both print and digital fashion editorial, so if you’re an established journalist and editor, this one’s for you.
Fashion Recruiter at Solomon Page, San Francisco
Are you a born HR Queen? Then Solomon Page wants to recruit you, as a recruiter.
The right candidate will have two or more years of experience in fashion recruiting, across industries like design, product development, merchandising and more.
Fashion Journalism Intern at CaptiallyDC, Washington
If you’re a DC up-start dreaming of getting into fashion publishing, but wondering where to start, this one could be up your alley.
You’ll be required to write, research and report out fashion news articles, as well as assisting magazine writers with research, all while keeping the office running smoothly. Go for it!
Web Producer at Free People, Philadelphia
Want to play a key role in the product catalog management and site optimization for freepeople.com? This is your chance, bb!
In short, this role is all about making sure the various product catalogs on the site and the app are looking fire. Digital merchandising and analytics experience is super preferred, and you’ll need “knowledge of and experience using content management systems.”
Executive Assistant at Neiman Marcus, LA
The over-a-century-old retailers behind Bergdorf Goodman, My Theresa, and Neiman Marcus stores themselves, need an EA. This role is all about assisting in scheduling meetings, preparing reports, answering phones, filing, and providing general support.
To do well in the role, you might want to have at least three years’ experience providing support in a retail customer service environment, and be proficient in all kinds of Microsoft Office.
Sales Associate at Urban Outfitters, Las Vegas
If you’re a people person, good at selling clothes, or both, this retail role in Vegas could be for you. Urban Outfitters is looking to employ someone that deeply understands the UO brand and customer, “gets” trends, and loves learning.
This company conducts video interviews with potential candidates, so make sure you’re cam-ready (practicing in front of the mirror helps.)
Showroom Manager at Frilly, LA
What’s Frilly, you ask? Only a destination upon which you are given the power to customize designer quality garments with the click of a button. They’re less “mass production” and more “sustainable future,” which is cool.
As showroom manager, you’d oversee all stylist pull requests and returns, merchandising and inventory. You’d also support senior PR staff in day-to-day operations, including outreach, and communication reports.
Creative Project Manager at Clique Media Group, LA
Clique Media Group (CMG) own publications like WhoWhatWear.com, Byrdie.com, MyDomaine.com, @Obsessee, and CollegeFashionista, and now, they’re hiring a CreativeProject Manager, a.k.a. you.
This role reports to the creative director and serves as support and liaise between creative, editorial, social videos and productions teams.
Freelance Associate Producer at Refinery29, NYC
Do you want to work for an online publication whose content sits at “the intersection of style and substance,” and helps readers “live a more informed and inspired life?”
Maybe you could be Refinery29’s new video producer? If so, you’ll be working closely with other producers on YouTube beauty videos to properly set up shoots and projects. That’s correct—you get paid to create beauty vids. Dreamy!