Deputy Editor

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Job Title: Deputy Editor

Department: Dazed Digital

Reporting to: Editorial Director

About Us

Dazed Media is the world’s leading independent fashion and culture media brand.Twenty-five years ago, Jefferson Hack and Rankin Waddell set up a magazine that would become a movement: Dazed & Confused. The title became a lightning rod for cultural provocation – radically reframing international style culture. Today, we are an agenda-setting publishing powerhouse and the most efficient way to reach the world’s most influential audiences.

Dazed Media powers an ever-evolving network of premium digital channels and iconic print titles including Dazed, AnOther. Nowness and AnOther World.

The company also encompasses a pioneering creative studio, award-winning video production, exclusive events, industry-leading talent network and efficient third-party distribution. Dazed Media Studio specialises in fashion, luxury and lifestyle communications. We partner with the world’s most ambitious brands and agencies to create brave, pioneering ideas for a global influencer community.

Select clients: Alexander McQueen, Apple, Beats by Dre, Belstaff, Burberry, Chanel, Channel 4, Converse, Diesel, Gucci, Liberty, LVMH, Mercedes-Benz, Miu, Miu, Nike, Ray-Ban, Samsung, Tiffany & Co, Swarovski, Versace


About the role

We’re looking for an ambitious and confident Deputy Editor to assist the Editorial Director and oversee the day-to-day running of Dazed Digital We’re especially interested to hear from people with experience in music journalism.


What you’ll do 

  • Commission and edit stories, predominantly for the music, film & tv, and life & culture sections of the site, encompassing politics, activism, and more
  • Specifically work on the music section, writing and commissioning news stories, features, interviews and op-eds, as well as bigger profiles
  • Manage the workflow of writers and other editors to ensure we publish sharp, timely stories 
  • Curate the Dazed Daily, our newsletter of stories sent to a huge audience every weekday 
  • Assist the team in writing brilliant headlines and standfirsts that work for social and search 
  • Collaborate with the social team to grow our audience with social-first content, including short form videos for TikTok and Instagram 
  • Deputise for the Editorial Director and Senior Editor and represent them in team and all-staff meetings when required
  • Motivate the digital team to achieve the monthly audience goals with a focus on consistent growth
  • Help lead weekly creative meetings with section editors alongside forward planning and content review meetings 


What you’ll need 

  • A friendly, diplomatic and collaborative approach to the people you work with
  • Very strong writing skills and experience in editing
  • A very strong interest in music and culture – encompassing youth culture, pop culture, internet culture and the world of digital publishing – is essential
  • Experience in music journalism – writing and commissioning music stories
  • A passion for all of Dazed Media, including Dazed Studio and sister titles, like AnOther
  • A proven ability to work under pressure, manage multiple responsibilities and be assertive


These duties and responsibilities are indicative and not exhaustive but serve to give a realistic overview of the role and requirements. The company reserves the right to change this role description in response to the changing needs of the business.


 At Dazed Media we promote a working environment in which diversity is recognised, valued and encouraged. We acknowledge the multicultural and diverse nature of the UK workforce and society in general. We are committed to principles of fairness and mutual respect. We particularly welcome applicants from those who are significantly underrepresented in our sector.


What we offer....

  • 20 days holiday each year as standard + bank holidays & 3 days over Christmas additional to this
  • Flexible working policy
  • Your birthday off
  • Extra days annual leave for each year of service - up to 5
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Enhanced family leave benefits
  • Personal development scheme
  • Company discounts including gyms, popular retailers & hotels
  • Company paid subscription to Medicash - contributing and sometimes covering costs of health & wellbeing services
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Ongoing social events throughout the year and frequent invites to external Dazed events
  • A newly refurbished office in an incredible location with exhibitions, bars and restaurants on site
  • 1 volunteer day each year 
  • Moving days for moving home
  • A chance to join our internal Diversity & Inclusion Committee to drive and be part of change within the business

Date Posted: 8th August 2022


Apply here!