This is an exciting opportunity to relocate to Dubai and work with one of the region's largest media companies!. ITP Media Group is looking for a talented, sophisticated and experienced Fashion Director to produce and manage the style content across the region’s leading men’s lifestyle brand and its bi-
lingual website, social media platforms, monthly magazine and a series of industry-leading events. An essential guide to style, culture and lifestyle for the modern men of the GCC, the brand will carry interviews with some of the most sought, acclaimed and often inaccessible figures from the world of fashion, sport and entertainment.
Key Responsibilities : . To work closely with the various teams across Esquire ensuring that the brand is being presented to its full potential.
Conceptualize and execute regular fashion and beauty shoots (both still life and model-led). Style and direct shoots / advertorials.
Manage freelance stylists and shoots. Maintain a consistently high standard of editorial throughout the title. Coordinate with the license holder to obtain materials for print.
Manage the freelance style section budget. Develop editorial talking points for the title. Contribute daily stories to online platforms.
Act as the title’s ambassador at industry events. Flatplan each style section. Ability to write across a range of non-style related topics in an authentic Esquire voice.
The Fashion Director is expected to maintain an excellent relationship with the sales team that is infused with integrity as well as commercial common sense.
Essential Skills and Qualifications Required : . Second-to-none knowledge of the Esquire reader and brand with the knack for knowing what he wants to read before he does.
Creative flair that continually stylish content. In addition to a natural appreciation for all things elegant and understated, the ideal candidate will demonstrate a passion for and knowledge of the crème de la crème of global and regional fashion trends, as well as the most luxurious and effective beauty products and treatments.
Great writing and sub-editing skills with InDesign experience. An outstanding portfolio of style and lifestyle articles.
Superlative organisation and time management skills. The ideal candidate will have a proven track record of maintaining excellent relationships with fashion and beauty houses, as well as their related PR agencies.
Knowledge of multiple languages (English & Arabic) desirable. A graduate degree plus at least five years’ solid experience in a men’s lifestyle brand as a stylist and writer.
Personal Attributes : . The successful applicant must thrive under pressure, possess exceptional attention to detail and be team player.
Bursting with ideas and energy with the agility to juggle multiple priorities. The ideal candidate must be flexible and have a can-
do, positive attitude which shows they are respectful, responsible and dedicated, and by default demonstrate passion, brand understanding and leadership.
We are looking for someone who is dynamic, proactive, and tenacious and likes to work in a multicultural environment. The individual needs to be accountable, socially smart, savvy and inquisitive, and extremely organised, using their own initiative and communication skills and work well within a small, talented team.
Sensitive to specific requirements and cultural considerations presented by the region. A very good understanding of media and the media market place, but not defined by it, and most definitely able to think outside its traditional parameters.
The understanding that to survive in the current market, Esquire Middle East is to be perceived as a brand supported by various products and platforms rather than simply a magazine supported by website.
Additional Information : . Candidates should appreciate that the role in Dubai Media City, Dubai and office based, however travel on shoots and projects may be required.
Official hours are 9 : 00am 6 : 00pm however out of hours work and event attendance is expected. Please apply with a copy of your CV, a cover letter and writing samples reflecting why you are the ideal candidate for this role.