Gillian Brett

Fashion Writer

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  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom

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Skills

 

  • Fashion
  • Events
  • TV
  • Writing
  • Editing
  • Web Content
  • Excel
  • Final Cut Pro
  • Indesign
  • Office
  • Photoshop
  • Powerpoint
  • Word
  • Content and Media Writing
  • Copywriting

Work history

Currently

PA to the Editor-in-chief & Fashion Features Assistant

Elle

Jun 2012
  • Creative • Conceiving, producing, writing, commissioning and editing fashion features each month; specifically front of book designer interviews, trend stories, fashion features, fashion news, style guides and copy accompanying fashion shoots. • Regular monthly pages include: Closet Confidential, Style Spy and Final Say (back page designer interview). • Styling front of book features and trend pages. •Sourcing breaking fashion news stories and creating exciting, relevant and traffic driving features for ELLEuk.com; turning around copy to tight deadlines with accuracy and style, publishing using CMS with attention to SEO requirements, and promoting across all social media channels. •Organizing, researching and implementing projects to super-tight deadlines. • Securing exclusive content, quotes and images. • Assisting in the compilation of shopping pages: selecting and calling in product, briefing the still life photographer, ensuring a timely turnaround and return of product and compiling product credits. • Seeking out new and exciting brands/designers/writers. • Attending seasonal fashion weeks and filing show reports quickly and with confidence. • Liaising with other in-house teams to negotiate and monitor timescales for stages in the publishing process. • Compiling and designing seasonal trend report. • Attending editorial meetings to pitch and generate ideas. • Storyboarding and producing video content. • Managing and developing features interns. Administrative •Completing a broad variety of administrative tasks including managing the Editor-in-Chief’s extremely active calendar of appointments; composing and preparing correspondence that is often confidential; prioritising conflicting needs by handling matters efficiently and proactively; arranging complex and detailed travel plans, itineraries, and agendas, compiling documents for travel-related meetings, taking minutes in senior meetings. •Preparing and organizing large scale editorial events throughout the year, such as the ELLE Style Awards. • Managing projects on behalf of the editor. •Maintaining a close relationship with external PR representatives of all levels of seniority.

2012

Fashion, Beauty and Lifestyle Journalist

Freelance

Jan 2009 - May 2012
  • Contributing Editor, Irish Tatler and Image Magazine: Writing main fashion interviews with designers such as Simone Rocha and JW Anderson. Contributing a monthly trend column. • Beauty Writer, Sunday Times STYLE Ireland: Writing all beauty news and features. Working with the UK-based team to forward plan content, layouts and artwork. • Content copywriter, ASOS.com: Writing brand blurbs and product descriptions with accuracy, flair and attention to SEO.