At Hearst UK, there is always more to the story. Join us as our Cosmopolitan beauty director to start the next chapter in your career. 

We are the UK’s leading premium publisher, and the people also behind iconic media brands such as Esquire, Elle, Harper’s Bazaar and Country Living. We have created a working environment that encourages everyone to pull together. We never stop looking for brave new ideas. We will always try to develop and improve, we trust each other to do our best, and we have fun as we build on our heritage to make history.

About the role

The Cosmopolitan beauty director will create, develop and execute the beauty strategy for Cosmopolitan, as well as being Hearst’s go-to for all things young women’s beauty. Working with the Cosmopolitan editor-in-chief, deputy editor and the Hearst Group beauty director, the beauty director is the face of our beauty output, responsible for the successful delivery of beauty content across all brand platforms (print, digital, video, social, events) and any brand extensions in the UK, as well as identifying emerging revenue opportunities and helping drive new business.

About you

  • The ideal candidate will have extensive experience in a beauty role (or similar) at a large media brand, including experience writing for print and planning content.
  • Strong working relationships with the most important Cosmopolitan relevant PRs, able to call on them for beauty products, trend insight and partnership opportunities.
  • Thoroughly embedded in the world of beauty, up-to-speed on the latest beauty trends, social trends, product launches, key shopping dates, industry news and the biggest events.
  • Experience working across e-commerce, with the ability to identify in-demand trends, key shopping opportunities and high-return retailers.
  • Experience working with commercial clients or on brand partnerships.
  • Experience overseeing large scale editorial projects such as beauty awards. 
  • Experience managing junior team members.

What we offer

At Hearst UK, you can choose from a huge range of perks and benefits that can help you learn well, work well and live well including:

  • 25 days’ holiday (with the option to buy up to five additional holiday days) - pro rated for part-time or fixed-term employees
  • Hybrid working – three days per week in the office
  • Discounted gym membership
  • Healthcare cash plan
  • Spend a charity day with your favourite good cause
  • Life assurance and pension scheme
  • Regular socials and more!

There is more to your story than you imagine. And the next chapter begins right here. 

Hearst UK is deeply committed to using our influential brands to reflect the world we want to live in – one that respects, protects, represents and uplifts the voices and opinions of all people. As a business, we recognise the significant benefits of creativity, collaboration and innovation that comes with diverse teams. Not only is diversifying the voices in our organization the right thing to do, but it also helps us to make powerful and exciting content that can be enjoyed by many more people. This is why we’re working to build a sense of true belonging within our business and foster a culture in which everyone feels heard.

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