At Hearst UK, there is always more to the story. Join us as ELLE UK’s fashion features writer to start the next chapter in your career.

We are the UK’s leading premium publisher, and the people behind iconic media brands such as Cosmopolitan, 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.


The fashion features Writer will be responsible for producing engaging and authoritative fashion and culture stories for all ELLE platforms, from quick hit news and roundups to longer form features and profiles. They will be an important ambassador for the ELLE brand, representing the magazine at industry events and maintaining an extensive network of industry contacts. 

Key responsibilities:

  • Work closely with the fashion features director to produce a steady stream of high-quality features for ELLE UK, delivering clean, sparkling and authoritative copy to tight deadlines
  • Ideate, pitch, research and write a range of fashion-focused and fashion-adjacent culture features for use across print and digital, including profiles, roundups, opinion pieces and reported stories
  • Work closely with the community director, regularly contributing exclusive content to ELLE COLLECTIVE, ELLE UK’s membership initiative 
  • Collaborate with other departments on features and fashion stories as needed; contribute in whatever way required to the digital offering
  • Keep abreast of new releases, developments and trends across fashion and culture (including film, music, art and books)
  • Manage features invoicing and administrative tasks
  • Attend production and editorial meetings as required 
  • Support with and attend reader events as required (these may be evening events)
  • Read and monitor other fashion and culture media titles across print and digital
  • Be an ambassador for ELLE UK and its values, representing the magazine at industry events
  • You may be required to undertake such further duties as your skills, qualifications and experience allow and/or as may be assigned to you from time to time


  • Proven writing experience, with an ability to produce clean, accurate copy
  • Strong fashion knowledge and good contacts within the industry
  • Excellent cultural awareness
  • Experience interviewing high-profile talent 
  • Meticulous and hyper-organised, with good time management skills
  • Excellent inter-personal skills
  • Ability to use and act upon own initiative 
  • Ability to work to tight deadlines, juggle multiple projects, and deal with challenges calmy and efficiently 
  • Must have a strong interest in ELLE and good understanding of the ELLE readership


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 5 additional holiday days)
  • 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’s 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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