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ALEXANDER MCQUEEN Press Officer

Alexander McQueen - Regular
- United Kingdom

Innovative, uncompromising, romantic, provocative, upholding the power of emotion and the touch of the human hand: these are all elements that describe the fashion of the house of Alexander McQueen. The brand is synonymous with modern British couture, renowned for its strong identity and celebration of unbridled creativity. Integral to the McQueen culture is the juxtaposition between contrasting elements: femininity and masculinity, fragility and strength, tradition and modernity. Under the creative direction of Sarah Burton, the house produces critically acclaimed collections, driven by unparalleled vision and respect for craftsmanship. Burton was made Head of Design for womenswear in 2000 and was appointed Creative Director in 2010. The luxury brand was founded by Lee Alexander McQueen in 1992. Among the greatest fashion designers of his time, the legacy of his work lives on.

Your opportunity:

Alexander McQueen is looking for a highly organised and motivated Press Officer to provide support to the Accessories PR Manager. Overseeing global sample movement, day-to-day management of press requests and internal communications for Accessories, the successful applicant will work as part of an international Head Office team for a fast-paced luxury brand.

How you will contribute:

  • Pro-active outreach to both print and online magazines pitching women’s accessories, with a focus on the UK market
  • Work closely with the Accessories PR Manager to oversee the regional press teams and the rollout of the global accessories strategy
  • Maintain and nurture press relations on behalf of Alexander McQueen with regular contact with key Accessories press.
  • Responsible for managing the Women’s Accessories sample movement, working to maximising press coverage for the collection
  • Managing an Accessories focused work placement student
  • Ensure that the sample tracker database is managed and updated efficiently.
  • Assist in the accurate maintenance of press office mailing lists and filing systems
  • Supporting the Accessories PR Manager on press materials, including mailers and lookbooks.
  • Monitoring and supporting with global clippings, including coverage analysis
  • Liaising with the accessories teams across departments 

Your skills and experience:

  • Previous experience working within a high pressure Press environment for a Fashion brand
  • Great press contacts, particularly within the UK
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to build and maintain relationships
  • Experience in managing samples, Fashion GPS experience favourable
  • Experience in reporting, proficient in DMR favourable
  • Ability to work with initiative and independence with set guidelines
  • Motivated with a ‘can-do’ attitude to problems
  • Excellent attention to detail, highly organised
  • Team player
  • Educated to degree level in a related field desirable
  • Excellent English writing skills

This is a fantastic opportunity to become part of a dynamic team with a visionary brand that offers possibilities to learn and grow. Talent development is a managerial principle at Kering and we are committed to fostering internal mobility. Our common vision promotes leadership skills and helps every employee to reach their full potential in a stimulating and fulfilling workplace environment.

Kering is committed to building a diverse workforce. We believe diversity in all its forms – gender, age, nationality, culture, religious beliefs and sexual orientation – enriches the workplace. It opens up opportunities for people to express their talent, both individually and collectively and it helps foster our ability to adapt to a changing world. As an Equal Opportunity Employer we welcome and consider applications from all qualified candidates, regardless of their background.  

  • Full time
  • Europe
  • United Kingdom
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