Editor-in-Chief, FASHION Magazine

at St Joseph Communications
Location Toronto, Canada
Date Posted April 2, 2024
Category Fashion
Job Type Full-time


St Joseph Communications is seeking an Editor-in-chief for FASHION magazine, Canada’s most popular fashion media brand. This role reports to the SVP, Content for SJC’s Media Division.

Meet SJC. We create, publish and print best-in-class content. As Canada’s largest privately owned communications company, we partner with our clients to provide marketing solutions that inform, inspire and empower audiences across every platform. Owner and publisher of Canada’s most iconic portfolio of media brands (FASHION, Toronto Life, Chatelaine and Maclean’s to name a few), we provide incredible reach to an influential audience. SJC has been recognized as one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies for the last 20 years.

The ideal candidate for this role has vast experience in fashion, beauty and lifestyle content and has strong print, digital and social media skills along with a deep understanding of the importance of brand voice. They are collaborative and have excellent communication skills as well as the ability to edit and shape content to maintain high standards of quality and journalistic integrity and ethics. This candidate is a supportive and decisive leader who is ambitious and passionate about fashion and beauty and is well connected in the industry.

In this role you will

• Execute the editorial vision for the brand, and oversee its execution on all platforms including print, digital and social media.
• Works collaboratively with the Senior Creative Director and with the Publisher of FASHION to identify new content opportunities and stay abreast of industry trends and developments.
• Work closely with the Sales, Branded Content, Audience Development and Events teams, to maximize the brand’s growth and adapt to our audience and digital landscape including the development and growth of our affiliate programs.
• Manage the editorial team members and coordinate all aspects of the publication’s production across all platforms.
• Leverage meticulous attention to detail in technical editorial and proofreading all content before it goes live.
• Ensure the brand voice is consistent across all platforms and all content has been fact-checked.
• Maintain the quality, integrity and accuracy of the content published across the brand platforms, ensuring that articles are well-researched, engaging and relevant to the target audience.
• Lead the editorial team, fostering a collaborative and engaging work environment.
• Hire, train and manage the magazine’s editorial staff.
• Manage and monitor editorial budgets ensuring that targets for FASHION are met in collaboration with the Publisher and Creative Director.
• Manage deadlines and workflow, overseeing the editorial calendar and ensure that all deadlines are met across platforms.
• Work with other internal teams including the Digital Director and Production and Circulation teams to increase FASHION’s audience and maintain efficiency and quality
• Represent the magazine at FASHION, industry and social events
• Maintain positive relationships with advertisers and partners
• Other duties as required

And a bit about yourself:

• Minimum 10 years of print and digital fashion media experience, ideally with 5 years in a senior role
• A strong understanding of the role branded content and affiliate commerce play in today’s media landscape
• Demonstrated expertise in the digital and social media space.
• In-depth knowledge of the current market and demonstrated ability to anticipate and provide actionable insights into future industry trends.
• Experience in managing publication or media budgets
• Broad knowledge of Canadian and international fashion designers
• A deep appreciation for fashion design
• Very strong editing and writing skills
• A post-secondary degree in journalism would be an asset
• Exceptional communication skills (written and verbal)
• Proficient at Word, InCopy and Excel
• Participative team player who works well under pressure
• Excellent organizational skills

If this sounds like you, we’d love to hear from you!

SJC Values

• Amaze our customers: We put our customers’ evolving needs at the heart of the business and inspire through our ideas, quality and service.
• Be relentlessly curious: We take the initiative to learn, try new things and brainstorm the next big idea.
• Respect every individual as equal: We value diversity as the means to creativity and cultivate a collaborative environment where everyone belongs.
• Innovate and adapt with urgency: Forward-thinking and flexible, we react quickly and boldly to change.
• Contribute to our community: We apply our resources and passions to make a difference – for people and our planet.

SJC Perks

• Health and Dental Benefits
• Employee & Family Assistance Program (EFAP) and online health & wellness resources with Homewood Health
• Scholarship program for employees’ children
• Exclusive employee magazine subscription rates
• 1-year complimentary Toronto Life Insider membership
• Discounted annual GoodLife membership
• Perkopolis Perk Program and employee pricing at major retailers

Accommodations at SJC

SJC is an equal opportunity employer. SJC is committed to inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection processes and work environments. If you are contacted for a job opportunity, please advise the Human Resources department if any accommodations are needed to ensure you have access to a fair and equitable process. Any information received relating to accommodation will be addressed confidentially.

Inclusion at SJC

Equality and respect for all is one of our founding values and core beliefs at SJC. We are a diverse group with associates of all ages, orientations, races and talents. We celebrate this diversity and we draw strength from it. Inclusivity at SJC means fostering a culture that welcomes and respects each individual as equal – both inside our walls and within the larger community.

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