Assistant Editor at Stylus

US Assistant Editor

Stylus is the expert source for trends and Insight.

We uncover trends, predict change, and provide the intelligence that gives businesses a true understanding of their audience, and helps their business prosper. Our teas of experts connect the dots, turning this predictions into east-to-digest insights and ideas that will help businesses act at exactly the right moment to gain competitive edge.

  • We are looking for a writer and trends researcher to join our New York content team. This is a terrific opportunity for a journalist or communications professional interested in tracking insights and innovations that chart how today’s world is changing, and helping brands understand how to get ahead of these shifts.
  • You’ll help us cover key areas of focus at Stylus – from wellness and design trends to generational attitudes and new foods and technologies. This is a great role for you if you have a wide-ranging curiosity and a passion for digging into the ‘why’ behind the headlines, and love staying on top of what’s new.
  • Stylus publishes blog posts, long- and short-form reports, and event coverage across industries. Strong writing/reporting and research skills are essential, as is a capacity to generate relevant, original ideas.
  • For this role we are also prioritizing familiarity with issues and trends relating to consumers of color. An interest in public speaking and presenting is also a plus.
  • Your responsibilities will include image-sourcing and uploading content to our website, so experience with visual research and working with a CMS is also a plus.
  • The role is mostly remote, with our small team convening in person roughly once a week. Full-time office space is available if you prefer not to work from home.
  • Stylus recognizes the impact an inclusive workforce has on driving innovation. We are committed to nurturing a team that is representative of all sections of society, and for each employee to feel respected, regardless of differences in race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability status, protected veteran status, age and ethnic background, as well as differences in lifestyle and experience.

With your application, please include a cover letter explaining your interest in the position and relevant experience.

A typical week will entail:

  • Tracking US trend news and conducting research for reports across our trend directories
  • Writing short-form blog posts and working on long-form reports
  • Communication and connecting via email and Microsoft Teams with our London Content team
  • Tagging and building reports in our CMS (Content Management System)
  • Managing and organizing images, data and qualitative research, as well as press releases and event materials
  • Cover industry events (occasional US travel)
  • Connect with and interview industry experts
  • Present for Stylus at events

We’ll sometimes ask you to:

  • Cover industry events (occasional US travel)
  • Connect with and interview industry experts
  • Present for Stylus at events

Required Skill and Experience:

  • Educated to degree level, or at least equivalent work experience
  • Several years’ experience in journalism or another writing-focused field, writing with an analytic lens
  • Deep familiarity with issues and trends affecting communities of colour
  • Interest in brands and marketing, and ability to assess the significance of social and technological trends for brands
  • Strong research skills and ability to home in on the most relevant data and information
  • High attention to detail
  • Excellent communication skills – you’ll be comfortable working with a remote team, speaking to industry experts and presenting Stylus content