Careers


CAREER OPPORTUNITY: PART-TIME SOCIAL MEDIA EXECUTIVE - MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS - FASHION

CONTRACT: Part-time, 16 Hours/Week 

KEY REQUIREMENTS: BASED AND LIVING IN AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS. PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE WORKING ON SOCIAL MEDIA PROFESSIONALLY WITHIN THE FASHION INDUSTRY.

SCOPE OF WORK OF 16 HOURS PER WEEK TO BE FLEXIBLY DISTRIBUTED. 2 WEEKS PER YEAR IN PARIS FOR FULL WORKING WEEK PER COUTURE SEASON (JANUARY & JULY). 4-5 HOURS PER WEEK SPENT IN THE AMSTERDAM STUDIO.

PROFICIENT IN ENGLISH & DUTCH

TO APPLY: SUBMIT WITH COVER LETTER & CV IN ENGLISH ACCOMPANIED BY VISUAL PORTFOLIO & LINKS TO RELEVANT SOCIAL MEDIA ACCOUNTS PREVIOUSLY WORKED ON
EMAIL: CAREERS@IRISVANHERPEN.COM


JOB PURPOSE:
Manage the Iris van Herpen digital platforms through devising and executing relevant social media strategies, coordinating content creation, publishing, community management, monitor, review and improve performance.

TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Trends and Innovation:
Research and present new technological updates and content trends of relevant social media platforms. Staying on top of and sharing trends within the wider digital, art and fashion landscape. Propose new and innovative content and ways of publishing.

Strategy:
Work closely with stakeholders and PR & Comms Manager to devise social media and content strategy. Develop social media content calendar that is in line with both brand activities and relevant global events. Explore, define and implement paid-for social media promotions. Identify and perform outreach to relevant brand ambassadors and influencers. Ensure social media content is cohesive, timely and in consideration with website and newsletter content.

Messaging:
Defining cohesive tone of voice of social media platforms with PR & Comms Executive. Develop and roll out campaign-based, seasonal-led, product-based and brand-wide social media narratives.

Content Creation:
Propose new ideas and innovative concepts for social media content. Creating and/or commissioning relevant written, graphic, photographic and moving content. Pen all copy for social media channels. Acquire rights and detail relevant credits for published assets. Basic editing, retouch and video editing of visual content.

Campaigns:
Propose concept, manage production and logistics to execute photoshoots and videography shoots for social media campaigns. Pitch and execute seasonal collection social media campaign ideas. Develop and execute social media campaign ideas based on global art, fashion and cultural events.

Publishing:
Implement communications and social media strategy with the timely posting of all company social media channels including:
Instagram Feed and Stories
Facebook Feed and Stories
Twitter
Pinterest
Weibo
Wechat
Whatsapp
Youtube
Vimeo
Linkedin 

Collaborate closely with content creation teams to ensure assets are optimized for respective platforms and adhering to best practice. Efficient and reactive to post relevant posts during time-sensitive events such as fashion shows and immediately after VIP/celebrity red carpet dressing; red carpet appearances.

Community Management:
Nurture existing online relationships and seek new opportunities with fresh and relevant talent.

Reporting & Insights:
Understand different platform metrics present data to support objectives.Analyze and report social media performance through audience information, demographics and success of social media activity. Present learnings and propose changes to increase reach and engagement. Distribute monthly and biannual reports on social media performance. 

REQUIREMENTS 

Please provide portfolio/ professional social media work link with the application.
  • Based in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
  • Crucial to have worked on social media professionally within the fashion industry.
  • Excellent command of the English language, both spoken and written.
  • Passionate about the arts and fashion.
  • Strong time management skills and prioritization with the ability to work under specific and tight timelines.
  • Suited to thrive under pressure.
  • A problem solving mindset.
  • Extremely meticulous and detail oriented.
  • The ability to multitask and demonstrate flexibility.
  • A good team player.
  • Extremely organised and coordination comes as second nature.
  • A professional and discrete attitude.
  • Highly driven and pro-active.

THE IDEAL CANDIDATE
 
    • Has a knack for engaging and delivering positive commercial results through social media activity.
    • Digitally and technologically savvy.
    • Proficient in photo retouching, manipulation and simple videography editing.
    • Has a keen eye for design, typography and layout.
    • Creative with the ability to think out of the box.
    • Is available to engage in social media activation in real time.
    • Showcases excellent interpersonal and high level of communicative skills.
    • Has excellent copywriting skills.
    • Possesses a strong interest and knowledge of regional and global fashion, art and media events.
    • Will serve as one of the main brand guardians due to the highly visible nature social media channels.
    • Has an understanding of social metrics and is able to interpret data into actionable insights and learnings.
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    • ADVANTAGEOUS:
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    • To be proficient in spoken and written Dutch, French, Mandarin or Arabic.
    • Has a healthy track record of setting up and growing successful social media platforms within the fashion industry.
    • To have previous experience working for a couture house or environment.
    • Ability to photograph and perform videography work at a semi-professional level.

EXPERIENCE:
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    • BA in Design, Visual Communications, Marketing, Media Relations or related field.
    • Work experience within Digital, Social Media, Communications, Marketing, Media Relations or related field.
    • Minimum of three years of work experience within the fashion industry.

SKILLS & COMPETENCIES:
 
    • Proficiency in Adobe Suite such as Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign and Final Cut Pro.
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office such as Excel, Word and Powerpoint.

BENEFITS:
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    • Small but friendly team.
    • Opportunity to join a unique and visionary couture brand that is continually pushing the boundaries of fashion design through art and innovation.
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    LANGUAGE SKILLS:
    English and Dutch, Full professional proficiency
Internships at Iris van Herpen

Internships at Iris van Herpen are offered for a minimum duration of 4 months. A European passport is required, unless you are studying at a Dutch university. Due to the many applications a response can take up to 6 weeks. Please wait for the reply and send your application far enough in advance. Interns are carefully selected and the internship is dedicated to the ambitions and skills of the applicant. Please mention in your application which position below you wish to apply for.

PR & Communications Internship

Working as part of the global PR team, the PR Intern supports the PR & Communications Executive ensuring the smooth day to day running of the press office with a focus on garment trafficking, preparing, arranging and receiving garment shipments. Responsibilies include: 

Press Placements:
  • -    Pro-active outreach and process print and digital press requests to secure and increase    relevant editorial coverage.

VIP Dressing:
-    Identify, outreach and manage relevant VIP target list including influencers, ambassadors and celebrities.

Garment Trafficking:
-    In collaboration with the Atelier Manager, manage coordination and logistics of garment movement to and from stylists, press and the atelier for editorial, interviews and VIP dressings.

Show & Events:
-    Press coordination and management for fashion shows and events.
-    Coordinate and conduct seasonal collection atelier previews and showroom re-sees.
-    In collaboration with an appointed PR agency for fashion shows, to identify, invite and manage the guest list and seating plan.
-    VIP outreach for front row attendance during fashion shows.
-    Fashion show and event on-site VIP and media management.
-    Photographer and videographer coordination.
-    Coordinate content creation for PR, press, digital and communications usage.
-    Create, distribute and manage fashion shows and events media kit.

Reporting:
-    Follow up with monthly and seasonally placement and performance reports for editorial features.

If you are interested in applying for this internship, please send your CV to tobias@irisvanherpen.com.

Atelier internship

Working closely together with the atelier where the collections are being developed and restored. This involves many different kinds of handwork, patternmaking, machine sewing, sourcing, graphic design and more and for some, a chance to join and help behind the scenes at Paris Fashion Week.

Requirements:

-    A degree or studying for a degree in fashion, or another relevant related direction
-    Command of the industry jargon in English
-    Excellent handwork skills
-    Patient, innovative, curious and hands on mindset
-    Educated and experienced in patternmaking and machine sewing
-    Time management skills as well as being able to work under time pressure
-    Advanced knowledge of Adobe Illustrator is an advantage


2D and 3D Graphic design internship

Working closely together with the atelier team on technical files for lasercutting, garment construction and development of fabric manipulation that requires computer vector and 3D visualization.

Requirements:

-    A degree or studying for a degree in architecture, industrial design, product design, graphic design and/or in fashion with a focus on construction.
-    Command of the industry jargon in English
-    Excellent logical, constructive and spatial aware way of thinking
-    Patient, innovative, curious and hands on mindset
-    Educated and experienced construction field
-    Basic knowledge of pattern making is an advantage
-    Time management skills as well as being able to work under time pressure
-    Advanced knowledge of Adobe Illustrator
-    Knowledge of 3D progams is an advantage

To apply for  internships please send your CV, motivation letter and where relevant your portfolio to internships@irisvanherpen.com. Any personal information you provide will be treated according to GDPR guidelines.