Innovation Editor

 

The company:

TheCurrent is a leading open innovation firm for fashion and retail companies focused on creating growth through a strategic engagement approach that includes customised trend and research intelligence reporting, startup scouting and pilot programs as well as best-in-class internal and external events. Above all else, TheCurrent’s initiatives help establish companies as global leaders in open innovation - innovation via partnerships and collaboration.

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The role:

The Innovation Editor will work directly with our Chief Intelligence Officer in London to identify and track the key trends and forces shaping the future of the fashion and lifestyle industries. They will uncover the hottest new start-ups and technologies around the world, as well as have their finger constantly on the pulse of the evolving retail and future consumer scene. They will be charged with writing news stories, preparing and delivering regular knowledge briefings and workshops for clients, and supporting the curation of our global event series.

 

What we are seeking in you:

  • You have at least five years experience in a relevant consulting or editorial role

  • You are a strong writer with published work   

  • You are confident presenting at internal and external events

  • You have an interest in how tech is impacting the worlds of fashion, retail, lifestyle and beauty

  • You’re enthusiastic about the international start-up ecosystem

  • You’re a great researcher and are creative in your approach

  • You’re used to working with online productivity tools and databases

  • You’re a great team player, but also able to work on projects autonomously

  • You’re ambitious, highly motivated and buzzing with energy

  • You have strong organisational, project management and problem-solving skills

 

 

Bonus points for:

  • A wide network within the fashion and lifestyle space

  • Experience in event planning or curation

  • Existing start-up contacts

  • Foreign languages

 

What we offer:

  • A unique opportunity to help build a leading innovation platform and to work with some of the most iconic companies in the world

  • Possibility for you to leave your mark on multiple start-ups

  • Exposure to high-level networking with world-class mentors and experts

  • Worldwide travel to all manner of client and industry events

  • Contribution as part of an amazing team

  • Experience working in a dynamic and fast paced environment