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Associate Editor, Kidswear (12-month FTC)

Job function
Job type
Fixed Term - Mat Cover
Job location
Competitive market rate salary

The role

We are looking to hire an Associate Editor, Kidswear to join our Content team in London, Sao Paulo, Hong-Kong or Singapore on a 12 month fixed-term basis to cover the maternity leave of an existing employee.

Fluency in English is an essential requirement for this role, only CVs written in English will be considered.


Working at WGSN

Together, we create tomorrow

A career with WGSN is fast-paced, exciting and full of opportunities to grow and develop. We're a team of consumer and design trend forecasters, content creators, designers, data analysts, advisory consultants and much more, united by a common goal: to create tomorrow.

WGSN's trusted consumer and design forecasts power outstanding product design, enabling our customers to create a better future. Our services cover consumer insights, beauty, consumer tech, fashion, interiors, lifestyle, food and drink forecasting, data analytics and expert advisory. If you are an expert in your field, we want to hear from you.


Role overview

WGSN is looking for a versatile, commercially focused and highly motivated Associate Editor and trend forecaster to join our Kidswear team to cover the maternity leave of an existing employee.

You will have an excellent knowledge of brands, market segmentation and global trend nuances across Tween, Kids and baby/toddler.

This opportunity is ideal for an individual who has had a few years experience within the kids wear market and is from either a design, trend concept or buying background.

You will report to the Editor of Kidswear based in the UK and will be part of a close knit and successful product design team that is not only creating product trends but is always considering where innovation, shifts in lifestyle and emerging kid culture will impact the kids wear market.


Key accountabilities

  • Contribute to trends research and analysis across Boys, Girls, Tween and Baby (ages 0-13) with a focus on apparel, footwear and accessories
  • Deliver concise written trend analysis reports showing a clear understanding of the subscribers’ needs
  • Retail trend analysis reports showing an understanding of subscribers’ needs
  • Support the team in the research and creation of Kids Forecast reports
  • Creation of original cad work for Boys, Girls and Baby apparel, footwear and accessories categories
  • Commission freelance content for publication, with direction from Head of Kids
  • Travel globally to report on industry events such as trades shows when required
  • Collaborate and support the Kids team on wider content projects as and when required
  • Contribute to WGSN's Fashion Feed
  • Contribution to overall content team objectives


This list is not exhaustive and there may be other activities you are required to deliver.


Skills, experience & qualifications required

  • Excellent knowledge of the global Kids’ market from forecast vision through to commercial trends across fashion
  • A portfolio of kidswear designs and writing excerpts, expressing your ability across Boys, Girls, Tween and Baby categories
  • Solid Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop skills
  • Ability to take ownership of personal assignments, prioritise workload and provide support to other team members
  • An understanding of the role data and analytics plays in commercial success
  • Ability to analyse data and pinpoint trends that will impact the market
  • Proven quality of research and personal output
  • Excellent organisation, communication and collaboration skills with the ability to work within an international team to ensure production standards, reports or outputs are of a consistently high standard and submitted on time


What we offer

Our benefits and wellbeing package offers flexible benefits you can tailor to your own personal needs, including:

  • 25 days of holiday per year - with an option to buy/ sell up to 5 days
  • Pension, Life Assurance and Income Protection
  • Flexible benefits platform with options including Private Medical, Dental Insurance, Critical Illness, and the Ascential Shares Scheme – opt in
  • Employee assistance programme, season ticket loans and cycle to work scheme
  • Volunteering opportunities and charitable giving options
  • Great learning and development opportunities.


More about WGSN

WGSN is the global authority on consumer trend forecasting.

We help brands around the world create the right products at the right time for tomorrow’s consumer.


Our values

We Are Everywhere
The future is everything, it happens everywhere. WGSN is the world-leading forecaster because we track and analyse consumer behaviours, product innovation, design and creativity, everywhere.

We Are Future Focused
We utilise our global resources and intelligence to research, source and analyse quantitative and qualitative data to produce our forecasts. Everything we do is focused on working with our customers to create a successful and positive tomorrow.

We Are Rigorous
We source, review and assess quantitative and qualitative data to produce robust, actionable forecasts. To provide credible insights and design solutions for our clients, it is essential that rigour runs through everything we do.


Our culture

An inclusive culture is one of our key priorities. We want our people to truly be themselves and thrive. We love having a diverse team of people who bring new ideas, different strengths and perspectives & reflect the global audience we work with.


Inclusive workforce

We are committed to supporting the environment and sustainability, including ensuring our pension plan defaults to sustainable options and striving to be net zero by 2030.

Recognising great performance is a key part of our culture. Our Awards schemes recognise and reward the brilliant achievements of our people.

We have a truly flexible working environment with a wide range of flexible, hybrid and agile-working arrangements. Conversations about flexible working have always been - and will continue to be - actively encouraged here.

We want to ensure everyone has the opportunity to perform their best when interviewing, so if you require any reasonable adjustments that would make you more comfortable during the process, please let us know so that we can do our best to support you.