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Experience Level: Entry
Estimated Job duration: 1 - 2 weeks
We are looking for someone obsessed with fashion and shopping to write articles for Kingsroad.co.uk. The website covers the famous King's Road in London and is home to retailers including John Lewis, Hugo Boss, Jack Wills, Links of London, Sweaty Betty and Office Shoes.

You will have excellent English and grammar and will be responsible for delivering shopping news stories to keep the site fresh. (The site is currently unfinished and an updated What's On will be added later this year).

An example press release is included in this posting. A write up of it will be a great way of showcasing your writing and style. Please also include links of any other shopping articles you write.

The number of articles will be low to start with - perhaps four to ten articles a month - though this is likely to grow.

As well as writing the content, you will add it to the CMS ready for us to publish.

Other skills:
Familiar with the area in London.
Relationships with PRs / brands not essential but it'll help
Knowledge of shopping, fashion and brands
Number of articles: 4 - 10 per month to start with and dependent on editorial campaigns like sales and Christmas
Words per article: 300+
Tone: Enthusiastic, trendy

Example press release included below:

EVER FANCIED OWNING a First Edition of Diamonds Are Forever or The Hobbit?

Are you curious to know what your aunt’s dusty old leather-bound copy of Bleak House might be worth?

If you are, then the Chelsea Antiquarian Book Fair in November should be right up your street. Held at the stunning Chelsea Old Town Hall on the King’s Road, this event has become a magnet for collectors and dealers alike who travel from far and wide for two days of book dabbling and dealing. For nearly a quarter of a century the Chelsea fair has been a fixture in the November calendar for those who love to buy and sell old books, maps manuscripts, prints and related ephemera.

As fair manager Graham York of the ABA comments, “The annual Chelsea book fair is now firmly on the King’s Road shopping calendar. We cater for buyers of all ages and tastes, whether they are looking to fill a gap in a collection or get inspired to start a small collection of book they love and wish to own forever.

“The opening hours fit in well with most people’s shopping and working patterns, and we maintain a friendly and relaxed atmosphere through the fair.

“Book and manuscripts of all kinds are on sale at prices ranging from a few pounds to many thousands and dealers are on hand to discuss their stock without the pressure of a shop environment – and often over a cup of tea or glass of wine”.

So what’s the big deal? Well, you get the chance to buy books from the world’s top specialists in their genre, be it Art and Architecture, 18th Century European Bindings, Travel and Exploration or Bugs and Butterflies. The sheer scale of what’s on offer is what marks out Chelsea as the fair of flair; three large rooms, amply stocked with books of all size and sensibility. Indeed, “See you at Chelsea” is now a familiar phrase to everyone plugged into the rare book trade.
And with Christmas only weeks away what better time to unearth a special book for a present that the lucky recipient will never forget? Unlike so much in today’s throw-away world, a beautiful book tends to stay with its owner for many a long year, like a loyal friend who keep in touch.

OK. What else? The book trade attracts a notably bibulous bunch that enjoys good food and drink and tends to know where to get it. And there is plenty on offer around the King’s Road. With the book fair opening at 10am on the Saturday for the first time this year it means you can come early-on, spend three hours browsing, retreat for a restorative glass of something delicious, then slip back to the fair for a second bite. How civilised does that sound?

The event is directed and managed by the Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association (ABA), the UK’s oldest and most prestigious body of booksellers. It attracts about 80 exhibitors from the UK and overseas who specialise in all type of books from £25 to £25,000. When you buy at the fair, you can be assured of a high level of expertise that will be made available to you time and again as all the dealers tend to know each other and work together to ensure customers not only get offered the best books but also the best advice on what to look for and where to source it. The network is wide and we share information to best help our clients.

The 24th Chelsea Antiquarian Book Fair, at Chelsea Old Town Hall, King’s Road, London SW3 5EE, will be open from 2 to 7pm on Friday and 10am to 5pm on Saturday, November 7th and 8th. Register your name and address in advance for FREE entry tickets at www.chelseabookfair.com. Otherwise tickets cost £10 on the door (£15 for two).

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