Job Opening: Fashion Editor

Port, the biannual style magazine with a focus on beautiful and intelligent content for the modern reader, is looking for an experienced fashion editor to join our award-winning team

We are looking for an experienced and talented fashion editor with strong industry, PR and photography contacts to work alongside Port’s fashion director and the editorial team on a freelance basis. You will be responsible for helping to coordinate fashion content for print, digital and Port’s creative agency, conceiving and styling strong, industry-leading editorial, and representing Port at industry events and fashion weeks.

Essential skills

– At least three years’ experience of working in a fashion role for a fashion or lifestyle magazine 

– Excellent contacts within the industry

– Proven experience in styling fashion editorial and conceiving dynamic stories

– Experience collaborating with brands

– Great communication skills and highly organised

– Ability to work independently as well as part of a team 

– Experience of working on commercial projects

– Understanding of digital environment and active across social media 

Key Duties 

– Assisting with overseeing fashion content for print and digital

– Manage and implement editorial and commercial projects together with the Port editorial and production team 

– To attend and represent Port at relevant press days, fashion shows and industry events. Some of these may be evening events 

– Maintain and develop relationships with brands and creatives

– Work alongside commercial team and brands to deliver supported content

 

Please email a cover letter, CV and portfolio to jobs@port-magazine.com

 

The Doorman: Jose Afonso

Doorman Jose Afonso reflects on over half a century welcoming exiled royalty, glittering holidaymakers and James Bond to Portugal’s five-star Palácio Estoril Hotel

I started working at the Palácio Estoril in 1951. I began as a dishwasher, but two years later I moved to the kitchen, then worked as a bellboy, and finally, in 1963, became the doorman, which I still am today, 53 years on.

After the end of World War II, the hotel was bustling and frequented by esteemed guests, as many European families, from Spain, Italy, Romania and Bulgaria, were living in the Estoril at that time. Although it might not be true for the rest of Portugal, the atmosphere in Estoril was very bright, and the area became widely known as the ‘Coast of Kings’.

The Count of Barcelona, Infante Juan, whose father was King Alfonso XIII of Spain, was a guest I enjoyed greeting, as he always had a few moments to speak with me. Being the ousted king of Spain, he often had a number of Spanish nobility visiting, in particular the Duke of Alba.

Besides visits from royalty, another memorable moment was the filming of the 1969 Bond movie On Her Majesty’s Secret Service. The actors and crew spent about three months at the hotel and we got to know them. The director chose many of the hotel staff to play similar roles in the film, and I was chosen to play the doorman. I appear in the scene where James Bond (George Lazenby) first arrives at the hotel.

This job is my life, and I hope I can keep on doing it for a while longer. What I will miss most when I retire is the interaction with guests, whom I’ve become friendly with over decades. As you can imagine, after 65 years, the Palácio Estoril is my family.

The advice I would give to future generations is the same my father gave me: be an honest and humble worker.

Photography José Pedro Cortes 

Interview Dizz Tate

Job Opening: Advertising Manager

PORT, the biannual style magazine with a focus on beautiful and intelligent content for the modern reader, is looking for an experienced advertising manager to join our award-winning team

Advertising-Manager

We are looking for a proactive and passionate advertising manager with strong media agency contacts to secure advertising revenue and other commercial projects for PORT Magazine and port-magazine.com. The advertising manager is a senior position reporting directly to the Associate Publisher of PORT Magazine.

The job requires a thorough understanding of the print and digital media landscape and will involve maintaining and building lasting and meaningful relationships with clients across luxury, design, travel and lifestyle brands. Alongside developing sales for both PORT Magazine and port-magazine.com, the advertising manager will be responsible for seeking out and securing other creative opportunities for the business.

Essential skills
– At least three years experience of working in a sales role for a fashion or lifestyle magazine
– Excellent agency contact base
– Ability to sell across multiple sectors including luxury, design, travel and lifestyle
– Experience in selling and delivering cross-platform creative partnerships
– Proven track history in meeting and exceeding sales targets
– Great verbal and written communication skills
– Ability to work independently as well as part of a team
– Experience of working on advertorials and bespoke projects for clients

Key Duties
– Manage the advertising and commercial activities across PORT Magazine and port-magazine.com to ensure commercial targets are met
– Respond to client briefs, write proposals, prepare budgets and attend presentations as required
– Manage and implement creative projects together with the PORT editorial and production team
– Keep track of competitors in order to analyse the market
– Attend relevant industry events as a senior ambassador of the brand
– Develop persuasive and engaging sales collateral
– Write sales reports and extract data in order to create sales forecasts

Salary Dependent on experience

Please email a cover letter, CV and portfolio to PORT’s Associate Publisher, Andrew Chidgey-Nakazono via jobs@port-magazine.com

Application deadline: 20 May