News: Job, Selvedge Magazine

Office Administrator – Temporary position

Location; Highgate, North London
Selvedge Ltd

Selvedge magazine is a textile publication directed towards an international, discerning audience. Selvedge covers textiles in every context: fine art, interiors, fashion, travel and shopping. As well as being a bi-monthly publication, we have a retail space and mail order site selling textile products and the publication.

Selvedge is currently seeking an administrative assistant to provide support to all areas of our business. This is a temporary role until the end of the year. This is an ideal position for a recent graduate looking to gain confidence and experience within an established but growing company.


–       Customer service

–       Attending trade fairs – this will involve selling subscriptions, promoting Selvedge to potential customers and the merchandising of our stand

–       Helping with the organisation of our upcoming Christmas Fair. This will involve liaising with exhibitors and the venue on a regular basis

–       Assisting customers in our retail space

–       Packing orders and working with our drygoods range, pricing and organising stock

–       Subscription mailings and assisting with sending out all new subscriptions from our office on a weekly basis

–       Editorial research for upcoming issues

–       Updating the website, including regular blog posts and emailers


–       Flexibility, you must be willing to work some weekends

–       An excellent telephone manner, the ability to talk to our customers with confidence is essential

–       Excellent computer skills ideally on Macs, including Microsoft Office and Adobe Photoshop

–       You must be a quick learner and able to take instruction

–       A good work ethic is essential

–       Previous office experience is preferable

–       You must have an interest in magazines and in textiles

–       You must be able to work independently

–       You must live in London

–       You must be available to start this position immediately

Selvedge is produced by a small, dedicated team. The suitable candidate must be able to work effectively within the team with the ability to operate efficiently and decisively in a fast paced environment.

Hours: 40 hours a week. Please note this will involve weekend work as we have many trade fairs on the lead up to Christmas. Please do not apply if you cannot work weekends.


To apply: Please send your CV with an accompanying letter to:

Closing date: Monday 6th September 2010


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