The new platform, launching with selected opportunities in London, New York, Paris, Milan and Hong Kong forms part of Vogue Business, an online fashion industry publication founded in January 2019.
According to Condé Nast, Vogue Business Talent is a bespoke careers service for an international community of registered professionals and creatives. At the heart of the new service is a platform that enables companies to showcase their career opportunities, tell brand stories that resonate with prospective employees, and manage responses to their advertised roles, addressing issues of both quality and volume.
“Condé Nast International has long united the world’s leading fashion brands with exceptional talent” says Wolfgang Blau, President of Condé Nast International, “from identifying emerging designers, to training the next generation of professionals at the Condé Nast Colleges in London and Madrid. Our new Vogue Business Talent platform will tap into Condé Nast International’s unrivalled network on all continents to support the fashion industry in finding the right talent.”
Candidates can create a professional profile to explore a selection of curated roles and be discovered by the world’s leading fashion brands. Registered users can network and learn from Vogue Business Talent brand partners and the platform’s community of professionals via live events and meetups, say the publishers.
Vogue Business Talent is headquartered at Condé Nast International in London and led by Alistair Williams, a former director at Guardian Jobs.
“We aim to unite the best international talent with the most exciting companies,” says Alistair Williams. “Our platform builds on the quality journalism of Vogue Business and creates a valued resource for our partner brands to communicate their culture, values and employer proposition to reach that elusive, high-quality talent. For talent, there’s the opportunity to discover roles, be discovered by exclusive companies and be part of the wider community with associated events and benefits.”
The Talent platform is the second project from the Condé Nast International Business Development team, following Vogue Business. Created in response to client and reader demand, it reflects the growing global online recruitment market – projected to reach $34.5bn by the end of 2023, according to Orbis Research.
Developed over six months, Vogue Business Talent’s beta offering was tested with ten brands, including Burberry, MATCHESFASHION.COM, Harrods, Louis Vuitton and Pink Shirtmaker, and reportedly attracted over 8,000 international professionals.
“Vogue Business Talent was developed using audience research and feedback from both fashion professionals and brands. This allowed us to get to know our audience intimately and build something they value, while staying true to the Vogue DNA of discovering and celebrating talent,” says Ciara Byrne, Director of Business Development at Condé Nast International.