HOW TO GET AHEAD - WHAT IT’S LIKE TO WORK FOR ... CONDe NAST ONLINE - Sales, editorial and internet gurus all mingle on the new roof garden at Vogue House

What does it do? The 20-strong team of writers, designers and ad sales people bring Conde Nast’s biggest titles to life on the web. These include flagship Vogue, as well as Traveller, Brides, GQ, Tatler and World of Interiors.

What does it do? The 20-strong team of writers, designers and ad

sales people bring Conde Nast’s biggest titles to life on the web. These

include flagship Vogue, as well as Traveller, Brides, GQ, Tatler and

World of Interiors.



Good office? Vogue House in Hanover Square is being renovated, and the

online team has just moved from their temporary home on the first floor

to a freshly decorated pad on the seventh. From here you can access a

roof garden which boasts benches and pristine (albeit plastic)

hedges.



’A barbecue would be more than welcome,’ says ad manager Helen

Bishoprick.



What’s it like? They work hard but know how to have a laugh. Editorial,

sales, designers and web-heads all mix. Indeed, Bishoprick is full of

praise for ’commercially-minded’ editor Abigail Chisman and hard-working

design manager Steve Martin and his team.



In summer, the crew will be sunning themselves on the roof terrace, but

at this time of year you’re more likely to find them lunching at Spiga,

which has taken over from the Sugar Club as their schmoozing venue of

choice. ’Pacific Rim cuisine was just a flash in the pan,’ says

Bishoprick.



You may also find the team having their hair trimmed at Mahogany, where

they get a discount.



What about perks? See above. Discounts are also available at Holmes

Place and a brace of local shops, including a nearby photo developing

centre.



Presumably this comes in handy if David Bailey’s shooting Naomi naked

again (yawn). There’s also 25 days holiday and a good pension

scheme.



Is it good at training? Conde Nast has a contract with an external

training company which caters for all its needs.



How does it recruit? Mainly by word of mouth. As with Conde Nast’s

traditional media titles, it’s a bit of a ’who you know’ sort of

place.



How do you get ahead? ’By having determination and a winning spirit -

and knowing your media.’



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