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)
’A barbecue would be more than welcome,’ says ad manager Helen
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
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
Presumably this comes in handy if David Bailey’s shooting Naomi naked
again (yawn). There’s also 25 days holiday and a good pension
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
How do you get ahead? ’By having determination and a winning spirit -
and knowing your media.’