Classic Driver is hiring

In the 20 years since our launch, Classic Driver has become the preferred online marketplace and magazine for affluent and sophisticated gentlemen from all over the world. About half a million enthusiasts and collectors browse our market and read our magazine every month in order to discover and buy the finer things in life – from high-end collector cars to vintage motorcycles, elegant yachts, rare watches, sought-after collectables, and luxury homes. With our focus on iconic products, and values such as quality, craftsmanship, and heritage, Classic Driver also caters to the growing global demand for tangible assets and alternative investments. Our headquarters are located in Zurich and London. 

Join the Classic Driver team

For our growth and expansion, we are seeking new talents to join our international team. Whether your skills lie within collector cars and men’s luxury lifestyle, editorial writing, creative design or social media, Classic Driver can offer you a broad range of challenging roles in a truly unique environment. For a full list of current vacancies please see our current job opportunities sites below.

 

Digital Content Curator / London

Job Purpose

With an all-new website launching in spring 2018, Classic Driver is turning into a curated and editorially driven shopping experience. The Digital Content Curator’s main role is to take the creative lead on the transformation process and to help shape Classic Driver’s new visual identity with creative campaigns. He or she will work closely with the Editorial team, know the products and sellers from the Classic Driver Market by heart, and utilise the multiple high-impact display areas on our new website, mailing tools, and social media channels to present our magazine and market content in creative, meaningful, and highly attractive visual ways. Furthermore, the Digital Content Curator will be responsible for constantly checking and improving the quality and consistency of the market and auction content in close collaboration with the Sales team. 

Key responsibilities

The ideal candidate’s main duties and responsibilities will consist of (but not be limited to):

  • Selecting outstanding cars and lifestyle items for sale based on their relevance, quality, and photography
  • Curating the display areas on the Classic Driver website with selected market content (editorial theme specials, featured listings, make and model landing pages, market sliders)
  • Curating the daily market flash newsletter; developing new promotional mailing campaigns
  • Presenting curated magazine and market content on social media (Instagram, Facebook)
  • Developing new, impactful social media formats
  • Using Google Analytics to track KPIs and tweak the curational strategy accordingly
  • Selecting and editing photos in Photoshop
  • Planning seasonal theme specials in close collaboration with the Editorial and Sales teams
  • Checking and improving the quality and consistency of listings and seller pages, auctions and auction lots, and make and model landing pages in close collaboration with the Sales team
  • Occasionally providing support outside of normal working hours 

Skills and qualifications

The ideal candidate will possess:

  • An undying passion for and knowledge of collector cars
  • A broad general education and general interest in various lifestyle topics
  • A very good sense for photographic quality, visual compositions, and general aesthetics
  • Degree-level education in Graphic Design, Visual Communication, Photography, or similar
  • Very good social media storytelling skills (Instagram and Facebook)
  • Thrives in a fast-paced work environment and works well under pressure
  • Very good organisational skills for working on multiple tasks
  • Excellent written English skills
  • Razor-sharp attention to detail
  • Experience with Adobe Photoshop
  • Experience with Google Analytics 

If you would like to apply for this position, please send your formal application to jobs@classicdriver.com.

 

Staff Writer / London

Job purpose

The Staff Writer’s main role is to research, write, layout, and publish new articles about collector cars and lifestyle topics on a daily basis. He or she will work with our CMS, mailing tool, and social media channels and manage the day-to-day output of the Classic Driver Magazine to ensure that all articles are published on time and meet the editorial standards for quality and consistency, in both visual and textual aspects. Due to the closed-knit nature of the company, the Staff Writer may also be required to perform a wide variety of other creative tasks to support the rest of the Editorial team.

Duties and responsibilities

The ideal candidate’s main duties and responsibilities will consist of (but not be limited to):

  • Writing articles to a pre-defined length in Classic Driver’s sophisticated, authoritative, and entertaining tone
  • Selecting photos and layouting articles that live up to Classic Driver’s high visual standards
  • Managing the day-to-day publication of all Editorial content (English and German)
  • Requesting/editing images for publication; corresponding with marketing/press departments
  • Assisting with the management of our social media channels (Facebook, Instagram)
  • Liaising with the Sales team to ensure featured listings and auctions are correctly published to Editorial standards
  • Layouting, building, testing, and scheduling newsletters
  • Replying promptly and tactfully to reader emails
  • Maintaining department administration (calendars, briefs, stock photo reports)
  • Communicating Editorial coverage to clients and documenting it to assist the Sales team
  • Occasionally providing Editorial support outside of normal working hours 

Skills and qualifications

The ideal candidate will possess:

  • An undying passion for and knowledge of collector cars (Essential)
  • A broad general education and general interest in various lifestyle topics (Essential)
  • Thrives in a fast-paced work environment and works well under pressure (Essential)
  • Very good organisational skills for working on multiple tasks (Essential)
  • Excellent written English skills (Essential)
  • Experience in editorial research and razor-sharp attention to detail (Essential)
  • Very good sense for photographic quality, visual compositions, and general aesthetics (Essential)
  • Very good social media storytelling skills (Instagram and Facebook) (Essential)
  • Experience with Microsoft Office, Adobe Photoshop, and Google Docs (Essential)
  • Degree-level education in Journalism, English, or another relevant subject (Desirable)
  • A keen desire to progress beyond this entry-level role and become a key member of the Editorial team (Desirable)
  • Working use of German language (Desirable)

If you would like to apply for this position, please send your formal application to jobs@classicdriver.com.