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We are looking for a skilled seamstress or seamster to manage the user experience of patterns available on our site.

Job Summary:

- Review all newly uploaded patterns (6-8 a week), and determine any necessary information to include in the project and pattern descriptions, and instructions.
- Review patterns already hosted on the site to determine that project and pattern descriptions, and instructions, are clear and concise for sewers of varying capacity, and no technical issues remain.
- Engage with members directly to provide knowledge and advice to their pattern-related inquiries.
- Work with our customer service and community management teams to provide the best experience for our members.
- Communicate with the team on any technical or content related issues, and see that all issues are resolved.


- A strong ability to write clear, concise and detailed instructions.
- Knowledge of pattern making and pattern production.
- An expert sewer, with an ability to understand and explain all aspects of sewing, from the most basic to couture.
- Strong communication skills are a necessity.
- Strong organization skills and the ability to work independently in a small team environment.
- A degree in fashion design is preferred.


The position is available either remotely or in our office in Rockefeller Center, New York, NY. An in-office person, however, is preferred.

Hours and Compensation:

8-16 hours per week. We offer a fun work environment and competitive compensation.

How to Apply!

Please include “Pattern Management” as the subject, and send resume, portfolio and cover letter to David[at]BurdaStyle[dot]com. To be fully considered, an online or PDF portfolio of sewing and/or pattern making samples is required.

*BurdaStyle Staff at BurdaStyle Day 2011. Left to right: Alison Kelly, Lindsey Ibarra, Rachel Kinnard, Susan Juvet, Jamie Lau, Anette Severino, Nora Abousteit, Carol Cho, and David Morgan


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    Aug 27, 2011, 04.12 AMby tailorstack

    is there a closing date?

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    Aug 24, 2011, 05.44 PMby wzrdreams

    Oh man, I would love to apply if I didn’t have a full time gig at the moment. I don’t have much free time.

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    Aug 23, 2011, 05.01 PMby leashbean

    hey David!!! Would this position be open for Canadian residents? meaning…possible sponsorship/work placement for a work visa so i can move to NYC? I am sure i am not the only one, but its a huge dream of mine to work for burdastyle!

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      Aug 25, 2011, 02.50 PMby mynameisdavid

      Hi leashbean,

      I would have to ask about the sponsorship/work placement issue, but I encourage you to apply anyway. With this position, you have the option to work remotely, as well.

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