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V24 Media

V24 Media is a Prague based multi-media company focused on the creation and delivery of premium content via a print and digital platform in partnership with the finest brands and well known in the world.

V24 media V24 Media was founded by Michaela Seewald and Fabrice Biundo with the aim to build a next - generation media house with a team of media and technology professionals having the passion to create extraordinary experiences for readers.
In partnership with Condé Nast, V24 Media will launch Vogue Magazine Czech Republic and Slovakia in 2018 bringing the most iconic fashion magazine to the heart of Central Europe.

Founders

michaela Seewald
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michaela Seewald Founder and Director

Michaela Seewald is a founder and director at V24 Media, and the majority owner of the company. She is responsible for all aspects of the strategic direction of the firm and focuses on corporate development, including brand acquisition and strategic relationships. She is responsible for the development of the V24 Media team and has many years of management and entrepreneurial experience, including co-founding The Club, a marketing and media platform that enables artists and designers access to new and fast growing markets. Michaela co-founded SV Law, a full-service law firm based in Prague where she focuses on intellectual property law, advising some of the leading media fashion and technology companies in the world. She has negotiated on behalf of entrepreneurs, artists and musicians providing valuable peer-to- peer insight and advice to clients. Michaela has lectured at the University of Economics in Prague on intellectual property and advertising law. She attended the Charles University School of Law in Prague and the University of Zurich and holds a doctorate in law. She resides in New York City and Prague, Czech Republic.

Photo: Branislav Šimončík
Photo: Branislav Šimončík
fabrice Biundo Founder and CEO

Fabrice Biundo is a founder and the Chief Executive Officer at V24 Media, and a shareholder in the company. He is responsible for all aspects of its strategic direction and is responsible for the development of the V24 Media team.
Fabrice has been a leading figure in the Czech media scene for more than 25 years. In 1994, he was part of the team that launched the first fashion magazine in Central and Eastern Europe - ELLE - under Hachette Filipacchi. Fabrice created and managed for 12 years Lagardère Advertising, the largest Czech media sales platform, representing a portfolio of 20 magazines and many lifestyle websites. Lagardère generated annual revenue of $47 million. Fabrice created events including the “ELLE Beauty Lounge” at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, ELLE 20th year anniversary ceremony, Marianne Days, Virtual Stylist, Shopping Fever, Apetit Piknik and many more. When Hubert Burda Media bought Lagardère, he became the international project director of Burda group and expanded in countries across Europe. After 20 years in corporate companies, Fabrice launched his own creative AGENCY, working on tailor-made projects such as Teniskology, the biggest sneaker event in Central Europe, which brought him 2 awards at the Czech Event Awards (best event concept and best exhibition) and a nomination in the final of Best Event Awards World. Fabrice resides in Prague, Czech Republic.

Condé Nast, which had been monitoring the Czech and Slovak markets for many years, introduced Michaela and Fabrice to each other – and so V24 Media was born.

VOGUE speaks Czech & Slovak

This summer V24 Media will launch Vogue, the most iconic fashion and publishing brand in the world, in the Czech Republic and Slovakia.

On that much awaited day, the Czech Republic and Slovakia will join 23 other countries that already have their own Vogue editions.

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VOGUE history

Vogue was founded in 1892 as a weekly high-society journal, created by Arthur Baldwin Turnure for New York City’s social elite and covering news of the local social scene, traditions of high society, and social etiquette; it also reviewed books, plays, and music. Condé Montrose Nast, the founder of Condé Nast Publications, bought Vogue in 1909 and transformed it into a women’s fashion magazine focused on beauty, composure, and etiquette.

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Vogue soon became known for its distinctive photographs and high editorial quality. Nast hired the best illustrators and photographers of the day, and they produced covers for the magazine that were consistently sophisticated and occasionally revolutionary. In 1932, for example, Vogue became one of the first magazines to print a colour photo on its cover. In the 1960s the magazine redefined the look of female models, eschewing shapely figures to highlight thin, gender-neutral physiques. Vogue’s August 1974 cover was the first to picture an African American model.

In 2009 the film documentary The September Issue — which chronicled the production of the magazine’s record-breaking 840-page September 2007 issue — was released to critical acclaim. Later that year Vogue launched Fashion’s Night Out, a joint global initiative encouraging people to patronize designers and retailers during the global financial crisis; the now annual affair marked the largest shopping event in history. Vogue has enjoyed international success, with both standard and special editions published around the globe. One of the world’s most prominent fashion magazines, it has heavily influenced the development of the fashion industry and continues to shape modern fashion trends.

Photo: Branislav Šimončík for VOGUE Portugal

VOGUE, did you know that…?

  • …Vogue reaches 12.5 million readers and 67.2 million online users.
  • …Vogue is often called “the fashion bible”.
  • …Vogue is always the first to reveal and direct new fashion and beauty trends.
  • …to appear in Vogue is the ultimate accolade for designers, models, actors, photographers and authors.
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VOGUE team

andrea Běhounková
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andrea Běhounková Editor-In-Chief of Vogue

Andrea Běhounková is an experienced journalist and editor, who was appointed Editor-in-Chief of Vogue Czech Republic and Slovakia several months after departing from the Czech edition of ELLE magazine, which she managed for eight years. Her highly respected career began as editor at a national newspaper, Český deník, at the age of 21. She then spent seven years working across various forms of media including television, reporting and publishing until moving into women’s fashion and lifestyle publishing.

During this period of her career, Andrea held the post of Editor-at-Large of Style magazine and was then pivotal in successfully relaunching Žena a život, twice honoured as ‘Best Magazine’ by The Publishers Union. Andrea was appointed Editor-in-Chief of Elle Czech Republic in 2010 where she also oversaw the launch of Elle Man and relaunch of Elle Decoration.

Andrea will spearhead the launch of Vogue in the Czech Republic and Slovakia, combining her thorough understanding of the Czech and Slovak fashion markets with the DNA of Vogue to build on the heritage of the fashion bible, whilst adopting an Up-to-the minute, digital approach to news.

jan králíček jan králíček Creative & Fashion Director

Began writing for newspapers and magazines during his studies in the late 1990s, covering design, art, fashion and architecture. He co-authored the original concept of Dolce Vita magazine, first published in 2002, where he served as Editor-in-Chief for eight years. He also helped to launch Proč ne?! (‘Why Not?!’), the first lifestyle supplement of Hospodářské noviny, the Czech Republic’s leading business daily newspaper, and continues to contribute to Proč ne?!.

For seven years Jan was fashion and creative consultant to the Czech edition of ELLE, and was a regular contributor to ELLE Man. He co-authored the relaunch of ELLE Decoration.
In 2013 he partly relocated to Portugal, where he became the fashion director of the Portuguese version of Madame Figaro and GQ magazines. That year he also co-founded a publishing house in Lisbon that initially took over the licence to publish GQ and, subsequently, Vogue, where he continues in the role of fashion director.

Jan is a founder member of the prestigious Czech Grand Design awards, and in 2005, together with Teresa Bruthansová, he prepared a book and a major touring exhibition on 100 Icons of Czech Design, showcasing the history of 20th century Czech design.
Since 2007 he has been the creative consultant for a variety of fashion and design brands including Jakub Polanka, Vitra, Blažek, Zuzana Kubíčková, Nehera and Neva Oslo.

josef šlaich josef šlaich Junior Beauty Editor

Is a journalist-millennial. He studied International Relations and European Studies at the Metropolitan University in Prague. He has been active in the cosmetics industry for ten years, working with some big players, including Estée Lauder and L’Oréal. His talent, passion for beauty trends and unique signature style have earned him much acclaim on social networks and partnerships with leading global brands Tatcha, Tata Harper and Glossier.

In 2016 Josef co-founded Grade magazine, heading the cosmetics section for three years. Meanwhile he contributed regularly to numerous online publications, started his own web site and built his social networking experience. In addition, he worked for two years as a beauty consultant for the iconic concept store Ingredients in the heart of Prague.

penelope klepalová penelope klepalová Chief Digital Director

Is a digital brand strategist. During her career she has held positions at HAVAS, Y&R, American Express, United Airlines and Socialbakers, and has been responsible for the development, implementation and measurement of global lead generation, demand generation and integrated marketing communications campaigns, utilising research, data analysis, cloud, marketing, public relations, advertising, social media, SEO and email, both B2B and B2C segments.

Penelope is passionate about data and all things digital, with a keen interest in analytics data for creativity, persuasive technology, IoT, AI, AR and brand aesthetics. She is a Master's candidate at the University of Illinois for Strategic Brand Management and a Gold winner at Berlin's Digital Communication Awards. Her work has been recognized in PIAF, Lovie Awards, Namely Direct and ADC Creative Awards.

šárka pleslová šárka pleslová Brand & PR Director

Gained a doctorate on Visuals in the Media at the Social Sciences and Education Faculty of Charles University. She worked at several international corporations before letting her talents blossom at the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague, where over seven years she built a strong and avant-garde media presence for the Academy. She then moved to the prestigious National Gallery, helping it to cultivate a more open and friendly image. She can as easily chat with business folk as sh can with punk artists alike, and for as long as it takes, which is all par for the course, of course.

jakub straka jakub straka Art Director

After graduating from the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam, Jakub started his own graphic design practice focusing on creating visual identities, websites, exhibitions and publications in fashion, art and culture. He works closely with artists and was a guest teacher at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie (2012-2015). His work was part of the Off Programme at the 26th International Biennial of Graphic Design, held in Brno in 2014. In 2013 his team won the Graphic Designer of the Year at Czech Grand Design awards. He lives and works in both Prague and Berlin.

martin váša martin váša Fashion Features Editor

A journalist and writer who began his career as fashion editor with the Czech edition of InStyle magazine. He wrote a regular column for Esprit, the magazine supplement of Lidové noviny, the oldest Czech national daily magazine, and went on to become its fashion and cosmetics news editor. He has also written for other lifestyle media, including Marianne, My Psychology, The Reporter and Czech Men magazines. In 2017 Martin published his first novel, Self-made.

radka jarošová radka jarošová Event & Project Manager

Was an indispensable member of the Teniskology team, the largest sneakers festival in Central Europe that has twice been a prize-winner at the Czech Event Awards, and which, in its second year, was a nominee among global finalists. Radka also participated in the successful concept of the Beauty Lounge pop-up studio in Karlovy Vary, tending to stars and VIP guests throughout the International Film Festival. She represents the millennials and sneakers community; she knows how to connect the real world of social events with the virtual reality of social media.

Team photo: Tereza Munnigh
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Career

“If Botticelli were alive today he'd be working for Vogue.”
Peter Ustinov

Do you want to work for Vogue and make an impact?
Do you believe you have creative ambition and world class talent? Do you consider yourself a pioneer in your field?
If yes, contact us.

V24 Media offers numerous career opportunities. To join us, a potential employee should apply directly in uploading his/her CV or LinkedIn page.

V24 Media is looking for the best and the brightest talent in the following fields:

EDITORIAL

We want to hear from journalists and graphic designers with passion, flair and vision to create great print and digital content, with the ability to work across platforms, and the hunger to win awards.

MARKETING & SALES

Those skilled at identifying and meeting the needs of our clients are key to our ongoing success. Effective and intelligent sales and marketing/PR professionals will find our evolving business a rewarding one.

DIGITAL

Digital creativity and visual brilliance is at the heart of everything we do. We are welcoming digital experts, web designers, community managers, video artists, experienced data analysts and more.

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V24 Media is a great place for professionals from all disciplines, event management, distribution, DTP design, IT, accounting, HR, and more, who wish to use their expertise in a creative and dynamic context.

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