The advantages of being an editor in a fashion magazine

To be an editor or writer for a fashion magazine is a position that many people dream about. Have you watched the movie "The evil wears Prada"? Then you know what I mean. In the movie a smart but sensible new graduate lands a job as an assistant to Miranda Priestly, the demanding editor-in-chief of a high fashion magazine.

Magazine editors benefit from good salary packages, but this not the only advantage that makes this position so attractive. They get to meet many people and forge new relationships. They are invited to many fashion shows and fashion events, often travel to Milan and Paris, have a high-level access to personalities and celebrities. Magazine editors and bloggers often receive discounted or even free clothing, accessories, shoes and jewelry.

The advantages of being an editor in a fashion magazine

Magazine editors have high independence in making decisions. But they should also coordinate their decisions with the designers, web developers, writers, artists, photographers and printers of the magazine.

What should you study in order to get a position as a magazine editor? A degree in liberal arts BA and/or journalism would be great. An essential ability is to write and speak clearly and engagingly. The path to your successful career is to be published in one of the key brands like Vogue, W, Harper's Bazaar, Elle, WWD, Project Runway.

Practice is very essential in order to write interesting materials, suitable to the audience of the media you work for. While being a student you can create your own blog and practice by writing and publishing news and articles every day.

If you are stuck with ideas, you can find everything about your assignments at While you are a student you should do your best to learn from your teachers and from other experts. The more unique capabilities you have, the better. Try also learning several languages. French and Italian are very useful when dealing with Paris and Milan fashion houses.

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Silvia Kabaivanova

As the founder of Be Global Fashion Network and several other fashion websites, Silvia has been working for more than 20 years covering fashion industry trends and news. With a passion for the fashion business, she focuses on sustainable fashion and innovations, custom fashion and print on demand services. Silvia is a Chairman of Bulgarian Fashion Association. You can reach her at

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