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What is it like to work as a fashion magazine editor or journalist?

I am considering pursuing fashion journalism, but I don't know what the lifestyle of a journalist is. Is it mostly a desk job or would there be more walking around?
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Donna’s Answer

First, I'm glad you know what area you want to work in-- but you may need to be flexible at first and work in other areas too. For example, I wanted to be a baseball writer, but back when I was in college, there were few women in this occupation. So I reviewed music and also wrote concert reviews, and got my foot in the door that way. That said, working in fashion can be a lot of fun, especially if it's something you enjoy. You get to meet interesting people (some famous, some not) and attend fashion shows; you will then write about what you saw. You will see the new fashions before anyone else, and you may often meet the designers. By the way, unless you own a publication, you probably won't start as an editor-- you will first usually begin as a reporter/journalist and gradually work your way up to become an editor.

Donna recommends the following next steps:

If you are going to college, attend a college that has a school newspaper or radio/TV station and volunteer to cover the fashion beat for them.
Even if you aren't in college, you can volunteer at a community radio or TV station, or a local community newspaper, and offer to cover fashion news there. (The more experience you get, the better!)
Start your own fashion blog and write about the current scene, as well as any issues related to fashion. Getting your name out to the general public will help you get a job later.
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Annie’s Answer

I have a lot experience in fashion production and I love it!

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Kelly’s Answer

Working as a journalist is awesome. Your constantly doing different things, and learning never stops. I enjoy the most being on the field, listening to inspiring stories, and interviewing people. But I also like constructing stories at home on my laptop. Being a journalist depends on what area you decide to undertake whether Radio or TV. There's more to walking around, nowadays to capturing the best picture can go viral in seconds. If you love fashion, then go ahead and make your dream come true. My passion for journalism can take me anywhere from sports to inspiring stories.

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Working as a journalist is awesome. Your constantly doing different things, and learning never stops. I enjoy the most being on the field, listening to inspiring stories, and interviewing people. But I also like constructing stories at home on my laptop. Being a journalist depends on what area you decide to undertake whether Radio or TV. There's more to walking around, nowadays to capturing the best picture can go viral in seconds. If you love fashion, then go ahead and make your dream come true. My passion for journalism can take me anywhere from sports to inspiring stories.
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