Fashion Journalism Guide
Have it all by becoming a fashion journalist.
Fashion journalism is a term applied broadly to media that covers the world of fashion. It includes fashion writers, fashion critics and fashion reporters. Such jobs are found primarily at magazines, but some newspapers, television stations and websites also cover fashion.
Fashion journalists may write or edit articles, produce a broadcast piece or help to formulate and style a fashion shoot. It's crucial for a fashion journalist to have good contacts with people in the fashion industry, including agents, photographers, designers and publicists.
The job market right now is brutal, so internships or good freelance experience is a must. Also, be careful not to burn any bridges as the fashion media is a small community where everyone seemingly knows everyone.
To help you get started, on the right is a list of career opportunities in fashion journalism that's updated regularly by Daily Fashion Jobs. Below that are some useful links, including tips from the editor-in-chief of Seventeen magazine.
Jobs & Internships:
More Resources:CubReporters.org's Fashion Journalism Job and Internship Board
UC-Davis Fashion Journalism Internship Listings
Advice from Seventeen magazine's editor-in-chief Ann Shoket
A Career in Fashion Journalism (free E-book by Alicia Anselme)