A fashion editor's job is a wonderful blend of fashion and excellence in writing and editing. As a fashion editor, you are bound to be placed before the task of editing articles dealing with different aspect of fashion, developing new and innovative story ideas, besides supervising the work of fashion photographers and fashion writers.
You are sure to find yourself confronted with interviewing various celebrities and fashion designers. The relative size of the fashion house you work for, you are supposed to organize photo shoots. You will be required to coordinate with fashion photographers and choose images and photographs for publication in their publications and websites.
To work as a fashion editor, you should have some training as a journalist, or a fashion designer. A graduate degree in print journalism offers some amount of interaction with the intricacies of print journalism. Besides this, you must have a working knowledge of computers.
The job of a fashion editor is not one for someone beginning a career in fashion world. It is usually fashion designers who find themselves promoted to the post of fashion editor. The job requires some experience in the world of fashion. Most editors working with big fashion houses began as petty interns with fashion magazines like Cosmopolitan. Most began in unpaid positions or in low-paying magazines.
To be a successful fashion editor, you must have excellent communication skills Your linguistic skills count the most, but you must be adept at writing and even at editing. You must be prepared to put in long hours to your work, and do your work with devotion and dedication. The job involves a lot of patience too to work in coordination with celebrities and their tough schedules.