What Education is Needed to get into Magazines / Publishing?
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Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Los Angeles
That is either a fashion stylist when they work freelance (like me) or a fashion editor when they actually work for the magazine. No specific schooling is needed. People get into styling all sorts of ways.
Freelance styling is usually similar to my experience. With me, a fashion photographer friend needed help in styling some of her shoots and dragged me with her. I discovered I not only could do it, I loved it. So I started my business with her and made connections with others for other gigs. I do get to do some magazine work ... it's competitive to get it ... so it depends on who you know and how well they like your work. In my case, I'm usaully recommended for the job by a makeup artist or photographer that's being considered. BTW ... most freelance magazine styling pays very little if anything ... it's something we do for credits so we can put that into our portolfios and resumes to use to apply for the joabs that do pay ... advertising, catalogs, corporate, lifestye stuff.
If you want to be a fashion editor ... it's one of those jobs that you work up to ... so a background in journalism, fashion design, fasihon merchandising ... any thing like that might get you that entry level job an a fashion magazine. You work up from there. All of that has already discussed before ... about how to get work on a fashion magazine.
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