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Jessica Cusack

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  • Fashion
  • Writing
  • Indesign

Work history


Feb 2015
  • Assisting the fashion editors during Fashion Month. Coordinating activities in London, Paris, Milan and New York. Learning to problem-solve quickly and efficiently.


Freelance Writer

The River Magazine

May 2013 - Feb 2015
  • Current freelance position. This includes numerous interviews with various creatives, requiring a probing, inquisitive and disciplined manner.


Freelance Writer

VOIX Magazine

May 2013 - Dec 2014
  • Freelance writer for this online magazine, predominantly on fashion and art.


Beauty Editor

The Mancunion

Aug 2012 - May 2013
  • Beauty Editor at Britain’s biggest student newspaper, The Mancunion. My role entailed: writing and editing a weekly column; editing, uploading and formatting contributor content for both newspaper and website, and management of social media for the fashion and beauty pages. Nominated for Best Section in the 2013 Student Media Awards.


Jul 2012 - Jul 2013
  • - Work experience, reporting to Darius Sanai, editorial director. My role included research for their extensive range of contract publishing titles, reviewing leisure venues in London, and general administration. - 2013: Baku Magazine. I researched feature ideas from international arts and culture events and was listed as a contributor in the Winter 2013 edition. I gained invaluable experience of the editorial routine of magazines.




Jun 2012 - Jun 2012
  • Work placement. When writing, I learnt to interlock contemporary news and interests with current psychological research. My work for the magazine – including small features pieces, an author Q&A interview and film reviews – was published in the November 2012 issue.


Blog Manager & Second in Command

Mar 2011 - Dec 2011
  • - Principal blogger for second-hand fashion site, writing about fashion, beauty, music and current affairs, in addition to conducting and writing interviews. - Promoted to manager of the blog (overseeing a team of five other writers) in addition to running the site’s social media activities. As the company’s second-in-command, I attended meetings with potential investors. - I maintained my ability to work efficiently towards a deadline, balancing both academic and blogging responsibilities through diligent organisation.


Sales Executive


Sep 2009 - Mar 2010
  • Worked on both shop floor and in back office, boosting my commercial understanding of the retail business.



Select Model Management

Sep 2005 - Sep 2010
  • - Worked as a fashion model on the books of one of the world’s top agencies, an employment which I ultimately terminated in order to prioritise my academic studies. - Modelling enhanced my passion for the fashion industry and in addition encouraged effective time management, people skills, personal presentation and confidence.



Issues in Modern Culture MA

University College London

Aug 2013 - Aug 2014
  • Contemporary Literature


English Literature BA

University of Manchester

Aug 2010 - May 2013
  • English Literature


English Drama; French

The Harrodian School

Aug 2002 - May 2009