Since being taken on by Glass as an intern in Dec 2013 they have given me an invaluable insight into the editorial sector of publication and have accentuated my journalistic skill sets overall. As a regular fixture of the magazine, both online and in print – behind the scenes and as an active contributor, I have taken on a number of exciting and varied active roles; having now completed over 200 fashion / celebrity / travel / gastronomy articles for Glass Online, 20 in print (spanning upwards of 40 pages all in all) and governing and editing the interior design section since the Summer 2015 issue, producing over 50 pages. This extensive output has made it clear to me that being a part of a print publication is my forte. In addition, mainly on account of Glass’ small London base of operation – despite its international presence, I have also been taken on as the magazine’s London Office Manager since Summer 2015, following my graduation. This has involved numerous duties pertaining to the smooth running of the magazine in London. These include the employing and managing of 3 – 4 Editorial Assistant interns each quarter and ensuring the new issue comes together and is distributed time effectively by working with our worldwide network of contributors. In addition to all of this I have also more recently become the manager and presenter of Glass Online’s televisual platform Glass TV and been solely tasked with organising the AW15 and SS16 Glass Fashion Week parties. All the while between attending numerous international events and press trips in Paris, Hong Kong, Barcelona, Dubai, Tuscany and Morocco on behalf of Glass, consistently building Glass’ presence and mine individually.
Now sustaining a consistent presence at the underground art, fashion and culture magazine 55 PAGES, since first being featured as a contributor in Issue 8 I have also worked actively with the team in their latest issues. From a close working relationship with founder and noted photographer Chris Sims to assisting prolific stylist Sara Darling, I have liaised with the team on a regular basis in order to offer them my input and direction in regards to the future output of 55 Pages.
At Harper’s, looking to build on my basic fashion editorial experiences and to start to better understand the cross-over into different sectors on the whole, my responsibilities included assisting the fashion team with personal requests and ad hoc jobs, ensuring efficient fashion sample returns to PRs and to stores; building relationships with PRs on behalf of Harper’s, maintaining an organised fashion cupboard, completing research tasks and even assisting on shoots.