My name is Meg Chen and a recent fashion journalism graduate from London College of Fashion, University of the Arts London. I am an avid storyteller who is passionate about arts and culture. I am a highly-motivated team player with a strong sense of organisation, responsibility and resourcefulness who relishes building interpersonal relationships. With excellent training in print, digital and broadcast journalism, I'm currently looking to join a dynamic team with a distinct voice and creative vision to grow my journalism career.Locked Pro Plan feature
As Press Intern at Alighieri, where teamwork is crucial to the operation of the brand, I am responsible for assisting the Press Manager in handling daily press requests and liaising with magazines editors, stylists, retailers, etc. Hands-on experience is a big part of working at Alighieri, which means I get to engage with other departments such as production, marketing and wholesale on a daily basis. I have learned to be confident in communicating with colleagues and clients alike to represent the brand and be proactive in taking on responsibilities.
During my five-month work experience at Grace Han, I worked closely with the Global Head of Marketing of the brand and my job description includes: - Market research for brand development e.g. e-commerce, influencers, etc. - Compiling brand-relevant reports from print media titles and fashion month - Copywriting and press release drafting - Assistance in hotel concierge outreach
Working as a part-time sales associate at Sandro Paris is my first fashion retail job and it has trained me to be confident and proactive in engaging with potential clients and delivering high-quality customer service in a personal style. Working at a premium brand also entails the requirement to understand the products at a deeper level and learning to multi-task and prioritise in order to maximise efficiency and optimise sales.
During my placement at the fashion desk at The Times, I was responsible for: - Compiling daily fashion news digest from other media titles - Assistance in researching for editorial content material - Liaising with fashion and beauty PR - Writing for weekly online columns
My position as Digital Editorial Intern at Bloomsbury Publishing was within the Visual Arts and Humanities division in the Academic Editorial department. The job description was as follows: - Research for new concepts and projects already in development e.g. potential contributors for Bloomsbury Fashion Central - Creating and updating digital editorial records for Bloomsbury Fashion Business Cases - Preparation for metadata for image archive in collaboration with the Wellcome Collection - Assistance in product development for the Bloomsbury Fashion Central official website
During my one-month internship at Wonderland Magazine, I was responsible for managing the fashion cupboard, this includes ad-hoc tasks such as logging dockets and fulfilling returns. I also assisted in many editorial shoots in studios and on location, on the set my responsibility is to assist the editor/stylist in all aspects of a photoshoot such as managing call-ins, dressing models, listing credits, etc.
Job description: - Drafting potential client pitch proposals and SWOT analyses - Assistance in the organisation and operation of brand collection launches and PR events - Press release writing and Mandarin-English translation - Sample room management
Studying (BA) Fashion Journalism at London College of Fashion, UAL has given me solid training in print, digital and broadcast journalism. On top of basic journalism skills, I also had an opportunity to develop a journalism project from market research and proposal to execution-interviewing, writing, editing and design. I also had the valuable experience to contribute to _shift London, LCF's fashion journalism website and work as the newsletter editor.