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English Literature and Publishing Media graduate and CEO and Editor-in-Chief of XXY Magazine LTD. With a background in fashion, art and cultural journalism and four years editorial experience. Currently freelancing at a range of publications and seeking a full-time job in editorial, journalism and social media and marketing. https://tahminabegum.contently.com/
XXY Magazine is an independent fashion, art and culture magazine and platform focusing on emerging creatives. This role entails business and creative skills. The prior encompassing the production of media kits, business plans and planning themes in advance. As Editor-in-Chief, directing and overseeing the team is an integral part of the role alongside commissioning various artists and writers. As XXY is also a platform, this role has given me alternate skills such as hosting panel talks, interview artists, assemble a PR showroom at London Collections: Men and guest lecture at universities.
The tasks were working closely with the Editor-in-Chief and Creative Director, as well as a large range of creatives, to plan months ahead for visuals, interviews and projects across the platform. In addition to balancing a group of writers with editorial projects.
As Deputy Fashion Editor, the initial promotion was to aid the Fashion Editor by assisting their vision for the magazine. As well as learning how to copy edit, proofread articles, gain IT skills in WordPress, MailChimp and awareness of SEO and analytics.
Produced articles by working closely with the Fashion and Culture Editor and assisted at any events such as London Fashion Week and London Collections: Men to review shows and network with creatives.
Pitching fashion and blog ideas to the Fashion Editor.
Working closely to the Editor to write culture, fashion and style pieces for the website.
Photographing street style and uploading content across the website.
Writing style articles for a student audience.
Short listed for theLondon Book Fair Trailblazer Award 2016