Fashion editors have full control of the fashion publication for a media outlet which may be magazine, TV show or website. The editor gives the creative lead and direction for each magazine edition or programme. They work with writers, photographers, models, stylists, merchandisers and copy editors to produce a creative work that will suit the target audience. Editors attend fashion shows, network with designers, liaise with fashion house, direct fashion shoots, research new trends and emerging styles that will connect to their readership. Some editors work in specialist fashion areas such as accessories, sportswear or couture. Editors usually have backgrounds in fashion design, merchandising or journalism and will have developed a career in the industry through taking an internship before becoming fashion writers then assistant editors. Editors need to be creative, have excellent writing skills, have managerial and leadership ability. They must be decisive and work in a fast moving environment, directing a team to produce quality work within tight deadlines. In magazine settings an editor may be working on several features at any given time. Digital editors need to create online content strategy and utilise social media platforms. Jobs exist with online magazine, in house retail magazines, newspapers, with fashion magazines and in television.
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