Working at Vogue is a dream come true for most of the fashionistas out there, and you’d think that if you were lucky enough to get an interview, you’d know your stuff. Yet when Teen Vogue interviewed Anna Wintour recently and asked: When you're hiring someone for an entry-level position at Vogue, what do you look for? Her reply was shocking: “ I look for someone who has actually read the magazine. People will say, "Oh, I love Vogue," but when I ask them to tell me something specific they liked, or a photographer whose work they enjoy, they look at me as if I'm crazy.
“Do your homework, go online, visit every museum, and intern. I like having young assistants in my office; they have energy, and I spend time with them to make sure they understand what we're doing. By investing in them, I'm investing in the magazine. All over Vogue, Teen Vogue, and Men's Vogue, there are people who have been through not only my office but also many other offices at Vogue.” So there you have it, if you’re looking to get into fashion publishing – be prepared!