Most students undertake training in fashion journalism with the aim of writing for fashion publications or websites, either as staff writers or freelancers. However, fashion journalism training can also be the first step toward other careers, both within and outside the industry. Here are a few alternative options.
Many graduates of fashion journalism courses, choose to follow a progressive career path, maybe starting with a period of work experience or an internship, followed by an entry level job that, over a period of time, leads to promotions and maybe even an editor’s role or a freelance career.
Other graduates prefer to begin with the freelance route, which involves pitching article ideas to publications in the hope of being given a commission. Over time, freelancers build up a portfolio of work and may get the chance to write for the top fashion publications.