Fashion Writers and Editors

Fashion writers express, promote, and interpret fashion ideas and facts in written form. Fashion editors perform a wide range of functions, but their primary responsibility is to ensure that text provided by fashion writers is suitable in content, format, and style for the intended audiences. There are approximately 43,590 writers and 98,790 editors employed in the United States; fashion writers and editors make up a very small percentage of this group.

Quick Facts
Duties Write articles about fashion-related topics (fashion writers); prepare the work of fashion writers for publication (fashion editors)
Alternate Title(s) Fashion Authors, Fashion Correspondents, Fashion Reporters
Salary Range Below $25,000 to $100,000+
Employment Prospects Fair
Advancement Prospects Fair
Work Environment Primarily Indoors
Best Geographical Location(s) Most opportunities exist in urban areas, especially fashion meccas such as New York, Los Angeles, and Miami
Education and Training
  • Bachelor's Degree
Related School Subjects
  • English
  • Family and Consumer Science
  • Journalism
Experience Any prior writing/editing experience
  • Drawing/Design
  • Research
  • Writing
Personality Traits
  • Artistic
  • Creative
  • Curious
Licensure/Certification None
Special Requirements None
Career Ladder
  • Editor-in-Chief
  • Managing Editor
  • Fashion Editor
  • Fashion Writer
  • Editorial Assistant

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