How to Work for Vogue


Jobs at Vogue are incredibly competitive. The job requirements will vary according to the exact position for which you are applying. There are a number of different things that you can do to increase your chances of getting the job. Here are some of the tips that anyone interested in being able to work for Vogue will benefit from.

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Things You'll Need

  • Portfolio
Step 1

Earn a college degree. A bachelor’s degree may be suitable for some job positions, but a master’s degree will increase your chances of getting the job. The degree that's right for you will depend on the job you're interested in. To be a writer or editor, a degree in journalism, English, or creative writing would be ideal. To be a photography, a degree in photography or another art could be for you. It is also ideal to have a degree in a field related to fashion if you are interested in working for Vogue.

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Step 2

Get experience. You can do this by working for other magazines and newspapers at the regional or national level. Web writing is also a very common way to get experience. Most of the jobs that you will be applying for at Vogue will require you to have at least three to five years experience.

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Step 3

Work in editing positions. Most local papers will have a positions available for editors. Also keep in mind that it may be a good idea to work as an editor for your college’s newspaper if is still early enough to do so.

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Step 4

Take courses in web design. Vogue requires most of its employees to have knowledge of HTML, JavaScript, DOM, AJAX, JSP, JSTL, and Flash. You will also need to be familiar with how to use Internet Explorer, Firefox and Safari.

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Step 5

Create a portfolio of your work. It is ideal to have a printed version of your portfolio, but it is also a good idea to create an online portfolio. Build your own website to put your portfolio on. You can also save it in a computer document in case you need to send it along with your resume.

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Step 6

Search for Vogue career opportunities through Conde Nast, the publisher of Vogue. Apply for these jobs through the Conde Nast career search website.

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Tips & Warnings

  • Only include your best works in your portfolio. Don’t include any works with typos or grammatical errors.
  • When you do eventually go for an interview at Vogue, dress to impress. This is a fashion magazine that you are applying to work for. You are not likely to get hired if your outfit is not well coordinated.
  • Consider other options if you don’t get hired at Vogue right away. Teen Vogue may be a good alternative, for example.
  • Don’t get frustrated or give up hope. Working for Vogue is highly competitive. You may need to apply several times before hearing a response.


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