September is usually designated as the month of fashion, publishing and imagining what it would be like to be Andy Sachs. And contrary to the popular belief presented in The Devil Wears Prada about editorial assistants, the job is actually quite rewarding and allows you to make your own mark in the publishing industry. It is true, however, that being at the entry level means bearing a lot of the grunt work. But hey, everybody’s gotta start somewhere, right? A lot of the big names we know today started from the bottom, too, so that says a lot about where this title can take you.
This week, new Young STAR editorial assistants Neal Corpus and Gaby Gloria rounded out the current crop of editorial assistants from both print and digital to talk about the good, the bad and (maybe) the ugly. We get a peek at what it’s like in a day of their lives and discuss the growing influence of digital media and the resilience of print magazines in today’s Internet Age. We also discover that not all bosses are Miranda Priestlys, and that sometimes, the job of an EA involves getting animals for a shoot. They’ve got a long way to go, but with this new batch of creatives, the future of publishing looks promising.