FT Fashion by Averlyn Lim

Tuesday, 4 September 2012

I worked as an intern for the Fashion desk of Financial Times for two weeks and it was one of the best experiences I have had. Despite only being there for 10 days, I was pleasantly surprised at how much I managed to learn.

As an intern I was given many opportunities to participate in producing pieces published on the Financial Times Style pages. My duties as a fashion intern included fact checking each and every article written by the fashion team thoroughly, liaising with PR companies to obtain high resolution photos and uploading the Luxury 360 webpage each morning with stories of the day. I worked with the Deputy Fashion Editor in London and liaised with the Fashion Editor in NY as well as the production and picture editors. I was also given the chance to attend a news conference and experience first-hand some of the discussions they have with the Editor-in-chief of the FT.

My first week was a bit different compared to my previous internships because the Deputy Editor was away when I started. But she spoke to the Life & Arts department to ensure everyone knew about me and the team was very helpful and friendly in making sure I was comfortable.

If you think working for the FT may seem intimidating, dismiss that thought now! It was a fantastic work environment and probably one of the best there is. My internship at the FT has definitely helped me towards working my way in the fashion industry.


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