New Woman editor Sara Cremer told students not to rule out working for Rail magazine, Classic Ford or the Rhondda Leader if they wanted to break into women’s glossies, because all three titles appear on the CVs of her current team.
Having done a brief stint on the Rhondda Leader in Pontypridd herself, Cremer said: “Don’t feel you have to start on consumer magazines. Often in business-to-business and specialist magazines, people get very good training.
We’ve just taken a sub from Classic Ford and our creative director got their first job on Rail.”
Cremer said enthusiasm, great ideas and writing ability were crucial to clinching a job on New Woman. “Don’t be afraid to let your enthusiasm shine through, it’s not uncool. Every time we advertise, we get loads of applications, and most will only be ‘all right’.
It takes a few simple steps to stand out.
Everything you send in should show you can write and for New Woman, that means getting a bit of tone into your article.”
She said she expected her writers to be able to describe a New Woman reader “right down to the kind of knickers she’s wearing”.