Why did you take the leap from that position to Digital at InStyle?
With digital becoming such a big part of the industry I thought it would be good idea to explore it more. Up to this point, I had only worked on the print side of a magazine, so I figured it was time to learn something new. Also I did start writing for TeenVogue.com when I was there and I really loved it. I figured if I could find a position where I got to do that all of the time then that would be great!
How did your past experiences help prepare you for your role at Instyle?
I think all of my experiences have helped me gain more confidence in myself and a better understanding of the industry. Teen Vogue definitely gave me the ability to try a little bit of everything since the team is so tight knit so I was able to start writing for online there and I definitely think my work there helped better prepare me for my role now.
Yeah, so I’m one of the two digital editors. We're responsible for all the content on Vogue.NL and all of the social media channels. Since Vogue.nl is a fashion news website, we produce a lot of news articles and social media posts on a daily basis. I think between the other editor and me, I'm more the content maker, and she's more of a coordinator and manager of the team.
Why did you go into digital?
I actually never really thought I'd want to work in digital. Before this job I was completely oblivious to all the digital trends. But I just love working really hard at full speed because otherwise I get bored.
My role now compared to when I started a year ago is completely different because the whole digital landscape has changed. It's constantly changing and I love the speed of it. Now I'm more tech savvy, but I think it was my drive for producing content and doing it in a snappy way that got me motivated to get to know more about the digital world.