Jennifer Dixon has worked as a fashion journalist for more than 15 years. She was fashion head of the German InStyle for 10 years. She then moved into the digital world and became Editorial Director at the e-commerce platform STYLEBOP.COM. Today, the Hamburg native works as deputy editor-in-chief of Grazia and Jolie and founded the sustainable marketplace the wearness for fashion and beauty with three colleagues. Jennifer advises Martha with Love on design and collection development.
What does a normal working day look like as deputy editor-in-chief at two fashion magazines?
The wonderful thing about this job is that actually no two days are alike.
Every day I have meetings and conferences with the various editorial teams, where we discuss current topics and news, which we then implement and design for the individual issues. One of my most important tasks is to approve all texts and layouts and correct them if necessary. I also visit the international Fashion Weeks twice a year. I love this part of my job especially because it is so exciting and inspiring.
How does one become a fashion editor?
There are many possibilities and not the ONE training. I studied fashion journalism and media communication at the AMD, some of my colleagues come from the field of design, have completed a traineeship at a publishing house or are complete career changers who have made their way into the editorial department via internships.
What do you love most about your job?
That I do what I love and that I work in a great team. My job can be very stressful, but I make up for it with versatility and unique experiences.
What attracted you to working with Martha with Love?
I find the idea of launching a label by women for women very exciting and topical. I was also tempted to let my experience of more than 15 years as a fashion journalist flow into a fashion brand and to work creatively on this concept.
What was the best advice you got?
Team work makes the dream work!