11.26.2010

My New Job: Fashion Writer for Sync!

Starr
I can't believe I didn't get to this on Wednesday when I promised – I'm such a liar – but I'm finally here to tell you about my new job. I was waiting on my employer to update the website with the latest round of content before I posted. They usually do it on Wednesday's, but with the holiday's going on, it wasn't updated until today.

It must have been about 6 or 8 months ago that I was talking with a friend about how much I missed  the fashion section of our local culture magazine, Sync Weekly. The girl that used to write the column moved to Brooklyn to pursue photography, I think, and they replaced it with a weekly piece about the local kickball league. I missed the fashion section so much, and I was afraid that the magazine lost a certain young female demographic when she left.

With the help of an awesome co-worker (thanks Spenser!) I was able to get the contact information that I needed to get in touch with the people behind Sync. I wrote a letter pitching a few ideas of things I could write about, and to my surprise, they loved them. I was offered a job as the fashion writer for the publication!

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I certainly don't think I'm the most qualified for the job as "fashion writer", but I'm thrilled to have the position. I plan to work really hard to improve my topics and my writing over time. My articles will alternate between two topics each week, the first will be an article about current trends with photos from the streets, and the second will be about finding an look that inspires you and translating it to fit your own style. Now you guys know why I created a tumblr! It's provided a great way for me to organize the photos and trends that are inspiring me right now.

I've always loved Sync because it covers everything local and interesting. Because of them I know about upcoming shows, new restaurants, building plans. . . pretty much everything I need to know about what's happening in Little Rock. The newspaper is very well distributed with an incredibly high pick up rate, and I am just so honored to be a part of what they do!

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I'm a little embarrassed by my first article (about the capes) and the incredibly "vanilla" writing, as Jake called it (he's not mean, I forced him to be honest). I think easing my way into the position was tough, but now that I've completed my fourth article, I'm starting to feel a lot more comfortable with my writing. Big thanks to Ashley and Cait for letting me borrow their photos for my inspiration piece this week.

Would you guys be interested in reading my articles each week? That may be silly I guess, but I'd be more than happy to post them on the blog if you'd like. Just let me know! For a look at the rest of the magazine, visit Sync Weekly and click "digital edition" at the top left side of the page.

38 comments:

In the Weeds and the Whimsy said...

You are so brave--seriously--it's hard enough for me to write a blog that other people see.

I love that you just dove right in and you're doing a beautiful job at it.

nancy : The Sway Report said...

Wow Starr! Congratulations! If anyone can do it, you can! I strongly support putting your articles on the blog. That way, you will be promoting Sync as well as not having to do double blog work on the days you're trying to get an article done. Don't overwork yourself!

My sister always told me I sounded like a magazine when we would shop together. I think a job like this is a dream for anybody who has a tremendous amount of fashion ideas (like you)!

going to read the article now.
x
nancy

nancy : The Sway Report said...

PS The flickr link your articles are anchored to isn't allowing the public to read them! Apparently they are private. Going to sync weekly link now. x

Shallow Mallow said...

Congrats! Excellent stuff and yes, of course I'd be interested in reading your articles :)

freesia said...

congrats on your new job!!! im sure youre going to do a fantastic job on your articles!!!!
Freesia

Myriam said...

Hurray! Now I have a reason to pick up the magazines again. Does that make me dorky? I even made my sister pick one up while we were shopping for groceries...

Funshtuff!
♥♥♥.

Trivia said...

awesome :D congrats*

Victoria / Justice Pirate said...

aww don't be nervous. this is amazing. I will indeed read up on it. beautiful!

Nesha said...

That's awesome! Congrats!

I was offered a job at Vice magazine yesterday as a photo-journalist. Obviously, I took it hehe. I'm sixteen and I work for Vice- YAY!

So yeah, I feel your excitement :)

Congrats again!!!

Nesha,
http://thebuttonowl.tumblr.com/

Kathryn from Schoolmarm Style said...

Congratulations! I would LOVE to read your articles.

Carys said...

Congratulations!! I would love to be a fashion writer, so reading your articles would be just fascinating! Good luck with it all.
From Carys of La Ville Inconnue

nicole said...

Congrats! I'm a writer in Little Rock (formerly with the Arkansas Times, currently with CJRW); I'm excited to follow your work. It seems like a natural fit for you, and Sync could use a fresh voice. Best of luck!

nicole.boddington@gmail.com

Maggie said...

Wow! Congrats- that's such a fun job!

archives said...

omg, starr!!! what an AMAZING opportunity!!!! well deserved. congrats!!!

Amanda said...

Congratulations!! You are perfect for the job. Arkansas is SO small... Shannon and I graduated high school together and I'm pretty certain you're right about her now locale. And Spencer lived in the carriage house across the street from you; I moved in after him. Ha. I miss Sync, I'll definitely start reading it online now!

Emily, Ruby Slipper Traveller said...

I would absolutely love to read your articles! And congratulations on the job!

Emily Rose Theobald said...

wow! congrats. im so happy for you. and what a grat way to get the postion, going out there and getting it yourself! you certainly are brave, i would be a bit shy and unsure writing an actual column. im not much of a writer myself, but i do enjoy doing it when its about something i really care for.i think my writing is best when im writing about fashion. and just sort of talk-writing. (my boyfriend tells me i write like a talk hah)

Amber Blue Bird said...

Many congrats! I am sure you will be amazing. Have a lovely weekend

SillyLittleLady said...

Congratulations Starr! That is so exciting! It seems like things are just happening for you and I know that's because you are such a hard worker and stylish go-getter!

You're an inspiration, at least to this reader, and I can't wait to see where your writing takes you :)

Bella said...

I awarded you the One Lovely Blog award!
Check it out here:

http://cerfchouette.blogspot.com/2010/11/one-lovely-blog-award.html

samantha. said...

congratulations! this is major news :)
fashion writer sounds like a very lofty position!

xo
sami

Rebecca said...

Congratulations! I'd very much like to read your articles as well. Well done, sounds exciting.

Rhiannon said...

Starr, congratulations!!! You're definitely qualified for fashion writing . . . . I'm crossing my fingers you'll be posting all your articles because I always love your fashion point of view.

ENTWINEDhair said...

I would love to read your articles! Your blog is so inspiring :)

Michal said...

awesome!! Congrats! I definitely want to read your articles. :D

Me said...

Congrates and you don't have to ask about reading your articles!

kathy said...

Wow, that's a great new job- congratulations! And you're certainly qualified to be a proper fashion writer- can't wait to read your columns each week xx

Tieka, Selective Potential said...

This is so amazing, Starr! I'd absolutely love to read your articles!!

Ollie Otson said...

Starr! This is so awesome! So happy for you, and yes, I'd be completely interested in reading your weekly articles.

littlequeen513 said...

Congrats on the job!!! I would love to do something like that but I've never had the guts to try. Yes I want to see every article!

Maria Confer said...

A big huge wonderful Congratulations Starr!! What a great opportunity and I think you are a brilliant fit!

I would definitely love to read the articles.

xx
Maria
Lulu Letty

Kristin, Golden Hearts Loves Vintage said...

cool! that's great to hear.

Jasmine, Transient Withdrawal said...

A GINORMOUS, LOVE-FILLED CONGRATULATIONS<3 I'm so incredibly happy for you Starr! If anyone can do this, YOU can! I too would definitely love to read the articles :) Wee! I'm so happy and giddy now!

Charlotte said...

wow, this is so inspiring. just wow.
my dream is to be a fashion writer so this would be my dream job!!
i hope this inspires me to do something similar and make my own luck!!
congratulations!!

Charlotte xxx

Melanie's Randomness said...

Congratulations!!!! =)

Melanie's Randomness

idée_géniale said...

yoah! talk about taking matters into your hands! That is so great that you took the jump and landed the job! I'm so happy for you! I would love to see tha rticles, so I hope you decide to publish them here.
congrats lady!

One Girl said...

Congrats! Yes - please post! I am so happy for you! :) :)

fashionforwriters.com said...

Holy doughnuts, Starr!! I'm so proud of you!!! You deserve this times a thousand and I hope you'll show us a little sneak peak of the writing you do because man oh man am I ready to be your biggest fan.

Love,
Jenny