INTERVIEW: Claudia Canavan, online editorial assistant at Esquire

Jump for Journalism.

Claudia is an online editorial assistant at Esquire magazine and spoke to Jump for Journalism about studying journalism, unpaid internships and her top tips to excel in this industry:

When did you know you wanted to pursue a career in journalism, and why did you?

I’ve always wanted to write, and figured out at school that magazine journalism was the best way to do that for a living, as well as writing about the things that interest me (style, arts, tech, health).

What training did you have and how do you think it helped you?

I did an undergrad degree at the University of Manchester (where I was the fashion editor of the student paper) and then an MA in Magazine Journalism at City University. It helped me immeasurably – it taught me how to write concisely, in an engaging tone, for a specific audience and it gave…

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