Have you taken a million edit tests but never land the gig? It’s not you, it’s that you don’t know the secrets to giving editors what they want. Find out what they are. Chandra Turner, Ed’s founder & president and the Executive Editor of Parents (formerly of CosmoGirl, Ladies’ Home Journal, Glamour, YM) is teaching a 2-day class on how to prep for an entry-level edit test (editorial assistant, assistant editor, associate editor).
Part 1 (Tuesday, July 23):
How to study the mag, how to edit the test piece, what they are looking for when they ask for a critique or for your ideas.
Part 2 (Wednesday, July 24):
Learn how to tailor your test to the specific mag you’re applying to and how to write display copy so good that it’ll sell the magazine on YOU. The little touches editors expect on tests, and the conventions of following up after an edit test.
We’ll also provide sample edit tests for you to take home.
When: Tuesday, July 23 and Wednesday, July 24 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. (bring your own sack dinner!)
Where: Midtown Manhattan. We’ll send you the address when you sign up.
How much: $185
Who’s it for: Editorial Assistant, Assistant Editor and Associate Editor applicants. You must be no more than 24 months out of college. College students are also welcome.
How to sign up: RSVP REQUIRED. Write to email@example.com with the subject line ACE YOUR NEXT EDIT TEST. Tell us where you work, your position and how long you’ve been working there (or if you’re unemployed). You’ll get an email back with the PayPal URL.