INFUSE MAGAZINE 2015
At Humber, an extremely interesting and unique thing we offer here is the opportunity to work or contribute to the INFUSE magazine that is released annually. The magazine is put together by Fashion Arts students, and each year we all wait in anticipation and excitement to see what it will hold.
We we're fortunate enough to get the opportunity to talk to the lovely ladies who are in charge of the magazine this year, Cassidy Goodfellow, Editor and Chief, and Jordan Cutmore, Executive Editor. With their insight we were able to get an insider preview on what it's like working on the magazine and what we can expect from the upcoming issue, scheduled to be released April 14.
Q: What is your favourite part about working for the magazine?
My favourite part about working for the magazine is being able to contribute to all elements of magazine and help to construct what this years issue focuses on. Working as the Editor and Chief I am able to collaboratively work with my teammates and help to construct all editorial and creative content. Sometimes when students are working as Interns they are not able to actually contribute to the business they are working for. They feel like their position is only to run errands or do the work nobody else wants to do. The problem with that is they aren't given a full glimpse into what it takes to create a magazine. My position allows me to conduct interviews, attend photo-shoots, write editorial content and work with professionals within the fashion industry. My network has grown from speaking with past alumni, working with faculty and contacting Canadian designers. My experience has been incredibly unique and rewarding and has been one the greatest learning opportunities I have ever had.
Working for the magazine is very rewarding, especially when you have a good team; that is the best part. Everyone is very hard working and passionate. It makes the experience more rewarding and interesting. The magazine is also a great way to network. I recommend this internship to anyone who is interested in the magazine aspect of the fashion industry.
Q: What can we look forward to seeing in this issue?
This year we have tried to change our focus from acting as reporters to becoming journalists. We wanted to focus on topics that are currently being seen as controversial in the industry and give a new approach to them. We are beginning to question some of the hottest topics and discussing the credibility of some of the rumours about the industry. We have also included large sections of the magazine that are focused on Ethics and Sustainability in Canada.
This is the fourth issue of Infuse. We are focusing on the theme ethics and sustainability with a touch of social media. We are creating content we think the viewership will appreciate and learn from.
Q: What is your role in the magazine?
My role in the Magazine is Editor and Chief. My responsibilities include managing and and motivating editorial contributors, Overseeing all editorial content and crosschecking facts, spelling, grammar, writing style, design layouts and photos, Coordinating meetings with editorial sources and to create innovate and creative editorial and artistic concepts.
I am the Executive Editor. I am responsible for creating content, editing articles, and conducting interviews.
Q: Are there any special individuals you are interviewing?
This year we have had the pleasure of Interviewing Roots and Matt And Natt. Both are Canadian retail brands that focus on Sustainability and Ethics. We have also included past alumni, current students and our two cover models. All individuals featured in the magazine are active within the industry and give insight on how they became successful.
Every individual that we are interviewing or have interviewed are very interesting. They each have their own story about their internship and advice for future students looking for internships.
Q: Are there co-op opportunities for other students?
We want to encourage any students with an interest in writing and developing editorial content to contact us about writing a piece for the magazine. We are also looking for someone to become a Fact checker and help to oversee the editing of all editorial content.
We are currently looking for a fact-checker to look over our content. This position does offer some co-op hours. This person needs to be very detail oriented and reliable. If anyone is interested in the position, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
To get a better idea of what working for the magazine entails, watch the video below to see last years issue, and how it all came together!