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do EDITORIAL ASSISTANTS eventually become WRITERS and/or EDITORS?

I want to be a magazine writer/editor some day. I see in movies of people working towards their goal by being an Editor's Assistant first (the Proposal and Devil Wears Prada, for example). Do editorial assistants eventually get the opportunity to become a writer or editor? Will being an assistant benefit the resume for later application to a new magazine or publisher? Thanks.

Asked By: - 4/6/2010
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Media jobs are rather tough to obtain. So if you can get the editorial assistant job, I would say, "Take it!" You'll be an insider, then, and if you do a bit of writing you will know who it would be helpful to show it to. Good luck!
Answered By: Whortleberry - 4/7/2010
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