If you follow me on Instagram or twitter you will already know but for those who don't I have amazing news...I am launching a magazine! For the past 2/3 weeks I have been working on the launch of a magazine named L'Noir (grammatically incorrect French for The Black). I named it this because it's such a meaningful shade.
I once read a quote that said:
“Black is modest and arrogant at the same time. Black is lazy and easy - but mysterious. But above all black says this: "I don’t bother you - don’t bother me". I envision L'Noir to be mysterious, modest, arrogant, easy, chic and effortless.
We want to celebrate the diversity of Women! We want L'Noir to be the magazine that every woman can read whether their black, white, asian, tall, skinny etc. Fashion shouldn't exclude you based on your credit balance, weight, skin colour or height.
I already have a small but mighty team which I'm so thankful for who are keeping me focused and on the straight and narrow, they share my vision and are all as passionate about L'Noir as I am. This includes Sian the fitness and health editor for the magazine, beauty editor Shree, our online health and fitness editor Christie and our head photographer Imaan. We have such a diverse group of women contributing to the magazine and I hope these will be a reflection on the kind of women who read it.
L'Noir will be split into 3:
L'Noir Online - Which is basically daily fashion, celeb & beauty news site.
L'Noir Magazine - An online magazine that will be available for reading worldwide on your computer, iPad & Phones.
L'Noir TV - We will be conducting video interviews with celebrities and entertainers.
I am still looking for people to join #teamlnoir these are the positions we are looking to fill. Bare in mind non of these are paid positions as we are in the conception of the magazine but are excellent experience for anyone looking to go into journalism/fashion or looking to build their portfolio etc.
The managing editor is second highest to the editor in chief and is usually in charge of enforcing deadlines, following the editorial calendar and making sure daily tasks are being accomplished by each person.
The executive editor selects the writers, assigns them stories and edits their articles. He or she usually writes the larger stories and the cover headlines that must be short, sweet and catchy.
A copy editor is one of the few who reads the magazine thoroughly from cover to cover. He or she makes sure the publication has no errors in spelling or grammar and that there is no libel.
The role of a fact checker is self explanatory. He or she checks for the accuracy of facts by researching and calling places to make sure names are spelled correctly, prices match, addresses exist, etc.
We are looking for contributors to write stories for L'Noir Online and the magazine, these include stories about celebrities, fashion, art, music, lifestyle, beauty, health and fitness... We are also looking for photographers who are looking to submit editorials for the magazine.
- Fashion Editor
To assist with the creative direction of each magazine issue, to organise editorial shoots, write cover stories, find stories, attend events on behalf of the magazine etc. Must have great fashion knowledge (preferably in the Midlands area)
- Online Fashion Editor
The online fashion editor should keep upto date on all fashion news and contribute fashion stories to the website along with editing fashion contributors stories.
- Online Beauty Editor
The online beauty editor should keep upto date on all daily beauty news and contribute beauty stories to the website along with editing beauty contributors stories.
- Music & Entertainment Editor
The music and entertainment editor will be required to interview musician and entertainers for stories for the magazine these will include email interviews and face-to-face interviews for L'Noir TV. They will also be required to attend concerts and festivals and cover them on behalf of the magazine.
- Online Music & Entertainment Editor
The online music & entertainment editor should keep up with all music and entertainment news and contribute stories to the website along with editing contributors stories.
- Love & Sex Editor
- Agony Aunt/Advice columnist
- A single girl columnist to write about dating experiences etc.
- Online News Reporters
- Curvy girl fashionista coloumn
- Makeup Artists
We are also looking for businesses and companies who are looking to advertise in the magazine or the website. To enquire please email firstname.lastname@example.org
To apply for any of these positions or suggest a way in which you would like to contribute please email us your CV, examples of writing/portfolio, a blog if you have one and make sure you tell us a little about yourself. Email email@example.com