OPINION: MY FIRST JOB - Abi Chisman, editor of Vogue Online, admits it was her lack of ability with hot beverages that opened a window of opportunity

’I got the Vogue job because my tea making ability is so awful,’ admits Abi Chisman.

’I got the Vogue job because my tea making ability is so awful,’

admits Abi Chisman.



’It was April 1996 and I was a fashion journalism student at Central St

Martin’s. I managed to wangle two weeks’ work experience at GQ Online, and

that fortnight somehow turned into a year.



’The first few weeks were spent inputting data, answering the phones and

making a lot of tea - I think my disgusting tea was the reason I was

promoted so quickly,’ jokes Chisman.



During a chat with Dan Conaghan, the GQ Online editor at the time, Chisman

managed to convince him of the need for a daily fashion news page. He

agreed and Vogue Online was born.



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