We’ve already examined whether one must have a pedigree to work at Vogue (short answer: no, though there are some elite commonalities among staffers). So today we’re turning our eye toward a more specific angle: what it might take to become employed by the magazine’s leader herself, Anna Wintour. Much has been made of working under the fashion industry’s most influential woman—insert The Devil Wears Prada reference here—and since rumors and legend are only so satisfying, we decided to gather insight straight from the source herself. We gathered Wintour’s best quotes—some specifically on employee qualities she admires and others that are abstract remarks on traits she respects—to piece together a picture of the editor in chief’s ideal team member.
If you’ve ever dreamed about working at Vogue or if you simply find Wintour intriguing, scroll down to check out what she might be looking for the next time she makes an addition to the masthead.