She was editor-in-chief for most of her time. VogueWintour had at most two to three assistants. Through background sources, Odell explained what the various responsibilities were in 2010.

Odell stated that the first assistant “managed the other two and managed Anna’s schedule.” The second assistant coordinated the film screenings and cared for her dogs.

The third assistant helped Anna with theater tickets and errands. Anna also ordered Anna’s clothing directly from the designers. Usually, it was a custom runway look.

Although the assistant who is first would be free to relax on weekends, Anna and the other two assistants would have to stay available. Anna will continue sending requests without subject, even though she may not know the answer. 

When a new assistant began working for Anna, they were given a 21-page overview of how to handle most tasks, though it noted that the detailed guide was not comprehensive. The workday began at 7 AM and often turned into 12 hour shifts. An ex-assistant Meredith AsplundhHer starting salary was $25,000 Laurie SchechterAnna’s first ever assistant shared with us that she had lost 8 pounds in the first 2 weeks.