Published 5 February 2018
Two months before her ninth birthday, a school kid from Australia has become the world's Youngest magazine editor.
Roxanne Down's had been the editor of 'It GiRL Magazine' for six months when her first edition went on sale in Australia and New Zealand.
Her job as editor involved coming up with creative ideas for features, writing the monthly editor’s letter and reviewing the magazine before it went to print.
Juggling her magazine role with school work, Roxy’s impressive achievement shows that there’s no age limit for record-breaking!
When we asked her why she loves being editor, Roxy said: "I wanted to be part of something that was big in my age group and among my friends. I’m a child myself and IT GiRL is a magazine written for children. I hang out with others my age all day and I know what they like, what’s good for them and what information they want to know."
"Roxy has always performed well in school at reading a writing, so she was the perfect candidate for It GiRL when they were looking for an editor within the age group of their target audience – tween girls," said her dad, Michael Downs.
Roxy is featured in the Guinness World Records 2018 book, alongside hundreds of other record holders – young and old.