Michelle Lee. Image credit: Blossom Berkofsky, Allure
Allure’s Michelle Lee has left her job as the magazine’s Editor-in-Chief to join Netflix’s editorial and publishing team. She will reportedly begin her new job in late July and relocate to Los Angeles.
At the streaming giant, Lee will work closely with marketing chief Bozoma Saint John. As VP of Editorial and Publishing, she will be in charge of the team focused on social media, podcasts, and initiatives like its in-house magazine called Queue.
In an Instagram post that announcing her decision, Lee stated, “In so many ways, the Editor in Chief role at @allure has been a dream job, one I thought I’d stay at forever. But I’m beyond thrilled to join @netflix, working with the incredible @badassboz. I’ve long admired the game-changing work the team there has produced and I’m so excited about what we’ll create together.”
Lee took on the top editorial spot at Condé Nast-owned Allure in 2015 and spearheaded the relaunch of allure.com in 2016. She is known as a digital-first editor and was named Adweek’s 2017 Editor of the Year.
In addition to her day-to-day responsibilities, Lee is a Board member at Gold House and ColorComm. She also sits on the Advisory Council at Act to Change and is a member of Adweek’s Advisory Council, Twitter's Content Council, and the Sequoia Scout program.
“This is an exciting but bittersweet moment because I’ll miss everyone at Allure so much,” Lee announced. “I’m so proud of my brilliant, creative colleagues and everything we’ve accomplished together. I think we’ve truly shifted the way people look at and talk about beauty. We sparked change on topics like race and aging and sustainability and equality. We helped to move culture—and that’s no small feat. I want to thank the whole team, past and present, who made these years so special. I can’t wait to see all of the amazing things you do.”
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