Top Asian Magazine Editors You Need to Know


1. Michelle Lee, EIC of Nylon Magazine

Bio: Michelle Lee, who was previously the chief content and strategy officer at the publishing agency Magnified Media and also the previous EIC of Nylon, is now the EIC of Allure Magazine. Lee is more than qualified for this job, with her impressive history of working as the founding editor for both Us Weekly and Cosmo Girl. She has also written for top fashion magazines for both men and women, including Maxim and Elle.

Founded in 1999, Nylon attained it’s name from combining two of the top fashion capitals of the world, New York and London. In addition to their print magazine and online blog, Nylon also has their own online store, featuring clothes with sassy quotes as well as accessories, shoes, home, and beauty products.



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2. Joyce Chang, EIC of SELF

Bio: Current executive editor Joyce Chang of the ever sexually explicit magazine Cosmo, recently took over as EIC of SELF last month.  She considers herself an “old-fashioned girl making her way in a digital world…”, but her impressive resume begs to differ. Formerly the executive editor at Marie Claire, she is sure to bring a fresh perspective to Self.

SELF Magazine is one of the leading fitness magazine’s for women in the nation, covering everything you need to know about health, working out, guides for losing weight, and how to eat right.




3. Janice Min, EIC of The Hollywood Reporter

Bio: Former long time editor of Us Weekly, Janice Min is the Co-President and Chief Creative Officer of Guggenheim Media‘s Entertainment Group, overseeing The Hollywood Reporter and Billboard.  The Korean-American writer and Columbia grad has written for In Style magazine prior to Us Weekly, and was also previously named Editor of the year by Adweek.

The Hollywood Reporter was founded in the 30s, and serves as your ultimate guide to anything and everything within the entertainment industry. They are a multi-platform brand that covers television, motion picture, technology, fashion, and even law.





4. Joe Zee, EIC of Yahoo

Bio: Joe Zee, longtime creative director at Heart’s Elle Magazine, is now a “Yahooligan” as Yahoo Fashion’s EIC and executive creative director. Though Elle’s EIC Robbie Meyers stated that Zee’s departure was a “big loss” for Elle, he also believes that this is the perfect job for him.  In addition to his new position at Yahoo, Zee has also been busy with his side projects at Sundance TV, as the executive producer and host of the show “Revealing”, and “All the Line with Joe Zee.”

Yahoo Fashion is a women’s lifestyle blog, featuring the latest fashion news, trends, and beauty products.





5. Radhika Jones, Executive Director of Time Magazine

Bio: Prior to her installation as executive director of Time in 2011, Radhika had been writing for Time for three years and showed promise early on. She had previously served as arts director for Time, and was also the managing editor of The Paris Review before that. Jones also has a PhD in English from Columbia University.  As exec director now, Jones’ main responsibilities include handling the magazine’s special issues, such as The Person of The Year Issue.

Time Magazine is the world’s largest circulation magazine and covers news, politics, and more.  In addition to their 25 million readership, they also have editions all over the world, including Latin America, Asia, Europe, as well as Africa.




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6. Eva Chen, EIC of Lucky Magazine

Bio: During her college years at John Hopkins University, Eva started out as an intern for Harper’s Bazaar, but could not find a permanent job at a magazine post grad. She worked at a law firm for awhile, but shortly realized that was not her calling and decided to pursue her dream to work in fashion.  Eventually, she landed a job at Elle as their assistant beauty editor, and went from there to Teen Vogue as beauty director for seven years. She was later hired to be a consultant for Lucky, and was later appointed EIC.

Lucky Magazine is essentially the ultimate bible for the average girl, specializing in teaching girls what to wear and how to wear it, as well as shopping guides for fashion and beauty products.