Michelle Lee Leaves Allure as Editor in Chief for Netflix
Allure’s editor-in-chief Michelle Lee, will be leaving Allure to join Netflix’s marketing team as VP of Editorial and Publishing. Posted on her Instagram page, Lee bid her editors and writers good bye.
"Some personal news: after nearly 6 years at Allure, I’m leaving. I’ll be joining Netflix’s marketing team as the new VP of Editorial & Publishing in late July, leading that group globally.
This is an exciting but bittersweet moment because I’ll miss everyone at Allure so much. 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.
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.
I’ll be sticking around for the next month and helping with the transition at Allure, so this isn’t goodbye just yet. But part 2 of the big news: we’re moving to LA!"
Since joining Allure in November 2015, Lee has been named Adweek’s 2017 Editor of the Year as the magazine pushed out several groundbreaking covers such as model Halima Aden in her hijab in July 2017. Prior to joining Allure, Lee was the editor in chief and chief marketing officer of Nylon Media.
Lee will join Netflix’s marketing team as the new global vice president of Editorial and Publishing, overseeing a team of “storytellers, social media strategists, editors, producers and journalists,” according to Netflix’s description of the editorial team. The team is the brains behind the streaming service’s social media channels, podcasts as well as Netflix’s Queue magazine. Lee will be reporting to Bozoma Saint John, the chief marketing officer at Netflix.