Editor-In-Chief Michelle Lee Leaves Allure For Netflix
Michelle Lee, Allure’s editor-in-chief for nearly six years, will be joining Netflix starting late July, the editor announced in an Instagram post.
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 who previously worked at Endeavor and Uber.
“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,” Lee wrote. “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.”
Lee also announced she will be relocating from New York to LA for the job, and assured friends, colleagues and readers it isn’t goodbye just yet as she’ll be helping with the transition at Allure before her move.
“In so many ways, the Editor in Chief role at @allure has been a dream job, one I thought I’d stay at forever,” she said on her Instagram post. 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.