CHIEF CONTENT OFFICER, HEARST MAGAZINES
Kate Lewis is chief content officer of Hearst Magazines, one of the world’s largest publishers of monthly magazines, with more than 300 international editions and 25 U.S brands in print. In this role, Lewis directs content strategy for Hearst Magazines brands across print and digital, overseeing all editors-in-chief and digital directors.
Lewis joined Hearst Magazines Digital Media in 2014 as vice president, content operations and editorial director. She was promoted to senior vice president in 2016. Under her leadership, monthly unique visitors across the Hearst Magazines Digital Media portfolio more than tripled. Lewis also oversaw content and strategy for the portfolio’s social media—which grew to an audience of 220 million—and was responsible for both editorial video and branded content.
Previously, Lewis was senior vice president and editorial director at Say Media, overseeing content operations, editorial strategy and development for Say’s portfolio of digital brands including xoJane, Remodelista and ReadWrite. Lewis also managed a network of partner sites, as well as the shared services department that provided support and strategy for audience development, social media and partnerships.
Prior to Say Media, Lewis was a senior executive director of human resources at Condé Nast Publications. Before that, she was managing editor at Self for 10 years, overseeing editorial and production, digital projects, book publishing, events and television partnerships.
Lewis was named to Advertising Age’s “Women to Watch” list in 2018. In 2017, she was inducted to MIN’s Digital Hall of Fame; and in 2016, was named to FOLIO’s “Top Women in Media” list.