Phillip Picardi Biography
Phillip Picardi is an American journalist and editor. He is the editor-in-chief of Out. His career in journalism began at Teen Vogue. He also worked for Refinery29, Allure and Them. He started his career in publishing as an intern at Teen Vogue. He then served as an online beauty editor at Teen Vogue before becoming senior beauty editor at Refinery29 in September 2014. He worked for Mikki Halpin, at Refinery29.
whose influence as well as Picardi’s personal experiences led to a growing interest in political engagement alongside his work on beauty; speaking to The Guardian, he claimed his experience growing up gay in a Catholic family meant “I can certainly relate to what it feels like to be underrepresented or even marginalized. I took sex ed classes and there was no mention of homosexuality. Or I would sit in religion class and be told my life was a sin.
Digital editorial director of the Conde Nast publications Teen Vogue and Allure. Under his leadership, TeenVogue.com won the Fashion & Beauty and the Education & Discovery Webby Awards in 2017. Phillip Picardi is a well known Director. Phillip was born on April 5, 1991, in Massachusetts.
Phillip Picardi Age
He was born on April 5, 1991, in the city of Massachusetts. He is currently age 28 years. In addition, he is the Digital editorial director of the Conde Nast publications Teen Vogue and Allure. Under his leadership, TeenVogue.com won the Fashion & Beauty and the Education & Discovery Webby Awards in 2017.
Phillip Picardi Early life and education
Picardi grew up in an Italian American Catholic family in Boston. He attended Central Catholic High School, wherein 2008 he was one of the founders of a now-annual student fundraiser called Catwalk4Cancer; the 2017 event raised more than $250,000. After graduating from high school, Picardi attended college at New York University.
Phillip Picardi Salary Net Worth
Picardi’s primary income source is being a successful Director. In 2018, Phillip Picardi becomes N/A old. He was photographed with model Leyna Bloom at the 2017 Council of Fashion Designers of America awards.
Phillip Picardi Teen Vogue
Picardi returned to Teen Vogue as digital editorial director in April 2015, the next year he became part of a reorganization of the magazine’s leadership with editor Elaine Welteroth, creative director Marie Suter and Picardi replacing departing founding editor-in-chief Amy Astley. He oversees web content and social media for Teen Vogue, significantly increasing traffic to its website; in January 2017, the magazine’s website had 7.9 million US visitors compared with 2.9 million the previous January.
He has also been part of the magazine’s shift in focus on social issues and politics, part of his pitch when he joined the magazine. He told the hiring team at Teen Vogue that he felt the magazine’s success depended on offering more to its reader: “I thought it was really important to talk about reproductive rights, gender. To dig into politics and the news cycle.
Basically, by omission, we were kind of assuming that she’s not interested.” With the growth the site has seen through this approach, Fast Company named Picardi to its “Most Creative People” in 2017, “for reading teenagers’ minds” in his work to “align TeenVogue.com with every aspect of its socially conscious readers’ lives”: the politics section has now surpassed entertainment as the site’s most-read section. Under Picardi, TeenVogue.com also won 2017 Webby Awards for both the Fashion & Beauty and the Education & Discovery categories. He left the magazine and Condé Nast in August 2018
Phillip Picardi Out Magazine
Phillip Picardi, who has worked at legacy publishing house Condé Nast since 2010, is leaving to become the editor-in-chief of Out magazine, Out announced on Thursday. Picardi was the chief content officer at Teen Vogue; he also held the same title at Them, an LGBTQ-focused media brand that he created and launched in October of 2017. A rep for Condé Nast confirmed his departure to Fashionista without additional comment.
“I am thrilled to be charged with imagining the future of the Out brand digitally, in print, and beyond — for the modern LGBTQ+ audience,” stated Picardi in a press release. “I remember, after announcing I was gay to my own parents, Out was among the first magazines I picked up to find guidance and recognition. It is an honor to be a part of carrying this legacy forward.”
“As we look to the future of Out Magazine, and the role it can play in the lives of all members of the LGBTQ+ community, we could not have found a more exceptionally dynamic and determined leader than Phillip to grow and lead the brand into the future,” said Nathan Coyle, CEO of Pride Media Inc., which owns Out. “Phillip is adept in combining his activism with his resonant editorial acumen to grow brands and reach entirely new audiences in an industry where growth can be a challenge.”
Picardi began his tenure at Condé Nast as an intern and has held several different editorial roles since, especially over the past two years. He became online beauty editor at Teen Vogue in 2014 and was promoted to digital editorial director in 2015. There he was credited with increasing coverage of gender equality and social justice issues, as well as growing online traffic from 2 to 12 million unique monthly visitors in just two years.
His role at the publishing house expanded last year when he began overseeing digital editorial at Allure as well, though his Allure role ended shortly after they launched. He was named chief content officer at Teen Vogue this January, following the departure of Elaine Welteroth. (Teen Vogue also shuttered its print magazine last November.) A March New York Times profile suggested that the 27-year-old Picardi was “the future of Condé Nast.”
His departure from Condé Nast is somewhat surprising given how recently (and quickly) he landed at the top of the masthead at Teen Vogue, and how recently he launched Them, the publishing house’s first LGBTQ-focused title, which began as an idea he pitched to Anna Wintour.