SPOTLIGHT: KATE LEWIS
Chief Content Officer, Hearst Magazines
Kate Lewis’s 2019 Matrix Award will be presented by Jessica Pels.
Kate Lewis is Chief Content Officer of Hearst Magazines, one of the world’s largest publishers of monthly magazines, with 25 U.S. titles and close to 300 international editions. In this role, she 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 portfolio more than tripled. She 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 Conde Nast Publications. Before that, she was managing editor at Self for ten 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 in 2018. In 2017, she was inducted to MIN’s Digital Hall of Fame; and in 2016, she was named to FOLIO’s Top Women in Media list.