Just shy of 2 years into the function, Simone Oliver is stepping down as worldwide editor-in-chief of Vice Media Group’s Refinery29
Oliver is leaving the women-focused publication “to pursue other chances,” a VMG representative informed Digiday. Oliver notified personnel Thursday early morning; she did not instantly react to ask for remark sent out through e-mail and direct message. The business is beginning a look for her follower “right away,” the representative included. In the interim, Tamar Riley will act as worldwide handling director and Carli Whitwell will run editorial operations. Oliver’s departure is not part of any other staffing modifications or reorganization at R29, according to the representative.
Oliver handled the function in September2020 Refinery29 co-founder and editor Christene Barberich resigned 3 months prior after staff members required to social networks to share accounts of discrimination in the office and an absence of racial variety amongst personnel.
Oliver invested over a years at The New York Times in functions such as development method editor and digital style editor. She then invested a year as digital director at Condé Nast’s Allure.
From 2017 up till handling the leading editor function at Refinery29, Oliver was a Facebook officer on the international media collaborations groups to establish partnerships with way of life publishers and publications.
At Refinery29, Oliver managed material and editorial groups in the U.S., U.K., Germany, France and Australia. She led a global growth for the publication, presenting an edition in Australia last summertime and broadening Unbothered, R29’s sub-brand for young, Black readers, into the U.K. (In June, Unbothered hosted its very first live occasion, The Glow Up, in Atlanta.)
Oliver likewise re-launched the R29 Style vertical in March and had actually been managing the publication’s venture into live shoppable video, as she went over throughout a live episode of the Digiday Podcast tape-recorded throughout the Digiday Publishing Summit in March
The VMG representative stated May was Refinery29’s greatest carrying out month on TikTok to date, with over 15.4 million views, a boost of 296% month-over-month.