Janice Min to Lead Hollywood Reporter as Editorial Director
Former Us Weekly editor to oversee Hollywood trade publication.
Amidst reports that new owner e5 Global Media is looking to transition The Hollywood Reporter from a weekday trade paper into a glossy weekly, the company announced Wednesday that it has named former Us Weekly editor Janice Min as editorial director.
Min [pictured] left Us Weekly last year after her contract with owner Jan Wenner ended. During her time there as editor-in-chiefâ€”a position she held since 2003â€”the magazine more than doubled its circulation and won several awards. Min â€śdramatically transformed the landscape of entertainment journalism,â€ť said e5 Global Media CEO Richard Beckman, â€śand she is perfectly suited to lead The Hollywood Reporterâ€™s business-to-influencer coverage of the global entertainment industry.â€ť
When asked by Hollywood news site The Wrap if Minâ€™s hiring, along with the appointment of former OK! publisher Lori Burgess as publisher, signals a shift for THR to more consumer celebrity coverage, Beckman said it is his intention to â€śmake this the leading vehicle covering the entertainment industry. Yes, celebrity is part of that, but itâ€™s not the fundamental charter here."
Reporting to Min will be THR editor Elizabeth Guider.