As editor of Time Out Miami, Virginia Gil was responsible for introducing the Time Out North America brand to a new Florida market. In roughly one year, she has already established Time Out Miami as a serious player in the local online media industry.
Gil commissions, edits and writes content geared toward Miami residents seeking out the best in local culture, food, art, music, film and more. She’s steered the website to a record number of visits and strong growth on social media. Editorially, she is basically a one-woman operation, only coordinating with Time Out’s editor-in-chief based in New York. In that sense, Time Out Miami is Gil’s vision and execution, and its success is because of her talent.
In addition to digital offerings, Gil launched the first Time Out Miami print quarterly magazine in the fall 2016. The content—including a ranking of the city’s best Cubanos and a story on the hottest up-and-coming neighborhoods—proved to be dynamic and creative, immediately making a splash in the local market.
Before joining Time Out, Gil was the editor-in-chief of Onboard Media, which publishes magazines for Princess Cruises and Carnival Cruise Lines. She also served as the Miami editor for lifestyle website DailyCandy and editorial director for DoYouRemember, Inc.